White water rafting is an adventurous sport and one can get a firsthand experience on the Kundalika river at Kolad about 2-2.5 hrs drive from Mumbai and Pune.
Rafting on Kundalika river is fun with good rapids (10 of them) and amazing scenery on both sides of the river. The entire stretch on the river is about 10 Kms and is covered in about 2 hrs. Though the rapids provide an exhilarating experience but last 2 Kms on the river given an opportunity to just float in the calm waters of the river and enjoy the scenic beauty.
Rating depends on the water released from the Dam by the Govt Authorities. Water is mostly released by 8:15 AM; however there have been instances of delay (on the day we went!) and rafting was delayed so prepared for the same.
There are many rafting companies who organize the trip and more or less the packages offered by everyone is the same. So choose any one of them and have fun.
Tip: For people on self-drive, leave the car at the rafting office and take the travel option (mostly auto) provided by the rafting agency to go to the rafting sight and back from river end (they charge for this and it’s not included in the package).