Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Baba Budangiri

 

 

 

 

 

Baba Budangiri is one of the highest peaks in Karnataka. This peak can be reached from Chikamagalur, which is around 250 km from Bangalore. Located in Chikamagalur of Karnataka, Baba Budangiri is famous for its shrine, which is a place of pilgrimage for both Hindus and Muslims.

 

 

 

 

Baba Budangiri is a mountain situated at an altitude of 1,895 m and a sacred place for both Hindus and Muslims. It is famous for the Dattatreya Peeta ‑ a Hindu temple and a Muslim dargah both in the same underground cave. Baba Budan was a 17th century Sufi whose shrine is at Baba Budangiri and Dattatreya is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. History has it that coffee was introduced into India through the Chikamagalur district when the first coffee crop was grown in the Baba Bababudangiri Hills during 1670 AD by the Sufi saint Baba Budan.

 

 

 

Just four km from the shrine, one can find a beautiful waterfall named Manikyadhara. People who are bored of normal and easy trekking can try this place as it is not an easy trek definitely. Trekkers can enjoy scenic beauty like plain, lush green, forests and rolling hills. Tourists from all around the world come here to see the unique mountain flowers called Kurinji, which blooms in these hill ranges once every 12 years.

 

 

 

 

 

Source:

https://www.karnataka.com/chikmagalur/baba-budangiri/

https://www.trawell.in/karnataka/chikmagalur/baba-budangiri

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Budan_giri