Malai Mahadeswara Hills is a temple town in the Chamarajanagara distirict of Karnataka. The heart of the town is the temple dedicated to Lord Sri Mahadeshwara an incarnation of Lord Shiva. People from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu come here seeking blessings of Lord Mahadeswara during the major Hindu religious festivals. The temple runs a website which gives more info. MM Hills is sourrounded by forest belonging to the Eastern Ghats which is contigous with the BR Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. Through this forest region the Cauvery river silently flows from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu. There is an immense amount of trekking opportunities bound to these forests. The Forest department ( Ph:08224-252027 )have identified many trekking trails and conducts trekking activites through these forests. The Stanley reservoir at Mettur in Tamil Nadu is only 30km from here.
Best time to trek MM Hills is during the post monsoon season of August to January.
The temple administration runs ample amount of accomodation facilities which can be booked over phone. Given below are some guest house names and contact numbers Guru Darshini Ph:0822-5272108 Shiva Darshini Ph:0822-5272139 Mahadeshwara Guest House Ph:0822-5272124 Mahadeshwara Kalyanamantap, Kollegal Ph:0822-5252968
Route 1: Bangalore - Kanapapura - Malavalli - Kollengala - Taalabetta - MM Hills.