Galibore Nature Camp, Bheemeshwari
Ranked 2 of 2 hotels in Bheemeshwari
Uyamballi Post Sangam Kanakapura Taluk
Phone Number 8117255970 www.junglelodges.com
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JLR properties have never disappointed me. So, this year I chose the Galibore nature camp, earlier known as Galibore fishing camp(fishing is closed now completely, even the catch and release is not allowed anymore). I arrived at the property 2 hrs before check-in time, did a few formalities and then was assigned a tent immediately. Itinerary: Day 1- Arrival, Arrival drink, Lunch, Tea, Coracle ride, BBQ, Dinner Day 2- Tea/Coffee, Trekking, Breakfast, Departure Room: The Galibore property only has Tents and those who are expecting a log house with air conditioning would be disappointed. There are around 12 tents, each named after a bird species. The rooms are simple, clean and they come with 3 single beds, 2 joined together and 1 extra, 1 dressing table,1 clothes hanger stand, 2 tables, 2-night stands and 1 cupboard, beautifully painted in natural wood colors. The bathroom is small compared to the rest JLR properties but is quite sufficient and they come with Organic soaps and shampoo. Summers are a bit hot and 2 fans cannot really cool you down. Also, for people who do not realize, your neighbours in other tents can hear you whispering, so kindly be considerate enough so as not to keep them up late into the night. Rating: 3/5 Surrounding: The surrounding is absolutely beautiful and if I may dare to say, better than Bheemeshwari's surrounding. The place is surrounded by hills, literally, you have a hill just behind your tents and then when you walk to the river, you can find hills on the opposite side, it is just too beautiful to believe if you haven't been there already. You can find butterflies in hundred, birds in hundred and if lucky a few crocodiles (I did see some hatchlings), spotted deer or cheetal, sambar, bonnet macaques, and jackals. The monkeys can wreak havoc if you do not close your door properly and they are present throughout the resort. Several times, I heard the warning call of langoor, sambar and deer on the opposite side of the bank. Although, I would like to suggest that the Guests should refrain from throwing plastics around including cigarette butts. Also, the staff should ensure that the areas near the river is not littered. The feeling kind of disappears once you see plastic strewn around. Rating:4/5 Food: The food is always, always, always good at JLR. They have meticulously maintained their standard. You have an assortment of veg and non-veg dishes to choose from and each of it is finger-licking good. Your welcome drink will be lemon juice, then your lunch would be served in the Gol Ghar, followed by tea and biscuit, followed by BBQ(veg and non-veg) and then dinner. Next day, you are provided with Tea, Coffee, and biscuits and after your hike, you get your breakfast served. They do serve liquor, but then don't get high and jump into the river for a swim with the crocodiles. :) Rating:5/5 Service: The service is something you can never complain about for JLR.It is flawless. Rating:5/5 + 1 Location: You need to take a right just before stopping at the Mekedattu final stop and travel for nearly about 6 kms in rough, broken terrain of red soil to reach the camp. The road can be an adventure if you are driving in an SUV, not so much for people riding a 2-wheeler or a low ground clearance car. You can find several species of birds, fluttering right in front of your vehicle and you get a bit spooked since the entire stretch is entirely deserted and only people who have a booking in the JLR are allowed inside that area. You would love the serenity and the loneliness of the camp in the middle of nowhere. Rating:4/5 Activities: The camp has several activities namely: cycling, rope activities, darting, badminton volleyball, coracle ride, swing, and several other activities for kids too. In front of each tent, you would find a hammock to rest and while away your time. Also, you have a guided nature trek, which you can opt for in the morning. Rating:5/5 There are tons of things available in the camp to buy: t-shirts, caps, books and other souvenirs and do not forget to put money in the common tip box kept at the cafeteria. An amazing place to just relax and while away time. Definitely recommended.
Enjoyed the stay, staff were very cooperative and coracle ride was awesome. The barbeque was also very nive addition to riverside camp fire. On top of that the tents were clean and neatly maintained. Would recommend definitely for atleast one visit. One more addition is morning trek.
