Searching for places to visit in BR Hills? This natural abode holds a number of beautiful locations and each one of them reflects the richness of nature. This upland is snuggled on the eastern border of the western ghats and draws its name from the Biligiri Ranga Temple which is the major attraction of this quarter. Whether you are a nature lover or a fanatical photographer this is the perfect place for you.

Tourist Places in BR Hills include BRT Wildlife Sanctuary, Dodda Sampige Mara, Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple, and several others. Apart from this, you can also enjoy camping at K.Gudi Wilderness Camp which is surrounded by lush green carpets and the fresh soothing environs are a plus to its charm.

Here are some of the best places to visit in BR Hills:

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BRT Wildlife Sanctuary

Marking its prominence in the array of tourist places in BR Hills the BRT Wildlife Sanctuary is a delight for the wildlife lovers. The sanctuary sprawls over an area of almost 539 sq km and is located at an elevation of 5091 ft above the ground. 

The forests home a wide array of flora and fauna that include gaurs, sambhar, tigers, leopards, and countless other wild creatures. Apart from this, here you can also spot more than 200 different avian species and relax along with the trails of green thickets.

Entry timings: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entry fees: Starting from INR 100.

Location: East of the Western Ghats, Bandipur, Karnataka, India


Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple

One of the most serene places to visit in BR Hills in Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple where the devotees from both near and far come to seek blessings from Lord Ranganatha. The temple is settled on the notch of hills and from here one can take the bird’s eye view of the entire region. 

If you are looking for a combination of quaint and serene site, then this is the place for you where you can whiff in the fresh air and revive your soul with the positive vibes of the temple.

Entry timings: 6:30 am to 7:30 pm

Entry fees: None

Location: B R Hills, Karnataka 571117


Dodda Sampige Mara

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With the literal meaning the “Big champak tree”, Dodda Sampige Mara is one of the major attractions of this upland. Here one can spot a might tree which is as high as 34m and as broad as 20m. It is all over surrounded by lush green trails and the tranquil setting it extends is a delight for the nature enthusiasts. This tree is more than 2000 years old and holds great significance in the life of the locals. At this champak tree, you can see reddish-yellow flowers in the month of April and that is the best time to visit here.

Entry timings: 7:00 am to 9:30 pm.

Entry fees: None.

Location: Chamarajanagar, Karnataka 571440


K.Gudi Wilderness Camp

If you have a deep love for the wildlife then BR hills is just the perfect place for you. When here, you can taste the serenity of nature at the K.Gudi Wilderness Camp which caters to a stay along with the tranquil settings. The scenic location of the camp where the eastern ghats meet the western ghats making the experience even more wonderful. When here, you can take nature walks in the jungles and admire the beauty of nature. 

Apart from this, here you can also spot a wide range of wildlife creatures like the gaur, deer, elephants, and several others. The camps are well-equipped with modern amenities and present a perfect combination of comfort and closeness to nature.

Entry timings: 24 hours open

Price: Starting from INR 5,000. 

Location: BR Hills Road, State Highway 80, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka 571127

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