DAY TRIPS FROM NATURE NIRVANA
NATURE NIRVANA is an ideal base for exploring the nearby pristine & scenic Kemmangundi & Mulayangiri Hills.
To organize day trips for sightseeing to neighbouring places kindly contact the Caretaker at the Homestay atleast a day in advance.
BABABUDANGIRI CAVES: (Vehicle hireRs 2000, 20kms / 1 Hour drive)
Residence of the sufi mystic, Hazrat Dada Hayat Mir Khalander who travelled back from Arabia with 7 beans taped to his belly. This gave rise to the first Coffee Plantations in India in 1650. Revered as ‘Baba Budan’ for his healing powers, the mountain ranges that he made his home came to be named after him. Today, it is a well knownpilgrimage site for both Hindusand Muslims.
BABABUDANGIRI CAVE + MULAYANGIRI PEAK: (Vehicle hire Rs. 2500 , 40kms / 2 hours drive)
Mulayangiri peak – 6317 feet above sea level ; 300 stone steps lead to a breathtaking scenary at the top of the mountain and a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Once every 12 years, a wild mountain flower ‘ Kurinji ‘ blossoms and the hills around are clothed in bright purple.
KEMMANGUNDI PEAK: (Vehicle hire Rs. 2500 , 30 kms / 1.5 hr drive)
The highest peak in Karnataka 4702 feet above sea level. This was once the favourite destination of the Mysore Maharaja, KrishnarajajendraWodeyar – said to be one of the most spectacular mountain passes in the country; Trekking paths from here take you down to Kalhatti Falls where water gushes down to a drop of 122m over the top of a temple built into a gap between the rocks.
BHADRA GAME SANTUARY IN MUTHODI: (Vehicle hireRs. 2000, 20 Kms /1.5 hr drive – Excludes entry fees) A rustic and unspolit wildlife sanctuary. Hosts Gaur, Chital, elephants, sambar, wild boar, porcupine, leopard and tiger .Several exotic varieties of Flora & birds can be sighted too.