BR Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary
$1 per person
Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Hills (BR Hills) is a hill range in Karnataka approximately 175 kms south-east of Bengaluru bordering Tamil Nadu state. BR Hills is a tiger reserve and wildlife sanctuary.
Why visit BR Hills
- Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple: Main temple inside BR Hills, dedicated to Lord Ranganatha.
- Forest Safari: Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd. in coordination with the forest department operates jeep safari into the BRT wildlife sanctuary twice a day (6 AM to 8 AM and 4 PM to 6.30 PM). Elephants, Sloth Bears, Gaurs, Malabar giant squirrels, wild dogs and deers are common animals seen during forest safari, with potential to spot tigers.
- Bird watching: BR hills is home to over 250 species of birds.
- Elephant bathing: Local Mahouts (caretaker of elephants) give a bath to the elephants under their care in a pond located near JLR K Gudi campus. Visitors can get a close look.
- Viewpoint: A sunset viewpoint offers a great view.
Timing: Entry is allowed only between 6 AM and 6 PM.
How to reach
BR Hills is 175 kms from Bengaluru and 90 kms from Mysuru. Mysuru is the nearest airport and railway station. BR hill needs to be reached by your own vehicle or taxi.
Jungle Lodges & Resorts run K-Gudi Wilderness camp in BR Hills. Few private hotels also operate in the BR Hills area. More options are available in Mysuru city, 90 kms away.