Best time to visit7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open hoursOpen 24 hours
Things to doHiking
Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesFamilies, Friends
Rank1 out of 45 attractions in Chikamagalur
This is the highest peak of Karnataka and is a part of the Babu Budhan Giri Range in the District of Chikmagalur. There is a small Shiva Temple on top of this hill and that point is the highest point of the state. The Mullayanagiri is perfect for hiking and it is higher than the Nilgiris but lower than the Himalayas. The views from top of the mountain with cool air brushing your face is a very nice feeling and worth all the difficulty you will face to climb the mountain.
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Trekking up to MullayanagiriThe main peaks in the Baba Budangiri range are the Mullayanagiri (1930 m or 6317 feet) and Baba Budangiri (height 1895 m) peaks. Collectively, these peaks are known as the Chandradrona Mountain Range as they naturally form the shape of a crescent moon. Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in the Baba Budangiri range, and the fourth highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. The trekking trail between Mullayanagiri and Baba Budangiri is popular, and several trekking enthusiasts attempt this before the Himalayas.
Mullayanagiri is one of the best attractions in Chikmagalur. The highest peak in Karnataka, it stands tall at 2000 meters. This place is a favorite among many trekkers since it has some really challenging and scenic trekking trails. For those who do not really prefer adventure activities, they can also consider doing nature walks. At the top of the peak you will also see a beautiful temple that has been built in dedication to Shiva. Many devotees out of sheer dedication and faith trek their way up to this temple. It is located approximately 12 km from Chikmagalur and trust when we say it is going to be one the best experience when you visit this beautiful hill station. The stunning hills with cool breeze gift you with a pleasant feeling. You will find numerous points here that offer breathtaking views.
The climb was pretty great. Don't forget to pack light. Water. Glucose and some biscuits as well. They say you need permission from Forest department. We didn't take any, met a cop and gave him a 100. Although, safety is a prime concern. Great experience trekking the crown jewel of Karnataka. Still gives me goosebumps.
Day 3 : We had some filling breakfast in the open dining area of the homestay and checked out. Our plan was to cover Mullayanagiri and one of the nearby waterfalls before starting our way back to Bangalore. The most stunning part of Mullayanagiri is to drive uphill. The road gets narrower as the height increases. If one is not a very skilled driver, it is not advisable to drive here. The fog thickens, there are plenty of miniature water falls on the way: It is breathtakingly beautiful. Almost at the top, there is no more way to go by vehicle but there a stone steps to reach the temple at the peak. Our efforts of reaching the peak were thwarted by the car getting locked with the key inside (Resolution for this in the tips section).
The hill stands at an height of 1932 m above the sea level and the view from Mullayangiri is mesmerising. The hazy landscapes are scattered with Serpentine paths and grassy patches. The easy to moderate difficulty level of trek ensures that people with little or even no trekking experience can complete it in a relatively effortless manner .The path becomes extremely slippery and crowded with leeches during the monsoon season, "Par kehnde daar ke aage jeet haii", so nothing matters.The view after reaching pinnacle is worth a capture on camera.Cloud seem to be close to the earth with lush green grass and cool breeze .It was just pardise on earth.
We woke up early the next day and decided to drive down to Mullayanagiri to enjoy the view from the height. Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka where a lot of people flock to visit the temple on top of the hill. It was a few kilometers from where we stayed and the road leading to the hills has a checkpost where they charge you a nominal entry fee. However, if you go past this check point with some local, they don't charge you anything. However, we paid this time and drove the beautiful route up to the hills. When we reached, a police training van was also present and all the new trainees were heading to the temple on top as a trip of their own. It was amazing to see the number of lady recruits in the police force. We parked our car and got out and I realized that there were way too many people for us to go up the hill to the temple. I looked around and saw a hill opposite the main hill. I pushed my friends towards and we began climbing the rough rocks to get to the top. It wasn't very steep and soon, we had an amazing view of the fields and trees below.
Mullayanagiri - Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka, India. Mullayyanagiri is located at 13°23′26″N 75°43′18″E in the Chandra Dhrona Hill Ranges of the Western Ghats of Chikkamagaluru Taluk. The places stays covered with the clouds with very chilling breeze, need to go through the steps for about an hour to reach the hill top, the journey is breathtaking. A must visit place and don't forget your jackets as it is much needed.
Difficulty: Easy to moderateDuration: 3-4 hoursBase Camp: Sarpadhari (267km from Bangalore)For adventure seekers, the search for ideal trekking places near Bangalore ends at Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka. The route, despite a few rough patches, is only mildly challenging and add to that the awe-inspiring scenery of Chikmagalur, and you have possibly the best of all treks near Bangalore. The trek starts from Sarpadhari, which a short-jeep ride away from Chikmagalur.To know more about how to reach Sarpadhari from Bangalore, nature of the trail and details about getting back, read Usha Hariprasad's complete guide to the trek here.
So we decided to trek to the peak and get down before light fails.
