Malai Mahadeshwara Betta or MM Hills, located at an altitude of 3000 feet above sea level is in Chamarajnagar district of Southern Karnataka State. MM Hills hill is most popular Shaiva Pilgrim Center. The Sri Mahadeshwara temple here is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The hillock not only attracts the devotees from whole of South India but also the adventure seekers and natural lovers. Apart from this shrine, there is stretch of dense green vegetation in this hill station. The Male Mahadeshwara hill is a reserved forest area with enormous fauna and avifauna. Elephants are aplenty in these forests. Other wildlife in the region includes sambhar, Bison, sloth bears, leopards and tigers. There are many trekking routes in these forests and Forest department arranges many treks on these trekking trails.
MM Hills lies at a distance of 210 km from Bangalore and 140 km from Mysore. The Stanley reservoir near Mettur in Tamil Nadu is about 30 KMs from here. The famous Hogenkal Falls are also just 45 KMs from here.
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