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BR Hills Wild Life Sanctuary, Karnataka, India
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All days of the week
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

about br hills wild life sanctuary

. It was expanded further in 1987 to cover a total area of 534 sq km. The strategic location of the sanctuary provides an excellent bridge between the Western and Eastern Ghats, facilitating the exchange of the gene pool of the vast diversity of flora and fauna between them. This wildlife corridor witnesses some of the largest numbers of wild elephants and tigers east of the Western Ghats in the central southern peninsular region. The forest is also home to gaur, dhole, giant flying squirrel and the endangered chousingha (four-horned antelope). The sanctuary has been exposed to the ravages of quarrying along its fringe areas. Overgrazing is another threat that has to be handled effectively.

The two entry points to the sanctuary are Yelandur and Chamarajanagar, which are about 40 km apart. The Chamarajanagar entry is about 40 km from the sanctuary via the K Gudi Camp, while Yelandur is 18 km from the sanctuary. The route is scenic from the Chamarajanagar side, with the road winding up the hill via Vandarbal Village in the foothills. The forests are dense, the valleys deep, and they make for an enthralling sight. If you plan to halt at Chamarajanagar for the night, you need permission from the Forest Department (see Fast Facts on previous page). But if you are not staying back, make sure you are on your way out by 6 pm sharp. The forest guards are pretty strict about enforcing the rule. Apart from the tents put up by the K Gudi Camp run by Jungle Lodges, right next door is a FRH and the Jungle Lodges office located in the hunting lodge of the erstwhile Mysore royals.

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