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Rafting in Bhadra River, Chikmagalur Overview

Located in Karnataka, Chikmaglur is a haven for adventure-seekers. It is situated 45 kms from Bhadra River which is equidistant from well-known hill stations and wildlife regions in the Western Ghats such as Sakleshpur, Kudremukh, Charamadi Ghats.

River Bhadra originates in the Western Ghats and flows across Deccan Plateau through the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary providing rafters with a spectacular view of the lush greenery of the Western Ghats, quaint villages and plantations. It is fed by the tributaries Somavahini, Thadabehalla and Odirayanahalla. The rapids span out over a distance of 8 km and the rafting activity takes 1.5 hours to complete.

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Things to carry

Pair of dry clothes, cap and sunscreen

Availability of Clean Water

Yes, but it is advisable to ensure availability of clean drinking water in your custom package.

Availability of camping/shelter

ÊRafters have a choice of staying in local village houses or coffee plantations which are abundant in this region

General Tips and Tricks

The age bracket to participate in this activity is 13 to 60 years. Participants are expected to be in moderately good health and should weigh less than 110 kg. Knowledge of swimming is not mandatory.

Safety Tips

Carry a compact first-aid kit just for safety. Stretch before you go in for the activity, and always plan the raft distance in your package carefully. If you are travelling with older people or children, find a suitable rafting stretch for them.

How to reach Rafting in Bhadra River

  • Rail: Chikmaglur lies at a distance of about 291 km from Hubli. The camp is located another 50 km from Chikmaglur an can be accessed by hiring a cab

  • Road: Chikmagalur is well connected with major cities, such as Bangalore (245 km), Mangalore (151 km), Hubli (293 km) and Tirupati (493 km). Both KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) and luxury deluxe buses are available from these places to reach Chikmagalur. The camp site on the banks of the Bhadra River can be reached by hiring a taxi.

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About Rafting in Bhadra River

Cost of Activity : Rs 2000/- inclusive of food and transportation

Difficulty Level : Medium-Difficult

Nearest Airport : Mangalore

Nearest Railhead : Hubli

Region : Chikmaglur

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