Mullayanagiri: The tallest peak in Karnataka
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Season: 365 days
- Max Altitude: 6330 feet
- Duration: 1 Hour ( 6 km two ways)
- Trekking Charge: No charges
Mullayanagiri is named after the burial chamber of Saint Mulappa Swamy situated on its peak. It is accepted that the holy person is contemplated in the caverns that surround this grand slope. There is a temple devoted to lord Shiva situated on top of the Mullayanagiri peak.
Mullayanagiri stands at a height of 1,930 meters above sea level, offers a transcending view of the Western Ghats. When you are about to reach the peak, the foggy scenes are blended with Curving ways. The sunrise and sunset over the cloud beds are something that you must experience here.
Once there was a holy person named Tapasvi Mullapa Swamy. Local people of the areas in the Mullayanagiri region believe that he used to meditate at the highest point of this Mullayanagiri slope. As such, the mountain got its present personality.
In the good ‘old days, when the black-top stone and substantial advances were absolutely missing, individuals used to climb the highest point by a path known as Sarpanadi or Sarpadari. This isn’t that recommended path in present days.
How to Reach Mullayanagiri Peak:
By Road: You can either drive on your own or book a direct taxi between Bangalore and Chikmagalur. The driving distance will be 256.6 km.
By Flight: You can take a flight to Mangalore Airport from Kempegowda International Airport. After that, you can opt for a hired taxi ride to drop you at Mullayanagiri.
By Flight: You can travel to Hassan by train from Banaglore and from Hassan you can take a bus/ hire a cab. It will be a 1 and half hour journey to Chikmagalur from Hassan.
Places to visit in Mullayanagiri Chikmagalur:
- Tapasvi Mullappa Swamy Temple – This is a sacred Hindu place of worship in the memory of Tapasvi Mullappa Swamy, who reflected on the Mullayanagiri Hills.
- Jhari Waterfalls –
Jhari waterfall is arranged close to Attigundi and is famous as one of the perfect waterfalls of Chikmagalur. The presence of thick forest cover and lavish green coffee estates intensifies the magnificence of these waterfalls. You can take a Jeep ride through a coffee estate to reach this Waterfalls.
- Rock Garden –
This is an endeavor of the Karnataka Horticulture Department. It looks like an orchid house where you will see a wide cluster of incredible plant species and exquisitely spread out gardens. The city residents discover this spot as weekend Hot spot.
- Jayanthi Coffee, Chikmagalur –
This is a spot to look for some genuine and best-quality coffee. You can purchase coffee, pepper, cardamom and other spices here.
- Hirekolale Lake –
Nestling in the midst of thick forests in front of the Western Ghats, Hirekolale Lake is a lovely touring experience to plan your visit. This amazing man-made lake is a pure spot for dusk lovers and enthusiastic photographers.
- Bababudangiri –
Bababudangiri is an alluring objective of the Baba Budan scope of the tremendously extended Western Ghats. Other than being an adventurers’ heaven, the spot is known for facilitating the Hindu’s Dattatreya Peetha and Muslim’s Baba Budangiri dargah. There lies a Z point close to Dattatreya Peetha. A small hike will take you to the cliff where you can see the valleys of Chikmagalur.
- Kalathgiri Falls –
If you are a devoted nature lover, this spot is intended for your visit. Encircled by a thick valley, these falls depict a falling impact. It has likewise got a high otherworldliness among local people as the spot homes to a sacred altar of Veerbhadra. In any case, it is a famous traveling place in Chikmagalur.
- Bhadra National Tiger Reserve –
This ensured tiger reserve is spread across 490 km. The Bhadra National Tiger Reserve is all over encompassed by a tremendous stretch of tanning earthy-colored forest cover. There’s a shimmering white Bhadra River that intrudes this real estate. Traveling, bird watching, rock climbing, and island setting up camps are things to appreciate during your visit to the Bhadra National Tiger Reserve.