Biligiriranga Hills

Biligiriranga hills or BR hills is located at the confluence of the Western ghats and the Eastern ghats. This series of hills hosts the Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary again shortly known as BRT wildlife sanctuary.

So what to do here is drive through the forest and on the way do visit Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple. While you drive do it slowly with your mirrors down, music off and enjoy the drive.

K Gudi Lake
K Gudi Lake

Drive

The drive through this hills is so scenic post monsoon. The road cuts the forest from one side to the other. Both the ends of the roads has forest check posts and is around 40 km from one end to the other. I don’t think I can do justice to the beauty of the forest with my mere words. Let me outsource the job of describing the drive in this road to the pics shot by me and my friend who accompanied me in this trip.

Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple

This hill series hosts the Lord Ranganathaswamy in his adobe Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple. The temple is situated at the edge of a bare cliff overlooking the northern parts of the sanctuary. The temple has an amazing view of the valley around it. One can view the temple tower from the roads reaching there. One can opt to walk to the temple through a series of steps or drive your car to close to the temple. From this temple I spotted a single elephant in the valley. This was my first wild elephant spotting in the wild. The temple is under renovation when we visited it and it looks like its going to take a lot of time to fix it.

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