Mullayyana Giri

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Mullayyanagiri Peak
Highest point
Elevation1,925 metres (6,316 ft)[1]
Prominence1,154 metres (3,786 ft)[1]
Isolation188.62 kilometres (117.20 mi)[1]
ListingList of Indian states and territories by highest point
Coordinates13°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
Mullayanagiri is located in Karnataka
Location of Karnataka
LocationChikkamagaluru taluk, Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka, India
Parent rangeBaba Budan Giri Range

Mullayyanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka, India. Mullayyanagiri is located in the Chandra Dhrona Hill Ranges of the Western Ghats of Chikkamagaluru Taluk. With a height of 1,925 metres (6,316 ft), it is the highest peak in Karnataka and also the highest peak in the Krishna River basin.[1] The summit of Mullayanagiri has a small temple and houses a police radio relay station. Seethalayyanagiri is a prominent peak which is adjacent to this place.


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


Previously, when the present asphalt roads and the 464 stone and 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.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Mullayanagiri, India". Peak Bagger. Retrieved 4 October 2021.

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