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Biligiri | BR Hills and Himavad hills

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When a much needed long drive is thriving you, get ready and start driving to Biligiri Rangana Betta and Himavad Gopalaswamy temple.
Highlights :

Distance from Bengaluru : 173 km
Places to explore : Biligirangana betta, Himavad Gopalaswamy temple.
Mode of transport : Car
Type : Weekend, Sight-seeing, Temple
Ideal for : Friends and Family
Companions : Me, Teju, Sharat and Pradeep
Budget : Fuel cost and Food (pack and parcel).

Mode of Transport

By Road (From Bangalore): Take the Bangalore – Mysore highway, and drive till Maddur. Turn left after leaving Maddur and drive till you reach Malavalli. Continue driving past Malavalli and get to Kollegala town. BR Hills is another 30 minutes drive from Kollegala.Those who come from Coimbatore can take either KSRTC or TNSTC to reach Chamarajanagar, buses ply every 20 minutes.
Train : Nearest train station is in Chamarajanagar, 40 km from BR Hills. Daily 6 trains connect Chamarajanagar with Mysore and one among the six goes to Tirupati via Bangalore .

Places …

Mysore : The Cultural Capital of Karnataka

Mysore, a popular city is often termed as the "Cultural Capital", "Heritage city of Karnataka". Today Mysore is the most visited weekend destination throughout the year. As a part of history, Mysore was the capital city of Kingdom ruled by Wodeyar dynasty. The Wodeyars contributed significantly to the cultural growth of the city.

Highlights :


Distance from Bengaluru: 152 km
Time of travel: 2 hours 50 minutes
Places to explore: Mysore Palace, Karanji lake, Mysore Zoo, St Philomena's church, Backwaters of Kaveri, Chamundi hills.
Mode of transport: Train and car (within the city).
Type: Weekend, Sight-seeing
Ideal for: Friends and Family
Companions: Me, Teju, Abhi and Ajay
Budget: Min Rs.500 to Max Rs.1500


Mode of Transport

My friend Teju and I started off on an early morning and boarded Chamundi express at 7 am on a Saturday to explore Mysore. One can either travel by own vehicle, train or bus. The total journey between Bengaluru & Mysore takes around 2 hours 45 minutes…