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Old 21st January 2009, 21:59   #1
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Default A night in Bheemeshwari

From last three to four months I was planning to go for a long trip, but could not make it due to work load and later due to recession. But, finally I decided (and got opportunity) to take a break from my office work last week when I left my Job and planned to spend a night at Bheemeshwari, at the banks of Cauvery.

There are three ways to reach Bheemeshwari (popularly known as Cauvery Fishing Camp)

Route No 1: Bangalore -- take Kanakpura road (via Harohalli) -- Kanakpura -- Sathnur Junction -- Muttati -- Bheemeshwari (120 Kms)

Route No 2 Bangalore -- take Kanakpura road (via Harohalli) -- Kanakpura -- Sathnur Junction -- Algor -- Bheemeshwari (100 Kms)

Route No 3 Bangalore -- take Mysore road -- go till Maddur -- take shivanasamudra road till Malvalli -- take left at Malvalli towards Algor -- Bheemeshwari (not advisable -- more than 130 Kms)

On 16th morning we packed our bags and started our journey at 8:30 a.m and reached Kanakpura road toll gate (which is now in makeshift conditions) at 9:15 a.m, paid Rs 16 till the next deviation from where we took right toward Harohalli on the way to Kanakpura. The state highway is in manageable condition, one can easily maintain around 60 kms/hour.

We reached Harohalli at 10.25 a.m, throughout the way I was looking for an ATM as I was running out of Cash. And to my surprise there was not even a single ATM in the entire route, except one Canara Bank ATM at Kanakpura.

After withdrawing cash from Kanakpura, we started our journey further and reached Sathnur Junction. This is the place to watch out, from here one can take either Muttati or Algor route to reach Bheemeshwari. By mistake we took Muttati route which is the longest among the first two routes (120Kms) and turned little worse. The route passes through Ghat section, which is very steep and narrow. After this ghat section the road runs parallel to Cauvery river. The view was really amazing, one side river and other side greenery. When we were hardly 5 Kms away from Bheemeshwari, a few locals stopped us and demanded Rs 50 to enter the reserve forest. Finding no other go I paid Rs 50 and continued towards Bheemeshwari. And finally reached Bheemeshwari at 12:30.

Prior booking is mandatory at Jungle lodges and Resorts run by Govt of Karnataka, which has complete monopoly at Bheemeshwari. The accommodation facilities includes -- tented cottages, Mud huts, Log huts and Cottages, starting from Rs 2250 per person to Rs 3000 per person. The package includes welcome drink, Buffet lunch, dinner and breakfast, boating, joy fishing, Campfire and barbecue party at riverside in the evening and trekking next day morning. Food (veg and non-veg) was excellent, better than what I expected. Cauvery Fishing Camp is a perfect place to rest your body and soul. No office work, no phone calls, entertain yourself with natural ambiance in the middle of the reserve forest. No need of alarm clock to wake up in the morning, a group of wild bores will help you to wake-up. Overall, this place is completely worth spending for a night stay.

Important points:

No ATM in the entire route.
Do not take chance to fill petrol/diesel on the way.
No mobile network at Bheemeshwari.
Do not get into the water (highly risky - see photos)

Let photos do the rest of the talk...
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Old 21st January 2009, 22:40   #2
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Wow! Lovely photographs. You surely must have had loads of fun.
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WHo are the 3 females who keep drowning every year?
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WHo are the 3 females who keep drowning every year?

No offence meant to anyone and God have mercy on their soul but Good One Kuttapan. It was the same thought when I saw those statistics .
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Nice travelogue and pics. I have never been to Bheemeshwari (although travelled through Kanakapura during my Shivasamudram bike trip in 2004) so your pics gave a nice ambience to the place.

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.... a few locals stopped us and demanded Rs 50 to enter the reserve forest.
Did they give you a receipt? We go there very often and one has to pay there. nothing unusual.


The picture of the room with elephant & deer painting [http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...-dscn0533.jpg] will look very familiar to the Bangalore OTR gang who have been to Soligere . It is in a small field to the RHS while going to the camp. Also, just before this on RHS, there is a small trail going on LHS to an observation tower. The view from there is quite good.

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No offence meant to anyone and God have mercy on their soul but Good One Kuttapan. It was the same thought when I saw those statistics .
Lighter side if 2 females are there on the board then it is safe for females as per the 3 year statistics. Good place. I am also planning from a long time. How to book the jungle resort. DO we need to go to KSRTC office or it can be booked through net etc.
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To book the jungle lodges resort you got to go to their office located in sringar complex on MG road blr. You can book there for all their lodges in Kar.