After my 1st visit to JLR Bannerghatta in 2015, I zeroed at JLR Galibore. Hospitality : Excellent. To mention Mr. Srinivas, Mr. Basavaraj, Chickkaraj, Venkatesh for hosting us. Accommodation Type: Tented Cottage. Distance: Approx. 100 KMs. From Bangalore. Travelling Time: Approx. 3:00 Hours. Route: turn just before Nature Camp. Road Condition: Bangalore - Mekedhat(2 Lanes) - The last 9KMs. Is bad but manageable. Google Maps is perfect to locate the resort. Mobile Coverage : BSNL, Airtel near the river bank. About: The Camp is located approximately 9 KMs. Inside the forest on the banks of Cauvery river. It is named after the windy hillock called Galibore. Address: Galibore Nature Camp, Uyamballi Post, Kanakapura Taluk. Itinerary. Day 1. 12. 30 PM Check-in (Smooth). 01:30 PM Lunch (Good Food). 04:00 PM Tea/Coffee with Biscuits. 04:30 PM Coracle Ride for around 2 Kms. (Excellent). 07:30 PM Campfire & Barbecue on the River Side (Awesome). 08:30 PM Dinner (Good Food). Day 2. 06. 00 AM Wake-up call. Tea/Coffee. 06:30 AM Guided trek (Simply Superb). 09:30 AM Breakfast (Tasty Food). 11:00 AM Check-out (Smooth). Activities : Big Nets are setup across the trees, Tyre Swing's across the property. Conclusion: Will visit again & would surely recommend to friends.
Galibore is a great place to unwind - without even Mobile networks to disturb you. The Karnataka tourism jungle lodges follow a set pattern of functional rooms, lots of fun things in the camp (hammocks, climbing nets, barbecues etc). All that is there at Galibore as well. A relaxing coracle ride in Cauvery river is the only activity at this camp. (If you want more adventure stuff, you can try out their nearby camp at Bheemeshwari. Food is functional but the service impeccable, the staff being well trained, polite and efficient. One problem is the last nine kms to the resort is through a mud road through the jungles. You should ideally have a four wheel drive or at least a car with high ground clearance to negotiate this stretch.
I stayed here with my family for about 3 days and those 3 days were one of the most memorable days of my life. The location is perfect for holidays. The rooms are comfortable, the food is fantastic, the location is perfect. You will surely enjoy this place, especially fishing.
It was a last minute plan and the previous week i had been to Mekedatu which is just around 10 kms from this place. I had seen a board that rest fishing camp while returning from Mekedatu and was curious about it. Since it was last minute, the idea was to not take any risk and if the location would turn bad, the plan was to cut the trip short and visit Mekedatu again with my wife. I read some reviews and they were all positive, so here I was to explore a new location. We left Bangalore at around 5:00PM and reached the location at around 9 PM. To our diappointment we had missed the barbecue. The travel agent hadnt clearly explained about the timings :(. The check-in time is at 11:00 AM and the check-out time is 12:00Am the next day. I was a little sad on the barbecue part and since it was pitch dark in the forest when we landed, I didnt get a complete feel of the place, but there was a strange feeling of excitement and something intution telling mem that it was going to be the most memorable trip. When I reached there, the staff was very friendly and hospitable and they welcomed us with a very friendly attitude. they assured that whatever activities we missed would be done separately for us the next day. That was very reassuring. We went straight to dinner and the staff handed over the keys, a torch and a solar lamp to us. The room had electricity but there were no tubes or other kinds of electric lamps. The room looked completely in sync with nature. Looks like the staff had taken a cue from the previous reviews. The attitude was nothing like the way it was mentioned in other reviews where there were reports of bad and rough attitude of the staff. The room was also very clean and nothing looked unattended, though the staff was eager to get back to bed after handing over everything to us, quite understandabley since we had landed late. Dinner was not too great, but was manageable. I went to sleep, eagerly waiting for the next day to dawn. The next day started with calls of the staff for trekking at around 6:30 AM and tea was served. We left for trekking at 7 AM with a guide. The route for the trek was steep on the hill nearby. We went up the hill that looked like just the hill next road and reached the viewpoint. We werent lucky enough to see any animals, except for some elephant dung, but the route did excite us.The view point is amazing and feels worth the trek. A complete view of river cauvery flowing though a snaky path accross to the other end towards Sangam was awesome. We took some nice snaps and then left the place. The trek downstairs was a little slippery with some tiny stones and it had rained but we made it back. the guide was very amicable as well. We headed for breakfast and i was surprised to find that many items. It was all yummy and I filled up a little more than normal. After 30 mins of rest, we headed for water sports. we chose Kayaking after rafting partly because I had forgotten to draw cash and credit cards were not accepted because of signal issues. The sports guide was very accomodative and offered to take us for the sport anyway and asked us to pay later