K Gudi Wilderness Camp

This is an unmatched combination of holiday at a hill-station and an opportunity for exploration of the wildlife. The resort is located in the heart of the Biligiri Rangaswamy Sanctuary (B R Hills) at K Gudi, just 90 km. from Mysore, on a hilly terrain at an altitude of 3300 ft., (to 5000 ft.,) above sea level.

At the camp, the deciduous, evergreen and grassland forests engulf you and put you right in the middle with the wild animals and birds that the jungle is home to. The forest is at its best greenery during June to November and wildlife is sighted round the year. A unique feature of the camp is that there is no electricity in the tents and the log-huts. Electricity, however, is provided in the hunting lodge between 7pm to 10.30 pm. As the night falls and the stars shine, the resort lights up with hurricane lamps, a magical transformation.

Getting There

This resort at K Gudi is located in the B R Wildlife Sanctuary and at an altitude of 3,375 feet above sea level. The sanctuary is spread over 525 sq km, interspersed with valleys, streams and scenic spots. It is 226 km by road from Bangalore via Mysore and Chamarajanagar.

Frequent buses and trains are available to Mysore. From Mysore, it is 85 km by road via Chamarajanagar, Nallur and Navodaya School. We suggest that you take a taxi from Mysore or directly from Bangalore.

From Coimbatore

175 kms. by road via Chamarajnagar, Nallur & Navodaya School.


The resort offers a choice of living quarters. One large hunting bungalow (once the property of the Maharaja of Mysore) with furnished rooms, electricity, and attached modern toilets. It accommodates about 15 tourists.Eight permanent furnished twin bed tents with modern toilets facilities, capable of accommodating 16 tourists on twin-sharing basis. These are lit by hurricane lamps.Furnished ethnic huts on stilts with attached modern toilet facilities. These are lit by hurricane lamps.

Must Do

Jungle safaris in jeeps and on elephant back are a must in this resort. When out on safaris in the forest, one could spot a herd of elephants or a langur, panthers, tigers, sambar deer, sloth bears, bison, wild boar, barking deer, porcupine and more.

Bird watching is another important activity at this resort. You might spot birds like the large Indian parakeet, racket-tailed drongo, hill Myna, crested serpent eagle, chestnut-bellied nuthatch among 225 species.

You could also go for long walks and trekks.

Must See

When you are at the B RHills resort, you should spare time to take a look at the endless coffee estates surrounding the area and also visit the B R Temple.

One could also visit the Soliga and the Jenukurba tribal hamlets. A look at the thousand-year-old Dodda Sampige mara, which translates in English language as the 'Big Champak Tree' should be interesting. If you have time to spare then a visit to the temples, MM hills and the Stanley reservoir can be fun.

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