Inam Dattapeeta


Bababudangiri : is a mountain 1895m high and is a sacredplace for both Hindus and Muslims. The hills holds the shrine of Muslim Sufi saint Baba Budan and Guru Dattatreya. The Shrine is inside a Cave like formation. There is waterfall named Manikyadhara just 4km from the shrine. The Bababudan hill range is a trekkers paradise. Its often clubbed with Mullayanagiri for trekking.

Visit after the rains for both trekking and site seeing. Typically the season is from September to February. During winters the place becomes misty and cold.

Datta peeta Situated north of Chikmagalur, this range is named after the Muslim saint Baba Budan. It has one of the highest mountain peaks whose altitude falls between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. To the north of Chikmagalur town is the Baba Budan Giri 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 Dattagiri or Baba Budan Giri Range includes- Mullayanagiri (height 1930 m) and Dattagiri/Baba Budan Giri (height 1895 m), the highest peaks of Karnataka. Some places of interest in the close vicinity are the three large caves said to have been sanctified by three siddhas that contains their icons and tombs. There is an annual jatra held here in their honour. Another place called "Seethala", in the close vicinity, contains a Mutt and the dual shrine temple of Seethala-Mallikarjuna . A short distance from here there are three waterfalls called as Gada Theertha, Nallikayi Theertha and Kamana Theertha. Each of these waterfalls is associated with different episodes. The Gada Theertha, according to a myth was created by Bheema (the Pandava prince) with his gada , to quench the thirst of his mother during their exile.