Karnataka Baba Budangiri Hill Station
Dattagiri is known by many names like Baba Budangiri or Baba Budan Giri is located of the Dattagiri Hill Range/Baba Budan Giri Range of the Western Ghats of India. The shrine of DattaGiri/Budangiri is famous of the Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka. Both the Hindus and Muslims visit this place.
Mulliayanagiri and Dattagiri/Baba Budangiri are peaks of Dattagiri/Baba Budan GiriÂ at a height of 1895m. These peaks have the shape of the crescent moon and are collectively known as â€˜Chandradona Parvatha Shreniâ€™(Chandradona Mountain Range).
The highest peak of Baba Budan Giri Range is Mullyanagiri and there are variations of spellings for it like Mullayangiri or Mullainagiri. This peak is the highest one and it falls between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. The famous trek line lies between Mullayanagiri and Babudubgiri.
The peak is named after Baba Budan a Muslim saint who is said to have stayed there 150 years ago.
How To Reach
The nearest airport is the Mangalore International Airport.
The nearest railhead is Shimoga.
The roads which connect the places are of good condition. There are few buses which ply to the Darga and then a few kilometer walk will lead to the peak.
Places To Visit
There are three siddhas which contain symbol and Gaddiges(tombs) and an annual fair is held to honor the lord. The beauty of the place around makes this pilgrimage centre very frequently visited place.
The Seethala is supposed to contain a â€˜mathaâ€™ and a double shrine temple of â€˜Seethala â€“ Mallikarjuna
There are three waterfall and all have an epic story behind it. The three waterfalls are Gada Theertha, Nallikayi Theertha and Kamana Theertha.
The Pandava prince according to the myths had made the Gada Theeertha. Bheema represented the â€˜Gadaâ€™ the club who had quenched the thirst of his mother during the time of Exile.
Weather And Best Time To Visit
September to February is the best time to visit this place but during winter the place becomes misty and cold.
Language And Culture
TheÂ official languages spoken and written here are English and Kannada.
Some of the lodges approved by government are
Rest of Lodge
Mallandur Road, Chikmagalur
Narasinga Rao Road,C'Magalur
Festivals And Activities
Trekking is the most famous adventure of Baba Bundangiri.
1353 Prabhu Street Church Road, Chikmagalur
Tex Woods Resort
Tex woods sheegekhan estate, next to muthodi wildlife sanctuary via malandar, Chikmagalur
Southern Star Hassan
B.M. Road, Hassan
To roam about the place there are city bus services and taxi which can be hired at Chikmagalur. Taxi would have been the best for tourists if they want to whole day.