How does going fishing in the middle of dense jungle sound? Exciting, right? That’s exactly what Galibore Fishing and Nature Camp offers you. Situated very close to Bangalore, it is merely a 2-hour drive to get there. The first thing you realize as you get to the destination is the lack of noise that is characteristic of urban jungles today.
All you will hear is the pleasant sound of whistling winds and gushing waters along with the chirping of birds. You will be amazed at the sight of River Cauvery as she makes way through the rocky riverbed. You will be engulfed with a sense of solitude as the place is devoid of any habitation for miles together. Galibore Fishing and Nature Camp offers you all the privacy that you want underneath the dense cover of greens.
Spend your time watching over 200 species that make Galibore their abode. This is an inactivity that birdwatchers and photography enthusiasts will love. Pied crested cuckoo, tawny eagle, and gray headed fishing eagle are just a few of the avian attractions here.
You will also find yourself surrounded by beautiful animals such as spotted deer and sambar, the elusive grizzled giant squirrel, and the majestic elephants and leopards. The camp arranges treks and nature walks to get you close to these beautiful beings. As you take your wildlife exploration to the waters of River Cauvery, you will encounter the mighty mahseer fish.
Feel alive in natural surroundings as you laze in the many hammocks placed strategically in Galibore or simply take a walk on the never-ending riverbank. If fishing is your kind of thing, the place offers you ample opportunities to indulge in this activity. Just ensure that you release the catch back in the waters as Galibore Fishing and Nature Camp practices a strict catch-and-release policy, especially to protect the endangered mahseer fish. Also, the Camp does not provide you fishing gear and you are to make arrangements for these on your own.
You can also take a spinning coracle ride in the calmer waters of Cauvery. Expect to feel a little woozy as you disembark from this circular float. For the more adventurous people, the Nature Camp offers river rafting activities under expert guidance. You will be provided safety gear and all precautious would be taken.
You will be taken on a nature trek by experienced guides. Enjoy the sight of many species of birds and animals that you encounter on the trail. The day ends with a delightful campfire and tasty barbeque. You will also be entertained with a wildlife movie. Make time for star gazing in the quiet surroundings with your loved ones. You are sure to enjoy this unique family time here. If you plan to venture out, don’t miss the Sangam which is a confluence of River Arkavati and River Cauvery. It is situated just a few minutes away and is a tourist spot in itself.
Galibore is an all-season retreat. However, monsoon is when you will find the most species of birds here. The river too flows in its full glory with gushing waters. After the monsoon, the river attains a whole new and eye-pleasing shape forming several lagoons due to receding waters. The lack of rains also allows more room for exploration.
The summers can be warm while the weather is extremely pleasant during rest of the year. Spend some time under the blanket of stars in the night and gaze at the tranquil universe.
The entire retreat is maintained exquisitely. You will find the staff welcoming and accommodating of your needs. Galibore Fishing and Nature Camp has 10 tented cottages which will get you very close to nature. The accommodations are devoid of modern comforts such as electricity; however, you will be provided with hurricane/solar lamps.
The entire setting makes for a serene stay. Every room has twin beds along with attached bath for your comfort. The staff is always on call to serve you. The Camp is also an ideal location for corporate outings and team-building activities as people let down their guard and enjoy the virtues of nature without inhibitions.
|12 Noon||Check-in||06.00am||Wake-up call, tea/coffee|
|01.30 pm||Lunch||06.30 am||Guided trek/nature walk into the Sanctuary|
|04.00 pm||Tea/coffee||09.30 am||Breakfast|
|04.30 pm||Coracle Ride and Joy fishing||11.00 am||Check-out|
|07.30 pm||Camfire and Barbeque||-||-|
|07.00 pm||Wildlife movie||-||-|
On reaching Kanakapura (about 55 km from Banglore on the Kanakapura higway), turn left at the second circle (cross road) towards Sangam. A Jungle Lodges signpost will guide you at this point. 100mts before Sangam (the confluence of the two rivers, Arkavati and Cauvery), there is another signpost guided you to take a right to Galibore. From this signpost, on a gravelly track, Galibore Camp is about 9km away. A landmark you could lookout for is the Vedic Ashram called ‘Om Shanthi Dharma’ at about 5 km on this road.
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.
Exactly hundred kilometres from Bangalore, a signpost at Kanakapura guides you to turn left into a village road that'll take you to Sangam, the confluence of the two rivers Arkavathi and Cauvery. From here, following another signpost, it's a short drive of about ten kilometres on a gravelly track, through a wooded terrain, to the Camp. Though it is an unmetalled road, we have ensured that cars can reach Galibore. By the way, this place is 6km down stream of Muttatti village.
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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