Rafting in Coorg
Coorg is a mountainous area of rice paddy valleys, forested ridges and heavy monsoon rain. The Upper Barapole River drains the eastern flanks of Brahmagiri Ghats.
A catchment area of enormous rainfall during the south west monsoon, which provides run off into the upper stretches of the Barapole River, known as Kithu Kakathu River. After a 4 km calm section the river then drops through several kilometres of class 3, 4 and even class 5 rapids before it enters Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.
3 stretches of this highly technical and (in high water levels) very difficult class 3 to 4 rapids are conducted here in Monsoon.
K.K.R Upper Barapole. Class 3 rapids. (Class 4 in high water) 2 Hour trip. (From June to October)
Upper Barapole full day trip. Class 3 to 4 rapids. Full day trip with lunch. (From September to November)
Upper Barapole 2 day trip. Class 3 to 4 rapids. 2 days and an overnight stop on the river.
Trips depart from Rafting base at Birunani Road just after the K.K.R Bridge. Non swimmers welcome. Minimum age 16 years.
Rafting operators here provide camp / conveniently located homestay accommodation with meals alongwith.
Season : June To November. The full day and 2 day trip are available from September to November. When the water levels have dropped to more manageable and safe flows.