Mudigere is a small but a picturesque town in Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka. It is 30 km from Hassan and around 230 kilometers from Bangalore.
The place is surrounded by natural landscapes, Coffee and Black Pepper estates. Some famous temples here are Kala Baireshwara Temple known as Devaramane temple located in Mudigere, Chikmagalur. The town is on the way of Charmadi Ghats to reach Mangalore.
A famous trekking spot Yettina Bhuja is also called as Shishila Gudda, is a hidden gem of a trail in Mudigere. It is one of the numerous peaks in the Charmadi Ghats region of Karnataka. The name Yettina Bhuja is derived from classical Kannada meaning ‘ox’s shoulder’. The peak resembles the hump on an ox’s back. One can begin the trekking trail from Bairapura – 3 kms trek to peak, 9 kms from Gowdahalli, Mudigere – Gowdahalli.
A trek guide is necessary because this is a less-frequented trail and vegetation quickly covers the tracks, so chances of getting lost are high.