It is a scenic tourist spot decorating the eastern edge of Karnataka with its abundant nature splendors and its pleasant ambience. It is connecting Western Ghats to Eastern Ghats. River Cauvery and Kapila are flows through this verdant land and made an earthy paradise for picnickers. Mind blowing vegetation, evergreen forests, delicate shrubs and majestic trees are the wonderful features of BR Hills. It is located at an altitude of 1800 meters from sea level which makes this an ideal destination to spend vacation. It is extremely rich in fauna. One can find a number of exotic birds and animals throughout the forest region. Coffee estate is another must see place in BR Hills. Apart from the nature treasures, Soliga tribes and temples are other attractive features of BR Hills. It is perfect place for trekking, river rafting and fishing. An excellent place for shopping lovers as one can get variety of forest products and handmade crafts.
Places to visit
Biligiri Ramaswamy Temple
It is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha . The unique charm will surely impress the visitors. The annual car festival is the center of attraction. The deity is in standing posture. It is the never miss place in BR Hills.
BRT Wildlife Sanctuary
It is sprawled over an area of 540 km. It is rich in wide variety of flora and fauna. Shola, grassland and dry scrub and savanna are the main vegetation types. Tourists can find sloth bear, deer, Indian civet, otter, Blacknaped hareand many more species.
Dodda Sampige Mara and sathyamangalam forest are other popular spots to hang on.
How to reach BR Hills
Mysore domestic airport is at distance of 90 km from BR Hills is the closest airport.
Mysore railway station is nearest one, around 90 km away from BR Hills. It is well connected with state capital Bangalore.
Regular transport buses are available from state and private to reach BR Hills from Mysore.
In summer 23-30°C and in winter 8-26°C. Ideal time is between October to May to experience the greatest essence of BR Hills.