Nourishing the mountains and soils of Karnataka is the Cauvery River which flows down merrily from the mountain slopes! Bheemeshwari, located on the banks of this very river is undoubtedly one of the most ideal getaways from Bangalore. Also known as the Cauvery Fishing Camp, it is located at an ideal distance of about 120km from the city.
Once you reach Bheemeshwari, you will be astounded by the sheer variety of activities that this quaint and picturesque town offers. Being on the riverside, it is an ideal ground for practicing activities such as fishing, angling, trekking, and most exciting of all river rafting!
In the monsoons, the region decks up in pretty flora and fauna, which makes it a refreshing escape from the mundane city life that you want to catch a break from! Ideal for all the nature lovers in Bangalore, it is here that you can spot rare and spectacular birds such as Kingfishers, terns, Fishing eagles and many other waterborne birds! The lazy flow of the Cauvery River makes it an ideal escape to indulge in Bheemeshwari River Rafting.
Famous all over the city and the country Bheemeshwari rafting is ideal for those who want to throw open their pulsating adrenaline spirit in the nourishing arms of nature and the great outdoors!
With River Cauvery flowing gently for most of her course around here, there are grade 2+ rapids as well for a splendid stretch of 8km, which can be termed as exciting and terrifying by the most experienced of rafters. Head to Bheemeshwari, if you seek tranquility and peace with a dash of adventure in the shortest possible time.
If you are a visitor, the closest airport and railway station are in Bangalore. The activity suggested here is ideal for large group of corporates, friends, a diverse group of individuals, and families with older children.
Around 6am, get behind the wheel and drive towards Bheemeshwari via Kanakpura exit on the NICE road. There are plenty of eateries en route for you to grab a scrumptious breakfast. Rafting sessions are held between 9am to 6pm and you can enroll yourselves in one through advance bookings for a free slot since they operate on a first-come-first-serve basis.
To begin with, a briefing is addressed by experienced instructors on the course, techniques, expert tips, safety measures, and equipments. The rafting takes places for a total of 2-2.5 hours during which you will encounter rapids of a Grade 3 nature.
Upon completion of the rafting experience, you are driven back to the starting point in a jeep.
As you enter the areas where the river drops at a gradient on submerged rocks, you’ll realize the power of the water current. It is here that your tryst with adventure begins. Be prepared for this difficult stretch, which also gives the most thrills.
Unwind and relax after a truly adventurous day and you may head back to Bangalore around 6pm.