through an online transfer. He said he would send the account details by mail and I am yet to receive it. Kayaking was a great experience.v The location offers some good rapids and currents that are essential for a good Kayaking experience. there is no hurrry to finish the job and get back to the tent and the guides take us through sufficiently to get a hands on on the Kayaking process. They only row when the kayak is going out of direction and allow you to take the lead, which was pleasant. If you are already familiar with Kayaking, you wil be allowed to do it on our own without a guide. We did pass through some excitin rapids and my wife was scared to the helm, but she now loves the experience. This went on for 2 hours and we paid Rs. 600 per head. Rafting cost Rs. 1250 per head. We then reached or the tent and had our lunch which was good and then moved on for the coracle ride which took us trhough some breath-taking views, but not many animals in view. this was a 1 hour affair and then we were driven back to the tent. Finally we were taken for joy-fishing and since the staff had a lot of wasted lunch to dispose to the fishes, it was easy to get the unsuspecting fishes to take the bait. The mahseers were pretty big in size and in half an hour we could catch aroubd 4 fishes. The fishes are only for fun and have to be left back in the river. Me and my wife took some snaps with the fishes and with that called an end to our trip. It was 6 PM in the evening. The staff thanked us for coming and got us to sign the feedback book and we were on our way home with a lot of fond memories with us. It was the best journey for both my wife and me.
The camp itself is a beautiful array of 12 cottages nestled among huge, green trees. There is nothing for miles around—no plastic, no vehicles, no food, not even roads. There’s no better venue for a reunion with Mother Nature. We hired an outfit called Outback adventurers to help us in the wilderness. These guys were ready for us with the first activity of the day—rafting—as soon as we hopped off the bus. Getting into the life-jackets we felt adventurous already. After a brief safety speech by Sanjeev, our expert navigator, the real thrills began. A couple of rapids tested our synchronization and strength. No one fell overboard, which was kind of disappointing! Back at the camp, the aroma of delicious chicken curry, spicy chhole and piping hot rasam beckoned us. Still in our wet clothes, we attacked the yummiest food we have had in a long time. Stuffed to the gills, we hung ourselves out on the hammocks to dry. By midnight, we crawled into our small tent and were off to Snoreville in 5 minutes. The awesome weather ensured a peaceful sleep. Woke up only at 6 to the sound of “Trekking at 7, saar. Please have tea and be ready!”. This time we went up a short hill. We struggled in our Nikes and Reeboks while our guide leapt like a mountain goat in Hawai chappals.
This is another JLR from the same area as bheemeshwari. This is further away from the other JLR and understandably less known and visited. But a very good experience here as well.
The beauty of any trip is in looking forward to it, without actually knowing fully about how it looks! You expect some sophistication and you are bowled over by the simplicity. What floored me was that this place was in Bangalore district itself, within easy reach anytime I wanted, yet it took me till now to experience the beauty of the place. It was joyful, to put it simply.
The staff at the hotel were very co-operative and they were very attentive to us. The room in the hotel was well fascinated with all the amenities in good conditions. It was also kept clean and tidy and that was good. The food was very good in taste and high in quality. We had all the facilities though it was situated interior in the jungle. They had arranged for many refreshing activities and we really enjoyed it. There was no difficulty in sign in and sign out. The stay was extremely nice and had lots of fun there. The overall experience at the hotel was fantastic.
Galibore Nature Camp is ranked #2 among the 2 hotels in Bheemeshwari with an average rating of 5.5 out of 7. It is one of the among 3-star Nature Camps in Bheemeshwari. It is part of the "Jungle Lodges & Resorts" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 36 photos, 30 text reviews and 1 video reviews. it is rated top for its Location, Room and Food & Drink.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 9,100 to Rs 9,600 per night. The hotel offer 20 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (58%) and Group (25%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 58% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 25% have rated the ambience as adventurous.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.
Galibore Nature Camp is located at Basavana Betta Forest . Galibore (1 Km), Doddamkkali (1 Km) and Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.
Other amenities include Restaurant, Travel Assistance, Laundry Services, Doctor On Call and Parking Facility. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
Also referred to as the ‘Angler’s Paradise’, a number of fishing camps have developed at Bheemeshwari where professional and amateur anglers can catch mahseer. You can go trekking and boating, enjoy a coracle ride or Read More
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