Looking for places to visit in Karnataka for your one-day trip? If you like adventure activities like rafting and trekking then you are just an article away from finding the perfect weekend spot. Bheemeshwari is a lovely adventure campsite in a town placed right in the middle of the falls of Mekedatu and Shivanasamudra on the sacred waters of Kaveri. It surely counts among the best places to visit near Mysuru.
Best time to explore?
Ranging between August and February, the monsoon season is the ideal period to enjoy Bheemeshwari. With innumerable waterbirds moving all around the area, terns, herons, kingfishers, ibis, swallows and woodpeckers can be spotted enjoying the monsoon from close.
Before talking of the attractions, you must remember to now go deeper in Bheemeshwari waters or even roam alone on banks because of the dangerous rate of encountering crocodiles at the site.
The major attraction here is the campsite located amidst dense green forest with tents and huts available for the adventurer in you. With a range of adventure stuff like long treks on well-laid paths built exclusively for trekking you are bound to love this place.
Apart from innumerable varieties of birds which make it a perfect spot for peaceful bird watching, the natural habitat is home to several animals as well. Elephants, bears, crocodiles, and jackals can be spotted here. If you want to make your kids see the giant elephants then you can always take them to the Elephant camp placed well at the endpoint of the several trek routes. The most famous trek route out of all the others is the one to Doddamakali which takes you seven kilometers beyond the location.
Famous for the natural breeding spot for the rare Mahseer fish, several fish lovers from across the globe come in search of the rare fish. Just sixteen kilometers away is the Galibore 'pick and release' camp where you may experience fishing and then pertaining to the eco-tourism tag of the site release it back in the water. Apart from all these, several kinds of boating on Kaveri waters and nature walks can be enjoyed here as well.