About B R Hills
The Biligirirangana Hill Range or BR Hills is a very popular weekend destination located about 180 km from Bangalore. With breathtaking beauty, a wildlife sanctuary and serenity, it is visited by tourists regularly from cities closeby. An amazing bird watching spot, jungle safaris and bird watching safaris here are a regular happening. If you are lucky, you may just spot a tiger! Rich in its flora and fauna, the sanctuary is home to over 800 varieties of plants. You can also choose to go fishing here, if you aren't the adventurous kind. For adventure enthusiasts, rafting, trekking and riding coracle boats is a pleasure and certainly worth it! Though a lot of people would be of the opinion that the journey to BR Hills is much more wonderful than the destination, you'd definitely need to visit it before reaching a decision. Away from the chaos, the quiet here gives one an opportunity to unwind. The tribal culture of the Soliga tribes adds to the charm of this lovely small town.The Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple deserves a visit to witness the foot-long slippers that are offered to the deity by the tribes. With many resorts and homestays springing up here, you have many options to spend a laidback, rejuvenating weekend.
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Best time to visit B R Hills is from October to March
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121 Kms from B R Hills
Best time to visit - January,February,August,September,October,November,December
There are places that don't need a description and there are some that just can't be defined. Wayand is certainly the latter and a visit there will justify this belief. Marked by stunning waterfalls, green fields, small hills and enviable flora and fauna, Wayand is what traveller dreams are made of. You don't need an itinerary for this one since any place you head to is an adventure in itself, though for the sake of clarity, Chembra Peak, Soochippara Water falls and Sunrise Valley are spots you simply can't miss. Wayand is also an exporter of cardamom, pepper, vanilla, coffee and pepper. You may catch a glimpse of coffee plantation and spice fields while exploring this lovely city. Do include Kuruva Island in your itinerary for its unreal beauty. Situated alongside Kabani river, it's the ideal picnic spot and there is no better way to spend your day in Wayanad than enjoying the bliss here. For foodies, Wayand is a delectable surprise and if you are in the mood to experiment, this is a great place to start. As for a place to stay, Wayand has recently become home to boutique hotels and guesthouses that will definitely add to your holiday experience.
174 Kms from B R Hills
Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
Another mistress of spices of the South, dominated by Arab and European influences. The city's main attractions are Kappad Beach, Kozhikode Beach, Mishkal Mosque and Tali Temple and Beypore Beach. Nature lovers will enjoy solace and silence at Payyoli Beach, Tusharagiri Falls, Kozzhippara Falls, Thikoti light house and Peruvannamuzhi Dam, while Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery cater to art and history enthusiasts with its brilliant artefacts and paintings. If you are interested in buying pottery, sculptures, murals and ornaments, Sargaalaya is the place where skilled craftsmen display and sell such items. Mananchira Square, built by the Zamorin during their reign, consisting of a serene park and pond, is perfect to relax in the evening after a tiring day of sightseeing, while a walk in Janaki Forest offers a serene experience amidst its dense trees and their taciturnity. For a taste of local cinema try out the old school Radha Theatre, a pre-independence era theatre which plays local movies everyday. Places such as Kingsbay, Bombay Restaurant, Dhe Puttu, Salkram and Hut and Bun Club are famous for non-vegetarian, vegetarian and bistro dishes.
133 Kms from B R Hills
Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,May,October,November,December
When you think Vythiri, think luxury. This popular hill station in Kerala has many luxurious tree house resorts for a relaxing holiday and is home to sprawling pepper, tea, coffee, rubber and cardamom plantations. The freshwaters lakes of Karalad and Pookot add to to scenery of this magical land. Spending time idly, gazing at the beauty around, angling or boating here is just what you could want on a lazy day. An upward journey through the winding roads of Vythiri will take you to Lakkidi, a corridor in the Thamarassery Ghat pass. Consider staying at the Vythiri Resort in Lakkidi for the mesmerising views it has to offer. You might also want to consider a full day hike to the towering Chembra peak for distant views of the lofty peaks. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is close to Vythiri and must be considered if wildlife enthuses you. The mysterious story of the Chain Tree has several local legends associated with it and you can drop by if you want to know more about the tribal life. Do taste the walnut cakes at Vythiri and take back as much as possible for you will certainly want more.
123 Kms from B R Hills
Best time to visit - January,February,March,September,October,November,December
The charming village of Meppadi in Kerala is an exquisite sight with its woods, verdant hillsides and coffee plantations. If nature is your thing, visit the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary here to experience the local wildlife firsthand. Surrounded by lush greenery and mighty rocks, the Edakkal Caves of Meppadi are a wonderful adventure. You can also enjoy a calming afternoon at the Soochipara Waterfalls, which is a beautiful rush of frothy waters. Nestled amidst a forest, this waterfall is a perfect place to relax and unwind. Other popular tourist destinations here would be the Meenmutty Falls, Pazhassi tomb, Bandipur National Park and Lakkidi viewpoint. Meppadi has a number of options when it comes to food, ranging from local delicacies to continental and fast food. This region also has a few lodging options for tourists with varying budgets. Meppadi is an enchanting natural beauty and should not be missed!
135 Kms from B R Hills
Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,May,November,December
Dotted at the southern tip of South Andaman, this village is famous for housing the renowned Mahatma Gandhi National Park, which offers tourists a chance to view its beautiful marine life and coral reefs through scuba diving, snorkelling and glass bottom boats. Boats also regularly take one to islands such as Jolly Buoy and Red Skin from the marine park. Wandoor usually serves as a gateway for most tourists to the main capital, Port Blair, which is only an hour away and offers more variety in terms of things to see and do. The Cellular Jail or Kala Pani remains the most famous spot for visitation because of its dark and heavy past. Other spots include the Anthropological Museum, Ross Island (which also hosts a spectacular light and sound show) and Corbyn's Cove, where one also passes through Japanese WWII bunkers along the way, guaranteed to give you the chills. There are a few restaurants at Wandoor, where you can get a bite to eat. Sea Princess and Anugama resorts offer places to stay from Rs 6000 onwards.
246 Kms from B R Hills
Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
The religious town of Horanadu lies in the beautiful Chickmagalur area along the banks of river Bhadra and is presided by the major deity, Annapurna. The drive to the peaceful village runs along tea gardens with an occasional tea lounge to pause at – an experience pleasurable in itself. The gold-carved shrine at the Annapurna Temple is visited by hundreds who pray for the blessing of never facing scarcity of food in their lives. All visitors here can relish the meal served at the temple. The route to the temple is full of lush paddy fields and the hills come together to create a rather scenic landscape. With a few small waterfalls and the Bhadra river nearby, Horanadu provides a serene trail for walking and photography. Famous for tea and coffee, Horanadu has an enviable stock of dry fruits such as almonds and cashew nuts. Though travellers generally don’t stay at Horanadu, the best place to spend a night would be Nature Valley homestay, which promises exactly what the name suggests.