The meandering Cauvery is home to a thriving array of holiday destinations that come with numerous camps. A joint venture undertaken by the Fishing Department and the State Tourism, the Cauvery Fishing Camp offers an adventurous retreat for its visitors along with the serenity of the riverside.
Organized by Jungle Lodges and Resorts, the Bheemeshwari get away, the Galibore camp and the Doddamakali lodges offer this virgin experience. The fishing camps are mainly known among enthusiasts because the regions are rich in Mahseer fish, the largest sporting fish that’s synonymous with the Cauvery.
The Beemeshwari camp offers eight well furnished premium log-huts, out of which four are fully air conditioned with attached bathrooms that are neat and stylish, yet in harmony with the surrounding jungle. There are nine separate luxury tents by the banks of the river that offer a more thrilling stay. All stay homes and tents come with twin beds, are well ventilated and optimally furnished.
Galibore offers a more rustic experience as this haven has 10 tent cottages paired with well planned bathrooms. The camp lacks electricity deliberately, in order to stress on its claims of being a natural retreat. The Doddamakali camp, however, takes this one a touch further by focussing primarily on a rough and tough trekking experience. The Cauvery Fishing Camp however provides its residents with lip smacking Indian cuisine in between these sessions of adventure.
How to Get to the Resort
The Cauvery Fishing Camp can be reached through taxis, private cars or buses with the nearest railhead being Bangalore. You can take a drive down the Kanakapura – Kollegal highway via Halagur in order to reach this place. Mysore is also located at a distance of 85 km via Malavalli, and Ooty lies 245 km away via Mysore.
Bookings at the Cauvery Fishing Camp should be made in advance by contacting their corporate or branch office at Race Course Road or M.G. Road, in Bangalore.
Contact Information and Pricing
#8, Papanna Lane, St. Marks Road
The tariff ranges from INR 1100 for a day-visit to INR 5500 for luxury cottages, with 50 percent reduction in rate for children between 5 to 12 years of age. Additionally, there are tariff packages for food, stay and activities and travellers can choose among these packages to pick the ones that suit them best.
Activities and Things to Do
- The camp hosts a plethora of activities that you can try ranging from coracle rides, angling, and water rafting to mountaineering, trekking and snorkelling.
- Since the wildlife here is in full bloom, bird watching is one of the main activities offered in this camp and you can try spotting some exotic species.
- You can try your hand at fishing during your coracle rides along the thriving Cauvery, and even spot abundant water species like crocodiles.
- The most well known activity here is the ‘Catch and Release’ style of Mahseer fishing, where you can fish, get clicked with your trophy and then humbly release the catch to conserve their species.