Igguthappa Hill (Mallama Betta Hill): The Igguthappa Temple situated in Coorg is one of the ancient temples and places of devotion of the Kodavas. