Beautifully nestled in the lovely Baba Budan Giri ranges of the Western Ghats is Mullayanagiri. At more than 6300 feet above sea level this is the tallest peak in Karnataka. An impromptu travel to Chikmagalur ended in us trekking this lovely peak. A 20 kms drive from Chikmagalur through the lovely coffee plantations and the winding roads lead us to the base of Mullayanagiri. The roads need a special mention here as they were narrow and the deep valleys looked scary.
The drive was quite adventurous with exceptional scenery all around. As we went higher, the lovely peaks of Baba Budan Giri spread out and the marvellous scenic view made the drive worth the risk. Though we were not interested in any treacherous trekking, we did climb up a couple of small hills to get better views of the wonderful landscape. The only colours that were visible were brown(of the hills), green(of the vegetation) and blue (of the clear sky).
A long ascend of more than 500 steps in a zig-zag manner took us to the top of Mullayanagiri. With the steps being cut out, it was comparatively an easy trek. However the blazing sun did not make things easy for us. A beautiful temple was peacefully perched atop the hill and the 360 degree view from top of the peak was breathtaking. The expansive landscape spread out below the clear blue sky made for an enchanting view.
The photo session and a visit to the temple was followed by the long trek to the base of the hill. Mullayanagiri is definitely a trekkers delight and the view from atop is sure to leave every single soul awestruck.
Signing Note : The highest point in Karnataka is definitely a delight for trekkers and photographers...!!
Distance- 265 KmsRoute- Bangalore- Kunigal- Hassan- Chikmagalur- Mullayanagiri