More popularly known as BR Hills, Biligiri Ranganswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary (BRT Wildlife Sanctuary for short) is a hilly/wildlife area that's not as well known as some of its more famous cousins like Bandipur and Mudumalau National Parks.
Blessed with 39 precious tigers ruling the sanctuary, BR Hills is a hidden gem in itself. Roads that snake deep down the forest, circling the lakes and the trees are hardly seen with more than two vehicles together on road. The small tea shops sprinkled here and there, remind you of the olden days when people lived with minimal needs and desires.
Though the place is rich in nature, it still is not without a few constraints . This being a reserved sanctuary, one can not go trekking into any direction he picks. But the thought of staying amidst wild animals and thick forests compensate for all the limitations.
Not many tourists visit this place as there are not many attractions here. But this place is no lesser than heaven for those who have an eye for nature.
There are quite a few known places to stay here but what make this place unbelievably beautiful are the cosy home-stays deep in the forests. The hospitality of the locals adds additional flavour to the visit.
1) As per the report of our travelers, there is only one place to eat here and that is a public mess called 'Giridarshini'.
2) The home-stay behind this mess, a white building hidden in the forest is not worth missing. The glass walls of the rooms that peep right into the nest on the top of a tree, make the mornings memorable. Not to mention that this home stay is far cheaper than any other place here.
1) Do carry your packets of Maggie here as one might end up starving here if not staying at one of the costly guest houses. There is only place to eat here and that is a public mess.
2) Carry your own torch and lock as it is safe to lock your room with your own lock.
3) Do get permission from the forest department if you want to go for safari. The safari is arranged only by the forest department, in their own vehicle. Private vehicles are allowed.
1) Do not get carried away by the beautiful trails going deeper into the forest. This is a wildlife sanctuary and trekking is strictly prohibited (One would not take chance with 39 tigers let loose:))
2) Do not trust the managers when they say there is no other place to stay here. There are quite a few guest houses opened up for the travelers now, though they are not known to many people. Explore a bit before making a final deal.
3) As there is nothing much to see and do here, so come here prepared to be a part of the nature and enjoy it with a cup of coffee.
Honey and pickles here are incomparable. In fact, these are the only two things that can be bought here.
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