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
One comment on “Galibore Fishing Camp”
Galibore is definitely one of the best weekend getaways close to Bangalore. We were a group of 8 friends who spent a weekend at the Galibore Fishing camp last September. We thoroughly enjoyed the coracle rides, and the guided trek.