The Ultimate Guide to K Gudi Wilderness Camp | BR Hills Jungle Lodges

by Avathi Outdoors | K Gudi Wilderness Camp

May 21, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to K Gudi Wilderness Camp | BR Hills Jungle Lodges

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K.Gudi Wilderness Camp, located in Karnataka's Biligiri Rangana Hill (BR Hill), is a rare combination of wildlife sanctuary and hill station. The hill is 3500 feet above sea level and is intermingled with valleys, streams, and places of magnificent visual splendour. It is a haven for many kinds of wild creatures and birds, which makes it a 'must-see' for people who appreciate the natural beauty of the wilderness. It's one of the few resorts in India that allows tourists to stay inside the core area of a tiger reserve

The BR hills, also known as Biligiri Rangana Hills, is situated in South-Eastern Karnataka. The name "Biligiriranga'' is derived from the white cliff face that gives the hillside the appearance of a white screen. The area encompasses the BRT Wildlife Sanctuary, which was declared a tiger reserve in 2011 under India's Project Tiger, due to its significant tiger population. The reserve, spanning about 540 square kilometres, is unique because it is located where the Eastern Ghats meet the Western Ghats, resulting in a mix of diverse ecosystems and species from both mountain ranges.

K Gudi Wilderness Camp is a fantastic choice for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and anybody wishing to spend some time away from the daily grind of city life in the quiet and peacefulness of the forest. 
 

This article aims to provide the reader with information related to the K Gudi stay:   

 
1. About Biligiri Ranganna Hills (BR Hills)

2. About K Gudi Wilderness Camp 

3. Why should one visit the K Gudi Wilderness Camp?

4.Things to do at the K Gudi Jungle Lodges 

5. K Gudi Camp Safari Timings

6. Accommodation and amenities 

7. Your K Gudi trip itinerary

8. Best season to visit K Gudi 

9. Attractions near the property 

10. Things to note 

11. How to get there from Bangalore 

12. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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About Biligiri Ranganna Hills (BR Hills)

BR Hills is a pristine wildlife sanctuary located in the southern state of Karnataka, India.  It serves as a vital corridor connecting the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats, making it a biodiversity hotspot. It is nestled in the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its breathtaking natural beauty. The Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple, located within the sanctuary, holds great cultural significance. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha and is visited by devotees throughout the year. BR Hills is easily accessible from nearby cities like Bangalore and Mysore, making it a convenient destination for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation.  BR Hills is a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers

About K Gudi Wilderness Camp 

K Gudi is named after Kyathadevara Gudi temple, which was built by the Maharaja of Mysore. K Gudi Wilderness Camp is a property that captures the essence of the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple (BRT) Wildlife Sanctuary, creating a unique and immersive experience for its visitors. This K Gudi Jungle Lodges property itself is unique because it's one of the few resorts in India that allows tourists to stay inside the core area of a tiger reserve. The accommodations typically include tented cottages and log huts, and the camp provides various activities such as jeep safaris, nature walks, and bird watching tours. The K Gudi Camp is located amidst the lush greenery of the Biligiriranga Hills in Karnataka, India. It offers a tranquil and picturesque setting, surrounded by dense forests, wildlife, and beautiful landscapes. It is ideal for nature lovers, a chance to escape the city's hustle and bustle, providing a peaceful retreat amidst nature.

 

 

Why should one visit the K gudi Wilderness Camp?

The BRT Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a vast array of flora and fauna. Visitors can spot a variety of animals like elephants, tigers, leopards, deer, and wild boars. There are around 82 tigers in BRT Wildlife Sanctuary. Bird watchers will also be thrilled to find a wide number of bird species. The K Gudi Wilderness Camp offers a jungle safari that gives an opportunity to explore the forests in a jeep and spot wildlife, traversing through the BR Hills. The camp is known for its experienced naturalists and guides who accompany visitors during wildlife safaris. Guests have commended their expertise and passion for wildlife, enhancing the overall safari experience. The experienced naturalists and guides at the camp enhance your safari experience by sharing their knowledge and insights about the wildlife.  K Gudi Wilderness Camp provides a range of adventure activities that cater to different interests and age groups. You can enjoy guided treks through the forest trails and embark on bird-watching expeditions. The accommodation is well maintained and the hospitality is top notch. You may also be able spot deers outside your cottage. 

 

Things to do at the K gudi Jungle Lodges.

Guests are escorted on a jeep safari through the BRT forest range, which typically lasts for 1 to 2 hours. One can spot animal tracks in the mud. In the evenings, guests can relax with a campfire or watch a wildlife movie at the audio-visual room. Guests can also take nature walks and trek inside the sanctuary, guided by our naturalists. You can visit nearby tribal villages to learn about their traditions and way of life. Additionally, the camp conducts interactive sessions and presentations to educate visitors about the importance of conservation and sustainable practices.  K Gudi Wilderness Camp also offers cultural and educational experiences that enrich your understanding of the local heritage and wildlife conservation efforts. The camp provides a peaceful atmosphere where you can unwind and rejuvenate. You can take leisurely walks amidst the greenery,  or simply relax by the campfire under a starlit sky. The serene environment and fresh air contribute to a sense of tranquillity and well-being. 

