It is partly located in Chamarajanagar District's Gundlupet taluk, and partly in Mysuru District's H.D.Kote and Nanjangud taluks. It is also one of the last refuges of the endangered Asiatic wild elephant, one of the thirty reserves identified across the country to save the tiger and its habitat. In addition to the two famous inhabitants, a variety of other endangered species can be seen in this national park, such as sloth bears, gaurs, Indian rock pythons, jackals, muggers and four-horned antelopes. The sambar, mouse deer, chital, sloth bear and the uncommon flying lizard are also sheltered by Bandipur. More than 200 bird species and a variety of flora contribute to its appeal.
Bandipur also supports a wide range of timber trees, including teak, rosewood, sandalwood, Indian laurel, Indian cinema tree, giant clumping bamboo, etc. While Bandipur is a tourist destination throughout the year, summers are the best time for sightings of wildlife. As the dry season is from March to May, the animals come out of hiding and can be seen through the watering holes. The winter months are a better bet for bird-watchers however for November to January many migratory birds from the North particularly the Himalayas come down south to roost. The best way to experience Bandipur is the Bandipur Safari Lodge (a property of state-owned Jungle Lodges & Resorts). Here you can go on a wildlife safari or enjoy nature walks. It can accommodate up to 60 people at a time, with well-appointed spaces. Forest Safari is conducted twice a day by the Forest Department. Visitors can take advantage of cheaper and shorter bus safaris in large groups (45-60 minutes), whereas jeep safaris are more suited for smaller groups and for a longer, more exclusive experience (2-3 hours)-both run between 6 and 9 AM and 3 PM to 6 PM. Between 10 AM and 11 AM, Elephant Safari is open.
Places to visit in Chamarajanagar
Betta's Himavad Gopalaswamy: Situated about 16 km south-west of Gundlupet, Gopalaswamy Betta (hill) is a lofty hill in a picturesque setting. It rises to a height above the sea level of 4,770 feet. It is also known as Dakshina Govardhanagiri. Clouds and mist seem to surround the summit of the hill, and hence the name Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta (Himavad means shrouded in mist). On the hill, there is an old fort that was said to have been built during the 13th century. There is a Gopalaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna within the fort. The temple's gopuram is single-tiered, resting on the enclosure's compound wall. There is a sculpture of dashavatara (avatars of Lord Vishnu) on the parapet wall of the façade of the mukha mantapa. The garbhagriha has a Lord Krishna idol playing a flute under a tree. Lord Krishna's idol is beautifully carved, with the left toe leaning on the right toe.
Mahadeshwara Hills Male: A well-known pilgrimage centre in the state is Male Mahadeshwara Betta. Located in the Hanur taluk, it is a hill range and is 3,200 feet above sea level. A very famous centre for Shaiva pilgrims is the ancient and holy temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple's deity is in the form of a linga. He had a great number of devotees, and so this region became a holy spot. The temple here was built in his honour. There is also a big picture of Nandi (the vehicle of Lord Shiva) here, along with a variety of other sanctuaries around the place. Around a lakh of South Indian devotees gather here for the Car Festival held during Shivarathri, Ugadi, Gauri, Mahalaya Amavasye and Deepavali festivals. In Kannada, there are many folk songs that praise the Male Mahadeshwara Hills/ Temple.
Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary of the BR Tiger: The Wildlife Sanctuary of Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple (BRT) takes its name from the ancient Ranganatha Swamy Temple, which sits at the edge of a precipice and has an area of 539.52 sq km. The Biligirirangana Betta (hill) is 5,091 feet above sea level and extends for about 16 km from north to south. It is known to be the corridor of wildlife linking the Eastern Ghats to the Western Ghats, which in turn encourages the exchange of genes between the populations of both mountain ranges. It offers shelter for many wildlife species, such as mammals , reptiles and a number of butterflies. The forests are also teeming with over 250 bird species. Here, the Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra reveals preserved tribal knowledge and the region's biodiversity. Honnametti Kallu, a boulder on the hilltop, is another attraction here. A distinctive feature is that when stuck, it gives a metallic clang. Actually the god in the temple is Lord Venkatesha known as Ranganatha. In the temple, figures of Ramanuja and Alvars are mounted. Of religious interest are the Kanakadasa cave, Brindavana and other shrines in the range. The Kyathadevara Gudi (K Gudi) Wilderness Camp, a property of Jungle Lodges & Resorts, is the best place to experience BR Hills and gives you the opportunity to get near and personal with nature. Tented cottages, log huts and well-furnished rooms are part of the camp.
Tourist Attractions in Chamarajanagar
Waterfalls of Hogenakkal:On the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border, the Hogenakkal waterfalls are a scenic amalgamation of rock, water and mist. 'Hoge' means smoke, and in Kannada, 'Kallu' means rock. Hogenakkal literally implies smoke over the rocks, which is how it appears when enough water falls over the rocks as the Kaveri River from Karnataka enters Tamil Nadu.
Falls of Bharachukki: Two beautiful falls created by the Cauvery River are on the island of Shivanasamudra. The Barachukki Falls are situated in Kollegal taluk in Chamarajanagar district, on the eastern branch of the river. A huge amount of water here rushes and cascades down to about 30 feet. The Gaganachukki Falls are the western branch of the river, situated in Malavalli taluk, which falls in the district of Mandya. During the monsoons, the two falls in full flow are a captivating sight.
Betta's Kundura: Kundura Bettais, an offbeat rocky peak, is 30 km from Kollegala. Ideal for hiking
Sampige Dodda: 4 km from the BR Hills, the Bhargavi River, the Kaveri Tributary flows into Dodda Sampige.
Temple of Ramalingeshwara, Narasamangala: Narasamangala is a village about 24 km away from Chamarajanagar. It is the home of the Ganga Temple of Ramalingeshwara, which was believed to be founded around the 9th century. There is a roomy garbhagriha, a small ardhamandapa and mahamandapa in the temple facing east. The sikhara over the garbhagriha is a unique development that has a Vimana brick and stucco of great beauty and artistic merit, eleven metres high, two metres high, over a lofty adhisthana stone.
Chamarajeshwara Swami Temple: Chamarajanagar was formerly known as Arikutara, which was changed by Krishnaraja Wadiyar III in memory of the birthplace of his father, Chamaraja Wadiyar. He also founded the Chamarajeshwara Swami Temple in 1826. The principal deity here is Lord Eshwara (Lord Shiva). We have Goddess Kempananjaamba on the left of Lord Chamarajeshwara, and on the right is Goddess Chamundeshwari. There is also a place dedicated to various other Gods and Goddesses that has rows of Sahasralingas (1,000 Shivalingas) and other shrines.
On arrival Chamarajanagar.
Pick up and then transfer to Hotel.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Chamarajanagar major attractions such as Gopalswami Hills and Male Mahadeshwara Hills.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Breakfast at Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Chamarajanagar major attractions such as Gaganachukki , Bharachukki Falls, Sri Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary and Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Breakfast at Hotel.
Check out from Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Chamarajanagar major attractions such as Ranganathaswamy Temple and K Gudi- wildlife park.
Finally drop at airport/Railway Junction.
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