Friday, 1 February 2013

B R Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka Wildlife ( 220 kms NH 209 )

B R Hills Wildlife Sanctuary,  Wildlife Getaway,  Weekend Getaway, Karnataka Wildlife.


Fact Sheet

Place
B R Hills
State
Karnataka
Distance from Bangalore Airport
220 kms
Drive time
6 hours
Route 
Bangalore – Chamrajnagar via Kankapura  
Things to do / see
Wildlife,  Jeep Safaris, Bird watching & Elephant rides
Best Season 
All year around, September to April
Altitude 
900 mts
Nearby
95 kms - Mysore 
100 kms - Bandipur  
145 kms - Ooty   
185 kms - Coimbatore                   


For a real close brush with the jungle, get to BR Hills. BR Hills wildlife sanctuary spread across 525 sq. km with its deciduous and grass land forests and vegetation it is home to Elephants, sloth bears, wild boars, bison and good chances of spotting the elusive leopard, BR hills also home to over 250 species of birdlife you can spot Gold fronted Chloropsis, Lorikeets, Scarlet minivets, Blossom headed Parakeets, Malabar whistling thrush aptly called as the “whistling school boy”  










when to go:
BR Hills is a throughout the year destination located at an altitude of 3500 to 5000 ft it has a cool climate throughout the year, avoid the monsoon periods of June to August as the roads do get treacherous.


getting there :


by air
Bangalore Airport is 220 kms away and Coimbatore Airport is 185 kms 

by rail
Mysore Railway station 86 kms. Mysore is well connected with other cities in India  

by road
Bangalore is at 180 kms and it takes 6 hours by car. By bus KSRTC has regular buses to
B R Hills





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where to Stay

Jungle Lodges  is the best choice for stay in BR Hills you will be living in the lap of nature. You can choose from tented cottages at US $ 80 or Rs. 4500 per person, Loghut- US $ 100 or Rs 5500 per person family rooms US $ 70 or Rs. 4000 per person in the heritage hunting lodge block. (please note rates are subject to change without notice)

The rates are inclusive of Stay, All meals, Jeep safari, guided nature walk, elephant ride, forest & entry fees.

what to Pack

Cool cotton clothing in earthy tones (remember you are visiting the jungle) Camera to capture the wildlife and the amazing sights of the jungle. Binoculars, Mosquito repellent and prescription medicines are recommended.


things to do & see

The best thing about BR Hills is it has lots of well marked trails for trekking and this is a delight for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. Jeep safaris offer some great sightings both mornings and late afternoons. The Tiger and leopard are much more elusive, while Sloth Bear, Gaur (Indian bison), Antelope, Sambar,  and a number of monkeys live here.

All safaris are conducted by trained naturalist and experienced drivers who know the terrain and the biodiversity of the parks, Morning Jeep Safaris are the best time to see wildlife as your chances of wildlife sightings are more as the jungle wakes up you can see a wide variety of bird life, barking deer a chance sighting of a leopard or tiger is possible more in the summer months.


 Visit a Soliga settlement and watch one of the oldest inhabitants of the jungles  


things you need to know

·        BR Hills is a wildlife destination in Karnataka an ideal wildlife getaway for a minimum stay of 2 nights & 3 days recommended.
·        Morning jeep safaris can get cold make sure you have a jacket, shawl or warm clothing
·        not much mobile connectivity so don’t expect mobile network and internet facilities
·        carry cash as there are no ATM facilities close by  
·        watch out for the mosquitoes, carry plenty of repellent and make sure you apply it before sunset.