K Gudi Wilderness Camp
Where you can enjoy the view of the wildlife from the hilltop
K Gudi Wilderness Camp - K Gudi Wilderness Camp is a collage of wild and the hills. Located in the Biligiri Rangana Hills (BR Hills) and set 3500 ft above sea level, the hills are interspersed with valleys, streams and places of breathtaking scenic beauty.
The Biligiri Rangana Temple (BRT) Wildlife Sanctuary is a habitat for a variety of wild animals and birds. Nestled between the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats, the B.R.T Wildlife Sanctuary acts as the natural bridge between these two eco systems. India’s most wanted brigand Veerappan once used to roam into these forests.
K Gudi Wilderness Camp takes pride in its rich wildlife. The deciduous, evergreen and grassland vegetation is a safe haven for a variety of species. Commonly sighted animals are gaurs, spotted deer; wildboar and elephants .You can even spot leopards and sloth bears. If you are lucky, you can see the majestic tiger.
The sanctuary is home to more than 270 species of birds, including the scarlet minivet, velvet-fronted nuthatch, gold - fronted chloropsis, lorikeet, and malabar whistling thrush.
Set out for a thrilling jeep safari into the Biligiri Rangana Temple Wildlife Sanctuary accompanied by well-trained naturalists. The naturalists will interpret the sights and sounds of the forests to help you understand the nature surrounding you.
Trekking inside the Sanctuary is another exciting way to be familiar with nature. Guided by local naturalists, you can follow trails, which lead all the way up to the peaks of nearby hills. The views from a top the hill are amazing with misty mountains and greenery spread out for miles.
On the hilltop in the northwestern part of the Sanctuary, is the temple of Rangaswamy (Lord Vishnu), which has been a pilgrimage center for over 500 years. A visit to V.G.K.K-vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra, an NGO working amongst the local Soliga tribes will give you exposure to the cultural background of the BR Hills along with an opportunity to buy locally made products.
In the evenings, after a wildlife movie, you can warm yourself around a campfire and listen to the tales of the jungle told by naturalists and other guests, or share your exciting wildlife tales with them.
Accommodations are completely in tune with the environment. Guests can stay in any of the eight twin-bedded tented cottages (with attached baths) and three log cabins on stilts. One can gaze across the distant hills and green valleys bellow and hear the calls of the wild from the tents and log cabins. There are also two spacious rooms in the Maharaja’s Hunting Lodge for large groups.
At K. Gudi, the chirping of birds will awaken you in the morning. Nights lit by hurricane lamp add to the perfect jungle setting.
Apart from tents and log cabins, K. Gudi Camp has the Gol Ghar, an open-sided gazebo, which is the guest’s dining area. It’s the ideal setting to enjoy your meal and share wildlife experiences with other guests. There are hammocks for you, as well, to laze and soak in the sun or simply take a snooze.
The camp’s spacious audio-visual hall in the main bungalow provides an ideal setting for hosting meetings and conferences. The hall is also used to feature wildlife documentaries every evening before dinner.
The souvenir shop at the Maharaja Bungalow with its wide array of artifacts, is another place where you can spend hours shopping.
BR Hills is located in a rain shadow area and receives its share of showers when the monsoon recedes during October and November. June through September are usually the wet months along the Western Ghats. That’s the best time to visit the camp, as the BR Hills wears a very pleasant and green look during that time.
During summer (April to mid-June), K Gudi Wilderness Camp is also a wonderful retreat from the heat of the plains. BR Hills offers a salubrious climate during the rest of the year, as well.
The food is sumptuous and delectable and comes with a local flavour. The regular buffet includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian cuisine.
|Day - 1
||(With Day 3)
||Visit to BR Hills
||Jeep Safari into BRTWildlife Sanctuary
||Wildlife film show at the Maharaja Bungalow
||Jeep ride into the BRT Wildlife Sanctuary
||Wildlife film show at the Maharaja’s Hunting Lodge
||Campfire and Dinner
|Day - 2
||Day - 3
||Wake-up call. Tea/Coffee
||Guided Nature Walk
- Bangalore-Kanakpura-Malavalli-Kollegal-Yallandur-BRT-K.Gudi (205 km)
- Bangalore-Maddur -Malavalli-Kollegal-Yallandur-BRT-K.Gudi (205 km)
- Bangalore-Mysore-Nanjangud-Chamrajnagar-Yallandur-K.Gudi (250km)
- Coimbatore-Satyamanagal - Hassanur- Chamrajnagar-Yallandur K.Gudi (175km)
Activities at glance
- Jeep Safaris
- Guided Treks
- Elephant Rides
- Bird Watching
- Drive to BRT Temple /V.G.K.K
- Wildlife Photography
- Wildlife Film/Slide Shows
- Star Gazing
|Get Week Day 20% Discount on Basic Tariff
||01st Dec 2013 to 15th Sep 2014
|Package Includes: Stay, Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast, Jeep safari into BRT Wildlife Sanctuary, Guided Nature Walk, Forest Entry Fees, Camera Fees & Taxes.
- Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis.
- Transfers to & from our resorts are not included in the tariff.
- Single occupancy charge at 30% of the tariff per night.
- Tariff for Children (accompanying parents) between 5 and 12 years is 50%.