A couple of months back, us and a couple of our friends made a short weekend trip to Bheemeshwari. We stayed at the Jungle Lodges resort there. Bheemeshwari is roughly 2.5 hours from Bangalore. The road (Kanakapura Road) is fairly decent all the way upto Muthathi, after which the road is a bit bumpy.
I have heard a lot of positive feedback on Jungle Lodges and my experience was no different. They offer two stay options – log cabins and tents. We opted for the log cabins, as I was a bit wary about insects. The log cabin was huge, and very tastefully done up (in a rustic manner). I would recommend the log cabins if you are travelling with elders or children.
The food in Bheeemeshwari is decent fare. I did not try the non-veg options, but my friends say that it was excellent. They also offered some beer with the food, so everybody was generally very happy.
Since, we were travelling in a big group with lot of children, options for adventure sport were limited. However, we had a very nice time playing on the beach, enjoying the coracle ride, as well as lounging on the huge net strung up between trees.
We were quite inspired to go fishing after seeing photos of folks carrying huge mahseer fish, which they had caught. We were a bit disappointed to learn that this was not the season for fishing!
There are also some trek options. Some enthusiastic friends went ahead on an early-morning trek, but we opted to just chill out, relax, and enjoy the beautiful sunshine from the patio of our log cabin 🙂
All in all, it was a welcome break from the monotony of our day-to-day life and I highly recommend it for anyone wanting a quick getaway from Bangalore, without all the stress of travelling.