B.R. Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is located at an altitude of 5,091 feet. B.R Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is an exclusive mixture of resort as well as wildlife sanctuary, it is a must visit destination for wildlife enthusiastic. Dancing plants here, whistling winds along with spinning streams make a background to few exceptional wild animals in BR Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. B.R Wildlife Reserve is 3,375 feet over the level of sea and is stretched in 540 sq. KMS area of rolling mountains and valleys sheltered in deciduous jungles and Shoals.
The BR Hills Sanctuary is a significant connection amid the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats. The Cauvery River run Southern East and at Kollegal gets a sudden twist to the Northern and yet again goes back to its earlier route. This shows the geographic importance as well as the magnificent merge of the Biligiri Rangaswamy and Male Mahadeshwar mountain ranges, linking the space amid the Western and the Eastern Ghats.
The BR Hills Wildlife Reserve is an abode of various wildlife species. BR Hills is packed with diverse flora and fauna. The major animals of BR Hills are Gaurs, Sambhar, Chital, bears, Indian elephants, tigers and panthers. A bird watcher can see the more than 200 bird species in BR Hills Sanctuary, the most important birds seen here are the crested eagle and the racket-tailed Drongo.
Specialized angling, recreational fishing, coracle ride, boat ride along with watching the bird, taking river rafting, enjoying the trekking, hiking and outdoor camping are the major adventure activities of BR Hills Sanctuary. In the month of April, a visitor can enjoy the magnificent Ratha festival in BR Temple.
The BR Hills Wildlife Reserve remains open year round. However, the ideal time to visit the exotic wildlife of the park is from June till October as this time the wild animals travel close to the waterholes for drinking the water.
Air: Bangalore airport is 180 KMS away from BR Hills
Rail: Mysore 85 KMS, Bangalore 180 KMS
Road: Ooty 245 KMS