Baba Budan Giri Hills


14.0/5(31 Ratings)

Baba Budan Giri Hills Overview

Ranked 3 of 64 sightseeing in Chikmagalur

Baba Budan Giri Hills, famous for its distinct forest range, is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims. The hill range, also known as Dattagiri Hill Range, is popular among tourists keen on hiking and trekking. Dattagiri along with Mullayanagiri are two famous mountain ranges of the region.

Located 25 km north of Chikmagalur town, the mountain range features beautiful shrines. Adventure seekers can hike through the forest to visit the historic shrine of Deviramma Betta. In addition to this, the hills such as Sitalayanna Giri provide scenic views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

Located in the Western Ghats, the range is a part of Chandradrona Parvatha Shreni, Chandradrona Mountain Range. The highest peak in the Baba Budan Giri Hills is Mullayanagiri, standing at an altitude of 1,930 metres.

Moreover, the first ever coffee cultivation in the country was carried out on sylvan slopes of this range in 1670 AD. Tourists can walk along the coffee plantations, during the flowering season in the months of March and April.

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A peak rich in culture and history!

A peak rich in culture and history!  Video Review

Baba Budan Giri Hills

Sheena Benedicta
24th Apr 17

Excellent view

Excellent view  Video Review

Baba Budan Giri Hills

Pallav Taladhi
19th Jun 17

Nice view, can spend half day and still feel to be

Nice view, can spend half day and still feel to be  Video Review

Baba Budan Giri Hills

Vinit Singh
3rd Oct 17

Great views on the way

Great views on the way  Video Review

Baba Budan Giri Hills

Pranati dang
1st May 17

Baba Budan Giri Hills

Baba Budan Giri Hills  Video Review

Baba Budan Giri Hills

Prajwal Ajay
16th Aug 16

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Sreejesh Suresh

Sreejesh Suresh5.0/5

7 reviews

Clouds touch this mountain

This place have best views of the surrounding mountains and what's special is that it's always cloudy here. All the clouds touch this mountain and hence it is cold even at midday sunlight of 1pm. The roads are bad till halfway up, then it gets really good.
  • Clouds touch this mountain
  • Clouds touch this mountain
  • Clouds touch this mountain
  • Clouds touch this mountain

Lokesh shrma

Lokesh shrma5.0/5

2 reviews

Excellent view from the Hills

This is an excellent place to be especially if you want view mountains, especially the journey while going to the top. Bread omelet, bhel puri, vada available at the the top and almost in most of the tourist places of Chikmagalur.

Vineet Jain

Vineet Jain3.6/5

5 reviews

Two temples in front of each other

Must to visit this place and you can see that masjid and temple both are there at same premises and are peaceful. Will love the driving as it's full of fog and the scenery is awesome.

Vishesh Mardolkar

Vishesh Mardolkar1.4/5

2 reviews

Toppest shabby place

Baba Budan Giri is near to a fall located at 1/2 a km away which is the most dirtiest place I have ever seen in my life. Well apart from Mumbai slum though. They bathe and they leave their clothes back there and they just leave, why not just take it and dump it in your own closet?

Venkat anil

Venkat anil4.3/5

2 reviews

Breathtaking view

Highest peak point of Karnataka breath taking view experience, must visit place. Small Shiv temple on the peak, best time is to go during early morning sunrise.



4 reviews

The drive is fantastic

One must visit this hill. The road is very good and the sceneries around the hill are very good. While driving sometimes you will be going into the clouds. The cool breeze throughout the journey is quite enjoyable.

S karimulla

S karimulla5.0/5

2 reviews

A good sightseeing place

It is highest peak in Karnataka and good pilgrim center and good sightseeing place. The climatically conditions is also good throughout the day. The fog gives beautiful look and surrounding areas green and attraction for the tourist and pilgrim.

Giridhar Gowda

Giridhar Gowda5.0/5

34 reviews

Holy place truly heaven

Really the best of nature can be here especially during monsoon and post monsoon season. Located at the helm of Western Ghats. A small lake is there to refresh yourself. You can continue still further and find a small falls. Dedicated to saint Baba Budan.
  • Holy place truly heaven

D kasta

D kasta2.5/5

3 reviews

Nice scenic drive at a beautiful location

The drive to the Baba budan giri temple was quite adventurous and scenic. We were there at midday and it was quite hot, would suggest to go there earlier in the morning - as it might be cooler and more enjoyable.

Rangarajan K. n. iyengar

Rangarajan K. n. iyengar4.3/5

4 reviews

Nice place of historic importance and scenic beauty

It is a historic place with good sightseeing places nearby. Good picnic spot, too a pleasant stay with family. There is a small lake / pond there.

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Baba Budan Giri Hills, Chikmagalur

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Sreejesh Suresh

Baba Budan Giri Hills, Chikmagalur
Baba Budan Giri Hills, Chikmagalur

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Baba Budan Giri Hills, Chikmagalur
Baba Budan Giri Hills, Chikmagalur

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Baba Budan Giri Hills, Chikmagalur

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