Bheemeshwari in Mandya district is an ideal
place not only for the wildlife but also for people on a holiday spree.
The sparkling blue waters of Cauvery wind through rocks and ravines and fall off the Deccan Plateau to form the Twin Falls of Barachukki and Gananachukki.
About 35 Kms downstream is yet another set of falls called Mekedatu (Goat's Leap). Lying between these breathtaking cascades is Bheemeshwari.
It is a perfect picnic spot, where nature has created a natural habitat for the Mahseer fish and variety of exciting animals. The lush forest sheltered by steep valley and scattered by little streams, invite large groups of animals and birds.
The Wild Population
One can see herds of elephants amongst thick trees. Deer springing in the air, wild boars, monkeys, jackals, crocodiles, otter and leopards and many other animals inhabit the place.
There are plenty of birds too. Heron, ibis, cormorant, kingfishers have all made their home here.
Angling is an exiting option here as there is a fishing camp nearby. The banks of River Cauvery provide enthusiastic anglers a chance to try their luck at fishing.
The river Cauvery abounds with Masheer- the finest game fish (weighing 100 lbs) that can fight like a tiger! So do not forget to take your fishing rods. Because, it may be catch of your lifetime.
The Fishing Camp
The Fishing Camp here has comfortable log huts and tents equipped with all basic facilities like cots, mosquito nets, showers, toilet and even a kitchen. Food is served in the ' Gol-Ghar', the open-air dining room.
Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd: II Floor, Shrungar Shopping Centre, M.G.Road, Bangalore.
Conservator Of Forest (Wildlife): Karnataka Forest Department, Aranya Bhawan, Malleshwaram, Bangalore.
KSTDC: Badami House, N.R. Square, Bangalore.
HOW TO GET THERE
Bangalore is the nearest airport.
The road-distance of the nearby cities: Bangalore (100 kms), Kanakapura (56 kms) & Halguru (82 kms).
Best Time To Visit: December- March.