Travel – Bababuddengiri – Mullayanagiri – India

Baba Budangiri

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.

Near by mountains and check the temple on the tip!



I was in the cloud that day! 😍


Should we …. should we not! 😁
Disputed site, but you are allowed to enter inside, basically its a cave where both Hindus and Muslims pray! Should have been holiest of all places because two religions co-existed for the long time!

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.

Great climber and you can see the car parking area below from where the previous picture was taken
View from the top.
Entry to the temple on top.
My daughter in the clouds! Why not? its the highest peak in Karnataka State!

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.

Hope you liked this post, let me know what you think?


18 Comments Add yours

  1. Just amazing and how well you enjoy traveling with your family!!

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    1. Raj says:

      Yes .. I do .. and I think that’s the most blessed part! 😍 Thank you.

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  2. Ama Benewaa says:

    The pictures are heaven!

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    1. Raj says:

      Thank you Ama! 🙂

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  3. Pictures are amazing as usual. This place seems like an hidden jewel. Never heard about it..

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    1. Raj says:

      Its a beautiful place.. yes hidden jewel for sure.. People from Karnataka know about it.. This should be one of the MUST see place in my opinion… Thank you.

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  4. I enjoyed this post, as always your photos are so crystal clear. Why is this a disputed site?

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    1. Raj says:

      Thanks Michaela for the appreciation..
      Well dispute is religion based. Earlier the holy place here earlier occupied and worshiped by Hindus and Muslims.. but now we dont want to share the space.. so dispute..and it gets violent at times.. Sad right?

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  5. Yoly says:

    Awesome pictures….I want to go to the clouds…I love hiking so I will definitely visit this place if I ever go to India.

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    1. Raj says:

      You’re always welcome to India Yoly ✌ thank you. 😊

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    2. Yes that’s very sad 😦 also how do you get your images to have a shadow behind them.

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      1. Raj says:

        Can you specify which image in particular I will try to explain..?


      2. Raj says:

        If you are talking about shadow border… here it s…


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