One of the coolest people to guide us in the trek. They are so flexible with our needs and were so supportive. The trekking part was so comfortable for...
Great experience, well organized trek. second day was not so fun as first day where we went for trek and waterfalls.day 1: climbing up the hills, had ...
Set off for a trek to Mullayanagiri a majestic mountain located in the Western Ghats. Named after Mullappa Swami Temple at the summit, Mullayanagiri is regarded as one of the best trekking spots in Karnataka and among the top tourist places in Chikmagalur.
Get picked up on Friday night from Indiranagar around 10 PM or from New Shanti Sagar hotel, Domlur around 10:15 PM or from Lifestyle, Magrath Road (Near Garuda Mall) by 10:30 PM and start your overnight journey to Mullayanagiri peak.
Reach Campsite of Mullayanagiri Trek and Freshen up
Head to the starting point of the trek to Mullayanagiri peak.
Packed lunch at Mullaynagiri Peak
Start a ridge hike to reach the Forest check post
Head to Jhari falls to rejuvenate after a tiring trek
Back to campsite
Enjoy the Bonfire
Get Served with Dinner
Overnight at tents or dormitories
Wake up early morning after the first day of Mullayanagiri trekking
Explore Dattapeeta or Local sightseeing
Depart and reach Bangalore by 10:30 PM (Approx) and end your Mullayanagiri trek experience.
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Rated : 4.0
One of the coolest people to guide us in the trek. They are so flexible with our needs and were so supportive. The trekking part was so comfortable for all of us. Campfire and staying in tents was more fun than we expected. Experience at the water park was way more fun than all other things. It would have a 5-star rating if the food was a bit more good and only Veg food was available but as prescribed in the website, not Veg/Non-Veg. I am sure all will love it, but make sure you go during a specific time where you can see more green.
Rated : 4.0
Great experience, well organized trek. second day was not so fun as first day where we went for trek and waterfalls.day 1: climbing up the hills, had lunch and then visited waterfalls, camp fire was moderate. On day 2 we just visited some temple and head back to bangalore. Organizing team took care of everything never let anyone behind during trek. lunch and dinner on day 1 was good. Don't expect every place to be greeny.
Rated : 4.0
I went for Mulayanagiri trek. Experience was really good, I met new people, came as individuals but went back as a group. But trek is a bit easier one. Most of the part of two days was having others activities too. Our trek leader was really good.
Rated : 4.0
Great place to watch the nature in fullest. The view from the top will amazed you. it was a meorable experience for the group. just the the trek was tiring but it was worth it. it rained and that made it more difficult but was also the best part. there were small streams and waterfall allover and a perfect place to enjoy with my friends. also a night stay was very refreshing away from the city. do this trek i am sure you will al love it like i did.
Rated : 5.0
Well best trekking experience ever. Gotta thank Rishabh from Thrillophilia to suggest and keep in contact until the trip had started. I would like to mainly thank Rahul who was the trek lead who helped me trek through those rocks and steps inspite of the injury I had. Also would thank Anmol who had been of help in keeping with the timelines all throughout the trip. To start, it was a good journey when we reached Chikmagalur in a tempo traveller at about 7:00 AM. Place of stay was awesome. We left for trekking to Mulayangiri after breakfast and that was a total 6 kms enjoyable trek up and down through steps, road and rocks. The caves were a delight to watch and take good pics at. Although very hot, there was a cool breeze at the location. Next Jhari falls was the best falls I've seen so far when compared to the famous ones which are overrated. The water was very cold and getting drenched in it was an experience like no other. The camping in tents and campfire was a fun way to spend the night as the organisers (Rahul and Anmol) made it more like a family trip with interactions between each other rather than each one to himself. Next day sunrise at baba budangiri was so beautiful because as and when the Sun rose above the mountain becoming brighter the winds howled and the fog cleared on the other mountains with darkness slowly disappearing. That was worth watching. 2 days and could see and do a lot. If you have'nt tried this trip, you definitely have missed something in life
Rated : 5.0
The trekking trail is covered with lush greenery which can be seen throughout the trek and it looks amazing. The mountain views from the top are magnificent and the feeling was amazing to see the views from the highest peak of Karnataka.
Rated : 5.0
The trail was moderate and narrow and steep as well. We loved adventure and for us, it was a full exciting thing to do. The views are so much better after the rainfall and we had seen beautiful landscapes completely covered by greenery. We had clicked a lot of pictures there and had an amazing time camping and gazing at the stars.
Rated : 5.0
The Mullapa Swami Temple is the reason we had gone for this trekking experience. It’s a Shiva Temple which is well known in Karnataka. Reaching towards the temple was not so difficult and we enjoyed it a lot with the group accompanying us.
