Bheemeshwari Tourism

Bheemeshwari Tourism

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Bheemeshwari Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
  • District: Mandya
Bheemeshwari is a small town in Mandya district of Karnataka. It is located between the Shivanasamudra Falls and Mekedatu Falls on River Cauvery. It is about 100 km from the city of Bangalore. 

Bheemeshwari is popular for its eco-tourism initiatives and is a natural habitat for the mahseer fish found in the Cauvery. Mahseer is believed to be one of the best game fishes. Moreover, there are lush forests surrounding this place, home to a number of wild animals such as elephants, monkeys, wild boars, jackals, otters, crocodiles and leopards. A number of bird species such as kingfisher, ibis, herons and cormorants are also found in these forests.

Things to do in Bheemeshwari

Bheemeshwari has emerged as a popular fishing hub because it lies on the banks of the Cauvery River. In fact, it is also referred to as the ‘Angler’s Paradise’. A number of fishing camps have been developed here where professional and amateur anglers can catch mahseer.

These camps offer tents with essential facilities including mosquito nets, cots and bathing facilities. Food is also served in dining halls, which are usually open air. 

Besides fishing, Bheemeshwari is also a great place for trekking and boating. Tourists can participate in adventure activities like river rafting on the Cauvery, enjoy a coracle ride, take a nature walk to just sit back and indulge in bird watching.
There are a number of attractions around Bheemeshwari such as Doddamkali and Galibore. Doddamkali is at a distance of just 7 km from Bheemeshwari. Located deep in the forest, it is completely isolated and is ideal for camping. Galibore, on the other hand, is 16 km away from Bheemeshwari. This place is also a natural habitat for fish and attracts large number of anglers.

The other places to visit around Bheemeshwari include Mekedatu, Sangam and Kokrebellur Pelicanry. Mekedatu till date has many undiscovered regions and therefore, attracts hordes of tourists for its natural beauty. 

Sangam is the confluence of the Cauvery and Arakavathi rivers. It is one of the most popular and scenic picnic spots in Bheemeshwari. Elephants, deer and tigers can also be spotted in this area. Kokrebellur Pelicanry is a small village in Bheemeshwari, which is home to a number of local and migratory birds ranging from pelicans to painted storks.

During the monsoon months of June, July and August, Bheemeshwari comes alive and it is the ideal time for river rafting. However, the best time to visit Bheemeshwari is between September and February, when the weather is pleasant and tourists can head out. Bird watchers are in for a treat as fishing eagles, kingfishers and plenty of others species flock to the camp during this time. Between March and June, it gets really hot and it is advisable not to visit Bheemeshwari during this season.

Travelling to Bheemeshwari

Bheemeshwari is located 100 km from Bangalore, off the Kanakapura-Kollegal Highway. It is a 5-km drive from Muttathi. Private taxis from Bangalore can be hired for a day trip.  Bangalore railway station serves as the closest railhead to Bheemeshwari.

Accommodation options in Bheemeshwari

Accommodation options in Bheemeshwari range from tented cottages to log huts at various fishing camps.

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Bheemeshwari Traveller Reviews

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Tushar  Shah

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"Adventure & Activities - Jungle Lodges Bheemeshwari Nature & Adventure Camp" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This trip to Jungle Lodges - Bheemeshwari Nature & Adventure Camp was all of the above (Adventure, Fun & activities) in One trip. Three Families (6 adults & 5 Kids) on a Sunday morning 7:30 drove on to Mysore road (NH 275) in 3 cars. Bheemeshwari Nature & Fishing Camp is about 106 km from Bangalore & you have an option of going either through Mysore Road (NH 275) or through Kanakapura Main Road (NH 209) either ways it was about the same distance on any route. At 8:30 am after about 52 km, we stopped at Kamat Lokaruchi to have our breakfast. After breakfast at 9:30, we proceeded further on Mysore Road for about 12 to 13 km & then took a deviation from Channapatna on to SH 94. From here the road narrows down & you need to drive a considerably slow & carefully as you will be passing through a lot of villages which have people & cattle crossing the streets haphazardly. The drive is very scenic all the way to Halaguru & Basavana Betta Forest before reaching your final destination at Bheemeshwari.

