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Biligirirangana Betta Hills, Mysore

Biligirirangana Betta Hills Overview

Biligirirangana Betta (B.R.Hills): 120 km from Mysore and 247 kms from Bangalore , the Biligirirangana range of hills is picturesquely situated between the Cauvery and the Tungabhadra rivers. At a height of 5,091 ft above sea level, this hill stretches from north to south for about 16 kms. Surrounded by deciduous trees, the forests are teeming with wildlife. So if you're looking for a 'cool' time with a little bit of 'wild' excitement thrown in, welcome to B.R. Hills. Wake up to the chirping of birds and the humming of bees. Breathe in fresh, clean air. Take a stroll through the sylvan surroundings. And let the cool breeze blow your cares away. As the day slips quietly into night, watch the stars come out, one by one. The moon casts a silver light. And somewhere in the distance you hear a tiger roar. One can feel the proximity with the nature. Around Biligirirangana Betta (B.R. Hills) : Biligirirangaswamy Temple : Situated on top of the highest peak, this ancient temple gives Biligirirangana Betta its name. The deity in the temple is Venkatesha, popular as Ranganatha. Biligirirangaswamy Sanctuaryy : Spread across 540 sq.km, this sanctuary is home to Gaur, Chital, Sambar, Elephants, Tigers, Panthers and Bears. Kanchikote : These are the ruins of an old fort stated to have been built by the Gangaraja of Shivanasamudra. Himvad Gopalaswamy Hills :The Himvad Gopalaswamy Hills in Mysore District is situated in the verdant Western Chats. The hills are a trekker's delight and a popular holiday resort too. Situated atop the Hill is the Gopalaswamy Temple Rath Festival : The Ratha Festival at Biligirirangana Betta is held during 'Vaishakha' in the month of April. Once in two years, the local tribes make an offering of a large pair of slippers measuring one foot and nine inches, made out of skin, to the deity. Getting there : By Air :The nearest airport is at Bangalore . By Train : Bangalore is the nearest Railhead. By Road : There are regular buses from Bangalore , Chamarajanagar and Yelandur to Biligirirangana Betta.

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