Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary for Bheemeshwari River Rafting and Fishing

Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Chamarajanagar , Mandya and Ramanagar districts of Karnataka state, India. Cauvery River passes through this Wildlife sanctuary, which is spread over an area of 1,027.53 square kilometers.

Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

Highly Endangered Species like Malabar giant squirrel and Grizzled giant squirrel are found in Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. 280 species of birds are found here.

Water rafting, fishing, trekking, bird watching, etc, are popular in the wildlife sanctuary. Bheemeshwari river rafting is a popular activity in the Bheemeshwari Adventure & Nature Camp Center, situated inside this wildlife sanctuary. Bheemeshwari fishing camp day trips are also popular with tourists. Muthathi Anjaneya temple is a famous temple inside the sanctuary.

Hogenakal Falls on the Cauvery river, which forms the interstate boundary between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu states, is situated in the nearby Dharmapuri district in Tamilnadu. Cauvery river flows for a distance of 101 kilometers through this Sanctuary.

How Do I Go To Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary?

Ramanagar, railway station is the nearest railway station at 25 kilometers distance from the Kaveri Wildlife Sanctuary. Bheemeshwar, famous for water rafting and fishing, is at around 100 kilometers from Bangalore. Muthathi near Malavalli is another the access point to the wildlife sanctuary, which is well connected by buses to Bangalore, the capital of the state of Karnataka.

Bangalore Fort – Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

Bangalore Fort is an old fort in the heart of Bangalore city, or Bangalooru as it is called now. Kempe Gowda I , First ruler of Bangalore Kingdom under the Vijayanagara Empire built this fort in 1537.

Old Bangalore Fort
Old Bangalore Fort

The original fort was made using mud. Sultan Hyder Ali of Mysore re-built the fort with stones in 1761, after the fort and the city came under his Kingdom. In 1791 during the reign of Tip Sultan, the British East India Company captured the Bangalore Fort in the Third Mysore War. There is a marble plaque at the spot where the British breached fort’s wall. Capture of Bangalore Fort helped the British East India Company to establish a strategic base here to attack Tippu Sultan’s capital, Srirangapatna, in which they succeed in later years.

The fort is in ruins and what remains today are the Delhi gate and two bastions, along with Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace. The Summer Palace of Tip Sultan is in Indo-Islamic architecture. Construction of this palace was started by Sultan Hyder Ali of Mysore and was completed by Tipu Sultan, his eldest son. Bangalore Fort is one among the must see Bangalore sightseeing tourist places.

How Do I Go to Bangalore Fort?

Bangalore Fort, one of the main tourist places in Bangalore, is accessible from the Delhi gate on the Krishnarajendra Road. The road is well connected to other parts of the city. Bangalore City railway station is the nearest major railway station to Bangalore Fort. There is an International airport at the outskirts of Bangalore.