Rated : 5.0
Heard a lot about this trek from friends and decided to visit there in the monsoon season. There are roads also made for vehicles to go up and trekking trails are also there. The views became much more beautiful during monsoon season and we experienced the clouds covering the peak which was indeed an amazing experience.
Rated : 5.0
The trekking experience was amazing for us. The trek was not so hard and we reached the summit after 3 - 4 hours of the climb only. The views from the summit are beautiful and astonishing.
One can get the best trekking experience in Mullayanagiri during the months of September to February. This time gives the cool breezes and fresh grass smell after the rain. At this time, one can relish the pristine beauty of nature, especially the nose-edged rocks and rough terrains.
This entices the adventure-seekers to visit once again. You can feel the speed of cold winds touching your body softly. The temperature during this season ranges from 14 degrees C to 30 degrees C. Please remember to carry cap/hat and a raincoat or poncho as it may rain anytime.
You need to be in a good physical condition before the start of the trek. You should be able to jog 4.5 kms in 30 minutes to make your lungs strong to bear the high altitudes. Minimum age for this trek is 12 years.
If you’re planning for Mullayanagiri Trekking from Bangalore, you are loaded with more than one pickup point.
Pickup facility is provided to the trekkers from Bangalore to Mullayangiri. We provide you with 3 different spots from where you can opt to join us.
Around 10 PM from Indiranagar or from New Shanti Sagar Hotel, Domlur at 10.15 PM or from Lifestyle, Magrath Road (near Garuda Mall) by 10.30 PM and jump-start your journey.
The total Mullayanagiri trek distance is 10 kilometres. It includes 5 kilometres to Mullayanagiri from base camp and 5 kilometres from Mullayanagiri to base camp. The trek is moderate level and takes about 7-8 hours. The travelling time is depending on the condition of route, season and the trekkers’ fitness level.
The Mullayanagiri trek is fully safe for solo and female travellers. There are many female and solo travellers in the past had a safe trekking experience with us. As an organization, we prioritize the safety of the female and solo travellers and pay extra attention to their requirements. During night stay at dormitories, we provide rooms for boys and girls separately to have a comfortable stay.
After completing your 2 Days Mullayanagiri trek, you will be safely arriving in Bangalore on Sunday night by 10.30 pm.
We have close to 15-20 people in each batch including men, women, and children. We make sure that each batch is not overcrowded so that we can give personal attention to each individual. In case of any emergencies, we can work swiftly and serve their needs.
To begin your overnight journey, there are multiple pickup points available from Bangalore. Get picked up on Friday night from Indiranagar around 10 PM or from New Shanti Sagar Hotel, Domlur around 10:15 PM or from Lifestyle, Magrath Road (Near Garuda Mall) by 10:30 PM and start your overnight journey to Mullayanagiri peak.
If you've missed your given pickup point, you can still join the trek by reaching the next nearest pickup point.
Since the difficulty level of trek is relatively moderate when compared to other adventurous treks in Karnataka, one need to put little effort to reach the highest point. The place is fully surrounded by hilly slopes and serene environment which makes one rejuvenate and energetic instantly while trekking.
Mullayanagiri is famous for more than one reason. Firstly, it has the tallest mountain peak in Karnataka, elevated at a height of 1,930 meters above the sea level. Secondly, a small temple enshrined with Lord Shiva on top of the hill, the small hillock in the pilgrim is the highest point.
Thirdly, the landscape is ideal for trekking and camping. Annually, thousands of trek lovers rush to this place and get the best holiday respite. Fourthly, the local community residing there offers the best hospitality to tourists. Lastly, this spot is well connected with other tourist attractions including Kemmanagundi, Abbey Falls, Belur, etc.
After having a nice dinner in front of campfire, trekkers are asked to go to sleep. At night stay, you will be accommodated in either tents or dormitories depending upon the weather conditions and availability of rooms. There are exclusive rooms for boys and girls. Here, sleeping bags will be distributed to every person individually.
Undoubtedly, Mullayanagiri is the highest peak of Karnataka state situated in Bababudangiri range of Chikmagalur. Next are the Tadiandamol, Pushpagiri, and Kodachadri. It is an integral part of the Baba Budan Giri Hill Ranges, raised at a height of 6330 ft from the sea level. It is also regarded as the highest peak between the Himalayas and Nilgiris.
The basic inclusions in the package cover a travel guide, food, recreational activities and a safe place to sleep. The trek guide whom you are tied up with is a professionally-trained individual with lots of trekking experience.
When it comes to food, there are breakfast on Day 1 and Day 2, a fully packed lunch on Day 1, and a dinner on Day 1.
Similarly, in recreational activities, you will have a decent music system and campfire to keep yourself upbeat. And about the accommodation, you will be given a tent or dormitory rooms. Thus, these basic inclusions are sure to give you a memorable journey.
