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Baba Budan Range and Baba Budangiri
Baba Budangiri is a mountain in the Dattagiri Hill Range or Baba Budan Range of the Western Ghats of India. The Baba Budan range was originally known as Chandra Drona Parvatha, takes its current name from the Dattapeeta Cave and 17th century Sufi saint Baba Budan. Baba Budangiri is located in the Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka, Dattagiri or Baba Budangiri is known for its shrine which is a place of pilgrimage for both Hindus as well as Muslims.
Mullayanagiri and Baba Budangiri are the peaks in Baba Budan Range. Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in the Baba Budan Giri Range. With a height of 1930 meters, Mullayanagiri is the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris.
Guru Dattatreya Bababudanswaamy's Darga
Baba Budangiri is the location of a small Sufi shrine devoted to the saint Baba Budan and Guru Dattatreya. The shrine is respected by both Muslims and Hindus. A laterite cave here is believed to have been sacred by the residence of Dattatreyaswamy and Hazarat Dada Hayath Mir Khalandar and other saints is a venerated place of pilgrimage. The worship of the Peeta is conducted by an unmarried Man or Fakir. Several Hindu and Muslims rulers are stated to have helped this institution with liberal grants. An annual "Fair or Urs" which is held every year under the auspicious of the peeta for three days.
Distance from Baba Budan giri:
Chikmagalur: 25 km
Bangalore: 250 km
How to get there:
Nearest Airport: Bangalore International Airport and Mangalore is the nearest airport.
Nearest Rail: Shimoga is the nearest railhead.
Road: The place is connected to the nearby areas by good motorable roads.
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