River Cauvery flowing in Bheemeshwari is perfect for river rafting adventure, especially for starters.Bheemeshwari is a perfect weekend getaway, and is a concoction of natural beauty, serenity, adventure sports, and trekking trails. The small town is located, in between the Shivasamudra falls and Mekedatu falls, on the banks of river Cauvery. One of the ideal destinations for eco-tourism, the town is surrounded by verdant forests that house an incredible number of wildlife, including elephants, wild boars, monkeys, jackals, crocodiles, and more.
Bheemeshwari is also an ideal destination for visitors interested in adrenaline rush adventure sports. You have to tackle the moderate rapids of grade 2+, which makes the 8 km run enjoyable without being too terrifying. The starting point is Bheemeshwari, and you pass through verdant forests, beautiful valley, and scenic landscapes while you glide on the rippling river water.
Trekking: Bheemeshwari offers a number of wildlife trekking trails for both beginners and professionals. The treks are divided into three categories—easy, medium, and tough depending on the distance from 4 km to 30 km.
Mountain Biking: Mountain biking enthusiasts come to Bheemeshwari for a bicycle ride off the road over the rough terrain.
Kayaking: You can guide your own kayak on the ripples of the magnificent River Cauvery. It‘s perfect destination for beginners.
Angling: River Cauvery is a paradise for anglers, and is a preferred destination for both professional anglers and amateurs. The prized catch is the finest sport fish Masheer.
Other Attractions in the Vicinity:
Doddamakkali Nature Camp: You can reach this nature camp by trekking from Bheemeshwari. Here, the majestic Cauvery River forms a pool which is ideal for water sports. Doddamakkali Nature Camp is located 7 km upstream of Bheemeshwari.
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Galibore: Galibore is surrounded by huge Terminalia Arjuna trees, and the river cuts through in the front, which is bounded by hills on each side. One can spot herd of elephants near the bank of the river. Galibore is located 16 km away from Bheemeshwari,
Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary: This sanctuary is located amidst the waterfalls of Mekedatu, Barachukki and Gaganachukki in Mandya district. Its natural habitat harbours Mahseer fish, and houses an incredible variety of Indian Wildlife.
Best Time to Visit: August to January
Exact Location: Bheemeshwari is located 100 km South of Bangalore in the Mandya district.
Nearest Town: Bangalore
Distance from Bangalore: 100 km
How to Reach: From Bangalore: Take the national highway (NH) to reach Halagur Village via Kanakpura. Reaching the village, take the village road that takes you to Bheemeshwari via Muthati. The nearest airport and railhead is in Bangalore.