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“Good place for team outing” 4 of 5 stars
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Uyamballi Post | Kanakapura Taluk, Sangam, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India   |  
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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“Good place for team outing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Went with my team to Galibore fishing camp for a day outing. Location of resort is excellent with Cauvery river flowing adjacent to it. Place is very calm and full with natural beauty.
Food quality was not as expected. One thing disappointed us, our cab driver asked for lunch to staff of resort and they told him to pay INR 1000 for lunch. This was really not expected, that too food quality was below average.
In total, nice place to relax and rejuvenate.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We went to Galibore in the last week of Dec 2012. It was a hurriedly arranged trip, so did not have much time to plan where to go. Basically we headed to the first place we were able to get a reservation.

In a way it turned out to be quite good, as I was just looking to unwind and do 'nothing' for a few days. We stayed there for two days, during which we had ample time to do 'nothing'. Having stayed at Bheemeshwari and Dodmakalli earlier, I knew what to expect, but for my wife it was the first time at one of the fishing camps.

The resort is situated on the bank of river Cauvery, they have a few tented cottages to stay in. The tents are basic, the bed is comfy, but not luxurious. The bathrooms are, again, very basic and rustic but clean. There is no electricity, I think they run the generators for a few hours in the evening, which is sufficient as at this place you don't really require it.

The food is basic, nothing much to talk about. They do a barbecue and a camp fire at night. You would get some soft drinks and beer, along with some chicken and pakodas. I liked that part better than any of the meals there.


Things to do :

1. Take the coracle ride in the river. It gets very quite in the middle of the river. if the boat man is good, like the one we had, he would leave you alone there (he wont leave you in the boat and go away, but would just let you soak in the silence, the sound of water, the breeze). The ride was about 3-4 odd Kms down the river. The boatman would also show you crocodiles from a distance, birds etc. The best part of the boat is the solace you find and the calmness when in the middle of the river. The boat ride starts from the camp, ends about 3-4 kms down river, from where you come back in their jeep with the boats in the trolley attached to the jeep.

2. Go for a trek in the morning. We got a very good guide (same person who was our boat man the previous day). I found their trek quite short and we requested him to take us deeper and further away. The trek/walk lasted for about two and a half hours, was good fun. I liked walking in silence and listening to the forest. We came out of the vegetation near the river, from where our guide took us to a point where there was a small rapid kind of smallish stretch and the water was not too deep. We enjoyed getting into the water, crossing this 'rapid'. The guide was quite a good photographer as well, he clicked some very nice pictures of ours.

3. Sit by the river, take a walk, sit outside your tent, laze around. This place does not offer connectivity for mobile and data networks, so you can stay away from phone calls and mails. Enjoy the camp fire.

I think they have bicycles also that they rent out, I am not sure, but I think I remember seeing the bicycles and asking about them. The staff is helpful, but don't expect room service. Meal timings are fixed and you get tea and coffee at fixed times in the morning and evening. You can also buy some memorabilia like Tees and stuff.

While going there, do not follow GPS with google maps. You are likely to end up far away from the camp, like I did. I landed up about 50 Kms off target, went ahead further and landed up at Bheemeshwari. Had to drive all the way back. The road is nice till about the last 8-9 kms. Last stretch is a dirt track, but it is very much drive-able, even in a low slung sedan or a hatch.

Do not expect to do any fishing there. They do not allow it anymore. You can see the pictures of some of the catch they/guests had caught when they still had fishing allowed.

In summary, it is quite a nice place if you don't mind giving up on a few comforts. For the price that you pay, it offers quite a good value. This is a personal opinion, and may vary according to ones expectation and likes/dislikes. It worked for me as I had gone there to get away from everything, so it offered exactly what I was looking for. If you don't mind staying is a large tent, don't mind not having a sumptuous large spread for lunch and dinner, you will enjoy being there.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

DONT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAP !!

search for KSTDC Guest House, sangam in google maps and then turn right on the mud road in the jungle. Continue 5.5 km.

No fishing allowed.
Additionally rafting is available on extra Rs 1000.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

dont go by the name " Galibore Fishing Camp" , THERE'S NO FISHING ALLOWED... wasted a whole day sitting under tree's with all my fishing gear , had no fun till mid afternoon and then finally decided to drive back to Bangalore.
they should be ashamed of themselves for calling it a fishing camp. Apparently the new forest department law says you cant do any fishing on the cauvery stretch of the river even if you want to do a proper catch and release of the fish. Yet you can hear people blowing up the river with dynamite sticks and ruining the river, and for that there's no law on killing generations of endangered species of fish.
when you speak to the locals , most of them say that they have lost their jobs because of this new law enforced by the Forest Department so they have no other resort but to go to these measures to ensure they get 1 square meal a day. most of these guys are the local Gillies that used to take pro anglers up and down the river in a coracle to get a good day out fishing but now with no jobs and no tips, they have resorted to blowing the place up.
SAD, dont waste your time.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

To start off, here's a warning - do not use google maps to get there! Your landmark is Sangam (kaveri sangam) there's a right before that... 9 kms further on is your destination.

What i liked -

You do not have cellular network. Phew! So no mails, fb updates, text messages.
The food is good. The staff friendly, the manager,Vineet a nice guy to have a chat with.
Though it was kind of warm when we went, May, the fans do their job.

Unfortunately you cannot fish as it is banned but you are sure to see more than a fair share of crocs. Some of us even got to see 2 males get into a fight.

If you want a quiet, peaceful outing, then this is one place you should check out.

(The photos belong to Kiran Talegaonkar)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Very easily motorable from Bangalore, this place has the following pros and cons -

Pros -

- Very nice place located on the banks of the cauvery
- Very friendly staff - Exceptionally friendly
- Hammocks and other fun activities available if travelling as a group


Cons

- Not worth the price you pay. Tents and bathrooms just not good enough
- They have a bonfire in the middle of march! It gets hot as hell - Very silly idea this!
- The rooms can get very hot during the day. There's just a table fan and it can get very uncomfortable
- The road leading to the place is an unpaved road which is extremely uncomfortable
- There is a very uninteresting wildlife movie shown during dinner - This is listed as an attraction of the place
- Food is so so. Not worth the price charged
- Table fan is switched off at 6 AM leaving the last few hours of sleep annoying!

Im pretty sure there are better places than this in and around Karnataka

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The place as such is amazing, with cauvery river just next to the resort. Food is average, not too many activities to spend time, but ok for one visit.
The last strech of road is really bad and need to take care whle driving.
If you take a trek , you could really enjoy getting into the river, but need to be very careful and not recommended to go around alone.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Uyamballi Post | Kanakapura Taluk, Sangam, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Location: India > Karnataka > Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Ranked #8 of 516 Specialty Lodging in Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Number of rooms: 10

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