Bhadra Rafting



Bhadra whitewater rafting experience in Chickmagalur’s most magnificent river,  Bhadra river,  is just off  near one of the top 8 dense forests of the world, 30 kilometres of Kudremukha National Park and 10 kms from Magundi. A river that vibrates with frothy white rapids at the onset of the monsoon.This is monsoon rafting only which is ideal for rafting from June till January hence when all rivers are flooded, this river is ideal for rafting otherwise during summer its merely a stream one can walk through. Bhadra river rafting is considered as one of the best and scenic white water rafting sections of south India.

Check-lists and registration form,  for all the participants:

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Season: The Bhadra River Rafting can be done for up-to nine months in a year depending upon the monsoon, the season typically starts from the month of May and ends in January.

Bhadra Rafting Location, directions and  approximate distance.


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Bhadra White water rafting

AcePaddlers makes every effort to run a quality trip, including all the safety instructions and briefing, before and during each trip by our trained professionals.  One needs to follow their instructions sincerely.  Rafting is a team event and co-ordination and participation from all the members is required and appreciated. We at Bhadra river do not use Oar rafts where one just sit back and enjoy the ride and guide is going to do all the paddling. We use Paddle rafts aka Oar assisted paddle rafts. Each Raft can take up-to 8 people per raft  with a professional guide and  it requires involvement and active participation from all the members.  One shall need to actively help paddle on the trip they choose, to successfully complete rafting trip.

Do I need to know swimming for rafting?

It is NOT mandatory or a must that,  one should be knowing swimming.  Bhadra rafting is safe for beginners and non-swimmers as well.  Our Personal Floatation Devices shall  keep the non-swimmers afloat, even in turbulent sections of Bhadra River. Seek medical advice if you are pregnant, significantly overweight or in a poor physical condition. Apart from this, it is your responsibility to evaluate your level of fitness and to select a trip which is appropriate. For your own safety, rafting is strictly not allowed,  if one is under the influence of alcohol or is intoxicated by any other means.

Duration of rafting, section and grade and type of Rapids.

Rafting trip at Bhadra is for about One and a Half to three hours depending on the water level on that particular day. The International Scale of River Difficulty has classified the river for waters sports into  six categories, each referred to as “Grade” or “Class” followed by a number. Often a river or rapid will be given a numerical grade, and then a plus (+) or minus (-) to indicate if it is in the higher or lower end of the difficulty level. Bhadra has Grade of rapids III + sections and there are six rapids.

Ace Paddlers Adventure trip Photos

On most of the river trips, a professional photographer captures all the white water rafting action. You can view and purchase photos after your trip, but we do not promise to take photos on every trip, if you are looking for the same, please check with us and get confirmed. Also, one can give their camera to any of our staff and ask them to take pictures if possible on the way.

Other water-sports and adventure activities.

Apart from the main rafting event, one can also do

  • Pool paddling,
  • Pool Kayaking,
  • Challenging rope courses and
  • Trekking.
  • Birding.

Come Experience The Adrenalin Rush on White Waters Of River Bhadra!.  

White water rafting  INR 1000/ person
Pool Paddling  INR 450/ person
Challenge Rope courses INR 1000/person
 Camping  INR 1500/ person includes food and tent
Accommodation in Homestay-includes veg & non-veg food (pls note these are not resorts and food timing has to be followed and additional food requests are considered subject to availiability and at extra cost/ 2500/person/day onwards, economy or luxury stay options available too

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Checklist and other info

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  • Distance from Chikmagalur 74 kms towards Kudremukha (1 1/2 hours drive)
  • Distance from Bangalore 295 kms(5 to 6 hours drive)
  • Distance from Mysore  241 kms(5 hours drive)
  • Distance from Mangalore  125 kms(3 hours drive)
  • Distance from Udupi 115 kms( 2 to 3 hours drive)
  • Facilities available  Change rooms after rafting, Coffee/Tea.
  • Mobile Phone signals  BSNL prominent signals.