• K GUDI WILDERNESS CAMP | B R HILLS

DHOLE’S DEN BANDIPUR – YOUR CALL OF THE WILD

K Gudi Wilderness Camp, B R Hills The Biligiri Ranganna Hills (B.R. Hills) is elusive as much as it is beautiful. A hill range that's stood sentinel since time immemorial, being where the Western Ghats meets the Eastern Ghats, it gets its name from the temple that stands tall on a high precipice. An enigma of a destination, B.R. Hills is the place for those with a deep love for the wild. Surrender your jarred nerves and car-horn accustomed ears for bird song and the whispering of the trees. It happens at the Kyathdevaraya Gudi Wilderness Camp famously known as K. Gudi Wilderness Camp @ BR Hills.

Welcome to K. Gudi Wilderness Camp, BR Hills

K. Gudi Wilderness Camp opens up an opportunity for you to get up close and personal with nature. Like the name suggests, it's everything you can expect out of a camp. It spells adventure and speaks the code of the jungle: respect everything around you. The B.R.T. Wildlife Sanctuary lives up to its name and spotting wildlife is the star attraction in these parts. This is elephant, gaur, tiger, and leopard terrain. The forests are teeming with over 250 species of birds, including the velvet-fronted nuthatch, gold-fronted chloropsis, blossom-headed parakeet and the malabar whistling thrush - so it's highly unlikely you'll ever get enough of this place. Jeep rides into the forests with naturalists to point out anything you've missed is part of the programme. K. Gudi Wilderness Camp takes you out twice into the jungle in the jeep - once at dawn and once just before dusk falls. B.R. Hills is also a destination that can be explored on foot.

Evenings are relaxed: you can opt for a campfire (not available in summers and rains) or watch a wildlife movie in the audio-visual room, and unwind. Dinners are served at the Gol Ghar in typical Jungle Ldges & Resorts’ style: a group buffet affair. If you plan on staying a little longer at K. Gudi Wilderness Camp, a trip to B.R. Hills can be arranged for. A visit to the mystical Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple which teeters on the edge of a cliff is a must. Sloth bears, wild dogs, barking deer, spotted deer, wild boars, Malabar giant squirrels and an entire host of wild animals, perhaps, might persuade you to stay a while.

As camp is situated in the vicinity of the tiger reserve, liquor is strictly prohibited in the campus.

Note: Electricity is not available throughout the day and night, it is available for 45 min before the morning safari, 2-3 hours during evening from 06:30 PM to 10:15 PM only.

Stay at K. Gudi Wilderness Camp, B R Hills

The camp can accommodate thirty to forty guests at a time and offers scope for some rather imaginative get-togethers or conferences. The camp comprises tented cottages, log huts and well-furnished rooms at the Maharaja's Hunting Lodge.

Log huts: 03
Tented cottages: 08
Family Rooms: 02

As camp is situated in the vicinity of the tiger reserve, liquor is strictly prohibited in the campus.

Note : Electricity is not available throughout the day and night, it is available for 45 min before the morning safari, 2-3 hours during evening from 06:30 PM to 10:15 PM only.

Season : Anytime is a good time to visit the Kyathdevaraya Gudi WIlderness Camp. Situated at an altitude of 1800 ft. to 6000 ft., the sanctuary benefits from a pleasant climate across the year. Wildlife sightings are excellent, regardless of the season and therefore the Camp is open through the year.

Activities & Itinerary at K. Gudi Wilderness Camp, B R Hills

Itinerary

Day One

12:30 Noon: Check in. Revel in the beauty and the crisp air of BR Hills
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM: Lunch. After all those winding roads, there's nothing like delicious food to recharge your low energy levels.
03:30 PM: Prepare for your jungle adventure. But first, a cup of tea or coffee
04:00 PM - 06:30 PM: Their naturalists take you in the jeep to the jungle. Along the ups and downs of the forest paths, encounter gaur families, herds of elephants, bears, or a leopard perched on a tree?
06:45 PM: Learn about the laws of the jungle through others' experiences. A wildlife film show at the Maharaja's Hunting Lodge is just about that
08:30 PM - 09:30 PM: Dine around the cozy campfire at the Gol Ghar.

Day Two

06:00 AM: One can hardly call the song of hill mynas an alarm. But that's what you wake up to. A cup of tea or coffee, perhaps, to perk you up?
06:30 AM - 08:30 AM: Go forth once again, on yet another jeep ride into the depths of the jungle. You just might encounter a tiger or a sloth bear.
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM: Breakfast at Gol Ghar. A rather pleasant affair, when you get to take in the natural ambience of the place.
11:00 AM: If you must leave, we look forward to your next visit to discover the yet unexplored secrets of these hills.

Tips

  • Dress for comfort. Do avoid bright colours and stick to muted shades of green, black, grey and brown. The more you meld with the background, the better.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Avoid smoking - anything can start a forest fire.
  • You'll be spending a lot of time outdoors. Don't forget your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, torch, etc.
  • Avoid plastics.

Activities

  • Wildlife Safari
  • Bird Watching
  • Nature Walk

Nearby tourist spots:
Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Tariff [Valid: Up to 15th September 2014]

Room Type
Foreigner
Indian
Log Hut
Rs. 5,500
Rs. 4,850
Tented Cottage
Rs. 4,950
Rs. 3,850
Family Room
Rs. 4,950
Rs. 3,350

Tariff [Valid: 16th Sept 2014 to 15th Sept 2015

Room Type
Foreigner
Indian
Log Hut
Rs. 6,350
Rs. 5,600
Tented Cottage
Rs. 5,700
Rs. 4,450
Family Room
Rs. 5,700
Rs. 3,850

Conditions

  • 8% Extra on basic tariff from 2nd Oct 2014 to 12th Oct 2014 & from 22nd Oct 2014 to 26th Oct 2014.
  • 10% Extra on Basic tariff from 24th Dec 2014 to 2nd Jan 2014.
  • The mentioned tariff is only basic tariff.
  • Rates inclusive of all taxes

Package Includes: Stay, Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast, Jeep safari into BRT Wildlife Sanctuary, Guided Nature Walk (can opt in place of morning safari).

Package Excludes: Luxury tax (4,8 or 12%) on lodging, VAT (14.5%) on boarding, Service tax (12.36%) on 70% of basic and Forest entry charges extra as applicable.

Route map to K. Gudi Wilderness Camp, B R Hills

The camp easily accessible and is located at Kyathadevarayana Gudi within B.R Hills Sanctuary limits. It is just 86 km from Mysore (via Nanjangud and Chamrajnagar) and 225 km from Bangalore (via Kanakapura – Malavalli – Kollegal – B R Hills). K.Gudi Camp is about 175 km from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu (via Sathyamangalam and Chamarajnagar).

Distance

  • Bangalore - 225Km
  • Mysore - 85Km
  • Coimbatore – 175 km