Mullayanagiri, Chikmagalur
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Mullayanagiri

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Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka, is located in the Baba Budan Giri Range of the Western Ghats. Standing at an altitude of 1,930 m above sea level, it is the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. Tourists can relax at this site that maintains a temperature range of 20 0Celsius to 25 0Celsius. The mountain range features grasslands, rugged rocks along the trek path and a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva on its peak.

The trek route begins from Sarpadaari, which is connected with Chikmagalur by road. Located in the Baba Budan Giri range of the Western Ghats, the mountain peak is the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris after Chembra, Banaura and Vellari Mala peaks located in Kerala.

For adventure enthusiasts, the location offers an opportunity to engage in activities like mountain biking, trekking and road biking.
 

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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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73 traveller reviews for Mullayanagiri

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Vinay Kumar

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  • Vinay Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews
  •  63 helpful votes
  •  539 readers

"Love to visit again" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
This place is amazing if you like to be in a peaceful place. So much green all round you with mist covered, it just looks like a whipped cream. One thing you have to be careful is about the parking place especially for cars. I thoroughly enjoyed this place and I would love to visit this place again.
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  • 7 votes

Deepak M

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  • Deepak M
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2193 readers

"Very tough to get on top but fully worth" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
If there is a heaven on earth, that is on the top of Mullayanagiri Hill Top like getting to a Heaven is not easy, trust me, to get to the top is not as easy. Heavy winds, the height, cold weather stops you going to the top but trust your gut & reach to the top, you will not regret. I promise this is not less than a Heavenly feeling.
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Karthik Kar

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  • Karthik Kar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  402 readers

"It's an awesome place" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It's not just a city for me it is a good feeling for me in Chikmagalur. And I like this place very much more than anything in Karnataka. This is the longest peak in Karnataka state and there is all facility like lodging and other facilities. We should visit the place in sunrise and sunset time.
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Mukunda B

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  • 11 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  4555 readers

"Worth the visit" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Very good place, Roads are not so good. Place is worth visiting. Very peaceful region. Nice view. Place is not so clean and dont expect any food facility there.
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Srirama Sriapda

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  • Srirama Sriapda
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  897 readers

"Mullayanagiri- The apogee of Karnataka"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you are planning to go over here, do plan so that you get a chance to be on the hilltop during sunrise/sunset. It's a beautiful sight to see, you above the clouds in a cool and breezy atmosphere makes you amazed and relaxed. Do carry your camera fully charged as each and every single step on the mountain is worth capturing.
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Ramesh

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  • Ramesh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  805 readers

"Felt like in Heaven"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We visited this place as an afterthought visiting Kemmangundi. We had thought to skip it though. If we hadn't visited then we would have missed one of the wonderful experiences we had on this mountain. It was like in clouds. This is the highest mountain peak in Karnataka. We had beautiful picturesque scenes on the way to top. The road to the top is quite narrow at places and driving is very very dangerous at times. The roads are also not well maintained.

Till some point you can drive by yourself if you have some experience in driving in ghat sections and mountain roads. But beyond some point it becomes really very very dangerous to drive due to bad road and curves and very very steep road as you move closer to top. Hence, I strongly advise you to go with an experienced driver. We had to return when the top was 3 KMS as it became difficult to drive in the narrow, steep roads.
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Seema

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  • Seema
  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  7669 readers

"We could see the whole city from the top"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Great place. Loved the high peak from where we could see the whole city. Took a packaged tour so had no difficulty in reaching there as the driver knew it all. Also visited a temple and it was overall a nice experience.
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Badrinarayana Vengavasi

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  • Badrinarayana Vengavasi
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2802 readers

"Breathtaking view, gaze upon the beauty of the hills"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mullayanagiri is the Scottish Alps of India. The view is breathtaking and mind boggling. Initial ghat roads are normal but the final stretch is very challenging for the vehicles. View from your vehicle will make you want to keep seeing it and not drive, which is dangerous :)

There are 2700 steps to climb to reach the temple, which is the peak of Mullayanagiri. Gale winds from all sides will make you float. The view from the peak is breathtaking with Clouds beneath you and sometimes passing through you. You can even trek down the mountains and go to other mountains.
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Giridhar Gowda

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  • 15 photos
  • 30 Reviews
  •  136 helpful votes
  •  25515 readers

"Beautiful place, roads are bad and snacks are on high price"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Always a beautiful place to visit, be careful of the bad road which has not been repaid for years. You get to buy some snacks at high rate, better be prepared.
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Prashant Agarwal

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  • Prashant Agarwal
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1192 readers

"A truly awesome place"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I was here on the morning of Christmas 2014. The peak is super awesome if you go in early morning at 6, you can stay there for 3 hours easily, get your DPs for fb and whatsapp. Dont forget to go to the 2 caves that are behind the temple at the top, they are generally not known to people so they forget to go there, they are awesome truly.
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