BR Hills

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Keerthi Keerthi

Keerthi Keerthi5.0/5

3 reviews

A Memorable stay

Location is awesome. A best place to stay with different types of species. Hotel maintenance is awesome. Food they provided very well. That Fishing, Trekking was very nice. Coffee plantation is awesome. Open balcony from the room with beautiful slide glass window is also very nice.

Chandana Iyengar

Chandana Iyengar4.3/5

26 reviews

Pilgrimage and adventures place

It is a place for nature lovers and religious people. The temple of Ranganathaswamy has a great history and god worshipped by all tribals living in the surroundings of this hill. Dodda sampige Mara is one of the main attraction here and one must have permission from forest department to visit sampige Mara.

Recommended Duration in BR Hills

Number of days to spend in BR Hills as recommended by our travellers.

2 days


BR Hills Overview

History of B R Hills

Biligirirangana Hills or B R Hills is situated in the Chamrajanagar district of Karnataka. B R Hills is a link between Western and Eastern Ghats. A Scottish man is said to have introduced coffee in these hills. The hills are dedicated to Lord Ranganatha attracting many devotees. The coffee estate is in Honnametti, close to which is the Honnametti Kallu, a boulder which gives a metallic shine when hit with a rock. The Soligas believe the rock has gold within. B R Hills places to visit offers travellers witness the history.

People and Culture of B R Hills

B R Hills has been a home to the Soliga tribe. The Soliga tribes are nature worshippers and hold the Chempaka tree (Dodda Sampige) with great importance. Kannada is the first language of the place followed by Tamil and English. B R Hills tourist places talk a lot about its history, people and culture.

Things to Do in B R Hills

B R Hills sightseeing is all about hilly terrains and waterfalls. One of the major B R Hills attractions is the Biligitiranganatha Wildlife Sanctuary. Situated at an altitude of 5000 ft. and spread across 540 km, the sanctuary is a tiger reserve and also the highest peak of Kattari Betta. One can also enjoy the flora and fauna of B R Hills in the Wildlife Sanctuary. Biligirirangana Swamy Temple is another important tourist place to visit in B R Hills. The temple is at the edge of a cliff overlooking the wildlife sanctuary. The temple is a place of pilgrimage for many several devotees for over 500 years. There are a lot of things to do in B R Hills. One can indulge in trekking the forest routes, river rafting, jungle safaris, fishing, outdoor camping, riding boats, watching exotic species of birds and lot more at the sanctuary. Sightseeing in B R Hills is one of a kind experience.

Food and Shopping in B R Hills

B R Hills tour is incomplete without checking out the shopping options. Juices, ayurvedic herbs, pickles and honey can be bought from a general shop in B R Hills. Crafts and souvenirs are famous too. If one is interested in exploring the tribal products, they can head to the Tribal Resource Centre, which is an interesting place to see in B R Hills.

Accommodation in B R Hills

B R Hills is easiest to reach to from Bangalore. On how to reach B R Hills, one can fly to Bangalore and head to B R Hills which is 5 hours away. If travellers wish to take the train, Mysore is the nearest railway junction from where a cab can be taken to reach the hills. Also, buses run to B R Hills from Bangalore and Mysore which is 5 hour and 2 hour drive respectively. Within B R Hills, most people choose to trek on foot while there are options of jeep safari and elephant ride too. There are also good hotels in B R Hills to stay in - Gorukana, Biligiri Bhavana, Giridarshini Hotel and many more.

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BR Hills, Karnataka

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Rakesh M

BR Hills, Karnataka
BR Hills, Karnataka

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Rakesh M

BR Hills, Karnataka
BR Hills, Karnataka

Photo by

Rakesh M

BR Hills, Karnataka
BR Hills, Karnataka

Photo by

Rakesh M

BR Hills, Karnataka

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