Welcome to Gorukana
At Gorukana, we understand that responsible tourism involves caring for the land, the local people and the wildlife. We are committed to becoming a sustainable model for Eco-toursim where all our profits go towards Bio-Diversity conservation, Tribal developement projects by VGKK. Building on our three decades of work with the Soliga people, we invite you to be a enjoy a unique wildlife experience, while enhancing and contributing to the welfare of the Soliga people. We invite you to participate in helping us protect the forests, while providing you with a memorable wildlife experience. Leave behind the noise and clutter and join us in the lush forests of BR Hills at Gorukana.
BR Hills is a beautiful range of mountains close to Bangalore city about 175 kms, thru Kanakapura Road.
We happened to know about Gorukana Resort from their website. We travelled end of July/beginning of Aug during the rainy season. Fortunately there was no rains for those 3 days. Accommodation was good and clean. The resort is located amidst lot of trees with a pond making it look very natural, eventhough the approach to the resort about 100mts or so from the main road was horrible. The food was good all through and the service given by the manager Mr. Taj and all the staff was very good.
We were interested in wildlife, the Head Naturalist Mr. Jadeyaswamy and his assistant Jadeya (from the Soliga tribe) did their best to spot more wildlife.
The best sighting we made was on K.Gudi road, were we saw Barking Deer, Sambar Deer, Wild Dogs (a pack of 11), Sloth Bears, Crested Serpent Eagle, Brown Fish Owl, Black faced Langoor, etc., On the B R Hills Road, we sighted Gaur (Indian Bison), Elephants at a close range. We also saw so many birds during our visit.
It was really an amazing trip and to be remembered and revisited. We thank the resort staff.