Galibore Fishing Camp - Jungle Lodges
An easy escape from Bengaluru where you can be one with the river.
Galibore Fishing and Nature Camp - Just slightly over a two-hour drive from the cosmopolitan city of Banglore, Galibore Fishing and Nature Camp is tucked away, far from the maddening crowd and, deep in the deciduous forest of Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.
It is a green retreat for the busy city dweller located, about ten kilometers from Sangam on the bank of the Cauvery River. The camp entices anglers and nature enthusiasts with raw adventure and unparelleled views of the majestic Cauvery as it gushes over jagged rocks.
There is no habitation of any kind for miles around the Galibore Fishing and Nature Camp and the only sounds that pierce through the calmness are the birdcalls and the whistling of the wind. In fact, the place gets its name from a hillock called Galibore, situated just across the camp. The camp, itself, is covered with trees and is ideal for those who want total privacy.
The Cauvery River undoubtedly displays one of its best faces here in Galibore surrounded by mountains.
You can spend time watching over 200 species of birds around the camp, including the gray headed fishing eagle, tawny eagle, pied crested cuckoo, darter, etc. Animals roaming around the camp include sambar, spotted deer, the highly endangered grizzled giant squirrel, jackals etc. You could even spot leopard and elephants. However the mighty mahseer fish is the main attraction of the waters of Cauvery River.
Setting out for a coracle ride in the river, hiking the jungle trails, joy fishing or lazing in hammocks under the green canopy of old trees lining the riverbank will allow you to embrace nature whichever way you can at the camp. A walk along the riverbank can even rejuvenate your tired spirit and body.
Galibore is quite a popular angling spot and professional anglers visit the camp during the favourable season. Anglers bring along their tackles and gear to hook the might mahseer. Here, we strictly adhere to the ‘catch and release’ sport fishing policy, which involves releasing back the mahseer, an endangered species, back into the river after catching it.
Corporate event planners also find Galibore to be a great retreat for their offsite and outdoor training programmes.
It is during the monsoon months (June-Aug) when the river is swollen and, the forest becomes rich and green. This time is ideal for bird watchers too, as a number of species of water bird flock here. Monsoon season is also the nesting time for woodland birds. Barring the monsoon, water recedes to reveal wide sand banks where you could laze in the evening or wide in the many lagoons created by the ebbing water.
The angling season at Galibore starts in mid-December and continues into the summer month of March and April until mid-May. While summer afternoons are warm, the rest of the year is pleasant and enjoyable.
Helping Galibore maintain its exclusivity, the Galibore Fishing and Nature Camp has only 10 tented cottages. These cottages are eco-friendly and built on concrete platforms. They are very comfortable, twin-bedded swiss tents with attached baths.
There is no electricity in this camp. We provide only hurricane/solar lamps, which add to the rustic nature of the place. This is the way Galibore offers you complete peace and tranquility.
Sit back and relax in an open-sided gazebo (Gol-Ghar) and enjoy the buffet lunch or dinner. As twilight dissolves into the night, a campfire is lit; while you recline on a chair or swing leisurely in a hammock, preparations are on for the barbecue of grilled chicken, fish or vegetables.
Hammocks are fixed outside each tent for those who would like to laze or read a book in the open. A safe tumbling net is provided for guests to have a rollicking time. With our hospitable naturalists and staff, relish in the joy of discovering the subtle facets of nature, in its own mysterious ways.
The camp offers a scrumptious buffet of Indian food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, mainly from South India. Be it breakfast or the evening barbecue all gets livelier amidst nature.
|Day - 1
||Day - 2
||Walk-up call, tea/coffee
||Guided trek/nature walk into the Sanctuary
||Coracle Ride and Joy fishing
||Camfire and Barbeque
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.
Activities at glance
- Coracle Ride
- Joy Fishing
- Nature Walks
- Bird Watching
- River Rafting
- Star Gazing
||From 16th Sep 2014
|Package Includes: Stay, Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast, Coracle Ride, Joy Fishing, Guided Trekking, Forest Entry Fees, Camera Fees & Taxes
|Note: Guest to bring own fishing gear
|Package Includes: Lunch, Tea/Coffee, Coracle Ride, Guided Trekking, Forest Entry Fees, Camera Fees & Taxes.
- Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis.
- Transfers to & from our resorts are not included in the tariff.
- Single occupancy charge at 30% of the tariff per night.
- Tariff for Children (accompanying parents) between 5 and 12 years is 50%.