The food and drinking water provided in the Mullayanagiri Trekking is 100% safe to consume. Since there are no nearby shops on top of the hills, you are sure to get only pure drinking water and highly hygienic food. The local people residing there will assist you in camping and cooking. So, don’t worry anymore.
In this trek, no one is allowed to consume alcohol. As the trekking group may include women as well, it is advised not to carry or consume any liquor on or before the journey.
Moreover, the place is slippery sometimes, filled with lofty ridges and rocks.
If one falls without any support, he might get hurt badly at that time. Similarly, smoking is also not encouraged among trekkers. So the trek is fully pollution free. Since this alluring landscape is fresh, bright, and elegant as always, one cannot easily get distracted from the natural beauty.
Mullayanagiri Trekking is a unique experience. If you want to exploit it, you should be fully equipped with the essential items.
Comfy hiking shoes, wicking shirt, elastic pants or stretchable shorts are the must-have clothes for a trekking trail.
Other than that, one has to carry the following: Water bottles (min 2 litre capacity) Extra set of clothes (if one gets torn off) Sunscreen and lotions Raincoat or a Poncho Personal and allergy medication Mosquito cream (like Odomos) A torch with full battery charged Energy snack (such as chocolates, energy drinks, and fruits for instant boost).
Since the trekking activity is conducted on a weekly basis, one can avail this package on any Saturday. One needs to reach the pickup point on Friday night with fully packed stuff; the trail starts nearly 10.30 pm and it takes exactly two days to cover all attractions and activities as given.
In Mullayanagiri Trek, the breakfast will be provided on both days; a packed lunch will be provided on Day 1. And, a nice dinner is given on the first day. The food is sometimes served by the local people who provide home-cooked food which is healthy and hygienic.
With Sarpadhari, the trek to the summit is a half day hike. The summit is 3-4 km from the start point, and climbing requires around 3 hours. The beginning part of the trek is long, to 60 degrees or more angled vertically. The Mullayanagiri Trek takes about 3 hours.
Trek to Mullayanagiri is fairly simple. The track passes serpentine woods with gentle breeze and the sound of birds singing. Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka at 1,930 m above sea level. This hill sits serenely above that of the rest of the Western Ghats and provides breathtaking views of all its surrounding areas.
Here is the list of things to carry for Mullayanagiri trek:
Sturdy and waterproof backpack (It will be advised that you pack light)
Water bottles (at least 2 liters of water)
Fresh clothes for two days
Extra set of clothes
Sunscreen and sunglasses
Toiletries (Shampoo, towel, toothpaste, tissue paper, etc.)
Juice packs, Glucon-D etc.
Raincoat or a Poncho
Personal medication (if any)
Allergy medication (if any)
Mosquito repellent cream
A torch with new batteries (in case of emergency)
You can carry energy food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks etc.)
Mullayanagiri can be accessed via Chikmagalur which is 22 km away. KSRTC operates AC and Non-AC buses that can enter Chikmagalur. When you drive, near the summit, you can bring your vehicle approximately 0.5 km. You can trek ahead from here.
The highest peak in Karnataka, Mullayanagiri, is located in the Chandra Drona Hill Ranges. Located at 6,330 feet above sea level, it is the highest peak between both the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. Mullayanagiri Trekking to this peak throughout monsoon is fantastic, with a touch of light rain and mist on the top, which provides a wonderful feeling of nature. A small Shiva temple is located at the top. The path from Chikmagalur to Mulyangiri has been in very good condition. Mangalore is Mullayanagiri's closest domestic airport, about 180 km north. The closest International Airport is Bangalore Airport, situated 287 km north.
Mullayanagiri Trek can be done fairly and one might go by car. Driving in monsoon season is really risky as the 75 per cent route is wet and slippery. The down side of the road is a better parking spot. It is advisable perfer reaching Mullayanagiri by public transport.
Mullayanagiri is the highest peak Karnataka has to bring. It is part of Chikmagalur taluk's Baba Budangiri Hills and ascends 6,330 feet. The tour starts from Bangalore on Friday night and you end the tour by Sunday night. The trek duration is 3-4 hours and the entirely tour is of 2 days.
Mullayanagiri is 45 Mins from Chikmagalur. From Chikmagalur continue towards Bababudangiri, turn left near Kaimara (8 kms from Chikmagalur).
Mullayanagiri can be accessed via Chikmagalur which is 22 km away. KSRTC operates AC and Non-AC buses that can enter Chikmagalur. If you travel, near the summit, you will take your vehicle nearly 0.5 km. You will trek ahead from there.
There are many possible ways to go to Sarpadhari's entry point. Those seeking to schedule their Mullayanagiri Trek from Bangalore can do this by taking a KSRTC bus from Bangalore to Chikmagalur overnight. You could also choose to travel from Bangalore to Hassan, on to Belur and eventually to Chikmagalur. An alternative route is to go to Arsikere, Kadur and Chikmagalur via Tumkur.
