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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

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"A getaway for fishing"

Bheemeshwari Tourism

Bheemeshwari, a small town in Karnataka's Mandya district, is popular as a paradise for fishing enthusiasts as it is home to the Mahseer fishes - one of the finest game fish in the world. The tranquil site is the perfect getaway for a short trip from Bangalore, one that is close to nature. Due to its proximity with the Cauvery River and its extensive forest cover with a variety of flora and fauna, Bheemeshwari is visited by adventure enthusiasts for boating, adventure camps, trekking up the hills and bird watching.

Apart from being home to a wide variety of birds, Bheemeshwari is known for the diverse fishing camps like Mekedatu, Sangam, and Kokrebellur Pelicanry. The riverside is often dotted with the locals and tourists cooking food on rented utensils. This, sometimes, leads to littering in the area. The flora of Bheemeshwari that creates picturesque views also supports exotic wildlife which includes crocodiles, wild boars, leopards, jackals and deers. Bheemeshwari is a good spot to visit for the ones looking for a long drive and a one-day getaway from Bangalore.

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Natural wonder

Bheemeshwari is a paradise for nature lovers, who can have fun relishing the treasured beauties of nature. The picturesque views that can be seen during the sunrises and sunsets can enrich and rejuvenate the souls. The lush hills are also great for trekking.

Restaurants and Local Food in Bheemeshwari

While the options aren't exactly elaborate and choices can get limited, but you should be able to find typical Kannada cuisine over here. One can relish local cuisine consisting of Dosa, Bisi Bele Bath, Akki Roti, Jolada Roti, Idli, Vada, Sambhar, Kesari Bath, Ragi Mudde, Uppittu, Vangi Bath and traditional and local sweets like Mysore pak, Chiroti etc .
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Pre-book a fishing session with any of the fishing camps in the area, for tropical fish for the next day. Visit the nearby market for handicraft goods and local food joints for an early lunch and then trek up the nearby hills to watch the beautiful sunset from a height. 

Day 2: Wake up early and have a breakfast picnic at the banks of Sangam, the spot of the confluence of the Cauvery and Arkavathi rivers and enjoy the picturesque view. Go on a fishing adventure post lunch, until sunset and spend the rest of the evening sightseeing & taking in the beauty of this place.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Known mainly for the adventure activities like fishing and trekking. A perfect weekend getaway.

What's Not So Great?

The accesible part of the river bank is littered with trash

For Whom?

Bheemeshwari is a great place for people looking for a weekend getaway from Bangalore. Ideal for nature lovers to savour the beauties of nature. It is also a perfect destination for adventure seekers.

How To Reach Bheemeshwari

The nearest railway station and airport are in Bangalore, from where regular buses ply to Bheemeshwari. Boats are also frequently hired by those interested in a fishing trip or just a ride down the streams.

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Kovid Kapoor 1 year ago
We went to Bheemeshwari in Nov 2018, and were quite disappointed, but that could be because we had wrong expectations. So setting things straight. :) This is a very popular place for the locals nearby, and on the holidays, a lot of people come here with families to have a picnic by the riverside. Which means that it's quite crowded. Most people also litter a lot, which means you will, unfortunately, see a lot of plastic etc lying around everywhere near the river. We ultimately found a nice-ish spot after walking for 15 mins away from the crowd, but then there were a LOT of monkeys here, all around us, threatening to take our food. We had to be extremely careful and vigilant with our food etc.
Surbhi Parashar 1 year ago
We went to Bheemeshwari today, a small village located at a distance of around 120 km from Bangalore. Despite having a clean Cauvery river flowing alongside, the bank of this place was severely littered by people coming here to picnic. We had to walk a little to find out a spot that was clean enough to set up the tent. However, with beautiful fauna and greenery around, it was totally worth spending a day there!
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