Coorg, located in a mountainous region is one of the sought out places for Whitewater Rafting, as the gradient offers the best conditions for speedy waters flowing over rocks causing drops in the river known as rapids in rafting, running through these rapids is what makes rafting an adventure to remember. Coorg lies in Western Ghats edging along the Deccan plateau, it catches best of the South West monsoon during the months of June till September, turning the landscape with many streams joining in to mighty rivers. Barapole is the river to Raft, considered to be the deadliest in Coorg due to its turbulent flow and the ambience that surrounds it.
About the River Location
Our rafting stretch (Kithu-Kakkatu River also known as upper barapole) lies on the upper section of the ferocious Barapole River of Coorg, famous for its turbulanse and gradient that flows through the dense forests of Brahmagiri Wild Life Sanctuary. Very few of the natives are aware of the ambience and serenity of the valley and have ever dared to trek along the river. Entry to the sanctuary is restricted which is governed by the forest authorities to maintain and preserve the wildlife with rich flora and fauna, and the overall eco system of the valley. The regular rafting stretch lies before the Sanctuary, starting from our Base Camp that lies in the mid section of the river near Ponya Devarakad (Sacred groves of Coorg).
The Base Camp
Who are Coorg Whitewater Rafting Co Ltd.
Coorg Whitewater Rafting is owned by few Outdoor enthusiasts living in Coorg, which is registered as a Pvt Ltd Company, with well equipped Base camp located in Ponya Coffee estate adjoining the KKR river. The section of the river has the attractive stretches with a pool for training and drills prior to the run that takes you through rapids starting from level 2 till level 4. Our rafting trips are lead by professional River Guides qualified in running level 4 to 5, who are well versed with international norms of rafting, safety procedures and first aid training as it is mandatory in all the adventure sports.
Preparing for the trip
The trip starts from the mid section of the river where lies our Base camp on the banks of the river in Ponya Estate on Gonikopal - Birunani Road. Clients are advised to change in to T Shirts, Shorts or Trousers with adequate foot wear like floaters during rafting. Ladies are not allowed to wear sarees while rafting. Children below 14 yrs and pregnant ladies are not allowed. Rafters are advised to carry dry clothes to change after rafting as you will be getting wet. Changing rooms and rest room facilities with hot showers are provided. You can warm yourself after the trip with a hot cup of Coffee or Tea in front of a cozy fire. Food can be arranged with prior notice at extra cost .
You will be spending little over two hours in water which includes briefing, a drill and the run that will take you in the river for a distance of 2.5km. You will be entering the first rapid after 600meters of paddling from the pool, which is called Morning Coffee a level 2 ,and there after you encounter the Grass Hopper level 3, Ramba Samba level 2 ,Wicked Witch level 3 and finally through the Big Bang which is of level 4. You are brought back to the Base Camp where you change and refresh yourselves sharing the experience of participants.
The Longer trip also known as half day trip is conducted in lower stretch as long as the water level is favourable, and prior enquiry at one of the given numbers is to be done. All our rafting trips are subject to water levels in the river as unpredicted irregular monsoon rains could put our activities on hold. The season starts in June and goes on till end of September when the water flow drops to the extent rafting becomes impossible.
We charge Rs 1200/- per person per trip on the river inclusive of taxes, insurance and use of all facilities in the Base Camp.
We help you out take some of your memorable photos of rafting with client owned cameras at no extra charges
Please avail yourself on the on the web enquiry for more details.
Long weekends are generally full and please plan your bookings accordingly. We organize packages on request. Groups and individuals looking for accommodation could contact Home stays listed below, who are helpful in organizing your trips. Tariffs are given by individual home stays as some offer additional comforts and other adventures activities.
Online bookings can be done to confirm your slots by making a part or full payment by NEFT / RTGS to the following account.
Coorg Whitewater Rafting Pvt Ltd
A/c No 346001010032022
Bank code : 026
Branch Code : 534609
IFSC : UBIN0534609
Bank :Union Bank of India,
Branch : Srimangala, Kodagu District
SWIFT CODE UBININBBX GNB
Feel free to call us at:
Prakash Devaiah 9449657768,
Alok Appaiah 9481883745.
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