Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills!

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2nd Oct 2015

Beautiful sunset from the Biligirirangaswamy Temple

Photo of Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills! by Meghna N Kushalappa

Ganjendra the 62yr old Jumbo!

Photo of Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills! by Meghna N Kushalappa

The Happy Bunch!

Photo of Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills! by Meghna N Kushalappa

Tender Coconut stop!

Photo of Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills! by Meghna N Kushalappa

Paddy Fields!

Photo of Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills! by Meghna N Kushalappa
Photo of Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills! by Meghna N Kushalappa

Inside the BR Tiger Reserve!

Photo of Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills! by Meghna N Kushalappa
Photo of Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills! by Meghna N Kushalappa
Photo of Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills! by Meghna N Kushalappa

Early Morning Safari!

Photo of Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills! by Meghna N Kushalappa

Barking Deer or Muntjacs!

Photo of Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills! by Meghna N Kushalappa
Photo of Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills! by Meghna N Kushalappa
Photo of Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills! by Meghna N Kushalappa

The Vaidyanatha Temple at Talkad

Photo of Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills! by Meghna N Kushalappa

Talkad

Photo of Tripping in the hills with my happy bunch - BR Hills! by Meghna N Kushalappa

Trippers: Dhillon Devaiah, Nandini RS, Prasanna RS, Daksh Aiyappa, Monica Chengappa and Myself!

The Biligirirangana Hills or BR Hills is a hill range situated in South-Eastern Karnataka. The area is called Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary or BRT Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a protected reserve under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. It is at the confluence of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats. The site was declared a Tiger Reserve in January 2011 by the Karnataka government, a few months after the approval from India's National Tiger Conservation Authority.

Distance:

Mysore to BR Hills:      90 kms

Bangalore to BR Hills: 160 kms

Route from Mysore:

Mysore - T Narasipur (30Kms) – Santhemaralli (21kms from T Narasipura) – Yelandur (6 Kms from Santhemaralli) - B.R.Hills (24Kms). There is a forest check post just before the starting point of the hill.

Things to Do:

Visit the Biligiriranga Swamy Temple and the View Point behind it

Jeep or elephant safari inside the forest

Ideal place for bird watchers

On the way back one can visit Talkad, Somnathpura Temple and Shivanasamudra

Safari Timings and Price:

Morning: 06:30 AM and 07:30AM

Evening: 03:30 PM

(Please note: The safari is organized by the Forest Department on first come first serve basis)

Safari Price: INR 400/- (per person)

We spotted Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Yellow Wagtails, White Breasted Kingfisher, Coucals, Wild Boars, Serpent Eagles, Common Langurs, Malabar Squirrels, Jungle Babblers, Drongos etc. And if one is lucky a tiger or a leopard can be spotted around the area.

 So Happy Tripping Peeps!

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