Tourist Places near Mysore (Karnataka) – Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple, B R Hills

BR Hills is a group of stand alone hills located near Mysore. They are  a  vital  link  that  help form  a  contiguous  stretch  of  forests between   the   western   gfiat   region   of  Wayanad   and   the Banneraghatta National Park, aiding in movement of wildlife. The hills collectively form part of Biligiri Rangaswamy Wildlife Sanctuary, named after the Rangaswamy Temple in the area.

The sanctuary is spread over an area of 540 sq km covered with diverse vegetation varying from shrub forest at lower regions to deciduous, evergreen and shola forests in the higher reaches. The flagship  species of the region is the Gaur, which is seen in plenty. Other animal life includes leopards, wild dogs and even the mighty tigers.

 

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