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Brahmagiri Hills (peaks) is a mountain range in the Western Ghats. It is situated on the border between Wyanad District of Kerala state on the south and Kodagu District in Karnataka on the north side. Brahmagiri Peak or Shikara, at 1608 meters height and is a scenic tourist attraction.
The top of Brahmagiri Hill (1608 m) is well forested and has a lot of wildlife. Brahmagiri is about 60 Kms from Coorg and about 200 Kms from Bangalore.
Thirunelli Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, lies on the Kerala side of Brahmagiri. This temple is known as Dakshina Kashi or the Kasi of the South. The temple constructed in an ancient style and includes 30 granite pillars. Brahmagiri Peak is about 11 km from Thirunelli.
Pakshipathalam, at an altitude of 1740 mts, is another attraction on the Kerala side. Pakshipathalam boasts of a cave that is said to have been used by rishis in ancient times. On the Karnataka side it is also known by the name of Munikal Cave.
The Irrupu (or Irpu or Lakshmanthirtha) Falls of the Lakshmanthirtha River lies on the Karnataka side of the Brahmagiri range. Rama is said to have dedicated a Shiva Kshethra known as Rajeshwara Temple on the banks of river Lakshmanthirtha.
The Lakshmanthirtha River eventually flows into the Kaveri River. Brahmagiri can be reached by a trek from Mananthavady (29 km east) or from Kutta.
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