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Muthathi and Bheemeshwari Cauvery fishing camp:

Muthathi and Bheemeshwari are situated in Malavalli Taluk, Mandya district, on the banks of river Kaveri in Karnataka state. These places are nearer to Kanakapura.

Importance of Muthathi

This is one of the famous forest place which has connection with Ramayana. When Sita Devi (wife of Lord Sri Rama) was taking bath at this place, her nose studd falls into the river. Anjaneya will come to the rescue, finds the studd and returns to Sita maatha. Anjaneya gets the name Muthetharaya because of this instance and there is a small temple for Anjaneya at this place.
Chunchi water falls is one more beautiful place to visit which is located very nearer to Muttatti.
The place is very scenic. It is a treat to eyes to view the beauty of the colors of the forest during autumn season. Government can consider constructing some view points at several places where total valley view can be seen. The place is a small village. Though there are no good hotels, locally one can order for chicken and get the food prepared then and there itself. Better consider Kanakapura for food where quite good number of hotels exist.
There will be a car festival yearly once. Beware of monkeys at temple premises.


(Cauveri Fishing camp) is a perfect picnic spot situated very nearer to Muthathi. Bheemeswari is located in between Shimsa water falls and Mekedatu. Mekedatu is 35Kms down stream to Gaganachukki and Bharachukki . Commonly seen wild lives in this area are crocodiles, wild boars, jackals, leopards and huge number of birds. This place is a natural habitat for Masheer fish. Bhimeshwari is also on the banks of river Cauvery. Fishing camp available for people who are interested. The tents (and also cottages) have all kind of facilities to stay. Food is available in an open environment at Gol Ghar. The ideal time to visit Bheemeshwari is during December to March.
Muthathi and Bheemeshwari are considered as picnic spots for many who stay at Bangalore and Mysore.

How to reach

Muthathi and Bheemeswari are at a distance of 90Kms from Bangalore via kanakapura and Sathanur ( or Halagur ). Only bus transportation available to reach. From Bangalore there are two ways. Via Kanakapura and via Ramanagaram. People prefer to visit via Kanakapura as it is nearer and there are other places to visit like Mekedatu and Galibore fishing camp. Kanakapura is 60Kms (from Bangalore) on Bangalore, Kanakapura Mysore road. After Kanakapura, proceed further till Sathanur which is 18Kms from Kanakapura. Take left side turn at Sathanur and Muthathi is 18Kms from Sathanur. One shall have to cross Muthathi to reach Bheemeshwari and is just 5Kms on the way towards Halagur. Halagur is 20Kms from Bheemeshwari. People coming from Ramanagaram have more buses via Halagur to Muthathi and less via Sathanur. The last 3-4 Kms of travel includes steep down hill with hair pin curves. Roads from Sathanur and Halagur to Muthathi and Bheemeshwari are good. There are hardly any villages in between Sathnur (or Halagur) and Muthathi (including Bheemeshwari).
People travelling from Mysore in Malavalli road have to come to Halagur where they have to take right turn. Bheemeshwari is 20Kms from Halagur and Muthathi is another 5 Kms.

Accomodation available through Jungle Lodges and resorts at Bheemeshwari. The Tariff is as shown below:
Loghut INR 3250, Tented Cottage INR 2750, Cottage INR 3500 (twin share basis). Half charge for kids from 5 to 12 years. Additional charges of INR 500 to INR 1000 for single stay (valid from Sep 2009 to June 15th 2010).

Visit the Karnataka home page to get the details of visiting places and distances in other districts of Karnataka state.

Number of User Comments : 8



Hey Guys,

This place Muthathi looks very beautiful and scenic, but the river is very very dangerous it has lots of whirlpools which cant be seen from outside, the whirlpools and water currents have caused many deaths.. the water loks very promising, calm and shallow, dont get fooled..even good swimmers have lost lives..
bv chandrashekhar


amma.. chowdeshwari e ninna magana mele karune thoru thayi... nanna sakala kashta galannu adashtu bega pariharisi nanage ondu jeevenada dari madu thayi amma.... ninna sannidige baruttene thayi , jai shree siganduru chowdeshwari devi Om Namo Narayani Namosthuthe
Balraj H R Halgur.


It's always amazing when visits Mutthati river Kaveri . All sub rivers like Shimsha,Kabini,Bhima and many more small streams fused here, so She is very broad here .
Umakant Mishra


Very useful document on Muthathi. I also have visited Muthathi recently.


We just lost a colleague last week here. Even very near the shore the water is very dangerous. Nice to see but dont step in


I want to visit Muthathi and try rift rafting there with my friends in Sep 2012. Guess the season is good for the visit.
Would like to know if what time of the day, the river rafting is conducted. Or is it carried out through out the day.
Can you share any contact number for details or advance booking.
Thanks for the information.


Hi All,

Travelling from Bangalore towards Mutthathi from Sathanur is a very worst experience for me,very worst road,instead of this we can go to mutthathi from Halagur it,s a pretty good road compared to the road which comes from Sathanur.The place is very nice but while playing in water we must be very safe.The boat ride was a very wonderful expperience, the ride cost about 100 rupees for a single person.Improvements are still required by the authorities in this place.
Anuraj R


Hi All,

Can anyone provide a route map with the order of spots to visit. through which we can cover maximum places in Muthathi and Bheemeshwari. Also i would like to know about the River rafting in these places.

Please respond..

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