Float Your Boat: The Best Spots For River Rafting Near Pune

Puenkars love to enjoy their weekend getaways, and while some love the luxury, others love to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, while some of us love an adrenaline rush. If you’re one of the adventure lovers, river rafting is one of the best ways to enjoy adventure and nature together…all that you need is a weekend. Here are the top spots where you can go river rafting around Pune. 


A small village located in Raigad district, Kolad is 3hrs away from Pune and is a popular adventure destination for those in Mumbai and Pune. It’s situated on the banks of the Kundalika river, which after monsoons swells up to provide for the best spot for river rafting! The full flow of the river is best enjoyed after monsoons, between June and November. This is a 15km long river rafting experience near Pune that comes highly recommended.


Located in Karnataka, Dandeli is only 450km away from Pune and a popular long weekend destination. Adventure junkies love Dandeli for the adrenaline rush that it provides with its treks, kayaking, canoeing and river rafting. 13kms of river rafting make this a highly recommended activity to indulge in for every adventure and nature lover. Dandeli is also well connected to Pune by rail.


This is one of the lesser known river rafting destinations around Pune, and lies 210kms away from the city. The river is controlled by a dam, and the river receives water twice a day which makes it possible for people to enjoy two batches of river rafting! The river rafting lasts for 11km, and the starting point is Savarkut village, a tiny settlement at the banks of Vaitarna river. 


This tiny village lies in Mulshi, and is easily reachable within 2hours from Pune. The Mutha river flows past, and river rafting is a popular activity that adventure lovers indulge in here. A weekend getaway here can be spent experiencing this 7km river rafting through a beautiful jungle.