Mullayanagiri Mullayangiri or Mullainagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka. Mullayanagiri is located in the Baba Budan Giri Range of the Western Ghats. With a height of 1930 m (6317 ft.), it is the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. Mullayanagiri is one of the best trekking places in Karnataka and South India.
How to Reach Mullayanagiri
Mullayanagiri is about 260 km from Bangalore. Hotels, Petrol Bunk are available at Chikamagalur at a distance of 15km
Trekking at Mullayangiri
Mullayanagiri is also the highest peak between Nilgiris and Western Ghats. It is part of the Baba Budan hill ranges that stand straight in a linear line in this area. Adventure lovers call it the paradise for trekking lovers in Chikmagalur. Cool and windy breeze greets one all along the Mullayanagiri trek trail. One can explore the small caves, which are located just below the peak, and also view statues of Nandi on the way up.
There is a temple of Lord Shiva at the hilltop. The priest of the temple has his dwelling at the top, and he and his family are reported to be quite hospitable. Standing on the peak, on a clear sunny day, one can see the complete Western Ghats range. Watching the sun going down from the peak is an unforgettable experience.
One can also trek from Bababudangiri to Mulayanagiri. One can reach the base of Bababudangiri from Kaiwara, and from the base, hire a jeep to reach the top of Bababudangiri. The trek from Bababudangiri to Mulayanagiri is arduous and one has to cross difficult terrains. There is a fall called Manikyadara falls on the way to Mullayanagiri.
Babadudangiri is revered both by Muslims and Hindus. Babadudangiri is home to a small Sufi shrine devoted to both saint Baba Budan and Guru Dattatreya.
Situated at a height of 1434 meter above sea level, Kemmagundi is located in Tarikere taluk of Chikkamagaluru. If you are passionate about nature and its beauties, this is the place to visit. Lush-green vegetation, mountain streams, waterfalls, mountains, beautifully laid-out ornamental gardens, valleys all add to the beauty of enchantress that is Kemmagundi. The place also offers many peaks to climb and adventurous trekking routes to explore.
Galikere means windy pond. About 1 km from Bababudangiri, this serene lake is set in the midst of high altitude mountains and is bounded by verdant trees. Watching the sunset from this place is a mind-boggling experience.
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