Beauteous River Rafting at Coorg Must Visit With Friends

Beauteous River Rafting at Coorg Must Visit With Friends

December 4, 2018 Off By Beatrice Curtis

Coorg is often called The Scotland of the East. The hill station is surrounded by lush greenery and stunning hills. While most tourists visit Coorg for its laid-back vibe and landscape & nature, there are a few who come for adventure sports. Coorg is a great place for adventure sports and one of the popular activities is rafting.

The Barapole river is the perfect setting for rafting in Coorg. The river is flanked by beautiful landscapes & scenery and the rapids are excellent for rafting. River Rafting is the most popular rafting trip in Kodagu. This is the best trip experience for first timers or those whitewater enthusiasts who only have a limited amount of time available.

It is absolutely perfect for everyone. The whitewater rafting adventures launch on high-performance whitewater rafting equipment, built to perform in the most challenging rafting conditions also there.

River Rafting at Coorg

Rafting Experience :

Coorg is a popular destination among travellers. Whitewater rafting is organized in Upper Barapole are called Kithu-Kakkatu River which is a strong catchment area for the monsoons, thus providing some of the most challenging stretches of rapids. The thrill adventure experience is the choppy waters of the river toss you about and the wind rushes through your hair.

The Barapole River rush through dense forests and offers rafting participants a breathtaking view of the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. The rapids have some fascinating names like Morning Coffee, Grass Hopper, Ramba Samba, Wicked Witch and Big Bang.

Grade level in Coorg :

River rafting in the coffee district of Coorg also offers amazing opportunities for rafting enthusiasts. Carry off on River Barapole, the grades vary from one section of the river to the other, thanks to the presence of the beautiful Western Ghats. There are approximately four to five rapids in the upper section of the river, and about six to seven in the lower section, with grade level ranging from 1 to 4. The rafting season in Coorg is from June to September.

Who can’t raft?

Heart patients, Pregnant ladies,  and people with severe asthma, children below 14 yrs will not be allowed to raft.

What to bring?

T-Shirts, shorts and sports shoes or floaters for rafting.
A change of dry clothes and a towel.
Lightweight warm cloth if you are camping overnight.
Sun Hat / Cap    
Sun Glasses
Waterproof sunblock lotion

Travel Tips :

(1) Book ticket in advance as it is usually packed.

(2) Reach before the time so that you have less waiting time.

(3)  You should wear comfortable clothes and don’t carry anything with you. Don’t wear any piece of jewellery, watches, specs, etc from your body. All pockets should be empty.

(4) In the cafeteria, where your fellow mates can sit and watch you jump on the big screen.

(5) If you have a  heart condition, epilepsy, high blood pressure, diabetes, or a neurological disorder, or are pregnant, it is advised that you don’t attempt the jump.

Safety Measure:

People who have certain medical conditions should not attempt do river rafting. Bungee jumping companies make you sign a release that includes a list of these conditions. You should get clearance from your doctor if you have blood pressure that is too low or too high, back problems, breathing issues such as asthma, circulatory diseases, heart problems or head injuries. Pregnant ladies should not allow river rafting.

The cold breeze just passed through your body, leaving me wondering about God’s creation. While rowing in the boat, singing loud in groups, shouting with excitement, plucking out wild berries, feeding on them with joy, competing with other boats, somehow you will feel that you discover something new about yourself. Just try once in your lifetime.