The Biligiriranga Hills, also known as B R Hills, is a hill range situated in the south-eastern Karnataka, and is bordering Tamil Nadu in South India. The area is called Biligiriranga Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a protected reserve under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Being at the confluence of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats, the sanctuary is home to eco-systems that are unique to both the mountain ranges. The site was declared a Tiger Reserve in December 2010.
How to reach :
By Road :
Take the Bangalore – Mysore highway, and drive till Maddur. Turn left after leaving Maddur and drive till you reach Malavalli, drive past Malavalli and get to Kollegala town. BR Hills is another 30 minutes drive from Kollegala.Those coming from Coimbatore can take either KSRTC or TNSTC to reach Chamarajanagar, buses ply every 20 minutes.
Nearest train station is in Chamarajanagar, 40 km from BR Hills. Daily 6 trains connect Chamarajanagar with Mysore and one among the six goes to Tirupati via Bangalore .
Bangalore International Airport, 220 km from BR Hills, is the nearest International airport, connected by all major destinations in the country. Coimbatore Airport, 185 km from BR Hills, is the nearest International Airport. But Coimbatore has connectivity to all metro cities of India.