Inam Dattatreya Peetha


14.0/5(15 Ratings)

Inam Dattatreya Peetha Overview

Ranked 4 of 64 sightseeing in Chikmagalur

Inam Dattatreya Peetha, located on the Baba Budan Giri Hills, is a revered place for Hindus as well as Muslims. The holy place in a cave is a symbol of brotherhood. The cave at Inam Dattatreya Peetha is believed to have sheltered Guru Dattatreya and Hazrat Dada Hayath Mir Khalandar. Hazrat Dada Hayath Mir Khalandar was a Muslim saint sent to India by Prophet Muhammad.

The site hosts three day annual celebrations, known as 'Urs' in the month of Rabi-ul-Avval, third month of the Islamic calendar. On the other hand, Hindu devotees visit the site during the Kartik Poornima celebrations, marking Dattatreya's Jayanti. At present, the site is maintained by a fakir (Muslim Sufi ascetic).

Inam Dattatreya Peetha can be approached either from Chikmagalur or Kemmangundi. These are situated at a distance of 28 km and 24 km, respectively, from the site of worship.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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4 reviews

Baba Budan Giri

Baba budan giri is a hill station. Communal harmony can be seen here with both Imam and Dattatreya peeta can be seen together. This place is slightly over rated. Nothing Aww or special about this place.

Shivam Agrawal

Shivam Agrawal3.6/5

1 review

Amazing place to visit during Aug - Oct

A place worth a visit in Chikmagalur. We have visited this place in October. The peak was around 15km from the base check post. The whole route was scenic and lush green. A true treat to the eyes. You can sit, relax and enjoy the nature once reached to the peak. I suggest to drive bike only if you have enough experience. Road is good except 2-3 kms.
  • Amazing place to visit during Aug - Oct



3 reviews

Inam Dattatreya Peetha - Highest peak in Chikmagalur

Overall good weather and location point was the best one among all the site. The highest peak in Chikmagalur was a thrilling driving experience for us.

Giridhar Gowda

Giridhar Gowda4.3/5

34 reviews

Enjoy the nature at the peak

This place is crowded throughout the year. Mist is always there to welcome you. There is also a small falls up the hill. Go only if you can enjoy the nature at the peak with its greenery and the landscapes.
  • Enjoy the nature at the peak

Vineet Joshi

Vineet Joshi3.9/5

7 reviews

Lot of water bodies found along the way

The forest here is denser than the one in Bandipur and there are a lot of leeches around. The sanctuary staff is courteous. There is an eerie silence and a lot of water bodies inside the forest. However I could spot only deers and birds. No tigers, was told that the best time to spot tigers is during winters.

Rajyalakshmi Adiraju

Rajyalakshmi Adiraju3.6/5

8 reviews

Staying overnight to fulfill wishes

People believe that an overnight stay at this place will fulfil their wishes. There is a waterfall nearby and people go for a holy bath before visiting peeta.

Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n5.0/5

522 reviews

Awesome place

This place is very beautiful. Scenery at this place is nice. Because it is hill station we had little problem in driving,apart from that it is awesome place. Inam Dattatreya Peetha is must go place in chickmaglur



2 reviews

We were on the clouds

High mountains, wonderful views and the sceneic beauty. We were in clouds.

B g vikas

B g vikas5.0/5

2 reviews

Cold and misty area

Dattatreaya Peetha was very cold and misty area. This is a very beautiful place. There is a temple also.Yearly once all the hindu people come to that place; very nice place.

Akash Shekar

Akash Shekar2.1/5

8 reviews

Needs a trained and tough driver

Not so interesting place, but you can enjoy the scenery also you need excellent driver for your vehicle.

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Inam Dattatreya Peetha, Chikmagalur

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Shivam Agrawal

Inam Dattatreya Peetha, Chikmagalur
Inam Dattatreya Peetha, Chikmagalur

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