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River rafting is one of the most thrilling water sports. It is an activity which is done on different levels of rough water using a raft.The fall of the water along a gradient on submerged rocks creates a frothy stretch of water with a swift changing current. India has a number of river rafting destinations and some of them are known worldwide for offering the most adventurous rides. Even though India is not known as a very adventurous country, little does everybody know about the rafting escapades. Adding to this list of places, with the best rafting tours in Bangalore, it has become the hotspot of travel and tourism. The region is surrounded by majestic hills and rivers which fortunately is far away from commercialization. This city has great number of options for anybody who is looking to seek a rafting escapade.There are more than 5 rivers in which this activity can be enjoyed. All these rivers are absolutely beautiful and surreal, a few kilometres away from the city life.These rivers are Kabini, Kondaji, Barapole, Sitanadi, Dandeli, Maravanthe, Sharavati and Bheemeshwari.

These rivers flow in a different direction and offer a wide variety of views. They all have rapids of different levels starting at 2 and go on till 4 to 4+ as well. According to the general standards of rafting, 2 to 2+ rapids are safe for beginners while rapids of 4 to 5 must be attempted by experienced rafters. The inflatable rafts have a seating capacity of 6 people and are launched in calm waters. Passengers can practise paddling and learn the technique while in the calm waters and then use them during heavy rapids. River Kabini takes you through forests, swamps and islands while river Bheemeshwari takes you through a rather rocky patch. All these rivers are a mixture of soft and rough rapids that allow both, freshers and experienced rafters to take the fun ride. Indulge in the best rafting tours in Bangalore and have a fun filled superb vacation here.

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    Day Out and Adventure Activities in Ramanagara
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    About the Activity:Break yourself up with the hassles of your daily life by delving into this adventure cum day out package in Ramanagara. 60 KMs from Bangalore, SRS hill is the location where the day out happens; it is an ideal place which acts as a complete retreat and will let your heart filled with exuberance.Check in at the camp around 08:30 AM to know what all activities are waiting for you; engross with taking part in trekking, rain dance with music, team building activities or fun Games etc.Identify the energy in you while you indulge in adventure rope activities such as zipping, rappelling, jumaring and in water sports activities like kayaking, coracle ride, raft building and swimming in lake with life jackets.In addition to it, enjoy the time with an enthusiastic team when you engage in some outdoor games such as cricket, volley ball, shuttle cock, target shooting, archery and in indoor games like Carrom, Chess etc.Wind up the day out by 06:00 PM with a bag full of good memories.Day Outing Crescent Package: lunch/dinner and hi-tea with snacks. All the adventure activities and team building games, outdoor and indoor games are available.Day Outing Half Circle Package: breakfast, lunch and hi-tea with snacks. All the adventure activities and team building games, outdoor and indoor games are available.Day Outing Full Circle Package: breakfast, lunch, dinner, hi-tea with snacks. All the adventure activities and team building games, outdoor and indoor games are available.

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    Trekking in Nishani Motte
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    About the activity:An irresistible combination of adventure and fun will be the promise from Nishani Motte Peak in Coorg which is a trekking and photography enthusiasts' delight!The Nishani Motte peak lies amid the dense forest area of Brahmagiri and Bhagamandala, and offers extremely scenic trails on the fascinating trek to the hilltop.This 16 KM long trek (both the ways) takes you through the scenic trails that are filled with the splendid aroma of coffee around.The package included food, accommodation in tents or dormitories and transportation from and to Bangalore.

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    Overnight Camping and Adventure Activities in Ramanagara
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    About the Activity:Adventure campfire circle, located on the banks of Averahalli Lake amidst the reserved forests and the famous SRS Hills, 60 KMs from Bangalore. This camping would be in the foothills with splendid serenity in the surrounding.This package of adventure camping will encourage you to explore the thick forests and the hills along with partaking in some activities by which all your day to day stresses will be faded away.A best location for team outing, day outing, family picnics, corporate team outings, Ramanagara offers a splendid time for families and friends.This new year, head to have a blast while enjoying rain dance with DJ system, bonfire and music with DJ System, swimming in lake with life Jackets, indoor games such as carom, chess and out door games: cricket field, archery, volley ball, basketball, shuttle cock etc, zip Lining, kayaking, canoeing, coracle ride etcThe site is equipped with comfortable tents, amenities and medical facilities. It is an ideal location for adventure enthusiasts and a perfect location for day outing.This overnight package has swimming with life jackets, kayaking, canoeing, coracle ride, rain dance with music, rappelling, zipping, outdoor games, campfire, team games and fun games.The different packages and inclusions are as follow.Night Outs Half Circle Package: Breakfast, dinner and hi-tea. All the activities are included.Night Outs Full Circle Package: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and hi-tea. All the activities included. 

