Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka, India. Mullayyanagiri is located in the Chandra Dhrona Hill Ranges of the Western Ghats of Chikkamagaluru. With a height of 1,930 metres (6,330 ft), it is the highest peak in Karnataka. The summit of Mullayanagiri has a small temple and houses a police radio relay station. Seethalayyanagiri is a prominent peak which is adjacent to this place.
The peak gets its name from a small temple (gadduge/tomb) at the summit, which is dedicated to a sage "Mulappa swamy" who is believed to have meditated at the caves only a couple of feet below the summit. The caves are accessible and not very deep, they have a direct entrance to the garbagudi of the temple, which is now blocked by the temple priests. Apart from multiple versions of folklore and strong Siddha culture around the belt, the origins or any information about the deity remains ambiguous. Mullai refers to forest in Old Kannada language.
This is India’s most verdant coffee countryside, just a few kilometres off Chikmagalur town. The smell of Arabica (and pepper) permeates the air.
One of the main reasons for the lushness of the countryside is the fact that Indian coffee is the only shade-grown coffee in the world. Tall silver oaks, teaks and other trees, often with pepper vines snaking around them, shade delicate Arabica bushes. This is how coffee has been grown in Malnad since the 17th century, when as the story goes, Baba Budan, a local Sufi saint, smuggled seven beans from Yemen and planted them in the Chandragiri range of the Western Ghats.
About Mullayangiri Coffee:
Delve into exhilarating coffee from Mullayangiri, one of the finest coffee estates of Asia and also the highest peak of Karnataka. Only the ripest of the beans have been picked and carefully roasted. The peak is located in the Western Ghats of Chikmagalur. It derives its name from the tomb of Saint Mulappa Swamy, which is located at the peak. The saint is said to have meditated in the caves surrounding this hill.
Altitude: 1900 mt
Roast: Medium Dark Roast
Coffee Notes: Enjoy Citrus, lemon and Pineapple Coffee Notes.
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