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Doddamakali Fishing & Nature Camp
Doddamakali is situated 6 km upriver of Bheemeshwari. This is the remotest
and the most rugged and primitively beautiful place imaginable. This is where
you will learn the meaning of the word "isolation".
Here the Cauvery stills and collects into a large pool which is ideal for water sports. Six tents are located here.
Doddamakali is a great place if you are ready to rough it out. Our staff, of course, will always be with you. This is our base for corporate team building exercises, conducted through OZONE, the leading outdoorsmen of South India.
There are two ways of reaching this place - a direct road route, the final part of which is very steep and needs a four wheel drive jeep to negotiate the last few kilometres. Alternatively, you can park at Bheemeshwari and trek 6 km to Doddamakali.
Getting There: Cauvery Fishing Camp is set on the banks of the River Cauvery. Set among steep hills, it is a tranquil and panoramic place where fish are found in abundance. Further upstream is yet another fishing camp at Doddamakali. Bheemeshwari is 100 km from Bangalore via Kanakapura / Halagur and is accessible by road. It is 85 km from Mysore via Malavalli and 245 km from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) via Mysore.Galibore is 95 km from Bangalore, just 16 km away from Bheemeshwari and is accessible by Road. Doddamakali is 132 km from Bangalore, 6 km upriver from Bheemeshwari and is the remotest and the most rugged of all the three camps.Jungle Lodges organises transport on request (a/c or non a/c) from the following locations:
ex-bangalore, ex-mysore, ex-gao, and ex-hubli.
Must Do : Cauvery beckons as soon as you check in. A quick walk to the riverbank is simply irresistible. Dip your feet in the pristine waters and you can actually feel the travails of city life fading away. With the assistance of our courteous and knowledgeable staff, you can trek through thick forest and scale a series of hilltops.
If you are not too eager on a long trek, do some short nature walks instead. The most important activity at the Cauvery Fishing camp is the "Catch & Release" method of Masheer Fishing or Angling. Even if you are not an expert, you could try your hand at fishing guided by our expert staff. Float down the meandering river on a coracle, indulge in some fishing for fun, observe 95 species of birds, including rare ones like the grey headed fishing eagle, spotbilled duck, small pied kingfisher and the black-bellied river tern. You can also spot crocodiles, turtles and otters in the water and on land watch as elephant, deer, wild boar and grizzly giant squirrel wander past. There's also mountain biking, kayaking and rafting on the river Cauvery for those who like adventure. If lazing around is your idea of a holiday, then you could relax in a hammock and read your favourite book, or have a snooze.
Must See: When at the Cauvery Fishing Camp, you could pay a visit to the ruins of an ancient Shiva temple adjoining the Bheemeshwari camp. You could also interact with the Soliga aboriginal tribals living close by and learn their primitive survival skills, passed down over the millennia. If you have time to spare, you could visit the Mekedaatu water falls, visit Sangam and also the Simsha water falls.