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K.Gudi Wilderness Camp located in the Biligiri Rangana Hill (BR Hill), Karnataka, is a unique blend of wildlife sanctuary and hill station.Set 3500ft above the sea level, the hill are interspersed with valley, stream and the place of breathtaking scenic beauty.It is a heaven for a variety of wild animals and birds, making it a 'must-see' for those who love the pristine beauty of wilderness. India's most wanted brigand veerappan with his trademark handlebar moustache once roamed these forests.
Wildlife sighting at thee sanctuary is consistent all year round.The deciduous,evergreen and grassland vegetation here offrers refuge to a variety of wildlife,Commonly sighted animals are gaur,spotted deer,wild boar and elephants. It is the ideal habitat to spot leopards and sloth bears. There is also a chance of spotting the majestic tiger.The sanctuary is a home to more than 270 species of birds,including the scarlet minivet velvet-fronted nuthatch,gold- fronted chloropsis,lorikeet, malabar parakeet,haert-spotted woodpecker and malabar whistling thrush, making it a bird watcher's paradise
Safaris in open-top jeep into the Biligiri Rangana Temple wildlife sanctuary- accompaniend by well-trained naturalist- are the best way to view wildlife here.The naturalist will interpert the sight and sounds of the forest to the guests.
Trekking inside the sanctuary is another exciting way to experience nature first-hand.Guided by local naturalists, who know the terrain well,guests can follow trails which leads all the way up to the peaks of nearby hills.The views from a top the hill are astounding- with misty mountains and greenery spread out for miles opn end.Bird Watching enthusiasts can take short trails which abound with forest birds.
On a hilltop in the northwestern part of the sanctuary, is the temple of Rangaswamy(Lord Vishnu), which has been a prilgrimage canter for over 500 years. This is a popular spot with a stunning view. Another site worth visiting is the ancient Dodda Sampige Mara ( a large Michelia Champaka tree), which is rerversed by lopcal soliga triber.
In the evening, after a wildlife movie, you can warm yourself around a campfire and listen to the tales of the jungle told by naturalist and other guests- or share your excisting wildlife tales with them.
BR Hills is located in a rain shadow area receives its share of shower when the nonsoon recedes during October and November.So, while in june to September are usually the wet months along the Western ghats, it is very pleasent and green in BR hill during these months, making it the best time to visit the camp.During summer (April to mid-june) it is a wonderful retreat from the heat of the plain.BR hill offers salubrious climate during the rest of the year.
The food is sumptuous and delectable with a local flavour.The regular buffet includes bothy vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian cusine.
One of the very few resorts in India to be set inside the limits of a Wildlife Sanctuary. Sight the largest wild bovine in the world - the Gaur.