Mullayyanagiri Peak, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India

Mullayyanagiri, located in Chikmagalur district, in the Indian state of Karnataka, is the highest peak in Karnataka, at an altitude of 1930 mts (6330 ft) from sea level. From the top of the mountain, the view of the hills of the western ghat is amazing, especially during the sunset, its a spectacular view.

 View from the Peak down to the Base Car Parking

 Entrance to the Temple at the Peak

Mullayyanagiri Peak is around 20km from Chikmagalur city. We need to take a deviation at Kaimara on the State Highway (SH57) while going from Chikmagalur to Tarikere. Kaimara is ~8km from Chikmagalur. There is a road almost all the way till the peak & there is a parking area. From there its ~300 m walk to the peak with a elevation of ~250ft.

Hot to reach the Peak:
You can drive your own vehicle till the peak parking which is ~11.5 km from the Kaimara junction. There is a small stretch of road near the peak which looks a little scary, but it isn't, there is picture of that stretch of the road below in the post. 4x4 vehicle is preferable but not a must, make sure the tires are in good condition. Try to avoid the rainy season (June-Aug).

You can also hire a Jeep in Chikmagalur to take you to the peak.

Bangalore to Chikmagalur: 250km - 4.5 Hrs drive
Route: Bangalore --NH4-- Nelamangala --NH48-- Hassan --SH57-- Belur --SH57-- Chikmagalur

Mullayyanagiri Peak Trekking:
The trekking/hiking to Mullayanagiri Peak starts at a point called Sarpadhari (Sarpadhari in Kannada means Serpentine Path). After taking the deviation from Kaimara, after about 6.5km you hit a Y intersection. Now taking left to Mullayanagiri Road will take you directly to the Peak, instead go straight for about 500m & you see a small arch which is the starting point for this trek. Trek distance is ~3km & takes about 3-4Hrs.

 Walking trail from base car parking to the Mullayanagiri Peak

 Beautiful Scenery on SH57

Places of Interest nearby Mullayyanagiri Peak:
* Chickmagalur
* Baba Budangiri Hills 
* Manikyadhara Falls
* Hebbe Falls
* Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

Here are some photos of Mullayanagiri Peak:

 The small stretch of the road which looks scary


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