Mullayanagiri is a 2000 meter high peak in Chikmagalur. It is famous for its trekking trails. It is located at a distance of just 12 kilometers from Chikmagalur. Moreover, Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka. Hundreds of devotees come every year to visit the temple on the top of the hill. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The trekking expeditions are the major attraction for the adventure lover. One should visit during the spring season to enjoy the pleasant weather.
Kudremukh National Park
It is 96 kilometers away from the main city of Chikmagalur. Kudremukh National Park is located at a height of 1800 meters. Even during the rough summers, the temperature remains calm and pleasant. You can find tea and coffee plantations all around the place. It is surrounded by dense forests and even has a variety of wildlife. There is a cave which contains a statue of Goddess Bhagavathi. It is a complete jungle where you can even see spotted deer.
It is a picturesque fall which is located near the Kemmangundi Hill Station. Hebbe Falls is surrounded by dense forests and coffee plantations. The fall descends from 168 meters high. It is also known as Chikka Hebbe. It is a scenic wonder and a perfect place to unwind. You can even try 8-kilometer trek to reach the falls. The water amidst the backdrop of nature creates a perfect setting. On top of it, the waters contain herbs, which makes it popular.
Baba Budan Giri Range
Baba Budan was a popular Muslim saint after whom this range has been named. There are three popular caves over here. It is a picturesque attraction with Mullayangiri being the highest peak over here. The scenic beauty of the place is intriguing. There is also Baba Budanswamy’s Dargah over here. It is frequented by both Hindus and Muslims throughout the year.
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
This sanctuary is a protected area which has many varieties of birds and animals. It is located at a distance of just 35 kilometers from Chikmagalur. It is named so because the Bhadra River flows from the middle of this sanctuary. It is surrounded with lush greenery, mainly with the deciduous trees. It is also commonly known as the Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary. One must definitely try the wildlife safari to spot the tigers in their natural surroundings.