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.
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