Doddamakali Nature Camp - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Bangalore): 130 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): Full Day

Place Location: Near Bheemeshwari

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 20 km from Shivanasamudra, 74 km from Mysore and 130 km from Bangalore, Doddamakali Nature Camp is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Karnataka. Located on the banks of the magnificent River Cauvery, it is one of the scenic destinations in Karnataka, and among the top places to visit near Mysore as well as Bangalore.

Situated just 6 km upstream from the Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp, Doddamakali is known for its rustic charm and sylvan surroundings. It is one of the popular locations for corporate team building and weekend getaways in Bangalore. As it is isolated from the hustle and bustle of the city, this place promises a tranquil escape from the chaos of city life.

With its lush greenery, gushing river, and abundant wildlife, this place perfectly blends natural beauty and adventure. The main attraction here is the River Cauvery, which flows gracefully through the region, providing ample opportunities for water-based activities like angling, kayaking, and river rafting. The surrounding landscape of Doddamakali is adorned with dense forests, making it an ideal destination for wildlife enthusiasts. The region is home to various exotic species, including elephants, leopards, deer, and numerous bird species.

Mountain biking and hiking are also common at Doddamakali. Tourists visiting Doddamakali often go for nature walks and visit the ruins of an ancient Shiva temple located nearby. The forests of Doddamakali are inhabited by the Soliga tribe, an aboriginal tribe that has been living here for centuries. Tourists often interact with the tribal people to learn a thing or two about their primitive survival skills.

The camp offers a relaxing and rejuvenating break to the city folks. The resort has 8- 10 tented cottages, ideal for spending a relaxed weekend. It has no electricity and operates solely on solar lamps. The camp also has excellent indoor and outdoor games. Enjoy delicious local cuisine tantalizing your taste buds with authentic flavors. The warmth and hospitality of the locals add to the overall charm of the place, making your stay memorable.

The best time to visit Doddamakali is during late monsoons or early winter between August and March when the rainfall has sufficiently fed the river and the river Cauvery is in full bloom. This time is also ideal for fishing and other water activities. In this season, the vegetation is also at its peak greenery to provide for a better experience.

To reach Doddamakali, visitors have to go past Hagalur drive along a metal road and reach Shimshapura village. Hagalur is a small town past Kanakapura on the Bangalore - Kanakapura road. From Shimshapura, visitors have to either walk down or negotiate along a winding road in a jeep.

Timings: 24 Hours

Entry: Free