Mullayanagiri Hill Highest peak in Karnataka
Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka, India. Mullayyanagiri is located at 13°23′26″N 75°43′18″E in the Chandra Dhrona Hill Ranges of the Western Ghats of Chikkamagaluru Taluk. With a height of 1,930 metres (6,330 ft), It is the fourth highest peak between Nilgiri hills and Himalayas next to Vavulmala, Chembra Peak and Banasura Hill.
Mullayanagiri is one of the best trekking places in Karnataka and South India. The summit of Mullayanagiri also houses a police radio relay station. Seethalayyanagiri is a prominent peak is adjacent to this place. The peak gets its name from a small temple (gadduge/tomb) at the summit, which is dedicated to a sage “Mulappa swamy” who, is believed to have meditated at the caves only a couple of feet below the summit. The caves are accessible and not very deep, they have a direct entrance to the garbagudi of the temple, which is now blocked by the temple priests. Apart from multiple versions of folklore and strong Siddha culture around the belt, the origins or any information about the deity remains ambiguous. Mullai refers to forest in Old Kannada language.
How to Reach:
Chikkamagaluru does not have an airport and the nearest airport is Bangalore from where one can take flights to other major destinations in India and abroad.
Chikkamagaluru is connected by rail to Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli, Shimoga
52 min (22.0 km) via SH 57, Bababudan Giri Rd/Thippanahalli Estate Rd and Mullayanagiri Road