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    South Coorg
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    About the Activity:Coorg in South Karnataka is considered to be the natural vista refreshing the minds of many with an amazing collection of greenery and related sights of the mighty Western Ghats.The replenishing nature, tricky terrains, thickly wooded slopes and the misty valleys have always attracted thousands of travellers and trekkers.To explore the miraculous view of the Western Ghats, choose this Tadiandamol trekking trip for two days starting from Bangalore. Tadiandamol is the highest peak in Coorg and is surrounded by stunning greenery of the Shola forests. It reaches to an elevation of 1,748 m.Get picked up from the different points in and around Bangalore and take an overnight journey to the base camp in Coorg where you will reach early morning.The moderate 10 KM trek would let you delve into the maximised beauty enhanced by the unfiltered views from the top of the hill.Rafting or Dubare elephant camp visit, coffee plantation walk etc are additional opportunities to observe the rustic village of Coorg and understand its ways better.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation from Bangalore to the destination and return.

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    About the Activities:Fixed departure: 16th September, 2016Chomkund hills' tender green meadows let you get refreshed with this trekking package for two days.Sprawling on the border between Karnataka and Kerala in the districts of Kodagu and Kannur, respectively. The famous Chelavara waterfalls is located 2km away from this particular hill.Get picked up from Bangalore for partaking in this tremendous activities. The first day will be occupied by trekking and the second day will be filled with rafting.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation which is inclusive of pick-up and drop-off.

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    About the Activity:Fixed departure: 25th November, 2016Treks are always intriguing and if it is through the less tamed trails, the adventure is heightened. Check this package out which gives you trekking along with some water sports as well.Chitradurga is the destination this time; here you can witness a massive rock formation on granite hills that rise out of the ground.Find yourself dramatically thrilled and energetic when you partake in kayaking, canoeing, still water rafting, banana boat ride, jet skiing etc in the river nearby.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation which is inclusive of pick-up and drop off at Bangalore.

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    South Coorg
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    About the Activity:Fixed departure: 08-10-2016, 15-10-2016, 22-10-2016 and 29-10-2016This October is going to be the only one of a kind because an exciting package of complete adventure is unpacked for all those travel freaks out there.It includes a trekking to the untamed trails of the Brahmagiri hills dotted by lush greenery in the Western Ghats.The 18 KM long moderate trek will take five to six hours but the views from the hills will be charming and it is a call for the nature admirers as well.White water rafting in Barapole River is an additional highlight of the package.This package includes food, accommodation in tents and transportation to the campsite and the rafting point.

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    About the activity :Put your adrenaline skills to the test at the gushing waters of River Bhadra, Chikkamagalur district and head for an exciting white water rafting and trekking in the exotic and pristine rivers of Chikmaglur! Make your weekend more interesting and add a spice of adventure with exciting activities such as rafting, camping and trekking! River rafting in Chikmagalur has gained popularity among several travellers and trekking enthusiasts, so why get lost in the crowd? Head on for an amazing and unique experience!  Adventurers know no rest and it is time for you to grab your cameras and trekking gear and head out for river rafting in Chikmagalur! Grab your oars, hold them steady and let the rapids whoosh you away to another universe altogether! Along with these adventure activities, you can also enjoy a luxurious night under the map of stars in the company of adventurers such as yourself! Meal Types: 2 Breakfast , 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner Accommodation Types : Tented Accommodation Transportation Types: Non A/C Tempo traveller Activities: Trekking, Water Rafting, Camping Difficulty Level: Easy

