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BR Hills

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"Of picturesque and exotic flora and fauna"

BR Hills Tourism

Around 175 kilometres away from Bangalore, BR Hills, also known as Billigiriranga Hills, is a hill range and one of the most popular road trips from Bangalore. BR hills is an abode to Billigiri Rangaaswamy Temple and BRT Wildlife sanctuary. This range of hills is a deific conjuncture for the Eastern and the Western Ghats, thus opening myriad opportunities for forest adventures and sports. 

BRT Wildlife Sanctuary is truly an upland paradise for wildlife lovers and photographers with its rich biodiversity. The Billigiri Rangaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Ranganathan. The temple is situated at the topmost point of the hills and offers a spectacular bird’s eye view of the entire region. The big champak tree locally known as Dodda Sampige Mara is another attraction here. This towering tree is 34 metres tall and bears quaint yellow flowers in spring. The terrain here will also let you indulge in activities such as trekking, river rafting and fishing. One can also take home local artefacts and handicrafts popular here.

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Safaris at the K.Gudi Wilderness Camp

BR Hills offer an elusive natural beauty to its travellers. The camp opens for you an opportunity to closely view the wonders of nature. Take on to a jungle safari and get a chance to view elephant, gaur and leopard terrain. If you are lucky enough, your eyes might catch tigers. Jeep rides to the forests, along with camp naturalists, will make sure you do not miss any important spot. It can be explored by foot. Also, if visiting in winters you can enjoy the evening campfire.

The Soliga Tribe at BR Hills

The tribe has existed here for centuries. There are 5 clans having 300 members in each. The tribals are engaged in activities like silk weaving, making honey and collecting turmeric. You can walk down the tribal hamlets and closely view their lifestyle. It will give you an all-new experience of encountering what tribal life is.

Suggested Itinerary for BR Hills

Day 1- Reach your hotel by morning and relax your mind and body. After resting, start your trip with Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple, situated on the top of the peak. Devote some time here and afterwards enjoy the jungle safari at BRT Wildlife Sanctuary. Get a chance to watch the large endangered species with a hub of avian population. Tigers, leopards, wild dogs, lesser cats, sloth bears and giant flying squirrel are some from the animal group. This jungle safari will consume up to 2 hours. It is the time to enjoy activities like trekking, fishing and river rafting.
Day 2- Buckle up your shoes as you visit Dodda Sampige Mara, 2000 years old Champa tree which is 24 km away from the city centre. This might consume almost half of your day. While returning you can choose to stop at markets for getting souvenirs of forest products.

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What is famous about Br hills?

BR hills has the best of flora and fauna in South India. It has forests with perfect road connectivity and provides a wide range of unique eco-systems of both Western and Eastern Ghats.

What is not so good about Br hills?

Less number of restaurants and congested parking space

Who should visit Br hills?

The place is best for people seeking for a bike ride. Also the people in deeply love with wildlife and nature must pay a visit to the destination.

What is the best time to visit Br hills?

The best time to visit BR Hills is from October to March, as the weather is perfect to bask the beautiful. You can also enjoy many adventurous activities during this time of the year. Because of the high altitude, it does not get hot, making it a perfect destination for all seasons.
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What is the local food in Br hills?

The options aren't too many here and your choices for food can get limited. The most convenient option are the resorts, hotels or lodges in the area. You can find typical Indian and local cuisines here. One can indulge in the local food here consisting of i> Dosa, Bisi Bele Bath, Akki Roti, Jolada Roti, Idli, Vada, Sambhar, Kesari Bath, Mysore pak, Chiroti etc .
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What is the best way to reach Br hills?

BR Hills can only be reached by road. It is also well connected by road with regular buses. The nearest airport is at Bangalore (220km) and the nearest railway station is at Chamarajanagar (40km). 
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What are the places near Br hills?

The top places near to Br hills are Mysore which is 64 km from Br hills, Ooty which is located 81 km from Br hills, Bheemeshwari which is located 38 km from Br hills, Wayanad which is located 118 km from Br hills, Shivanasamundram which is located 33 km from Br hills

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Pallavi Siddhanta 2 years ago
- English and Hindi are widely understood here, the main language being Kannada.
Prajwal Prabhu 2 years ago
Good for weekends !! Photography, forest, wildlife .....makes a perfect roadtrip