India is a land of rich biodiversity, owing to the different types of biomes and ecological zones. Among the most famous biodiversity regions in the country are the Western Ghats, which are recognised as one of the several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A wide range of forests comprising shrubs, shola patches, deciduous trees and montane grasslands are found here. The Biligiri Rangana (BR Hills) sub-range within the Western Ghats is perhaps most richly endowed with wildlife as it acts as a junction between the Western and Eastern Ghats. Here you may see animals and plants, which are characteristic of both the mountain ranges. The array of hotels, resorts and camping establishments here offer lodgings to tourists. A venture of Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation, K Gudi Wilderness Camp on BR Hills offers you a holiday amidst serene environs, lush greenery and an ever-pleasant weather.
Your accommodation will either be in one of the eight cottages or the three log cabins. Larger groups are generally accommodated in the Maharaja Hunting Lodge, which has two spacious rooms. Wildlife camps at K Gudi give you such an experience that you will never get bored of staying here. You will enjoy lunch and dinner at the Gol Ghar, which is a large, open gazebo. In the evening, you may enjoy a warm bonfire, which will not be available in summers. There is even an audio-visual room here, where informative documentaries and films about local wildlife are screened.
Mysore, about 94 km away, is the city nearest to any jungle resort in BR Hills. It is well-connected by road and rail to major Indian cities, making commuting to it quite easy. Bengaluru, the state capital of Karnataka, is approximately 209 km from the camp site. Apart from Indian cities, Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru is connected to international destinations like London, Sharjah, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Colombo and Frankfurt. The city railway station too has regular express and passenger services to destinations around the country. Another Indian city that you may use as a transit point to come here is Coimbatore, in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is roughly 161 km from the destination, and has good air connectivity with major national cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata.
1. Wildlife Safari
A wildlife safari is an absolute must while you are staying at K Gudi Wilderness Camp in BR Hills. While here, you get the chance to head into the forests twice: once before sunrise, and then just as the dusk settles in. You will definitely love exploring the tranquil jungles in a Jeep, and watching the horde of animals living here. Wildlife experts will accompany you on the journey, and educate you about these animals. There are roughly 26 recorded species of mammals, and among the largest that you may spot here are elephants and gaurs. There are even reports of tigers being sighted in these mountains. Sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, four-horned antelopes, wild dogs, leopards, sloth bears, monkeys and squirrels are among the smaller mammals found here.
Wildlife camps at K Gudi are also heavens for avid birdwatchers. Over 270 species of birds have been reported at BR Hills, and the different types of winged creatures here depict various colours of nature. Some of the most beautiful birds to see here are velvet-fronted nuthatches, blossom-headed parakeets, Malabar whistling thrushes and golden-fronted leafbirds.
3. Nature Walk
Jungle resort in BR Hills also arranges for nature walks deep into the mountains. This will combine the joy of trekking through thickly-forested slopes and looking at the natural beauty of the region. While hiking through the hills, remember to pay a visit to Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple, which is located on a high cliff.
Due to its location, the resort is open throughout the year, which is why it can be visited in any season. BRT Wildlife Sanctuary is situated between altitudes of 1800 and 6000 feet, so the weather here is always cool and pleasant.
1). Stay in Tented Cottage for 01 night on twin sharing basis
2). Lunch, dinner and breakfast
3). Jeep Safari into BRT Wildlife Sanctuary
4). Guided Nature Walk
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2). Air/Train fare
3). Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
4). Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
5). The tariff does not include barbeque and activities.