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    About the Activity:Fixed departure: 13-08-2016Head out to a very less known but most fascinating destination among the backwaters in Kerala, Kavvayi Kayal (lake) in Payannur. Indulge in this bike trip to enjoy the unique elements around this backwater, untamed greenery and a well maintained beach.Get solaced with the cool breeze that roams around the property always, stride through the abundant greenery as well.Start your bike trip from Nice Road near Mysore Exit at around 05:00 AM, have breakfast from Mysore and on the way, have lunch. Arrive at the beach by 04:00 PM, stroll to explore the nature and greenery.Gather together to share your ride experience while you have your dinner and retire for the precious cool night.Wake up to the crashing sounds of the waves against the shore, post breakfast hop on your bikes to resume your ride towards Coorg.Birunani is where the base camp is located and have lunch. Get ready for a splashing white water rafting in Barapole, slide through the beautiful water.Rest of the day can be spent to relax, enjoy a campfire along with dinner.On the last day, after breakfast, embark on for your return trip to Bangalore to wind up the tour by evening.

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    About the destination: The land of the Kodava warriors, Coorg is a true window into what the natural blessings of the Western Ghats have to offer! The undulating terrains, thickly wooded slopes and misty valleys have enticed travellers from all walks of life for many years. It is here that you can see the scenic Western Ghats and their vegetation come alive in all its glory. The Tadiandamol Trek is an opportunity to explore this very landscape to its fullest.About 274km from Bangalore, the Tadiandamol trek is the highest peak in Coorg and is surrounded by stunning greenery of the Shola forests. Reaching an elevation of 1,748 m this is a perfect trek for both domestic and international travellers. The Tadiandamol trek offers adventurers an opportunity to explore the stunning vegetation, rare mountain birds and pretty butterflies flitting from tree to tree. A 2 day getaway for Tadiandamol trekking is ideal for nature loving families, couples, backpackers and corporate guests. Starting at Kakkabe, the trek takes you through meandering forest paths, little streams of mountain water to finally land you in the arms of nature at the campsite and a cackling bonfire.

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What You Should Know More About Rafting in Bangalore

  • Which places are famous for rafting near 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.

    The best places for river rafting near Bangalore are:

    • Barapole, Coorg
    • Bheemeshwari
    • Kabini
    • Kondaji, Davanagere
    • Sitanadi, Agumbe
    • Sharavati, Honnemardu
    • Dandeli

  • Is a Coorg a good destination for rafting?

    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.

  • What level of rapids are there in Barapole River?

    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. 

  • Can we do rafting in Bheemeshwari?

    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.

  • Why is Dandeli famous for rafting? What type of rapids will we get there?

    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.

  • What is the best time for rafting in Coorg and Dandeli?

    • In Coorg: For rafting in the Barapole River in Coorg, the best time is from the month of June to the month of September. The best time to visit the Dubare rafting campis from mid-June to mid-September.


    • In Dandeli: If you are looking for rafting in Dandeli, it is best to go when the water is in abundance in the rivers. So we suggest you to plan your trip from the months of January to March to enjoy the best experience.

  • What type of clothing should we carry for a rafting vacation?

    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.

  • Will we have any guide for rafting?

    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.

  • Will there be any life jackets provided to me for rafting?

    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.

  • Am I expected to have some sort of physical fitness for 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.

  • Can a person with spectacles do river rafting?

    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.

  • Can children do river rafting? Is it safe for them to raft?

    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.

  • How can I make payment for rafting? Can I book online?

    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.

  • Will there be any medical facility in case of any emergency druring rafting?

    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.

  • Can we have alcohol before going for rafting?

    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.

  • Can I go for rafting if I don’t know swimming?

    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.

  • Can I carry my camera during the rafting?

    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


Agnimitra Banerjee

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.

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Madhusudhan Anand

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!

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Ekdant Agarwal

31 December 2015

loved the 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..


Gati Singh

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..

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Shivakari Varman

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!


jeevan yelety

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....

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Adarsh Rajput

12 September 2014

The trip was awesome, once in a lifetime experience for me.

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Shikhar Malik

12 September 2014

A must do trip. Amazing experience.

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vinamra vinay

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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