Muthathi is a small village in Karnataka located on the banks of River Cauvery. It is an ideal destination if you want to spend the time in the riverside. The river flows in the middle of thick forests with dense trees all around. There are several places in the small town of Muthathi where you can get an awesome view of the river and the surrounding forests!
The drive to Muthathi from Bangalore is very scenic as the road runs parallel to River Cauvery. The surrounding forests are home to a large variety of birds, and if you have good binoculars, you can actually spend some time taking a break from your drive, and doing some bird watching. It is also very common to come across a few peacocks and elephants during your journey.
You can visit Muthathi if you want to laze near a river and enjoy the peaceful and silent surroundings, listening to the sounds of the birds chirping, and other facets of nature. At Muthathi, you can also find a camp that is run by the forest department. If you are thinking of staying overnight, you can rent a cottage or tent at this camp. If you are interested in venturing out into the forests, you can talk to the forest officials. They will arrange for a trek inside the forest and send a guide along with you.
Peaceful River Cauvery
A word of caution: Please do not dare to get into the river water. There are numerous whirlpools that are waiting to swallow you! There have been umpteen instances where people have ignored the warnings and lost their lives! A generic suggestion that will help you any place you visit: Listen and follow what the locals have to say. They know the place much better than you do!
View from nearby peak (trek route)
View of the river from the trek route
Panaromic View of Muthathi
Muthathi is a nice weekend destination. You can spend a day in the camp, and look out for the activities organized by the camp for engaging the day. Or you can just prefer to sit by the river and admire the natural beauty. Muthathi is definitely an awesome offbeat weekend destination if you want to take a break from your regular hectic city life of Bangalore!
Where to stay?
- Muthathi Forest Guest House
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