Meandering through the woody landscape of the forests of Karnataka is the Cauvery, a large and majestic river of South India. Perched on the banks of this river are the Cauvery Fishing and Nature Camps, now known as home to the great Mahseer -- the most challenging and the largest tropical sporting river fish known to man.
Tucked away from Bangalore city, yet close enough for you to reach it in two hours, these camps offer a slice of nature that is unique, rugged, and breathtakingly beautiful - one in which you can totally feel free! It is also an ideal wilderness retreat for the (non-fishing) nature lovers and knowledge workers.
Bheemeshwari, the favourite getaway for day trippers is 100 kms from Bangalore.This place is a sanctuary to enjoy the calm environs with a dash of luxury. The original "Mahseer Camp" has grown into an adventure sport too.
Situated at Bheemeshwari, 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.
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.
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.