Cauvery River Rafting…

Coorg in Karnataka state, India is a major tourist destination in south India. She is blessed abundantly by nature in the form of luscious green hills and water sources. This gives her opportunities to host various adventurous activities like river rafting, hiking, trekking, zip-line, rappelling, camping, quad biking and much more. As of now I would like to share with you my River-rafting experience in Cauvery river, Kushalnagar, Coorg.

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Starting point of rafting in Cauvery river

After enrolling our names and finishing necessary formalities we were given our raft and a guide to assist us. As any other activities, before commencing, the guide gave us a briefing which included how to hold the paddles, expected commands to row forward and backward with a demo of it and finally about the risk level of the activity. Our trail was 5 km long. At the starting, around 500 meters, water was still and we rowed freely and was given permission to get out of the raft into the river with life jacket on. When the journey advanced we had to face rough currents and swift waves which added a pinch of adventure into the activity.

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After 1 Km , awaiting us was rapid surfs, narrow passageways, rocks and small waterfalls. At few places we really felt that the raft may go upside down or turn to a side. especially jumping down the waterfall was really an experience. We were holding tightly to the handholds on the sides of the raft and was soaked completely when the raft found its way through these mini falls. It was really exciting and thrilling.

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The Rafting trail 

The guide stopped the raft in between for us to click photos and enjoy the scenic beauty of the location. Water gushing through the rocks to form the fall was a breathtaking view. We totally took advantage of the short break to explore the stunning small island formed by the rocks and click photos of us as well as the place.

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View from the Island in the middle of the trail.

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It took 2 hours to complete the River-rafting and we came out with the satisfaction of experiencing an exhilarating and exciting activity  which was truly overwhelming. Though I was little concerned about maneuvering as I was doing rafting for the first time, on contrary to my anticipations, it was quite easy under the direction of the skilled guide. The bewitching beauty of River Cauvery added with the adrenaline charged rafting made my  trip an exquisite one.IMG_9762

15 thoughts on “Cauvery River Rafting…

    • Megha August 28, 2017 / 4:44 am

      Ha ha I am happy to hear that.. Do visit. Its really an amazing place😊

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  1. anusreekoottungal August 28, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    That must have been an awesome experience. Coorg is indeed a place which you can visit again and again, and be surprised by her charms each time.
    The photos are really great!

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  2. farrukh August 28, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    your entire blog is soo soothing. its beautiful Megha and your posts are so sweet. Love looking at india and its nice places.

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  3. Bhavana September 7, 2017 / 6:25 am

    Such a wonderful experience..stunning pics. Have a good day!

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    • Megha September 7, 2017 / 11:54 am

      It was a nice experience. Perfect for those who look out for adventure stuff!

      Liked by 1 person

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