We arrived to this camp at 10:30 am (Check-in time to Camp 10:00 am & Checkout time 5:30 am). The very first thing that you notice as you arrive to this place is there are lots & lots of monkeys around this Camp. I would advise all the people travelling here to keep things as close as possible to you as monkeys will be monkeys. Any unattended items especially food will be graciously accepted by the ever watchful monkeys. Only the kids & the men opted for the Adventure Day Visit activity package which included the Welcome Drink, Adventure Activities 11:00 am to 1 pm (Zip Line, Burma Loops, Parallel Walk, Cat Walk, Elephant Foot & Rappelling), Buffet Lunch 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Water Sports 3:30 to 4:30 pm (Pool Kayaking, Coracle Ride), Snacks with Coffee/Tea 4:30 to 5 pm. The Adventure package was approximately about Rs. 2100 for adult & Rs. 1100 for kids between 5 to 12 yrs age. The package rates may have changed recently. Since the ladies did not opt for any adventure activity we paid for Lunch separately, approximately Rs. 500/Person.

The men & the kids started enjoying all the activities, the ladies just relaxed, gossiped & laughed their hearts out while lazing around on the number of hammocks & swings in the resort. The activities were quite thrilling & safety aspect was taken care by the ever alert & helpful Camp staff. While you can repeat the activities you like if there is not much crowd. As we were busy enjoying our activities in the camp, a monkey suddenly jumped right in front the ladies & quickly grabbed away the entire cover of the chips & ground nuts. Within a matter of seconds an entire congress of monkeys were screeching & fighting over the packets of chips & other food items. Before things could go out of hand one of the staff members brought out an air rifle & shot a couple of rounds in the air to shoo away the monkeys who vanished away instantly (just for the time being). The lunch was good was a fair mix of Vegetarian & Non Vegetarian Buffet Spread.

After relaxing for about 30 minutes we continued our water sport activities Kayaking & Coracle Ride. While kayaking was a little tough, the kids enjoyed it the most. The safety jackets were to be worn compulsorily to all who did the water sport activity. While doing the Coracle Ride from the experienced Camp staff we noticed that there were lot of Crocodiles, which were out in the sun taking in all the heat into their body. That's when we realised that we needed to be very careful & not to try any unwanted antics in the flowing river water. However our day passed by very quickly at the Camp without any incident barring the monkeys who thoroughly enjoyed our chips & groundnuts. We have planned one more visit to this place & stay overnight at the various options available in the Bamboo Hut, Cottage, Log Hut & Tented Cottage.
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Diptakirti Chaudhuri

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"Adventure & Relaxation near Bangalore"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2015
Inside the Bheemeshwari Jungle Lodge, you don't get mobile connectivity and that's a big reason to let you unwind and relax. Located on a bend of Kaveri river, the activities on offer include both land (treks, ziplining etc) and water (boat rides and kayaking). There are overnight packages, day packages - whatever suits you and a short drive from Bangalore (2.5 hours) makes it perfect for a weekend getaway. Be careful of the monkeys who are all over the place and looking to snatch food.
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Nivedita  Mohanan

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"Rafting in Bheemeshwari"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 18, 2015
If it's fun you seek in Bangalore, then you need to head out and make your experience all the more dandy! The garden city has in store the perfect opportunity for adventure. Make your day an eventful one by taking a plunge into the rip-roaring avenues and navigate the gushing waters with rafting.

The summers had kicked in and the river had started to sparkle. It was 7 AM and it felt like, life had sprung in every nook and corner and the earth was garbed in green. The trees swayed as the winds blew across the land, nourishing the soils of Karnataka was the river Cauvery. Bheemeshwari - located on the banks of this very river is undoubtedly one of the most ideal getaways from Bangalore that will astound you, especially for river rafting. If you are looking to throw open your pulsating adrenaline spirit in the nourishing lap of nature, then look no further. This is the place you ought to be! While you make your way maneuver the gushing waters, you get to pass through a picturesque forest or tiny hamlets. That apart, the rapids will keep you engaged too. There are grade 2+ rapids for a splendid stretch of 8km, which can be a mix of both exciting and terrifying by the most experienced of rafters. As you enter the areas where the river drops at a gradient on submerged rocks, you'll realize the power of the current. It is here that your tryst with adventure shall begin. Be prepared for this difficult stretch, which also gives the most thrills and chills!

Head to Bheemeshwari now! But if it's inner peace you pursue, then the tranquility and peace with a dash of adventure in the shortest possible time is what you shall be bestowed with.
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Anup Itihas

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"Place for a perfect Internet free holiday!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted May 13, 2015
This is place is around 150kms from bangalore. Has a wildlife sanctuary, Fishing and a lots of temples to visit nearby. Better to pack food and drinks along with luggage as hotels are scarce around this place.

Bhimeshwari is nestled amidst the Cauvery wildlife sanctuary, It is also known as the Angler's paradise, cos of it Mahsheer fishes. Sanctuary is a home for Cheetahs.

