Mullayanagiri is part of the Baba Budan Giri hill ranges and is the highest peak in Karnataka. It stands at 1930 meters (6,330 ft). There is a small temple on top of the hill and the small hillock in the temple compound is the highest point in Karnataka. It is an excellent terrain for a trekking and is just 18 Kms north.
Located 25 Kms north is the Baba Budan Range or Chandra Drona Parvatha as it was known in the ancient times, which has one of the highest mountain peaks between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. The peak takes its name from saint, Baba Budan, who resided here more than 150 years ago.
Located 20 Kms north Devigiri, named after goddess Deviramma and has a temple right on top of the peak and is accessible by walk only. The temple opens only during Deepavali festival and devotees have to trek from the base of the mountain to reach the temple
Located 45 Kms north is Kemmangundi, a scenic hill station on the Baba Budan range of hills. Kemmangundi, at a height of 1,434 meters, is surrounded by thick forests and has a pleasant climate round the year. It is ringed by the Baba Budangiri range and blessed with silver cascades of mountain streams and lush vegetation.
Located 38 kms north - west of Chickmagalur town is Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary surrounded by hills has the tributaries of the Bhadra River flowing through it. The western border of the sanctuary abuts the back waters of the Bhadra Reservoir which has a catchment area of 1,968 kms.
This sanctuary is a must for wildlife enthusiasts, bird watchers and bird photographers. The great Indian gaur, Chital, Sambar, Elephants , Malabar red squirrel, Tigers, Panthers, Bear, Bison, Barking deer, flying Fox, Wild dogs and several other animals including over 300 variety of birds have all made their home here.
This beautiful waterfall is located around 10kms from Kemmangundi. This waterfall is inside a coffee plantation is accessible by 4 wheelers or by Taxis from Kemmangundi. Water streams down from a height of 168 meters in two stages to form Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls) to form Hebbe falls
Kalhatti Falls is also known as Kalhattigiri Falls and Kalahsti Falls. Water cascades from a height of 122 meters to flow before the Veerabhadreshwara temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva that is attributed to times of the Vijayanagar Empire. According to local legend, this place is associated with the Hindu sage, Agastya.
Kudremukh (horse face) range, named because of the unique shape and resemblance to a horse face. Overlooking the Arabian Sea, the broad hills are chained to one another with deep valley & steep precipices. Situated at 1,894.3 meters above sea level, Kudremukh is rich in iron ore deposits. There is rich flora and fauna here, waiting to be discovered, Kudremukh is a paradise trekkers and has numerous trails.
Belur and Halebid are the twin towns which are located in the Hassan district of Karnataka. These twin towns’ houses among some of the most finely casted Temples built during the Hoysala Empire. Belur is situated at the distance of 222 Km from Bangalore and Halebid is another 16 Km away. These Temple towns are located on Bangalore – Chickmagalur highway.
Amrutheshwara Temple located in Tarikere taluk of Chikmagalur district is 900 years old and 45 km from Valley of Birds Homestay. Amrutheshwara temple was built in 1196 AD by Amriteshwara Dandanayaka, a general of the Hoysala ruler Ballal II. The temple is designed in a delicate, exquisite, and intricate style built using soft clay stone (Balapada Kallu).
The Yagachi River originates in the Western Ghats near the city of Chikmagalur. It becomes a tributary of the Hemavati River, which it enters near Gorur. Its great to see all the water sports (Jet Ski, Banana Boat Ride, Bumper Ride, Trampoline, Cruise Boat, Speed Boat and Kayaking) at Yagachi Dam, Karnataka. Its really Good !!