(Last Updated on : 04/07/2015)
Kolad is a weekend destination and the eco tourism village in Raigad district
. Kolad at 130 km from Mumbai (30 km South of Nagothane) and 120 km from Pune
lies on the Mumbai-Panvel-Goa Route is home to many farm stays, adventure activity oriented stays. Kolad is renowned for being the adventure hub of Maharashtra and white water rafting on Kundalika River here is the only facility of its Kind in India that operates round the year.
Kolad is about 117 km from Mumbai on the National Highway no 17 (Mumbai-Goa). Kolad lies on the banks of Kundalika River. Kolad is located on NH 17, popularly known as the Mumbai
highway. Kolad can also be accessed from the Mumbai Pune Expressway, via the Khopoli exit and State highway 60. The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) operates regular bus services between Roha and Kolad. Auto rickshaws also ply from Roha to Kolad.
Climate of Kolad
Kolad has a varied climate; spring (March to May) is hot and sultry, while the monsoon season (June to September) is accompanied by heavy rainfalls. The winters are during November and February and are characterized by medium level of humidity and cool weather. The best time to visit here is from June to March.
Demography of Kolad
Kolad had a population of 12116. Nearby villages of Kolad are dagadwadi, Gove, Pugaon, Pui, Pahur, Suttarwadi, Kudali, Ambewali, Kamat, Jamgaon, Durtoli, Bhira, Ville, Tise, Bhuvan, Talavali, Yeral The nearby towns are Roha, Indapur, Mangaon, Nagothane
Kolad Railway Station is the first station on the Konkan Railways
line. There are several express and mail trains that halt at this station connect Kolad to Mumbai. The train journeys from Mumbai take approximately three hours. Kolad is the starting point for the Roll On Roll Off (RORO) service of the Konkan Railway, a unique road-rail synergy system, where loaded trucks are directly carried by railway wagons and delivered to their destination by rail. This service was introduced in January 1999. Most of the infrastructure in Kolad is maintained by Gram Panchayat, which include paving the roads, provision of water supply and other essential services like garbage disposal and beautification. Electricity is provided by state run Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB).