When was the last time you ever went on a fishing camp bordering a mighty river and caught a bucketful of tender, delicious freshwater fish? Or to be more precise, have you ever had the opportunity to engage in amateur fishing? If you’re one among those unfortunate individuals, you’re reading about the right place to go on a super vacation! Nestled aesthetically on the lap of the mighty river Cauvery and surrounded by dense forests and majestic mountains is the nature town of Bheemeshwari, located in Mandya District of Karnataka. Plunged in complete wilderness and isolated from the civilized world, Bheemeshwari comes across as that picture-perfect picnic spot wedged between the Shivasamudra and Mekedatu waterfalls and a populaar weekend getaway from Bangalore
Best Time to Visit
Bheemeshwari experiences awesome climate throughout the year, however
the month of May is bound to be hot and sultry. The monsoon months from
June to October add vitality to the virgin greenery of Bheemeshwari with
the Cauvery water nourished by the rains. Bheemeshwari is abuzz with
activity during the months of November till March with professional
anglers from all over the world landing in this fishing hamlet for
catching the prized ‘Mahaseer’ fish by booking Bheemeshwari tours in Karnataka
Must See Attractions
The best things you can do on a trip to Bheemeshwari are fishing, boating, trekking, going for long walks and of course picnicking with your family and friends. Immediately after you reach Bheemeshwari, locate a cozy camping site in the Cauvery Fishing Camp and get set to enthrall yourself with the joy of fishing. The place is extremely popular among tourist circles with a penchant for catching the prized Mahaseer Fish. It is the largest tropical gaming fish in the world and is an endangered species. After spending the entire morning fishing leisurely, you must try exploring the dense forests around the campsite, which are home to wild elephants, leopards, deer and plenty of other mammals. However, be sure you don’t venture too deep and stay on the safer side.
Another beautiful land situated close to Bheemeshwari is Kokrebellur Pelicanry which will be your next destination on day two. This place is haunted by a wide variety of colorful birds making it an ideal spot for bird-watching. Yet another mystique, unexplored land is Mekedatu which is thronged by tourists to witness the mighty Cauvery gushing out through a narrow gorge in this region. You can wind up your nature trip with a visit to the Sangam, which is the point of confluence of the rivers Cauvery and Arakavathi.
Bheemeshwari lies along the National Highway connecting Bangalore and
lies 100km away from the capital of Karnataka State. It is also a
stone’s throw away from Muttati, another popular tourist destination.
The nearest railway station is Bangalore Majestic and the nearest
airport is also located in Bangalore and is a miust visit destination for those planning a trip to South India
Accommodation & Planning Your Trip
There are 3 tourist camps near Bheemeshwari namely Cauvery Fishing Camp,
Galibore Fishing camp and Doddamakali Nature Camp. These resorts
charge 850 INR for day visits and about 1800 INR per head for a night’s
stay. The costs are inclusive of other recreational services like joy
fishing, Coracle Ride, Trekking Guidance, breakfast and meals and also
forest entry fees. You can’t find conventional private hotels in this
part of the country, so you can opt for hotels in Muttati if you prefer
more hygienic conditions.
All in all, you can complete your trip in 2 nights with the cost summing upto 2,400 INR per day for an individual. What are you waiting for? Immerse yourself in the thrill and adventure of Bheemeshwari- the Anglers’ Paradise!