Coorg Rafting



Barpole whitewater rafting experience in southern Coorg’s most magnificent river,  Barpole,  is just off  Tata’s only Tea Gardens of South Coorg,  Glenlorna Tea Estate and 12 kms from Iruppu Falls., off the eastern flanks of Brahmagiri Ghats.  In Kannada  ‘Hole’ means river,  the name of the river is Barpu. Barpu+Hole became Barpole. A river that vibrates with frothy white rapids at the onset of the monsoon.This is monsoon rafting only hence when all rivers are flooded, this river is ideal for rafting otherwise during summer its merely a stream one can walk through. Barpole is considered as one of the best white water rafting sections of south India.

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

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Season: The Barpole 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.

Barpole Rafting Location, directions and  approximate distance.


To get the distance and directions from your place,

  1. Click on Directions below the  ,  Acepaddlers, Barpole Rafting point  Mapmarker.   This will open From:  Field below the Map.
  2. On top right corner of map, change the type to from Satellite  to “Map”  and enable Terrain ☑.  
  3. The “From:” location field is EDITABLE(Bengaluru is default) 
  4. Change the “FROM: field” to your Location/place name and click on Getdirections to  get the details.

Note: If  for some reason, the GoogleMaps fails to load the embedded Barpole Map,  use this weblink,  Barpole Acepaddlers Office.

Barpole Rafting point

Can also SCAN the above QR_Code using  a QR_Code/Barcode scanner and open it using “Maps” from your Smartphone to get directions to  Acepaddlers, Barpole Rafting point.

Barpole 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 Barpole 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.  Barpole 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 Barpole. 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 Barpole  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. Barpole has Grade of rapids III + sections and there are five major rapids. You shall experience the first rapid after about half a kilometer  of paddling.  The first rapid is named Morning Coffee – a grade II, and there after you get the Grass Hopper –  a grade III,  Ramba Samba – a grade II,  Raam Jaane – a grade III+, and lastly the turbulent and enormous one named The Big Bang –  a grade III+.  You shall be brought back to the base-camp where you  shall change and refresh yourselves.

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 at the last rapid,  which is right at the endpoint

Other water-sports and adventure activities.

Apart from the main rafting event, one can also do

  • Pool paddling,
  • Pool Kayaking,
  • Challenging rope courses and
  • Wild life safari ride.

Come Experience The Adrenalin Rush on White Waters Of River Barpole!.  Ace Paddlers means you are safe and secure with top notch professionals around…..

Reservation and booking

Reservation and pre-booking is advised as rafting can be done for a limited duration in a given day and is subject to availability.

Tariff  INR                                      
White water Rafting 1200/person
Pool Kayaking(white water kayaks) 600/person
Pool Paddling 450/person
Challenge Rope courses 1000/person
Wild life safari 750/person
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/ 1500/person/day onwards, economy or luxury stay options available too

 Click Me!, to proceed with booking

Checklist and other info

Download Route Map:

Bangalore-Barpole River Rafting Centre(via-gonikoppa-t.shettigeri)route-2015

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  • Distance from Bangalore 252 kms(4 to 5 hours drive)
  • Distance from Mysore 107 kms(2 hours drive)
  • Facilities available  Change rooms after rafting, Coffee/Tea.
  • Mobile Phone signals  BSNL prominent signals.