1 to 1.5hrs | Bamboo Rafting | Easy, Family Friendly | Except Summer | South Wayanad
River, Bamboo forests, Tea gardens, Rare Birds, Riverine ecosystem, Swimming
This short activity can be combined with biking and hiking for a half- or all- day adventure at Adventure Zone Pozhuthana
Drive over to the the enchanting tea gardens of Pozhuthana, some of which are the oldest plantations in Wayanad, and situated at the foot of an array of mist-clad mountains.
Park your vehicle on the shoulder at Peringoda. You can either get dropped back after the ride or instruct your driver to come over to the landing point downriver.
Walk over a grassy meadow to a mud trail leading to the rafting point at a bend in the Vythiri river. Wear your life jackets - while the river is shallow much of the way there are occasional deeps that can swallow a ship.
Your river guide will pole the raft midstream and you will float down the winding green river between thick forests of bamboo and rushes, and tea or coffee estates.
Watch out for the myriad bird and insect life on the banks, including the famous Malabar Hornbill. You can stop at the tribal deity on the river bank, and splash into the water at the shallow stretches.
The raft will return to the starting point. Once you dry yourself, you can try the local tea shop to sample some hot tea and snacks.
* Please leave your electronics and wallets in your vehicle or with our staff. You could get our staff to take your photos from land.
* Please wear clothes you can get wet in. And carry dry clothes and towels in the vehicle.