Head to Doddamakali Nature Camp for a Peaceful Weekend
Experienced fishing enthusiasts will tell you that fishing is not all about the catch. It is about the “me time” that this activity provides as you wait with the bait for hours all by yourself in serene surroundings. With no other sound but chirping birds and gushing waters making way to your ears, the feeling of calm is something that you must experience at Doddamakali Nature Camp.
What’s more, fishing is just one of the many such relaxing activities at Doddamakali. Activities such as bird watching, barbequing, trekking, nature walks, coracle ride and river rafting await you at Doddamakali Nature Camp. At a distance of just over 100 kilometers from Bangalore, this bounty of nature could be your best weekend getaway ever. Don’t miss an opportunity to visit this largely unexplored region beside the River Cauvery.
Due to the close proximity of Doddamakali to Bangalore, it is the preferred location for most corporate outdoor activities like team building and is also a great choice for entertaining the clients. The riverside retreat is home to over 200 species of birds making it a haven for birdwatchers and photography enthusiasts.
You will find pied kingfisher, black-bellied river tern, spot billed duck and several other species of exotic birds here. Doddamakali is also home to wild animals like elephants, wild boars, sambar, spotted deer, and leopards to name a few. With so much on offer, this is one business trip that you’ll want to take again and again.
Have you ever tried a coracle ride in the calm waters of River Cauvery? If not, don’t miss this opportunity to go on one in Doddamakali. This spinning circular boat will generate a feeling of thrill and excitement that you’ve never felt before. Our experienced boatmen will accompany you through this activity. For a more rocky water ride, try river rafting under our expert guidance. This activity will certainly get your heart thumping with excitement. Don’t worry; you’ll get adequate instructions and all the safety gears as you go about this adventure.
We also take you on a trek through the spell-binding thick greens as you encounter birds and several smaller animals. You will find something new at every step of your walk as you are guided through the rugged rocks and narrow pathways of the jungle. Watching the sunset as the birds make their way back home is a scene that will leave an imprint on your mind forever.
If a hard trek is not your cup of tea, you can choose a less physically demanding nature walk through the dense greens. We also arrange a barbeque session for you under the stars as you relax under the open skies. Don’t shy away from taking a dip at the shallow shores of River Cauvery; you’ll surely love it.
There is never a bad season to visit Doddamakali; however, the post monsoon season just after July and before February is considered the best with the local vegetation at its full glory. You will find an abundance of birds such as woodpeckers and fish eagles during this time.
The summer months with the receding waterlines make for an ideal location to camp on the riverside with the huge sand banks. If wild River Cauvery is what you want to watch, then nothing beats the monsoon season. The mere sight can instill a sense of fear in you.
Ever been in an accommodation without electricity? Get away from the modern hustle and spend a relaxing weekend in our nature-friendly abodes. We provide you a few eco-friendly hurricane solar lamps for your convenience. We offer you eight hugely spacious, tented cottages with attached baths. The lack of modern means of entertainment such as television sets will facilitate interaction with your inner self amidst the calm and serene surroundings of Doddamakali Nature Camp.
Spend time under the blanket of stars and beat the chill with the campfire for a relaxing experience. This can be an ideal weekend to spend with your loved ones and reestablish connect to the heart. In a world where we interact more over the internet than through verbal communication, your time at Doddamakali will be something you will cherish and look forward to again.
|12 Noon||Check-in||06.00am||Wake-up call, tea/coffee|
|01.30 pm||Lunch||06.30 am||Guided Trek / Nature Walk into the Wildlife Sanctuary|
|04.00 pm||tea / Coffee||09.30 am||Breakfast|
|04.30 pm||Coracle Ride & Joy Fishing||11.00 am||Check-out|
|07.30 pm||Campfire & Barbecue||-||-|
To get to Doddamakali, you have to go past Kanakapura, Halagur and Malavalli on the Kanakapura-Kollegal Highway. Traveling on the same road after Malavalli, you will reach a small village called Pandthrahalli. From there, you need to take left turn towards Shimshapura (a JLR sign board on the left will guide you here). Just before Shimshapura you will find a forest check post on the right. A right turn from the check-post and down a steep and the winding road will lead you to Doddamakali Nature Camp. Small jeep-like vehicle is always useful for this journey.
|From 16th Sep 2014 onwards|
|Foreigner (Rs)||Indian (Rs)|
|Package Includes: Lunch, Tea/Coffee, Coracle Ride, Guided Trekking, Forest Entry Fees, Camera Fees & Taxes.|
The hotel offers a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. An Internet point is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.
We liked our stay in Old Magazine House. We had great experience, Bird watching, Rafting, Relaxing, Boat Ride etc. Food and service were very good. People there are kindly and helpful. We got lots of information about animals and nature.
STAY & FOOD Was really good. It was maintained really well with good service and co-operation from the staffs but the numbers of accommodations are less. Probably we would return in next few months to experience much better with long duration of stay and find more luxurious stay next time.
Fantastic experience very good hospitality.A nice get away spend time with your loved only in nature lap.
Great Resort, Enjoyed the site seeing, Adventure activities, bird watching & the service. River Rafting was great. The service staff is good.
by Mr. Aluri Srinivasa Rao & Group
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