Cauvery river, in Karnataka is situated at about 100 kms from Bangalore and is your best bet for some weekend game fishing. Mahseer, also known as the Indian Salmon, is the main game although there are several other types of fish

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cauvery fishing camp

The most responsible part of the Cauvery Fishing camp is the “Catch & Release” method of Masheer Fishing or Angling. Even if you are not an expert, you could try your hand at fishing guided by our expert staff. Click here to see types of fish in the cauvery.

The sanctuary is an idyllic getaway where wildlife junkies can go spot some deer, leopards, elephants, antelopes, barking deer and of course the tiger! if you are lucky. The snaking river can be traversed on a bamboo coracle, observe 95 species of birds, including rare ones like the grey headed fishing eagle, spotbilled duck, small pied kingfisher and the black-bellied river tern. You can also spot crocodiles, turtles and otters in the water and on land watch as elephant, deer, wild boar and grizzly giant squirrel wander past.

cauvery fishing camp

cauvery fishing camp

There’s also mountain biking, kayaking and rafting on the river Cauvery for those who like adventure. If lazing around is your idea of a holiday, then you could relax in a hammock and read your favourite book, or have a snooze.

Jungle Lodges is one the places to stay at and it comprises three camps:

  • Bheemeshwari – Nature centric getaway retreat There are tents, cottages and a large riverfront. Activities comprise walks, treks and exploring birdlife.
  • Galibore (16 km away from Bheemeshwari) – Remotely located and developed for fishing. Mahseer Fish, the largest tropical sporting river fish known to man can be found here (Oct – Feb).
  • Doddamakali (6 km upstream of Bheemeshwari) – Developed as a Corporate offsite getaway.


  • Bheemeshwari – 8 ethnic log-huts on stilts, 9 tent cottages and 2 luxurious Cottages.
  • Galibore – 10 tent cottages, all with attached baths, very clean, illuminated at night with hurricane lamps. There is no electricity here.
  • Doddamakali – 8 tented cottages with attached bath. However, there is no electricity here. Hurricane/ solar lamps are provided.
cauvery fishing camp

cauvery fishing camp

log huts at cauvery

log huts at cauvery

Ayurveda – Run by KOTTAKKAL ARYAVAIDYA SALA using their medicines and systems and all the therapies performed by well trained male/female therapists.

When at the Cauvery Fishing Camp, you could pay a visit to the ruins of an ancient Shiva temple adjoining the Bheemeshwari camp. You could also interact with the Soliga aboriginal tribals living close by and learn their primitive survival skills, passed down over the millennia. If you have time to spare, you could visit the Mekedaatu waterfalls, visit Sangam and also the Simsha waterfalls.

Doddamakali Fishing & Nature Camp

16th Sep 2011 to 15th Jun 2012

Accommodation in Tented Cottage is priced at Rs. 5,700 for Foreigners and 2,900 for Indian tourists (IND)

Package Inludes: Stay, Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast, Coracle Ride, Joy Fishing, Guided Trekking, Forest Entry Fees, Camera Fees & Taxes

Angling costs are 3,700.00 and 1,650.00

Guests to bring own fishing gear

Bookings can be done by calling (080) 2559-7021 (/ 024 / 025).