Mullayanagiri Overview

Ranked 2 of 64 sightseeing in Chikmagalur

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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Awesome place to visit

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Thejasvi Bhat
2nd May 17

Adventuresome!

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Nidhish Patni
1st May 17

Highest peak of Karnataka - a beautiful experience!

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Jyoti
6th Jun 17

Highest peak of Karnataka, have to track 3 km

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Vinit Singh
3rd Oct 17

Nice, calm and clean

Nice, calm and clean  Video Review
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Abhishek Goel
20th May 17

Nice view

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Abhishek Goel
20th May 17

Nice view of Mullayanagiri

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Abhishek Goel
20th May 17

Highest Peak of Karnataka, Mullayanagiri

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Manohar Gowda
9th Aug 16

A must visit place, the wind will blow your mind

A must visit place, the wind will blow your mind  Video Review
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Prajwal Ajay
16th Aug 16

Mullayanagiri, Chikmagalur

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11th Aug 16

What travellers are saying about Mullayanagiri

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  • Excellent 41
  • Very Good 14
  • Good 7
  • Below Average 4
  • Poor 1
  • Average 1
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Sugandha

Sugandha3.2/5

4 reviews

Beautiful place

Its a very beautiful peak to visit. You need to hire a jeep that takes you to the place. The view from the top is mesmerizing. A very refreshing place with a lush green cover. Must visit the cave on the way to this place.

Chandan Adiga

Chandan Adiga4.3/5

36 reviews

Heavy wind, rain, mist!

It is around 20kms drive from Chikkamagluru city. Drive left in Kaimara. Soon then you need to get tickets (20INR per vehicle) in check post. Note that no alcoholic drinks are permitted, and they will check vehicles sometimes. Post this, road gets narrow and lots of curves. Traffic is high on weekends/holidays. In between one can stop at 'Sitayyanagiri temple' to take a break. Road from here gets tough. Travelled in July. So loads of rain, wind, & mist throughout. I have been in all the 3 seasons. Wind and fog continues throughout winter. Summer will give you clear view with cool breeze except mid day hours. Vehicle parking space is there but limited (15-20 vehicles). From parking space to summit, one need to climb through the hill(stairs are there). All the way there is no break for the views. There are shops for snacks, coffee & tea. Very high wind and cold at the top during rain and Winter season. Do prepare for it. Summit has a Temple.

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Saurav  sinha choudhury

Saurav sinha choudhury2.1/5

32 reviews

Nothing special

Mulyanagiri is the highest peak of karnataka. And a place to visit if you are in chikamagalur. If you wanna tick off the place from your checklist then do visit otherwise its nothing special. Those who have seen the beautiful snow clad mountains of sikkim or Kashmir or himachal . Its a dampener !! One has to trek a few good kms to reach the peak. And even if you manage to do so after an excruciating climb its just greenery and nothing wow-some !! Even during January the maximum temp hovers near 30 degrees in this so called "hill station" !! Still if you have nothing better to do or nowhere better to go on wkends from Bangalore or Mysore . Then go for it.

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  • Nothing special
  • Nothing special
  • Nothing special

Saurav sinha choudhury

Saurav sinha choudhury2.1/5

5 reviews

Nothing great

Mulyanagiri is the highest peak of karnataka. And a place to visit if you are in chikamagalur. If you wanna tick off the place from your checklist then do visit otherwise its nothing special. Those who have seen the beautiful snow clad mountains of sikkim or Kashmir or himachal . Its a dampener !! One has to trek a few good kms to reach the peak. And even if you manage to do so after an excruciating climb its just greenery and nothing wow-some !! Even during January the maximum temp hovers near 30 degrees in this so called "hill station" !! Still if you have nothing better to do or nowhere better to go on wkends from Bangalore or Mysore . Then go for it.

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  • Nothing great
  • Nothing great

Arpan kumar pushpad

Arpan kumar pushpad5.0/5

2 reviews

Awesome mesmerizing view .. Fantasatic

It was very nice and peaceful place to visit and also must visit place.Best time as per me is evening during sunset as during morning it is tough to reach as it has very narrow road and one will have to face heavy traffic in morning hours.

Sachin harlapur

Sachin harlapur5.0/5

1 review

Best place to visit

The best place to visit is winter season. It's a heaven to eyes as you reach the peak. Better trek from sitalayanagiri to Mulayanagiri to enjoy the view. Please do wear comfortable shoes to walk up the peak

Na

Na5.0/5

2 reviews

Amazing place

It is an awesome place to visit. It is very refreshing. You won't feel tired even after 3-4 kms of trekking as the view and the climate will be so amazing at the top. It is actually an underrated place. Advice to travellers- Wear sports shoes for the trek it would be easy. Things to carry-Water bottles, fruits may be.

Vamsi pulakunta

Vamsi pulakunta4.6/5

4 reviews

Awesome and excruciating trek to the muliyangiri peak

It was an awesome as well as excruciating trek of 2 km to reach the temple. Awesome because of the scenic beauty throughout the trek. Excruciating because the walk is uphill task. After a 1km walk, we need to climb the steps and thats where it gets scary. Powerful wind, rain and the fog (actually its clouds) makes your trek scary. Avoid taking children with you and also be well protected with rain coats as well as wollen clothes. Your umbrellas might turn upside down so better carry spare ones and strong umbrellas

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Lijo Varghese

Lijo Varghese5.0/5

60 reviews

Nice view and feel on the top

This is the highest peak in karnataka. Its around 300km from Bangalore abd 22km from chikamagaluru. The road after chikamagaluru is small abd some places its not in good condition. Cars can easily go till the top. Travelers abd bigger vehicles are not advised to go till the top because it creates problem for other vehicle. They can park 2. 5km before the top abd go to the top by trekking.There is a temple on the top. The view from the top is very good. Also with fog you will get a nice feel as well. Best time will be in the morning. Evening is also good during June to December.

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  • Nice view and feel on the top

Sruthi

Sruthi5.0/5

3 reviews

Nature 's call

The place is simply awesome ... Scenic beauty is amazing if we go to the extreme top of that hill .. One should experience the feel by being there only can't explain in words. We can actually feel the fresh air. On the way to mullayanagiri we have few dplaces to visit like buttermilk falls and a temple is also there. I can assure an ultimate destination for vacations.

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Mullayanagiri , Chikmagalur

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Mullayangiri Peak, Chikmagalur
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Mullayangiri Peak, Chikmagalur
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Mullayanagiri , Chikmagalur
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