High hills and deep valleys surrounded by mountain grasslands carpeted in fifty shades of green; welcome to the Western Ghats – a mountain range known for its rich and unique assemblage of flora and fauna that extends for 1600km running parallel to the west coast of India, touching states such as Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa. One of the most important peaks here is Mullayanagiri.
Internationally recognised as a region of immense global importance for the conservation of biological diversity, the Western Ghats contain 27% of India’s flowering plants and an incredible array of endemic wildlife.
Mullayanagiri, The Pride Of The Western Ghats
Other than containing ranges of high geological, cultural and aesthetic values, the Western Ghats offer an ideal blend of treks, making it a trekkers heaven! Even though the Himalayas are mostly advocated by adventure enthusiasts for every thrill seeking adventure in India, I'm here to show you the understated charm of Mullayanagiri and the Mullayanagiri trek, highest peak in Karnataka, located in the Chandra Dhrona hill ranges of the Western Ghats which is one of the top-rated places to visit in Chikmagalur.