Bheemeshwari

Bheemeshwari is a small town that lies between the Shivasamudra falls and Mekedatu falls, on the Cauvery River in the Mandya district of Karnataka. It is a great spot for eco-tourism and is a natural habitat for the mahseer fish found in the waters of the Cauvery. The surrounding lush forest cover is home to many animas like elephants, wild boars, monkeys, jackals, crocodiles, otters, and leopards; as well as a variety of water birds like herons, ibis, cormorants and kingfisher.
The presence of the River Cauvery has made Bheemeshwari a major fishing hub. Hoards of enthusiastic anglers throng here every year to try their luck at fishing. A number of fishing camps have sprouted here for catching the mahseer - the finest game fish in India. These camps provide comfortable tents equipped with all basic facilities like cots, mosquito nets, shower and toilet. Food is usually served in the open air common dining room.
Nature treks and guided walks in the forest are another outdoor activity here.Varying anywhere from a 4 km to a 30 km distance, these treks cover small rural hamlets in the neighboring hills, where you can see the lives of the tribals and learn about wildlife and herbal plants used in ayurvedic products. Boat rides in coracles and barbecues at sun down along the river's edge offer an added adventure.

Places of interest

Cauvery Fishing Camp : This fishing camp is located by the Cauvery river and is very popular with the tourists. The place, set amidst lush green forests and hills is the perfect place to rejuvenate you. This is a beautiful and peaceful spot and is the camp is an excellent place for the tourists to stay when they come to Bheemeshwari.  The fishing camp provides certain basic amenities to the travelers during their stay there. Food is served in the open air dining room. 

    
Doddamakkali Nature Camp : This is an isolated place tucked away 7 km away from Bheemeshwari. Tourists can trek up to this place and spend a quiet day before returning to the town. The Cauvery River flowing through the region comes here and collects into a pool. Since there is no current the pool is ideal for water sports. 

There are 6 tents which are located around the place and this is perfect to spend some time in isolation. This is one place which must be visited while touring Bheemeshwari. Tourists can explore the unexploited beauty of the region and return feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 
    
Mekedatu : This beautiful land is situated close to Bheemeshwari. It is fast becoming a popular tourist spot because of its hitherto unexploited regions. 
The place in Bheemeshwari has some of the most majestic landscapes and beautiful natural surroundings. It is located far from the hustle and bustle of the city and makes for a relaxing holiday gateway. The tourists can come here to witness the majestic Cauvery gushing through a narrow gorge before flowing through the southern edge. This is an amazing sight to behold and should not be missed. The site is a must-visit while you are on a tour to Bheemeshwari  
    
Sangam : This is the place at which the Cauvery and the Arakavathi river confluence. It is a beautiful sight and tourists must visit this place when they are on a tour to the place. This is a popular picnic spot in Bheemeshwari. Both locals and tourists love to visit this wonderful place. 
Tourists come here to enjoy the breath taking view of nature. They might also spot some animals including elephants, deer, tigers and many more which can be seen lazily wandering around. The tourists might also engage in bird watching as there are many different types of birds in the area.