Baba Budangiri (Dattagiri) and Mullayanagiri are the mountains in the Baba Budan range of mountains in Western Ghats of India. Its located in the Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka State.
Baba Budangiri/Dattagiri (height 1895 meters) hosts a shrine to the Sufi saint Hazrat Dada Hayat Khalandar, a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims. Unfortunately disputed site and controversial!
Mullayanagiri Peak, Vehicle will take to till the base of the final leg, You need to climb about 200 steps one way till you reach the peak and the small temple on top.
Mullayanagiri is the highest peak (1,925 meters/6,316 ft) in Karnataka (Chikkamagaluru), India located in Western Ghats of south India. Mullayanagiri also serving as a police radio relay station. The peak gets its name from a hindu Swami “Mulappa” who meditated here.
Trip: It would be full day activity to visit both attractions and its highly recommended that you book your hotel stay at Chikkamagalur/Chikmagalur) which is located at a distance of 22Kms. However don’t get fooled with the short distance of 22kms as it would take about 2 hrs to reach here! You will be riding in curvy roads in the chillness of the morning. Be sure to start early say about 7 to 8 AM from your hotel. I strongly recommend you hire a local vehicle from Chikmagalur even if you have a vehicle of your own. Firstly its about the safety, the local drivers know about the road conditions and local info, secondly you will be able to enjoy the scenic way instead of being behind the wheels.
Depending on the weather take umbrella, and cold cloths. Its extremely important as once you are up there is absolutely nothing available. Take food and drinks too. If you don’t have a camera don’t go! 😅 Be ready to clock about 10000 steps!
Have a extra day to spare? next day make sure to visit Belur and Halebeed temples. Check here about the temple and the history.
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