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Baba Budangiri (33 km from Chikmagalur)

Published Date: 09-May-2024

Does a challenging trek give you the high you need to move ahead in life? Then your Chikmagalur sightseeing itinerary must include a trek to Baba Budangiri’s peak (at 1895m). You can start from Attinagundi or Sarpadhari and then find your way through dense shola forests, gorgeous grasslands and some harsh rocky stretches. Apart from clicking amazing pictures, you can explore ancient caves, admire waterfalls, and camp under the sky along your trail. If you plan your trip between July and December, you might get lucky enough to see Kurinji flowers in full bloom. However, they flower only once in 12 years, but, when they do, they cloak the hillside in stunning shades of blue. Even religious tourists, both Hindus and Muslims, trek to Baba Budangiri shrine at the top, for a unique spiritual experience.

  • Best time to visit: September to April
  • Ideal duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • How to reach:
    • By Air: Hire a taxi after flying to Mangalore Airport.
    • By Train: Reach Birur Junction from KSR Bangalore and then hire a taxi.
    • By Road: Hire a taxi or board a bus from Bangalore, to reach Shimoga, and take a taxi then.   
  • Best for: It is one of the most adventurous places to visit in Chikmagalur.
  • Tip: Prepare well before the trek as the high altitude and the rough trails could be challenging.
  • Nearby Attractions: Kallathigiri Falls, Jhari Waterfalls, Mullayanagiri, Hebbe Falls, Z Point, Hirekolale Lake, Manikya Dhara Falls, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nearby Restaurants: Town Canteen, The Estate Cafe, Siri Coffee, The Riders Nest, Vishnu Delicacy, Tavisa Bar and Kitchen, Mirra
  • Google rating and reviews: 4.6 rating and 3,600 reviews

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