Bheemeshwari is a small town that's located in the Mandya district and is fast becoming a favoured destination for adventure and nature tourists. Bheemeshwari is located 100 km away from Bangalore, and this makes it an ideal weekend getaway.
Nestled between the Mekedatu and Shivanasamudra falls, this is an enchanting place that attracts tourists for various reasons.
A Haven for the Adventurous
Bheemeshwari is becoming a favoured destination for fishing enthusiasts, as the Cauvery river offers rich fishing opportunities, especially with its abundance of Mahseer, a popular game fish. Several fishing camps have sprung up around the town because of its increasing reputation as an 'Angler's Paradise'.
There are a number of Nature Camps in Bheemeshwari and through these; you can take a tour of the jungle that's inhabited by a variety of animals like deer, jackals, leopards, bears, boars, crocodiles and a large number of bird species.
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As it is surrounded by lush green forests and lies in the midst of steep valleys, this place is ideal for trekking and there are a number of trekking trails here. You can trek to Doddamkali, an isolated place that is ideal for bird watching that also offers opportunities for rafting and fishing. Doddamkali lies 7 km from Bheemeshwari.
You can also trek to Galibore, 16 km from Bheemeshwari, which is a great spot for fishing and you can stay at the Galibore Fishing Camp. This is a catch and release camp so if you do manage to catch a fish, you have to release it back. This is mere sport fishing as the Mahseer is an endangered species.
There's an elephant camp site near the Cauvery Fishing Camp and you can trek along this route, along the river and through the jungle trail. The easy but enchanting trek will surely captivate you and send you reeling in realms of fantasy.
Through the Currents of the Cauvery
The swiftly flowing river Cauvery is another attraction in Bheemeshwari and swimming in the calm spots and taking a ride across the river in coracles is something that people often do. For the adventurous, river rafting in Bheemeshwari can be an exciting option.
Bheemeshwari is an ideal place whether you just want to take in the beauty of nature or indulge in some challenging activities. Just relax in the tranquil setting, take a trip into the jungle, try and catch a Mahseer and go trekking as Bheemeshwari offers all these and more.