Commonly referred to as B R Hills, The Biligiriranga Hills are situated in south-eastern Karnataka and border the Erode District of Tamil Nadu in South India. The sightseeing location in the region is known as Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary or BRT Wildlife Sanctuary and is visited by enthusiasts from far and near. Protected under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, this reserve stands at the confluence of the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats and is home to eco-systems which are unique to both mountain ranges. This sanctuary if high repute was declared as an important Tiger Reserve in the year 2010 and has ever since attracted wild life lovers and experts to the Kollegal and Yelandur Taluks of the Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka.
The hills of this reserve are contiguous with the lush environs of the Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary (which are located to the south) ; within the Erode District of the state of Tamil Nadu. These hills offer the range its name and are located 254 kilometres (158 mi) from Bengaluru and 90 kilometres (56 mi) from Mysore. You may reach this amazing sightseeing destination either from Chamarajanagar or via Yelandur . Supported at the easternmost edge of Western Ghats, these hills support a diverse range of flora and fauna and various kinds of habitats as well. A wildlife sanctuary of approximately 322.4 square kilometres (124.5 sq mi) was made around the temple in the year 1974. This was later expanded to 539.52 square kilometres (208.31 sq mi) on 14th of January 1987.