For a true sense of escape, the Galibore Nature Camp, that lies deep in the deciduous forests on the banks of the River Cauvery is a good bet. Named after the windy hillock called Galibore that stands behind it, it lies truly isolated from what we call civilization. Surrounded by hills, here the wilderness takes on a deeper shade of green.
The rapids that are characteristic of the Camp were once a favourite among anglers, vying for the masheer, also known as the tiger with fins. Though you can’t fish in these waters, there are other experiences the Camp offers in plenty. An amazing wildlife experience, spotted deers, the endangered grizzled giant squirrel, marsh crocodiles, turtles and snakes await you at Galibore. Birdwatchers won’t leave disappointed either, with over 230 species of birds including the Fish eagles, green pigeons, kingfishers, Owls etc.
Our naturalists and staff will only be pleased to give you pointers and help you discover the subtle facets of nature. Meal times here come with a huge serving of scenery. From the Gol Ghar, where meals are served, if you look carefully enough, you’re sure to spot a good many birds.
Evenings with the barbecue by the riverside and the bonfire are bonding sessions, where our guests get to know each other. But if it’s quiet you desire, you can choose to converse with the stars, reclined on a lawn chair or stretched out on a hammock until your grilled fish or chicken or vegetables arrive. Each tent has a hammock outside. For those who are looking for a little more boisterous activity, a safe tumbling net awaits. At Galibore, the agenda is quite simple – revel in the quiet of nature and return recharged.
The best time to visit is between August and February, when the monsoons have graced the Camp and the river flows thick and swollen, and the forest is rich and green. This is the ideal time to spot birds as river terns, Fish eagles, woodpeckers, kingfishers and many others flock in large numbers. In the drier months, the receding waterline reveals wide sandbanks where you can wade in the many lagoons. The summer months of starting from March to June can be extremely warm, especially in the afternoons.
15% discount applicable on Week-days (on Weekend Rate) and 5% discount applicable on Weekend, if you book online.
Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis(For single occupancy 30% extra).(Inclusive of All)
Package Includes: Location of the selected accommodation, Stay, Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast, Coracle Ride, Guided Trekking. Forest entry charges and GST 18%.
*Seasonal hike applicable on above tariff
Jungle Camps & Trails Plan Includes: Lunch, Coracle Ride, Evening Coffee/Tea, Forest entry charges and GST 18%.
*Seasonal hike applicable on above tariff
Check in , Settle down and freshen up
Treat yourself to a sumptuous lunch at the GolGhar
Gear up for a coracle boat ride with tea/ coffee served at the GolGhar
Coracle boat ride in Cauvery River, perfect for birding and sighting other mammals.
Campfire at the Beach with Barbeque veg and Non Veg Snacks and Pakodas (Beers served with Extra cost)
Watch a wildlife movie at the Golghar
while you dine in the Gol Ghar, exchanging tales of the jungle with the other guests and our staff
Tea / Coffee at Golghar
Riverside walk/ Trekking with Bird watching
Breakfast at Golghar
The camp is about 102 km from Bangalore and is well connected by road.
Bangalore City Junction and Yashwantpur Junction are the nearest railway stations which are well connected to major cities.
Kempegowda International Airport is the nearest airport and is well connected to major cities of the country.
Bengaluru to Galibore Nature Camp https://goo.gl/maps/4RTkU2ynTdD2
I had put off my trip to the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary for a long time; many things inconsequential and important contributed to this procrastination. Galibore or Bheemeshwari are usually the first choice in the corporate world when team outings are planned, with both locations being just 100km from Bangalore.
Kenneth Anderson wrote, around half a century ago, of camping in a “beautifully wooded spot” on the banks of the Cauvery, beneath “giant muthee, tamarind and jum-lum trees”. The lush littoral landscape Anderson was talking about still remains intact, and we’re just back after another exhilarating weekend spent exploring the wilderness around the Galibore Nature Camp, in the heart of the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.