Great snaps buddy. Wanna visit this place sometime
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bade bhai! excellent place !lovely pics!

your pic captioned "joy fishing" reminds me of the fevicol ad where in the person is sitting for waiting for the fish and the noise maker runs in hehehe..

nobody's going to buy a whirlpool washing machine after reading the 'statisticks', of death

on a serious note i have seen a similar statistical board on the way to aksa beach in mumbai( all mumbai folks visiting this thread will relate)..
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Really nice pictures there and a equally good report .
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Did they give you a receipt? We go there very often and one has to pay there. nothing unusual.


The picture of the room with elephant & deer painting [http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attachments/travelogues/92233d1232552788t-night-bheemeshwari-dscn0533.jpg] will look very familiar to the Bangalore OTR gang who have been to Soligere . It is in a small field to the RHS while going to the camp. Also, just before this on RHS, there is a small trail going on LHS to an observation tower. The view from there is quite good.
Yes Khan Bhai, they gave me receipt against Rs 50. But that has nothing to do with the reserve forest. That was some temple's receipt. Besides, if you take algor route than you don't have to pay.

Yes that room is on the way to the camp.

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Lighter side if 2 females are there on the board then it is safe for females as per the 3 year statistics. Good place. I am also planning from a long time. How to book the jungle resort. DO we need to go to KSRTC office or it can be booked through net etc.
Thanks Aka, You don't have to go to junlge lodges and resorts office for booking, which is located in MG road near deccan heralds office. you can book online at Jungle Lodges & Resorts Eco Holidays

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bade bhai! excellent place !lovely pics!

your pic captioned "joy fishing" reminds me of the fevicol ad where in the person is sitting for waiting for the fish and the noise maker runs in hehehe..

nobody's going to buy a whirlpool washing machine after reading the 'statisticks', of death

on a serious note i have seen a similar statistical board on the way to aksa beach in mumbai( all mumbai folks visiting this thread will relate)..
Thanks Rajesh. It is very common to find such satistics boards at places like this. But the question is how many people take such warnings seriously?

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Wow! Lovely photographs. You surely must have had loads of fun.
Thanks adheesh. That place was awesome. Worth spending Rs 4500 for two people for a night stay.

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Nice travelogue and pics. I have never been to Bheemeshwari (although travelled through Kanakapura during my Shivasamudram bike trip in 2004) so your pics gave a nice ambience to the place.

Abhi
Thanks a lot abhi bhai.

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No offence meant to anyone and God have mercy on their soul but Good One Kuttapan. It was the same thought when I saw those statistics .
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WHo are the 3 females who keep drowning every year?
RufRoc and Kuttapan: Guys even I asked the same question to my wife, she stared at me and I got my answer.

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To book the jungle lodges resort you got to go to their office located in sringar complex on MG road blr. You can book there for all their lodges in Kar.

Great snaps buddy. Wanna visit this place sometime
Thanks maddy, you can book online at Jungle Lodges & Resorts Eco Holidays
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Nice travelogue and pics. Did you see and whirlpools during your visit? Good that you did not venture into the water. Muthathi is knows for its killer whirlpools....
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Imran-bhai,

Why did you let the bores wake you up (unless they came with you)?

Sorry, dude couldn't resist the pun on the misspelt boar.

Great pictures and narrative, will add it to one of our "Must See" places.
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Nice travelogue. I had been to Bheemeshwari in 2005 and enjoyed it a lot. There is the watch tower they take you for a small trek from where one has commanding views of the Kaveri river and the hills on both sides. JLR resorts are pretty well run, and good places for a holiday.
At that time, the drive from Bheemeshwari camp to DH Halli was amazing - well tarred smooth winding roads through enchanting scenery. I drove it 3-4 times because it felt nice.

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Nice travelogue and pics. Did you see and whirlpools during your visit? Good that you did not venture into the water. Muthathi is knows for its killer whirlpools....
Thanks snaronikar. No I didn't.

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Imran-bhai,

Why did you let the bores wake you up (unless they came with you)?

Sorry, dude couldn't resist the pun on the misspelt boar.

Great pictures and narrative, will add it to one of our "Must See" places.
Hay walterdee, thanks man for pointing out. I didn't notice this... Is there any way to edit?

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Nice travelogue. I had been to Bheemeshwari in 2005 and enjoyed it a lot. There is the watch tower they take you for a small trek from where one has commanding views of the Kaveri river and the hills on both sides. JLR resorts are pretty well run, and good places for a holiday.
At that time, the drive from Bheemeshwari camp to DH Halli was amazing - well tarred smooth winding roads through enchanting scenery. I drove it 3-4 times because it felt nice.
Thanks Lance_rit, completely agree with you bhai.
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