 

K Gudi Wilderness Camp, Tents

 

K Gudi Camp Safari Timings

At 3:45 PM,  a pre-safari briefing is done to get ready for an adventure on the Jeep Safari. However, before the safari begins, a hot cup of tea or coffee will be served. The evening safari timing is from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. 

The next day, the Jeep Safari begins at 6:15 AM and extends until 8:45 AM. Our naturalists will join you for the exciting jeep safaris into the BRT Wildlife Sanctuary. 

 

K Gudi Wilderness Camp, Safari jeep

 

Accommodation and amenities 

The setting is amid the dense forest of the BR Hills. The rooms are clean and full of amenities. The surroundings are maintained impeccably.  The camp provides comfortable and eco-friendly accommodation options, including tented cottages and log huts, which blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Staying in these unique accommodations allows you to experience the charm of living amidst the wilderness while enjoying essential amenities. Aside from the safari, what makes this location a preferred one is the helpful staff that looks after you.  The camp's staff is often commended for their warm hospitality and attentive service, ensuring that guests feel welcome and taken care of throughout their stay. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the package. The food is simple yet tasty, mostly consisting of local cuisine. Meals are served buffet-style. This accommodation is often praised for its eco-friendly design and integration with the natural surroundings. Visitors appreciate the comfortable amenities provided while still feeling connected to nature.

 

a) Log hut package
The package includes a stay with an attached bathroom, breakfast, lunch, and dinner; two jeep safaris into the BRT Wildlife Sanctuary; a guided walk (which can be opted-in for instead of the morning safari); and forest entry charges. The other amenities include hot water facilities, a seating area, a balcony, and a coffee maker. 

Prices for the K Gudi Loghut package starts from ₹ 5950 / person (Excl. Taxes). Please note that the rates are subject to weekday and weekened prices

K Gudi Wilderness Camp, Loghuts

 

K Gudi Wilderness Camp, Loghut Interior

 

b) Tent package 
The package includes a stay with an attached bathroom, breakfast, lunch, and dinner; two jeep safaris into the BRT Wildlife Sanctuary; a guided walk (which can be opted-in for instead of the morning safari); and forest entry charges. The other amenities include hot water facilities, a seating area, a balcony, and a coffee maker. 

The prices K Gudi tent package starts from ₹ 5100 / person (Excl. Taxes). Please note that the rates are subject to weekday and weekened prices

K Gudi Wilderness Camp, Tent Stay Exterior

 

K Gudi Wilderness Camp, Tent Stay Interior

 

c) Maharaja Package (Suite Room) 
The package includes a stay with an attached bathroom, breakfast, lunch, and dinner; two jeep safaris into the BRT Wildlife Sanctuary; a guided walk (which can be opted-in for instead of the morning safari); and forest entry charges. The other amenities include hot water facilities, a seating area, a balcony, and a coffee maker.

The K Gudi Maharaja packages prices starts from ₹ 5100 / person (Excl. Taxes). Please note that the rates are subject to weekday and weekened prices

K Gudi Wilderness Camp, Maharaja Exterior

 

d) Room Package (Deluxe Room)
The package includes a stay with an attached bathroom, breakfast, lunch, and dinner; two jeep safaris into the BRT Wildlife Sanctuary; a guided walk (which can be opted-in for instead of the morning safari); and forest entry charges. The other amenities include hot water facilities, a seating area, a balcony, and a coffee maker.

The K gudi room packages prices starts from ₹ 4250 / person (Excl. Taxes). Please note that the rates are subject to weekday and weekened prices

K Gudi Wilderness Camp, Maharaja Interior

 

Your K Gudi trip itinerary 

DAY 1:

Upon arrival at K Gudi Wilderness Camp, you can check in at 1 PM. It's time to unwind and refresh yourself in the peaceful surroundings of our camp.

At 1:30 PM, a delicious lunch will be served buffet style at the GolGhar.

After lunch, regroup at around 3:45 PM and prepare for an adventure in a jeep safari. However, a refreshing cup of tea or coffee will be served before the safari begins.

From 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM, join our experienced naturalists for a thrilling jeep safari into the BRT Wildlife Sanctuary. Be prepared to witness the exquisite wildlife in their natural habitat as our experts share their deep knowledge and fascinating experiences.

After the safari, return to the GolGhar for a soothing cup of tea or coffee as the evening unfolds.

At 7:30 PM, Get comfy in the conference hall and enjoy a captivating wildlife movie that takes you closer to understanding the mysteries of nature.

At around 8:30 PM, dinner will be served. Dine under the stars at the Gol Ghar, basking in the warmth of the campfire, exchange tales of the jungle with fellow guests and our friendly staff, making this a memorable end to your day. 

 

K Gudi Wilderness Camp, Golghar - Dining Area

 

DAY 2 :

Your next day begins at 6:00 AM with a wake-up call, followed by a refreshing cup of tea or coffee to kickstart your day.

