Bheemeshwari is a small town in Mandya district. It is located on the banks of the river Cauvery between the Shivanasamudra falls and Mekedatu falls. This town is blessed with a plethora of flora and fauna and is famous for its eco-tourism initiatives.
The lush forests surrounding Bheemeshwari are teeming with wild animals such as:
The town is also referred to as ‘the Angler’s paradise’, being the natural habitat of the Mahseer. This particular variety of fish is believed to be one of the best game fishes, and draws several fishing enthusiasts every year to this serene town.
Sightseeing options in and around Bheemeshwari
The attractions in Bheemeshwari are primarily ecological in nature. The variety of wildlife present in the jungles attracts several nature lovers and travellers on a regular basis. Some of the chief attractions are mentioned below.
Cauvery Fishing Camp: This camp is situated near the Cauvery River. The sheer abundanceof fish in these waters makes it the perfect spot for fishing and angling. The largest tropical game fish, Mahseer, can be found here. Ecological conservation is taken very seriously at this camp. Fishing of tropical fishes is allowed only with prior booking, and visitors are not allowed to take their catch away with them.
Boat Rides: Tourists are given the opportunity of experiencing the pristine beauty of the Cauvery River on coracles. The use of these indigenous watercrafts gives the entire experience a rustic feel, and draws several thousand tourists every year.
Doddamkalli Nature Camp: As the name suggests, the camp is located in a place of unparalleled natural beauty. The camp offers adventure sports activities such as watersports, trekking and myriad other outdoor activities. Safe food and stay facilities are also provided which see several adventure enthusiasts visit this camp every year.