Monday, October 26, 2009

Cauvery fishing camp and river rafting


A couple of weeks back, I posted about a place called Sangam and Mekedatu. Very close to this place (around 10-15 miles) is another less populated, thick jungle and a very neat and serene place called Cauvery fishing camp. You can take part in various other activities here, apart from fishing. You can enjoy river rafting, trekking, canoeing, boat-rides and even bird watching....

Last week, with cousins and friends we had a one day trip to this Cauvery fishing camp.

This river bank jungle lodge is a pretty nice place for kids as well....


Kids are also allowed to raft...and every raft will have one guide....

We heard fishing is the preferred outdoor activity of many and this place is home to Mahseer fish, which is the finest game fish anywhere in the world and this freshwater fish is considered to be the toughest fighting species of fish. And Crocs are also seen here.

And all these make Cauvery fishing camp a popular spot not only for the locals but also for people from different countries, who visit every year.

There are cottages available on this river bank resort where people can stay and chill out a couple of days if interested.

After reaching this resort, we were taken to the starting point (for Rafting) in an open jeep....
Trekking is one activity people prefer while taking a break from fishing. Trek to Basavanna betta; which is 4000 feet is one option. There are various routes through which we can reach the top.

All set for rafting.....
Of course we need to follow and obey the Guides in these areas; be it River rafting, Trekking and Fishing. As people who have trekked before know, there are chances we may loose our way and as it’s very much away from our normal life and adventurous too...
As we dint have a plan and reached a bit late, we were able to do only River Rafting….




rafting would be around 45 minutes including swimming for about 10-15minutes on the way......
Though the under current is so powerful here rafting is comparatively peaceful and hence elders, women and kids can take part and enjoy.

At one point(where we did swimming) the guide requested me not to take camera, since it is risky. So I could not take a few interesting and nice pics.....Water splashing all over us at one particular area where the waves were slightly dangerous......





cousin prefered canoyeing which is a bit riskier than raft


reaching safe home..



Beautiful dusk! Just before leaving the place......

10 comments:

darsden said...

beautiful pictures what a lovely place to spend a beautiful day with the family! Great Location :-)

Viji said...

The place looks exotic. How far is it from B'lore?

The sunset shot has come out very well:-).

Heather said...

That last picture is gorgeous! It looks like y'all had a great time. I've only been rafting once but absolutely loved it. Would love to go again :)

Rush said...

awesome fun man..i wudnt wanna return...just stay back and camp the night out...taking the entire day in!!

CathM said...

From the photos and commentary, it sounds as if you had a blast!

Indrani said...

Great picnic spot!

claude said...

Very well ! What a nice time you had !

Jennifer said...

Wow - I have never been rafting. I have always wanted to - your pictures make me want to go even more!

I love the dusk...

I edit my photos using picnik - it is free and it is online. You don't have to download anything. :) They have awesome halloween effects.

deepazartz said...

Great place and some beautiful snaps!! Seems like you had a blast of a time!!

Thanks for stopping by at 'my place':)

Have a wonderful day!

Greener Bangalore said...

@Darl yes it is an awesome place to unwind at weekends...

@Viji its around 85 km....

@Heather yeah its fun...and you not seen nowadays....looks like you too busy.... :)

@Rush it would be wonderful to stay and spend night there on the river banks on a full moon day...yes you are right....

@Cath yes it was Cath....a very nice place...

@Indrani....yes it is Indrani...you can try once...and can take some awesome snaps while trekking...(though we dint do trekking as we been with a bigger group including elders:))

@Claude yes it was fun Claude

@Jen Yes you can try Jen when you come to bangalore... :)

@Deeps yeah deep........ :)

Thank you all and I am glad that you all enjoyed the place and snaps....keep visiting.... :)

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