Jul 25, 2008
Unlike in the North, where the rivers emerging from the Himalayas are perennial and flow full of water through the year, South Indian rivers don't carry much water in them for most of the year except during monsoons. They are also not as large as the rivers in the north. Because of this, adventurers who are looking for white water rafting will be left without too many options in South India. Even the few existing options do not have to many rapids, and one will have to be satisfied with occasional Grade 3 rapids at its best. Here is a list of rafting possibilities in the South.
Kali River, Dandeli. This is by far the most well known and popular, and the only programme that runs in almost all seasons. Rapids are up to Grade 3. The rafting is supported by water released by a dam upstream. See details. They can also arrange for Kayaking in the river.
Barpole River, Coorg. This tour runs only in the monsoons, when there is enough water. It is conducted by the same company that organizes rafting in Dandeli. The rapids are up to Grade 3 and 4. See details.
Sitanadi, near Udupi. The expeditions on Sitanadi happen on and off, and are not entirely reliable. The rafting stretch can be used only in high monsoon seasons. See details.
Besides these, a few companies occasionally organize rafting on Kaveri at Dubare in Coorg, and at Srirangapatna. They are more like fun rides and you don't see too many rapids on the way.
Comments for Blog Post:
Rafting In South India
By Rock The Traveller| Posted on:25 Jul 2008
Nice Information, As most of the people look towards north only as Rafting option...