Barapole River Rafting

Adventure / Trekking

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Distance (From Coorg): 78 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

Place Location: At Barapole

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 27 km from Gonikoppal and 78 km from Madikeri, Barapole River is a famous spot for white river rafting in Coorg, Karnataka. The white water rafting in Barapole River is one of the most popular things to do as part of Coorg Tour Packages.

The Barapole River is a turbulent river that originates from the Kithu Kakathu River further extending to Brahmagiri hills to the Arabian Sea. White water rafting is one recreational activity that Barapole River is famous for and is considered as one of the most challenging rafting experiences in South India. This stretch of river has more than nine Class 2‑Class 4 rapids. The rapids have some fascinating names like Morning Coffee, Grass Hopper, Ramba Samba, Wicked Witch and Big Bang. The real length of this run is between 3 - 4 km and the whole rafting session keeps going around 3 hours.

The white frothy river with speedy waters and rapids, flowing through beautiful landscapes, makes for an ideal river rafting experience. The thrill, excitement and adrenaline rush is so high especially if done during the monsoon season. The Barapole River surges through dense forests and offers rafting participants a breathtaking view of the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

The tour organizers prepare the guest for the white water experience through an orientation and safety precaution activity. The minimum age requirement for this trip is 13 years. Adults should be in reasonably good health and weigh less than 110 kg. Knowledge of swimming is not mandatory.

River rafting takes place in Barapole almost throughout the year. If you want a great rafting experience, it is best to go in the monsoon. For an even better experience go river rafting in Coorg is between the months of July and August when the river water is in full and quick flow.

Timings: 9 AM - 3 PM

Entry: Rs. 1000 - 1500 for Rafting