An interesting getaway from Mysore for nature enthusiasts is the Biligiri Rangana Hills popularly known as the B.R.Hills. Though these hills are famous for the ancient temple on top of the hills, it is also home to a lesser-known wildlife sanctuary.
BR Hills is about 120kms from Mysore. The hills are ideally located between the Cauvery and Kapila rivers. The lower hills are covered with rich deciduous forests that are home to a large number of elephants.
To visit the temple on top of the hill you can either climb the 150 steps leading to the temple or drive through the lush green forests. The temple is dedicated to Biligiri Rangaswamy and the temple is built in the Dravidian style.There is accommodation in the sanctuary in the form of Jungle lodges and resorts. At the K.Gudi (Kyathadevara Gudi) Wilderness Camp, you are in nature’s lap. The best time to get a good look at the wildlife is at dawn.
I enjoyed my visit there and I hope you all like it too.
Above: Temple Garden
Below: Dense Forest
Above: Scenic View
Around the temple