Bheemeshwari Tourism

Bheemeshwari Tourism

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Bheemeshwari Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
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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Prathap Thyagaraju
  • Prathap Thyagaraju
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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"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
  • H Choudhury
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"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
  • Dhiren Shah
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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"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
  • Sandeep Halasur
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"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
  • 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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Dev Balaji
  • Dev Balaji
  • Lives in Bangalore
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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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Shwetha Jadav
  • Shwetha Jadav
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"Picture perfect place"

  • Posted May 2, 2007
Bheemeshwari is a place which looks like a picture painted by a kid, Nice green mountains & clouds in the sky & the the river cauvery flowing by is just what we needed to chill out on a sunny sunday. Our team of five which includes my finace, me & my three friends wanted to get out of bangalore for a day to a nice cool place & we zeroed on bheemeshwari, this place is 2kms away from Mutati which is a forest range with mountains spread all around. We started from banaglore at 7.00 in the morning and reached bheemeshwari at 11.30, it usuall takes just 1hr 30 mins, since we had a flat tyre, had to get that patched up. We parked our vehicle close by to the cauvery fishing camp in bheemeshwari & trekked for about 1km to reach the river side, we spent arong 3-4 hrs in the water & started to unwrap the food covers that we had carried, since it was summer we had carried lots of oranges & cucumber & ate to our hearts content, we got out of water & started cooking our food which was ready to eat noodles but please make your own fire ;), it was really adventurous to cook but please do not litter, carry your waste back. We had a nap for a short time & around 5 we made our coffee with the hlp of river water & some milk powder, sugar & nescafe, after this we headed back to banaglore & on our way back we had a chance to see the spectacular sunset.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: To reach bheemeshwari you have to cross Mutati which is also a famous tourist destination but if you are looking for privacy & cleanliness then ignore mutati & head forward to bheemeshwari, carry your own food as apart from small hotels at mutati there are absolutely no hotels or shops in bheemeshwari.

Activities & things to do: Trekking on the hills & soaking your self in the river are the only activites at bheemeshwari, this place is ideal just for a day out. I would like to warn you people that the current of the river is very high, so kindly take care of yourself & your family, do not venture too deep into the river, there are chances of finding few crocodiles & wild elephants, so do not venture deep into the jungle or river.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Bangalore take the Kanakapura road, reach kanakapur & head towards sathnur, in sathnur take left towards mutati. From mutati take the road which leads to cauvery fishing camp, this enitre strech is called bheemeshwari.
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