Cauvery Fishing Camp, also known as Bheemeshwari
Fishing and Nature Camp is a regular spot for tourists. Apart from experiencing
the fishing activitiesoffered by all those fishing camps in the vicinity, you
can also go for other recreational activities. If you are more of a person who
loves nature and want to have a ride and glide through it, then this is the
place you should consider going to. The scope of entertainment and adventure is
widespread, which never leaves anyone dissatisfied; rather, you will be craving
to spend some more time there. You can experience rope walking, kayaking,
rafting, zip lining and many more.
You can enjoy your stay on the bank of mighty
Cauvery in those set of tiny tented cottages with all kind of facilities. The
Cauvery is one of the most prominent water bodies in India and the lifeline of
the state of Karnataka. It has spread life and joy by turning the land into a
paradise, and one of the living examples is the Cauvery Fishing Camp. It is the
abode to a large number of bird species(nearly 200 species) such as cuckoo,
pied crested, grey-headed fish eagle and many more and the best natural habitat
for animals like deer, leopards, jackals, elephants, sambar and grizzled giant
squirrel(now on the verge of extinction). If you are looking for a place to go
trekking, then this can be one of the most popular trekking destinations.
Of course, this place is not only for those who love
to get involved in adventure activities but also for those who want to get away
from all the hustle and bustle of work life to spend some relaxing and pleasant
time in the cradle of nature with their loved ones.
So, all in all, the Cauvery Fishing Camp is the best
place to chill and relax for both the thrill seekers and peace seekers.
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Activities at Cauvery Fishing Camp
The Cauvery Fishing Camp offers lots of recreational
and adventurous activities such as sightseeing, nature walks, fishing, rafting,
trekking, swimming, photography and many more. You can enjoy the sunset sitting
beside your loved one with your legs dipped in water. The nature is the best
place to experience such romantic ambience. You can go for a 6 hours long trek
aroundthe Basavana Betta and will return with thousands of pictures and
unforgettable memories. However,
if you think that a 6 hours trek would be too much, then you can opt for other
short duration treks.
Accommodation and Food
comfort and convenience of tourists who are here for a weekend trip or night
stay, there isthe facility of accommodation and food. There are eight ethnic
log huts in the vicinity of the Camp whereas, for people who want to experience
their stay on the riverbank, there is the facility of ten tented cottages with
attached bathrooms. You can go for other accommodation as well if there are no
cottages or huts left to be booked. You can dine at the Ghol-ghar, a dining
area for the guests. Enjoy the salubrious food both in vegetarian and non-vegetarian
options. For recreation, you can go out of your cottage and have some relaxing
time in those hammocks, a high Machaan, and a tumbling net.
Tariff and Occupancy
above, there are all kinds of arrangements for the tourists who are here for
one day or for a long holiday. You can either go for a mud hut or cottage or
tented cottage or last but not least, bamboo hut. The tariff of these
accommodations can vary starting from INR 7,800 up to INR 10,300 for single bed
whereas, for double occupancy, it can be in the range of INR 6,100 and INR
8,000. This price is not only for cottage charge, but it includes meals, taxes,
entry fees, coracle rides and other activities and itinerary. They also offer
river rafting, but you need to pay extra for this activity. There is a 50%
discount on fees if you have children between the age group of 5 to 12 or else
children below 5 years are not required any fees.
(Above are per night cost for per person with twin sharing)
Fauna and Avifauna at Cauvery Fishing Camp
Fishing camp is tucked in the cradle of dense forest with its lifeline being
the mighty Cauvery which has turned this area into the abode for many birds,
fish and animals species. While you are out or trekking, you might have a
chance to come across some animalslike elephants, Sambar deer, Jackal, Spotted
deer, Snakes, Leopards and many more.
If you are an ornithologist or love to birding, then this is
the perfect place that houses over 200 bird species. Not only you can see the
local birds but some migratory birds inwinter.Grey-headed fish eagle, Jacobin Cuckoo,
and darter are to name a few.
Angling at Cauvery Fishing Camp
You might have
guessed it from the name that it might be the best place for angling and that’s
true indeed! You can come across the rare kind of fish species called
Mahseer(Combination of two words: Mahi=fish, Seer=Lion) which would be a truly
fascinatingexperience. However, you can’t catch them as it is declared illegal,
but you can witness them roaming in the clean and clear water. The best time
for angling is betweenNovember to February. You will be accompanied by a local
guide or in the local language, “Gillie”. They are quite experienced, and angling
is their forte. Due to their knowledge of the terrain, they know which place is
suitable to experience the best angling activity.They will guide you and let
you have the fun and pleasure of angling.
Cauvery Fishing Camp Itinerary
Fishing Camp offers both a relaxing and exciting programmes and the itinerary
for that is as follows:
Check-in time: 12:30 PM
At 01:30 PM: Lunch at camp and relax (You can go for a long
walk along the riverbank or spend time on the riverbank)
At 04:00 PM: Evening Tea and Coffee at camp
At 04:30 PM: Coracle Ride
At 05:30 PM: Burma Loop and Parallel Walk
At 07:30 PM: Campfire and Barbeque at the camp
At 08:30 PM: Dinner at camp
At 06:00 A.M: Wakeup call and morning tea/coffee
At 06:30 A.M: Guided trek and nature walk into the forest.
You will be informed by the guide each and every detail you need to know before
you set your foot in the forest. A morning walk under the canopy of nature
would be truly refreshing.
At 09:30 A.M: Breakfast at the camp.
At 11:00 A.M: Check out
Best Time to Visit Cauvery Fishing Camp
There is no
restriction for visiting this place throughout the year. However, the best time
to experience the beauty of nature and other activities is from September to
February due to the pleasant weather.
Tips for Visiting Cauvery Fishing Camp
Pack all the necessary items you will need during your stay.
Bring nature-friendly clothes and shoes instead of high heels and formal shoes.
Trekking shoes are a must if you want to experience trekking
or any kind of activities in the forest.
How to Reach Cauvery Fishing Camp
Fishing Camps is located at a distance of 100 km from the IT city of Bengaluru.
You can ride to this place via the Bengaluru – Kanakapura route; left to the
Sathnur and Muthathi road. Once you reached Muthathi, the Camp is about 5 km
can’t be reached by train, but the nearest railway station is Bengaluru City
Central Railway Station from where you can hire a taxi or book a car from any
online e-cab service.
The nearest highway located to the Camp is
Kanakpura-Kollegal Highway, and you can find the way to the camp by taking a
turn at Halagur and heading towards the Halagur-Muttatti road.