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What You Should Know More About Rafting in Bangalore
Engaging in a river rafting experience as the waters come gushing down from the hills is an experience which is going to last in your memories for a long time to come. The wonderful waterfalls and the pristine valleys which offer an excellent location for such an adventurous activity are found in plenty if you are discovering the suburbs of Bangalore.
Yes, Coorg is a wonderful location for rafting and you will love to experience this activity here. River rafting is becoming one of the most sought after activities in Coorg. You can try the Barapole River rafting which you can find in the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary and Dubare Elephant Camp. It will cost you about Rs 1,000 per person.
The rapids of Barapole River are known for their turbulent currents. The entire stretch of river has more than nine Class 2-Class 4 rapids which means medium waves, some rocks and requires adequate skills from paddling to maneuvering through the Whitewater River.
River rafting in Bheemeshwari is one of the famous activity one can not afford to miss. Also known as the Cauvery Fishing Camp, the eight kilo meter stretch River Cauvery which flows through here is famous for class 2-3 rapids. The experience is both exciting and challenging and you will not be able to help yourself but admire the tranquil landscape.
Rafting is one of the most famous activities to be done in Dandeli. It is an adventurous activity where even non swimmers and amateurs feel safe as they enjoy and experience the thrill.
The rafting trail at Dandeli which stretches to about 12 kilometers is famous for grade 2 and grade 3 rapids. The Grade 2 rapids are comparatively easier to maneuver with, some bumps here and there but they are relatively easy passages. However the grade 3 rapids require expert maneuvering skills to move amidst the rocks on the river.
While going for rafting, it is advisable that you wear comfortable clothes like tracksuits or sportswear. You should also wear sports shoes while dressing up which helps you keep up with the activities. You should also remove any piece of jewelry or watches so that they may not get washed away in the currents.
It is advisable that you also carry a pair of dry clothes too while going for rafting to change into later on.
Yes, you will be accompanied by a guide while rafting. There are professional guides to give you safety tips and acquaint you with the signals to be used while rafting as well as make you practice basic strokes. You are also given a safety briefing where you are usually shown a video before the rafting activity and then only you can go on with the adventure.
Yes, life jackets are one of the essentials that is included in the safety gear when you go rafting. These are easily floatable jackets that are provided for your safety while rafting. The guides acquaint you on how to wear these life jackets and how to handle any emergency when you are out in the river while rafting.
You are only required to have moderate fitness levels for rafting. But we advise you to let your guides know if you suffer from any ailments or have any medical conditions so that they can guide you better with the prerequisites for the rafting activity.
You will be maneuvering along narrow passages and the ride may be bumpy upon the rocks cutting through the river while rafting. But you can do rafting even if you wear spectacles. However we advise you to use contact lenses or arrange for spare pair of spectacles since there is always a chance for spectacles to be knocked off while rafting.
Children under the age of 14 are not allowed to try this activity. However, those who are older can engage in river rafting which is a safe activity, as long as you follow the safety instructions properly and are assisted by a professional guide.
You can make a payment for rafting through electronic mode via Debit Card/Credit Card or through NEFT mode. You can book online with the tour operator to book your slot on the date and time of your choice.
Each company that conducts river rafting also have medically trained professionals in case of emergency who can assist you immediately. They also take you to the nearest medical clinic or hospital so that you can get treated immediately.
No, alcohol is strictly prohibited when you are going for a rafting activity. For your safety, we strongly advise you not to do that as you may endanger the lives of everyone around you including yourself. Most tour operators ask the tourists to sign an indemnity bond which makes you privy to the declaration of not being under the influence of alcohol before the trip.
Yes, you can certainly go for rafting even if you don’t know swimming. You are accompanied by a professional guide and familiarized with all the safety instructions before you go on the trip. The rafting trails near Coorg are comparatively easier and quite an exciting experience for amateurs.
Yes, you can carry a camera during the rafting trip but we suggest you to bring a waterproof camera. However we advise you to hold it carefully while you are riding through the rapids down the river and keep it protected in a waterproof case.
Traveller Tales from Bangalore
24 October 2015
Trekking and water adventure...what else can be so tempting especially for adventurists like me. This things give me my Kick. Wonderful place and everything is just up-to-the-mark. I'm certainly exploring more of South India now.
29 May 2017
It was a team outing, 30 of us from office and a few also got their family and kids! I and few others in my team were looking everywhere and nothing seemed to match our requirements. It had to be fun, well coordinated, there should be team building and games, physical activities, adventurous and it should be a memorable day. Well the budget too was pretty tight. Nothing seemed to tick all the check boxes until I arrived on this resort's page on Thrillophilia. There are a lot of activities that you can do, zorbing, jumaring, rappeling, trekking, zipline, rain-dance, bow and arrow, dart, cricket, hiking and lots of team games.There is fresh air, great ambience, kids would love it, they even gave us a tent, the food was very good, one of the friendliest staff, it was overall incredibly memorable and fun. I recommend this place for short groups, friends and family too!
31 December 2015
loved the trek...it was so rejuvenating and peaceful at the same time... the rafting was scary but we were well protected with the life jackets... would love to do rafting and water related activities again... guys if you haven't tried rafting then you should try with this trip..
28 December 2015
Rafting was the best part of this trekking...If you an adrenaline junkie than you will surely love this thrilling experience... It was exciting and fun filled... Loved it to the core..Trekking was awesome too..
24 April 2015
this has been a truly amazing experience for all of us and we had a really nice time. The pllace is teeming with mosquitoes though and you need to make sure that you are well protected!
06 September 2014
An amazing experience .. The tour was well organised .. This was my first trek and it was a memorable experience. Would strongly recommend this trip....
12 September 2014
The trip was awesome, once in a lifetime experience for me.
12 September 2014
A must do trip. Amazing experience.
08 October 2017
Amazing trip and great experience. Was my first trek and a great one. Though it's good enough for beginners but very adventurous as walking through ridges is challenging and due to monsoon the path was heavily covered with thick bushes and plants. The homestay was good and food was really good. Though they serve vegetarian food but on the special request of the co-ordinators non-vegetarian dish was prepared in the dinner. The co-ordinators were amazing and they arranged trip to Dubare elephant camp and bird sanctuary though it isn't included in the itinerary. Though I was solo but the group was amazing. I had a great time and hope to visit on another trek soon. It is reasonable for the cost. Though due to rain we couldn't stay in the tents and missed the bon-fire. Just one request to the operator team - please include other places in the itinerary especially on the second day as it can be covered easily.
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