The trip does not restrict any traveller on age if they have enough capability to complete the trek. However, before booking these kinds of treks, contact the operator and talk about the same.
Yes, camping is allowed in Mullayanagiri. You can easily enjoy camping and bonfire around here while gazing at the night sky. Many packages offer a trek to Mullayanagiri which includes camping on the hill and food as well.
Anyone can trek to Mullayanagiri provided that they have a better Physique. Although a little knowledge of trekking is required to complete this trail, thus make sure you come here prepared.
On the top of the hill, the only networks available are of Airtel and BSNL. The network of other operators is not perfect at this point. However, the base of Mullayanagiri Trek holds high connectivity for every cellular network.
The temperature at Mullayanagiri stays between 15 degrees to 30 degrees throughout the year. The average temperature here is 25 degrees, making it a perfect destination to cool off away from the hustle and bustle of the city. For those planning a visit, you should come here between September to May and enjoy the best of nature.
Many camps might have washroom facilities available, but since the place is located within deep untamed nature, most of them do not offer washrooms. However, a proper alternative will be provided on the campsite.
Mullayanagiri is the highest peak of Karnataka, located in Chikmagalur. Nestled in the Western Ghats, it is embraced with unparalleled rocky terrains and deep ridges. This adventurous trail gives you lots of attractions. They are:
Mullayanagiri Peak – Famous for its highest peak in Karnataka, Mullayanagiri Peak is sure to give you awe-struck feelings once you reach it. A small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is present which can be visited as well.
Jhari Falls – This falls is also called Buttermilk Falls. It is surrounded by scenic views and fresh grasslands which best suits for taking plenty of photographs with closed ones.
River Rafting – In order to continue your daring mood, the trek offers you a thrilling water sport. River rafting at Bhadra is definitely worth your time and effort.
Dattapeeta – It is a highly sacred place for Hindus and Muslims. The place is famous for holding the shrines of Baba Budan and Guru Dattatreya.
Mullayanagiri (also written as Mullayyanagiri or Mullayangiri) is one of the famous tourist hill stations in Karnataka. The place is named after Mullappa Swami Temple at the summit. It is located in Chikmagalur as a part of the Baba Budan Giri Hill Ranges. The temperature varies from 20 – 25 degrees Celsius, makes it an ideal place for summer vacation.
This uneven landscape is adorned with vibrant grassland, rough valleys, and a nice trek path. Its calm atmosphere and nature’s raw beauty gives enormous delight to the tourists. They take hundreds of pictures and fill their social media accounts with serene images. The Mullayanagiri is widely known for its adventurous activities like Trekking and Camping. Since this mountain has the highest peak in Karnataka, at an altitude of 1,930 meters from the sea level, it serves as a perfect destination for trekking.
While moving forward to the peak, you can witness caves, waterfalls and other interesting attractions. It takes nearly 8 hours to reach the highest point, where there are mesmerizing sights to behold. Once you reach the highest peak of Karnataka, you can witness the great Arabian Sea in clear sky.
To your surprise, there is a small temple located at the hilltop, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Trekkers usually come here and pay their homage to God and get his blessings. Additionally, there are local tribes residing throughout the period. Their warm welcome and courteous service stun you in a moment.
The Mullayanagiri Trek route is quite simple. Mullayanagiri is among Karnataka's most famous trekking locations, as it's pretty easy to do it and beautiful scenery. Nevertheless, if you really want to drive yourself, you can find the Mullayanagiri Trek more difficult by wagging further into Baba Budangiri Hills. That will earn you 10 or so extra kilometers of trekking.
The best way to experience Mullayanagiri is from September to May. Winter months are a great time when temperatures vary from 14oC to 32oC. But, if you want to see the Western Ghats take shape, do this during the June-September Monsoon. It is showered in warm, green tones of fog generating an air of mystery.
The Chikmagalur Mullayanagiri trek can be done in just a couple of hours but there is more you could do to enhance your journey. You will visit the 12-kilometer-long BabaBudangiri Hills and take in Manikyadhara Falls which is about 9 kilometers away. Plan to visit the Deviramma Temple, a little more than 10 kilometers away. Should you intend on trekking to these areas, the Mullayanagiri Trek can be stretched over two days. You should try scheduling a tour and get the most out of the trip. The Trek requires a reasonable INR 2200 or so like Bangalore and Back transportation, hotels, food, a guide and permits.
When you fly as part of a tour group and plan to camp overnight, the journey starts early the next morning. But, if you don't want to stay, you may go anytime throughout the day as there are no limits on Mullayanagiri Trek timings. The field is open all day long. The Trek could be done on its own, as the trail is relatively simple. If it's your first time, however, you might want to hire a guide only so that you don't lose your path.
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