Rafting season in Kodagu (Coorg) is all set to begin with the onset of Southwest Monsoon. Get ready to catch those first few rapids of the season and get your adrenaline shooting up.
What's more! Experience Kodagu in full monsoon glory by camping in a beautiful coffee plantation where the only thing that separates you from the ever beautiful monsoon showers is just a thin sheet of tent canvas.
The rafting stretch lies on the upper section of the ferocious Barapole River of Coorg, famous for its turbulence and gradient that flows through the dense forests of Brahmagiri Wild Life Sanctuary.
Rafting session includes briefing, a drill and the run that will take you on the river. The river starts with a small pool for training and drills & then the first rapid which is called Morning Coffee a level 2, and thereafter you hit the Grass Hopper level 3, Ramba Samba level 2, Wicked Witch level 3 and finally through the Big Bang which is of level 4. Rafting sessions are led by professionals who are international river guides with qualified skills who are well versed with safety procedures and first aid training.
About the Campspot:
Tucked away from all the mainstream tourist attractions of Coorg lies a picturesque Luxury camping facility surrounded by coffee, Palm Plantations & paddy fields. Presenting 'Camp Espresso' - A luxury camping facility that lets you enjoy the best of both worlds 'Camping & White Water Rafting'!
Spend your weekend lazing around chasing ducks & swans, picnicking by a small lake, walking through sprawling plantations, going on rain walks, sitting around the campfire, sharing stories, savoring authentic Coorgi cuisine and also get to see the adventure side of Coorg by going white water rafting, bathing in wild streams & waterfalls.
Post campfire there is also a music and dance session where you get to let your hair down and dance. You could taste local Coorg delicacy - Pork and Non-Alcoholic wine at an additional cost.
If you are not an adventure junkie but just would like to put your feet up and enjoy monsoon is Coorg you could opt for a Camp only package.
The place is Women Friendly. Consumption of alcohol & smoking is prohibited during the camp
9.30 PM Start from Chennai by bus
5.30 AM - Reach Bangalore Silk Board Junction
11.30 AM - Reach Campspot and Check into your tents.
12.00 PM - Explore the Campspot, Click Photographs, Relax by the lake, Play Badminton.
1.30 PM - Have Lunch & Relax
2.30 PM - Go for White Water Rafting
6.30 PM - Have Coffee & Get Ready for the evening
7.00 PM - Campfire & An Ice Breaking Session
8.00 PM - Dinner
9.00 PM - Campfire, Music & Dance till the time you wish to :)
8.30 AM Wake up to the sound of rain & get ready for an authentic Coorgi breakfast
11.30 AM - Head to Iruppu Falls (1 hr Drive). Try out some local delicacies for lunch (on you).
1.00 PM - Check-Out and head back to Bangalore / Chennai