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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Abhishek bharti

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  • Abhishek bharti
  • 6 Reviews
  •  371 readers

"Scaled the trecherous road to glory" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The beauty of Mullayanagiri is best seen during dawn hours. The road is treacherous and is best attempted only if one is confident of one's car's road manners. I had the good fortune of being stopped in my tracks before peak by a gentleman who had given up the climb on his XUV. That was 500m short of the parking spot and just before the final climb. After I parked the car and walked further to see the climb, with no side skirting on the broken gravel, I mentally thank him. It would have been downright dangerous to attempt this one in FWD car, despite having seen some bikes doing this stretch without much of a drama.

The view from the pinnacle point is breathtaking, and you can sit there for hours soaking in the grandness of the vistas around you.

There is a temple too at the peak which was closed when we went.
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Rajesh

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  • Rajesh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  3414 readers

"Location and view from the top is awesome"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
There is a temple located on top of the Hill. Till steps you can go by Car. There are around 100-150 steps. Location and view from the top is awesome and take more snaps. As I understand from the guide, rainy season is the best time for sightseeing as it's more scenic compared to Summer.
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Rahul

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  • Rahul
  • 8 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  4337 readers

"For the physically fit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Lush Green view and Gentle Track, peaceful and Tranquil Place. Must be ready for some Hike to reach the best places.

Many scenic view as you take the hike, temperature is pleasant during day but gets cold in the evening. Carry some Water with you. The place is still not spoilt and has many natural charms.
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Deepika  Ashwant

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  • Deepika Ashwant
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 32 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  10357 readers

"Good place to Trek"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The Mullayanagiri Peak is a star attraction in Chikmagalur as it is the tallest peak in Karnataka. The drive towards the peak is very tricky, hence need to be very careful. There are also private Jeeps available for hiring. On the way to the peak there is an old temple and then when we take the last 400 steps by foot too there is a Shiva Temple at the top of the mountain. From the top there is a good view of the valleys, other peaks and the picturesque Ayyanakere Lake. Worth climbing the peak.
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Mugdha

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  • Mugdha
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  966 readers

"Trek to hill with a great view"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We climbed to Mullayangiri with our 2 years old daughter. It offered amazing view from the top. No food or water is available once you start climbing the hill so make sure that you have enough of it stocked with you.
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Rahul Shankar

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  • Rahul Shankar
  • Lives in Patna
  • 1 Review
  •  721 readers

"A nice trekking place"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Highest peak of Karnataka and one of the best trekking place. Sunset view is spectacular. There is a temple located below which is a tourist attraction mainly due to its cave. But cave access is blocked these days.
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Ashish Ranjan

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  • Ashish Ranjan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  725 readers

"This place suits for family, couples, road trip and hiking"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Heavenly spell from Ravens. This place suits for family, couples, road trip and hiking. At peak we observed a sudden change in climate as the mist starts popping up. We have a 360C view of Chikmagalur from hilltop. For the final journey we have to take some steps.
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Madhu .

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  • Madhu .
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1490 readers

"Highest hilltop of Karnataka"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This hill top of deccan plateau is amazing. If you want to experience a awesome trekking in South India please visit the place. It is not that much hard for the novice trekker like me. Start your journey early to enjoy the fullest.
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Ashwin Belagodu

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  • Ashwin Belagodu
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 25 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  6668 readers

"Highest Peak in Karnataka"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This is the highest peak in Karnataka and frankly speaking I am disappointed because it is not maintained! A beautiful location, lovely view. Very romantic place especially early morning. Better to take the cab/jeep from Chikmagalur city because of narrow and bad roads. The cabs charge you 1200-1500/- Once you go up you have to climb 500 steps to go on the top and to the temple. Easy to climb. There is only 1 van who sells coffee/tea/water and some snacks. We spent an hour or so. I only wish that the Government develops this place and maintains it.
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Subroto bose .

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  • Subroto bose .
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2048 readers

"Beautiful place"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This is a very scenic place with complete natural surroundings. Being Western Ghats not much construction is allowed in the area. Feels on top of the world. Highest peak in Western Ghats.
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