India is considered to be among the few nations in the world which have a vast resource of natural wild life in the country. Many Indian states are famously known world over as reservoir of many wild and endangered animals and plant species, which are rare to find. Karnataka is one among such Indian states that holds various wildlife sanctuaries and national forests. Located in the southern part of the country, Karnataka is home to various names such as B. R. Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. B. R. Hills Wildlife Sanctuary holds a unique reputation in the world wild life map. Many people from various parts of the world come to visit the sanctuary in different time of the year.
B. R. Hills Wildlife Sanctuary – Introduction
B. R. Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique combination of hill resort and wildlife sanctuary. B.R Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at a height of 5,091 feet above the sea level. The sanctuary is visited by different kinds of people ranging from scientists, students, lovers of nature and common public. It is spread over an area of 540 sq. kms in the hill region. B. R. Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many unique plant and animal species. One can find rare and endangered species of plants and animals such as bonnet macaque, civet, common langur, elephant, four-horned antelope, gaur, jungle cat, leopard, Malabar giant squirrel, mongoose, porcupine, sambar, sloth bear, spotted deer tiger, wild dog and wild pig. Apart from this there is a rich habitat of birds and butterflies. The place is also known for its adventure tourism.
Wildlife in B. R. Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Various animal species found in the sanctuary include, bonnet macaque, civet, common langur, elephant, four-horned antelope, gaur, jungle cat, leopard, Malabar giant squirrel, mongoose, porcupine, sambar, sloth bear, spotted deer tiger, wild dog and wild pig. One can also find a variety of birds such as crested hawk eagle, Malabar whistling thrush, paradise flycatcher, racquet-tailed drongo and yellow-throated bulbul. The place is a safe habitat for unique variety of exotic butterflies.
B. R. Hills Wildlife Sanctuary – Tourist informationv
Climate - The climate of the BR Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, varies with the altitude. Maximum temperature ranges between 20°C to 38°C, while the minimum is between 9°C to 16°C.
Best Time To Visit -Best time to visit BR Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is between June to October each year.
How to reach there -
The place is close to Bangalore city. One can reach by road, rail and air easily to Bangalore.
By Air : The nearest airport is at Bangalore at a distance of 160 kms.
By Rail : Bangalore railway station is the nearest railhead.
By Road : Bangalore (160 kms) and Mysore (80 kms) are the nearest cities.