Mullayanagiri at a glance:Surrounded by the picture-perfect scenery of lush green hillocks and mountains, Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka located in the Chandra Dhrona hill ranges of the Western Ghats. About 22km from Chikmagalur, a great way of accessing the peak is through the Mullayanagiri Trek, which shows you astounding vistas and scenes to feast your eyes on.The Mullayanagiri Trek:The Mullayanagiri Trek starts from the Sarpadhari bus stop, which is connected to Chikmagalur by road. The 3km-long steep trek takes around 1.5 hours to be completed.Aside from a few steep ascents, the Mullayanagiri Trek is fairly easy to do and will allow you a close encounter with wildlife as it goes through serpentine forest trails. As a genuine respite for every drained soul, the Mullayanagiri Trek will have you thinking about it long after you've completed it.Highlight of the trek: The high point of the trek is walking across the Blade Ridge; this is a cliff on one side and a precarious slope on the other, which makes it feel like you're walking along a blade's edge.#FunFact: The Mullayanagiri trek derives its name from the tomb of Saint Mulappa Swamy, which is located at the peak. The saint is believed to have meditated in the caves surrounding this hill.Other trekking trails from Mullayanagiri: Baba Budangiri (12 km), Manikyadhara Falls (9 km) and Deviramma Temple (13 km).
Difficulty level: EasyOne of the most picturesque destinations in the state of Karnataka, Chickmagalur entices visitors with the promise of good times, quiet escapes and verdant green plantations of coffee and lush jungles. It has long been the cynosure of all eyes that wanted to escape the sweltering monotony in life.7. Sakleshpur
Me and my friends since long time wanted to visit a peaceful hill station. We came across unseen beauty of Chikmangaluru. Chikmangaluru is fully commercialised like other hills stations in south India. It is 250Kms from Bangalore.
2. MullayanagiriMullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka, located in the Chandra Drona Hill Ranges of the Western Ghats of the Chikmagalur Taluk. With a height of 1,930 meters, Mullayanagiri is one of the best trekking destinations in South India. The trek route is quite enthralling, across the beautiful deep forest, to reach atop two breathtaking waterfalls, and is a paradise for any trekking enthusiast.
Hey guys its been just a week since ive published my frst trip and now im here to explain my second trip which is also in chikmagalur district.Every biker in south india would have heard of the name Mullayanagiri-the highest peak in karnataka and goin on a road trip to that place was definitely my dream though ladakh stands first😋.So a months plan finally was about to get executed and 4 of us on 2 bikes were ready with the bikes serviced and all set. Our plan was to start at 6 in the morning and as u know one guy usually tries to break the schedule and this happened in our group too😓.We finally managed to leave bangalore at 7.45 and met my cuzin at nelamangala toll gate.Me on my classic 350 and my cuzin on my pulsar 220 with pillions on both the bikes started off towards hassan highway. So the route which we took was bangalore-nelamangala-kunigal-yadiyur-hassan-belur-chikmagalur-mullayanagiri.Our first break was at yadiyur for having breakfast-though the food was not dat tasty we did not bother much and we proceeded further. After a lot of drinks break we finally managed to reach chikmagalur by 2. The weather was really cool and an urge to ride to the bike increased much more. As we headed our ride towards mullayanagiri... the roads narrowed and the thick dense forests increased on both the sides... the curvy roads are a treat for bikers though not mine... bullets are meant to cruise and not corner😂. The gud stretch continues uptill seethalayyanagiri and then comes the thrilling part 😍 the difficult stretch of the ride.... though its not dat difficult it seems to be bdcoz of the steepness in that area.After riding through the rough terrain we managed to reach the peak....and boy was it a worthy ride with nature sorrounding all the sides and u know u cant explain nature it needs to be experienced by our own eyes.At the peak is a temple and many view points for enjoying the view from the peak... i mean its the highest point in karnataka ryt so it needs to be awesome😃.After spending some tym in the peak we headed towards our rooms.So thats it for a day's ride to mullayanagiri guys the trip wic we did was a really long one ill try to post the full trip details shortly until then please read and share.... and if u hav not been there ...just get ue bikes ready pack the bags and leave now... u can thank me later for showing me the place and if u hav seen the place try sharing with others.Thank you.
Karnataka's Highest peak (1930m)best Hill view point .
Mullaiyanagiri and Baba Budangiri are popular peaks in the western ghats, former being the highest peak in Karnataka. Although these peaks are trekkers' paradise in winters you ought to experience the fun of driving (riding likewise) through these ranges in monsoon with greenery everywhere, as far as your eyes behold.
Mullayangiri Betta, tallest hill in Karnataka. 6400ft.
Be prepared to climb around 500 steps to reach the peak. There's a small temple on the top the hill but the view is breathtaking. The condition of roads is bad, it's better if you park the vehicle before the steep journey begins.
One of the most scenic and serene sights of Karnataka, the Mullayanagiri peak is the largest and most beautiful peak in the state. Its scenic beauty, ideal location and the silent atmosphere makes it one of the ideal Tourist places in Karnataka. It has good hiking places nearby and is a wonderful trekking site if done legally after obtaining suitable permissions from the local forest department.
Chikmagalur with its verdure scenery is breath taking, with miles of lush green forests and picturesque flora and fauna. It is one of the 36-biodiversity hotspots in the world, and it would be a crime to leave its dense forests unexplored. You are free to plan your day with our help. The highest peak in Karnataka, Mullayangiri, at about 6,314 ft above sea level or the nearby wildlife sanctuary are some of the places you can ride, or if you so wish, hike to. The hike to Mullayangiri is not difficult except a steep ascent in the middle. For those who want to kick back and relax without exerting themselves overmuch, can simply stroll through the plantations.