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: ( 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-known pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims.
BABABUDANGIRI CAVE + MULAYANGIRI PEAK: ( 40kms / 2 hours drive)
Mulayangiri peak – 6317 feet above sea level ; 300 stone steps lead to a breathtaking scenery 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.
BHADRA GAME SANTUARY IN MUTHODI: ( 20 Kms /1.5 hr drive – Excludes entry fees) A rustic and unspoilt wildlife sanctuary. Hosts Gaur, Chital, elephants, sambar, wild boar, porcupine, leopard and tiger . Several exotic varieties of Flora & birds can be sighted too.