Great hospitality with courteous and friendly staff. All 3 buffets were excellent home food and the evening bonfire was fun too. Adventure activities are all extremely safe and fun - only wish it would be longer..

No rare animal sightings, just the standard deer, monkey, crocs and boars.

Worth one visit at least. The rates are very reasonable given the amount of activity, food and level of service / hygiene etc

The food and accommodation is available at Jungle lodges properties at Bhimeshwari, Galibore and Doddamakali- The cost of Tented accommodation is Rs 1900/- and Log huts Rs 2500/- per head includes food, accommodation, forest entry fees, trekking, coracle ride.

Activities & things to do: Camping, Mountain biking, trekking, Rafting (seasonal) Obstacles, Outbound training camps.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc:

We travelled on our vehicle, so reaching there was not a problem. The place is well connected with KSRTC buses from Bangalore or Kanakapura to Halguru from here you need to take a local vehicles or wait for a bus to Muttati, which plays twice in a day.
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Prathap Thyagaraju

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"good place to relax"

  • Posted Jan 20, 2013
Very good place short distance from Bangalore easy to reach and best place to relax and have fun.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: good

Activities & things to do: Its good

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By car
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H Choudhury

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"wonderful getaway near Bangalore"

  • Posted Jan 11, 2013
Very Good! Quiet and tranquil envi. The loghuts were well kept with clean linen. It was a experience to just sit on the verandah & look out at the river. The manager was very attentive & the staff very co-operative. lots to eat in the buffets & the barbeque. Staff were kind to carry the lugguage in the jeep as well as a few of us who had difficulty walking.Coracle ride was fun where we saw a spotted deer & the adventure games were a good experience. kids enjoyed the net-climbing, swings & hammock outside the loghut.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: everything at JLR

Activities & things to do: Adventure rides, coracle ride, rope climbing etc

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Take kanakpura road from Bangalore to reach there.
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Dhiren  Shah

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"My first adventure tour"

  • Posted Jan 7, 2013
Well connected with Bengaluru by national highway & good last leg country side roads.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: very delicious south indian lunch

Activities & things to do: Lot of adventure games on tree tops, river

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Travel in group to enjoy, wear light cotton clothes
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Sandeep Halasur

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"Weekend Getaway!"

  • Posted Nov 19, 2011
Amidst nature this is the easiest option as a weekend getaway for Bangaloreans.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Walk in the forest

Activities & things to do: relax, rappelling, rafting.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Use your own transport as there are very few public vehicles which ply on these routes.
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Satarupa Pal

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"A very nice experience of Cauvery fishing camp in Bheemeshwari"

  • Posted Jul 12, 2010
Nice resort on the bay of Cauvery river ... Ahh .. Loved it.
Take a 1 night stay package and enjoy the nature, take part in activities.
Best one is the kayaking.
Try to book Log hut as it is closer to dining area and river bank...

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is good ( Dont compare with Luxury resort) in jungle resort.
Kayaking for 6 Km was the best experience I had there.
Go for a coracle ride and enjoy .. Get a chance to meet crocodiles taking rest on the Rocks.
Go for nature walk and trekking .. I loved that as it was my first experience of trekking.
Bon fire with Barbeque Chicken and Beer .. deadly combination ...

I loved this place ....

Activities & things to do: Coracle ride
Kayaking for 6 km with extra cost
Obstacles ...
Some rope flying sort of ...
Joy fishing ( Not that good .. i mean bad luck for me ;) )
Rafting (seaonal, after August available)

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: 100 Km from Bangalore...
If you dont know swimming , don't go for Rafting
Can go for Kayaking with experts.
Tented cottage is bit hot , try to take the log Hut.
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  • Posted Feb 28, 2008
Bhimeshwari is nestled amidst the Cauvery wildlife sanctuary, It is also known as the Angler's paradise, cos of it Mahsheer fishes. Sanctuary is a home for Elephants. Jackals, Deer. Tigers are very rare.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: If you are fussy about hygiene and food, kindly take your own food or local food available at Muttati only. The food and accommodation is available at Jungle lodges properties at Bhimeshwari, Galibore and Doddamakali- The cost of Tented accommodation is Rs 1900/- and Log huts Rs 2500/- per head includes food, accommodation, forest entry fees, trekking, coracle ride.

Activities & things to do: Camping, Mountain biking, trekking, Rafting (seasonal) Obstacles, Outbound training camps or family adventure outings are organised by a few adventure clubs in Bangalore

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: The place is well connected with KSRTC buses from Bangalore or Kanakapura to Halguru from here you need to take a local vehicles or wait for a bus to Muttati, which plys twice in a day.
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