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Mullayanagiri ಮುಳ್ಳಯ್ಯನಗಿರಿ (Mullayanagiri)
ಮೇಲ್ಗದ್ದುಗೆ (Melgadduge)
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Mullayyanagiri Peak
Elevation 1,930 m (6,330 ft)
Listing List of Indian states and territories by highest point
Translation ಮುಳ್ಳಯ್ಯನಗಿರಿ (Kannada)
Mullayanagiri ಮುಳ್ಳಯ್ಯನಗಿರಿ (Mullayanagiri) is located in Karnataka
Mullayanagiri ಮುಳ್ಳಯ್ಯನಗಿರಿ (Mullayanagiri)
Mullayanagiri ಮುಳ್ಳಯ್ಯನಗಿರಿ (Mullayanagiri)
Location of Mullayanagiri, Karnataka
Location Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka, India
Range Baba Budan Giri Range
Coordinates 13°23′27.5″N 75°43′17″E / 13.390972°N 75.72139°E / 13.390972; 75.72139Coordinates: 13°23′27.5″N 75°43′17″E / 13.390972°N 75.72139°E / 13.390972; 75.72139

Mulayyanagiri (Kannada: ಮುಳ್ಳಯ್ಯನಗಿರಿ)is the highest peak in Karnataka, India. Mullayyanagiri is located at 13°23′26″N 75°43′18″E / 13.39056°N 75.72167°E / 13.39056; 75.72167 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 highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. Mullayanagiri is one of the best trekking places in Karnataka and South India. The Sunset presents a spectacular view from the peak. The summit of Mullayanagiri also houses a police radio relay station.


The peak gets its name from a small temple (gadduge/tomb) at the summit, which is dedicated to a Tapasvi "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.


Anciently, when the present asphalt roads and the 300 concrete steps were not present, a trail was used to reach the peak, known as 'Sarpadari' or 'sarpanadi'. Although it is not very frequently visited now, this trail is cherished by trekkers.

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