Time Required : 1-2 days
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.
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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Cost of Activity : Rs 2000/- inclusive of food and transportation
Difficulty Level : Medium-Difficult
Nearest Airport : Mangalore
Nearest Railhead : Hubli
Region : Chikmaglur