At 6:15 AM, embark on an early morning Jeep ride into the BRT Wildlife Sanctuary. Our experienced naturalists will guide you through the jungle, sharing their wealth of knowledge about the diverse species inhabiting the park.

8:45 AM–9:45 AM: Breakfast at GolGhar after an exhilarating morning safari, return to the camp and enjoy a hearty breakfast at Gol Ghar, our communal dining space.

10:30 AM: Checkout. As your adventure concludes, it's time to check out and say your goodbyes, taking with you unforgettable memories and experiences of the enchanting wilderness of K Gudi Jungle Lodges.

 

BRT Tiger Reserve, BR Hills
 

Best season to visit K Gudi Wilderness Camp 

The camp is open all year due to its ideal temperature and wildlife sightings, regardless of the season. The pleasant climate makes it an ideal place to visit at any time of the year. 

Winters in K Gudi are characterised by cool temperatures and a relatively low chance of rainfall. K Gudi Camp during the winter is the dry season in this region. The reduced rainfall ensures that the roads and trails are easily accessible, allowing visitors to explore the wildlife sanctuary and enjoy outdoor activities without any hindrance. The winter season also coincides with the breeding season of several wildlife species in K Gudi. This increases the chances of spotting animals like elephants, tigers, leopards, deer, and a variety of birds during your visit.

 

BRT Tiger Reserve, BR Hills

 

K Gudi - places to visit nearby 

 

BR Hills is known as a religious place named after the Rangaswamy Temple, which is built on top of a white cliff. The temple is devoted to Lord Ranganatha, and the festivals in April draw a large number of tourists. Another attraction is the enormous champak tree, known locally as Dodda Sampige Mara.

 

Dodda Sampige Mara, also known as the Big Champak Tree, is a famous ancient tree located near K Gudi Wilderness Camp. It is believed to be more than a thousand years old and is considered a sacred tree. The sprawling branches and serene ambiance make it a fascinating sight to visit.

 

Shivanasamudra Falls is a popular tourist spot. It consists of the Gagana Chukki and Bara Chukki waterfalls. The best season to visit the falls is after monsoon when the water level surges. It is about 70 Kms from K Gudi Wilderness Camp. 


 

The Male Mahadeshwara Hills (MM Hills) have been considered sacred in Indian mythology and are believed to be a place of worship for Lord Shiva, one of India's great gods. The majestic Lord Shiva temple is located in these hills and is a popular tourist attraction for nature enthusiasts. 


 

Things to note when visiting K Gudi

It is advised that you dress comfortably when visiting the K Gudi Camp. Avoid bright colours and instead use mellow colours like green and brown. Wear comfortable walking shoes and refrain from smoking, as this might spark a forest fire. Bring hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a torch, and keep plastics to a minimum. Pets are not allowed in the camp.  It's advisable to carry a good quality camera and binoculars to capture the beautiful wildlife and bird species you encounter. Remember to respect the wildlife, do not disturb or feed them. 

 

How to get there?

By Road: The resort is around 193 km from Bangalore and is well connected by state and national highways. The fastest route is via Bangalore-Mysore Expressway. 

By Rail: Mysore Junction is the nearest railway station, with trains linking it to major cities. 

By Air: The nearest airport is Kempegowda International Airport, which has links to all major Indian cities.

 

K Gudi Wilderness contact number

You can visit avathi.com or call us at +91 8971202915 for K Gudi Wilderness Camp booking.  

 

K Gudi Wilderness Camp Reviews

"The staff are very friendly and helpful. Manager is too good and takes care of guests very well. Wilderness right outside your rooms. A place that i would love to go back again."

"A must visit for those who love wildlife. A reminder for the guests, electricity on this property is mostly solar, hot water is limited, only to 3 hours in the morning and 3 in the evening. Mr. Prasad will brief you on your arrival. Network connectivity is low, but at certain points like near the log huts you would be well connected. They have lamps and rechargeable torches to help you out."

"This is a very beautiful resort run by Jungle Lodges & Resorts. The camp is built inside the Tiger Reserve. However, spotting a tiger is as rare as ever. But the fact that it is inside a real jungle means that you get to experience nature at its best. The staff are very friendly, courteous and helpful, and the food is great."

"The property remains calm and secluded, especially on weekdays, when you may be the only ones around. Birding was excellent this time - got rofous woodpecker, velvet fronted nuthatch, chestnut bellied nuthatch, scarlet minivet, lesser flameback, and golden oriole right from the verandah of the log huts. Food was simple and tasty, and included and earthy non-veg dish for each meal."

"Very nicely maintained. We had taken the tented cottages and they were the best! Very clean and very nicely maintained property. Like any other JLR property, they pay extra attention to the cleanliness and here as well no exceptions. The jungle safaris were also very nicely arranged and quite thrilling indeed. Food was good and quite a good spread they offer!"

 

Head over here to book your K Gudi Wilderness Camp stay now. If you are a nature lover and a wildlife enthusiast, this destination is perfect for your vacation! 

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