Barapole in Coorg
River Barapole in Coorg, Dakshina Kannada, specially the upper river, provides excellent rafting opportunities. Situated in the Western Ghats edging along the Deccan Plateau, the grades range between 2 and 4.There are approximately 4 to 5 rapids in the regular upper section & about 6 to 7 rapids in the lower section, these rapids depending on water levels are between grade 2 to 3 or 4. The best season to raft is in the monsoon and post-monsoon months of June to September.
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.
There are a number of things that attract a visitor in Coorg. It is not only the coffee plantation and the green mountains. Coorg has rustic touch to itself and one can totally feel rejuvenated in the mist woods and the lush green forests. You can now get away from the mundane and routine life and creates something exciting like white water rafting.
Location- Coorg, Malnad, Karnataka, India.(western ghats of southwestern Karnataka)
Activities to do- River rafting, Rock climbing, Camping.
Best time to visit- October to April.
How to reach?
1) By Air- Coorg does not has its own airport, the nearest airport being Mangalore, which is approximately 135 km away. Mangalore airport has good connectivity with direct flights from different parts of the country. Flights are available from all the major cities for Coorg.
2) By Road- Coorg is well connected with the cities like Mysore (118 km), Bangalore (255 km) and Mangalore (139 km) so how to reach Coorg is not a difficult task. You can hire taxis as well as state buses to reach the hill station from these cities.
3) By Rail- Coorg does not possess a railway network but the stations closest to this hill station are Mysore, Mangalore and Hassan.
BY AIR- Nearest airport is mangalore. BY ROAD- Coorg is well connect with mysore,mangalore,bangalore. BY RAIL-Nearest railway station is mysore,mangalore,hassan.