Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills

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3rd Apr 2015

Jungle roads

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Ant House on a tree

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Barking Deer

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Black Neck Hare

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Black Neck Hare

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Blue Bearded Bee eater

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Brown fish owl

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Common Hoopoe

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Greater Coucal

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Spotted Deer outside our tent

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Female RockThrush

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Giant Mongoose

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Gaur with her calf

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Gaur

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Great Tit

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Racket Tailed Drongo

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Grey Jungle Fowl

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Honey Buzzard

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Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Honeycombs

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Bark of the tee

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Sunrise through the trees in the jungle

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

The bark of the tree

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

A temple in the jungle area

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Rufous Indian Tree pie

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Juvenile Crested Serpent Eagle

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Langur

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Lesser Flameback Woodpecker

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Soligas

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Magpie Robin

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Malabar Giant Squirrel

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Malabar Parakeet

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Male spotted deer

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Sambhar

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Sapphire Flycatcher

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Spotted deer with fawn

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Streak Throated Woodpecker

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Tabibuea Rose in full bloom

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Soligas Settlement.

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Turtles

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Water reservior

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

White bellied drongo with a bulbul

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

White throated Kingfisher

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Yellow crowned Woodpecker

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Crested Serpent eagle

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Elephant

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Crocodile Bark Tree

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BR Temple

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The promises fulfilled

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Ganesh idol at BR Temple

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

Tents at Kgudi Wilderness Camp

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K Gudi Wilderness Camp

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills by Nancy Desai

KGudi - BR Hills is an ideal weekend getaway from Bangalore for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. It is a Tiger reserve and a protect sanctuary. We drove down on the Easter weekend about 270 km from Bangalore. We stayed at KGudi Wilderness Camp operated by Jungle Lodges and Resorts located at KGudi within the BRT Wildlife Sanctuary.

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills 1/2 by Nancy Desai

The place is a heaven for nature lovers and bird watchers. There are about 200 species of birds in the sanctuary. We spotted about 34 specifies of birds during our stay and a couple of other jungle animals. We missed the predators though.

This sanctuary is also home to about 2500 Soligas whose basic occupation is cultivation of coffee, pepper or turmeric besides honey collection. The Soligas speak Sholaga and have no written 'lipi' or script for the same.

VISITING B R TEMPLE

We also used one of the morning to visit the Biligiri Ranganabetta Temple (BR Temple), which is located at the highest peak of the regions at about 50991 feet above the sea level.  Below is a view from the BR Temple

Photo of Long weekend in the wild - K Gudi - B R Hills 2/2 by Nancy Desai

K GUDI WILDERNESS CAMP - STAY & SAFARI Being located amidst the unfenced sanctuary, there are no permanent concrete structure. There are about 7 tent accommodation and 3 log huts to stay. These ensure the feel of staying in the jungle amidst the wildlife. It would common to notice Spotted deers and Wild boars around the tents besides the constant chirping of various #birds The place serves simple yet tasty South Indian meals for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The food does have adequate spread too. It is an experience in itself to share meals with the fellow travellers at "Golghar" surrounded by birds and animals. Being a protected tiger reserve, there is no electricity in the camp. Generator Power is available for 4 -5 hours a day. This should not stop one from visiting the place because frankly the power didn't matter. The place is free of mosquitoes inspite of being in the jungle and is cool enough to sleep at nights. As a part of itinerary, the jungle lodges and resorts provide two jeep safaris - every evening and early morning. Each Safari jeep is accompanied by a Naturalist who are experts in local wildlife, birds as well as trees and forest. We stayed for 2 nights and did 4 #safaris in all
Photo of K Gudi Wilderness Camp, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Nancy Desai
Photo of K Gudi Wilderness Camp, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India by Nancy Desai
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