Bheemeshwari is a 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 Indian Wildlife animals, including elephants, wild boars, monkeys, jackals, crocodiles, and more.
Bheemeshwari is bestowed with natural beauty. It offers plenty of opportunities to indulge in recreational activities, including angling. The magnificent Cauvery River has made Bheemeshwari a paradise for anglers. The prized catch is the finest and largest game fish Mahseer. This major and exciting fishing hub is popular with both professional anglers and amateurs. The nature camps provide fishing equipments at an additional cost.
Mahseer is an omnivorous fish and consumes frogs, live or dead fish, crabs and fruit. The common species of mahseer found here are tor khudree and tor mussullah. The bait usually used by anglers is ragi paste made from millet flour. If you are fishing for smaller fish, baits like grasshoppers and worms will work.
Since water here also supports crocodiles, its better to take precautions. Avoid venturing out on the angling expedition all alone.
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: Riding bicycles off the road over rough terrain is a nerve tingling experience. Bheemeshwari is ideal for mountain biking adventure.
Kayaking: You can guide your own kayak on the ripples of the magnificent River Cauvery. It˜s perfect destination for beginners.
River Rafting: The rapids in Cauvery at Bheemeshwari are Grade 2, making the waters ideal for starters. Its an 8 km run, and you pass through dense forests.
How to Reach
Bangalore - Kanakpur - Halagur - Bheemeshwari
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.
Exact Location: Bheemeshwari is located 100 km South of Bangalore in the Mandya district.
Nearest Town: Bangalore
Distance from Bangalore: 100 km.
Best Time to Visit: August to January
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.
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 wildlife.