Situated at a height of 5,091 feet, this
resort is a must for wildlife lovers.Dancing trees, whistling winds and
swirling streams form a backdrop to some very rare animal. Spread over an
area of 540 sq. kms, the sanctuary is home to many species of wild
The Wild Population
The sanctuary is teeming with varied flora and fauna. Gaurs, chitals, sambhars, bears, elephants, panthers and tigers inhabit the place in large numbers.
If you are looking for a place that is calm and peaceful, the Biligiriangaswamy Temple (from which the hill derives its name) is the right place.
The serene surrounding, the soft reverberation of the bells and the songs of the bird in the background at the complex are sure to rejuvenate your souls.
You may also find the Soligas, native tribes of this range, singing a sprightly folk song or dancing to a brisk tune.
While on your visit, Make sure you do not miss the Ratha festival held during 'Vaishaka' in the month of April.
HOW TO GET THERE
The nearest airport is at Bangalore.
Bangalore is the nearest rail junction.
Mysore is 90 kms and Bangalore is 254 kms away.
Best Time To Visit: September to May.