Archive | March, 2011

Galibore Fishing Camp

6 Mar

Bangalore has numerous weekend getaways. The Galibore fishing Camp run by Jungle Lodges (http://www.junglelodges.com/) is definitely one of the better options.

Its located at a distance of about 100 Km from Bangalore off the Kanakpura Road. 70 Kms on the Kanapaura Highway and then about 30 Kms thru villages. Roads are good – the last 10 miles are mud tracks. You can find the place easily. Budget about 2 Hr + to reach the place.

We left on a Sat morning at around 8.30 and reached by 11. Its a good place for a one night stay. Rooms are tents and are spartan. The food is decent and the service is very friendly. The place has about 15 tents – each with two beds. They can add an extra mattress if required. The place has no electricity. There is a fan that runs on solar and in the night they get you Kerosene lamps. Bathrooms are western and functional. No Hot water , No Phone or TV and Mobiles dont work.

The camp is located on the bank of the Cauvery and is fertile with Fishes. In less than Hr our team caught about 6 fishes and most team members were below the age of 10. (These are protected species – so you need to release all the fish you catch !)

Activity is limited to fishing , coracle rides , a tough trek up a hill close by ( 90 Mins up & down) and nature walks. During the rainy season when the river is full – they also have whitewater rafting.There are hammocks all over the place where you can laze around. The camp provides breakfast , lunch , tea and dinner. In the evenings they set up a campfire with platters. No music is allowed. Veg /Non Veg food is served.

They have a fridge so Beer and Ice is available – rest of the liquor you need to get on your own.

Rates  – they charge 2.5K / adult above 12 and 1.5 K / child above 5. Rates are inclusive of food, coracle rides , treks , walks and fishing and you can book online.

Overall a great place for a one night stay – Kids can have fun if you go in a group of 3 – 4 families.

So here is one more place to add to your list of weekend getaways