M.M. Hills, or Male Mahadeswara Hills is widely known for it’s
Mahadeswara Temple, standing at an impressive 3000 feet tall. Located in the
Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka, pilgrims and nature enthusiasts alike
come to visit this magnificent example of history mixed with scenic beauty. The
majestic hills are abound with lush forests and waterfalls, and are the perfect
place to go hiking or camping for a weekend with friends and/or family.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive at the M.M. Hills with ease! The best way to get there is via the NICE Bangalore Mysore Expressway from Mysore Rd. Continue along this road until you reach SH79. From there continue along this road until you reach your destination. The entire trip is just over 200KM and should take roughly 4 hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore M.M. Hills however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around M.M. Hills in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore M.M.
Hills as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Here are some things to do while exploring the M.M. Hills:
Mahadeswara Temple: If you are venturing all the way out to M.M. Hills, the most popular tourist destination is this temple. Standing at 3000 feet tall, this temple covers an area of over 155 acres and attracts lakhs of people every year. Legend has it that Sri Male Mahadeswara performed various miracles around these hills that saved the lives of many people and saints, and is still worshipped today through folk songs and prayer at this very temple.
Hogenkanal Falls: Roughly 45 KM away from M.M. Hills, this is one waterfall you can’t miss. Perfect for a light trek or having a picnic with your significant other, these falls are a must see. To maximize your time one should visit either on your way to M.M. Hills or on your way back to Bangalore.
Diwali: Looking for a new way to celebrate Diwali? The entire town of M.M. Hills is lit up during the festival of lights and is celebrated in lavish style. If you have off of work for Diwali and want to celebrate the festival while still getting out of town, this is the perfect place to visit.
Insiders Tip: Visit after monsoon season for peak greenery and wildlife!
The best time to visit M.M. Hills is from November to March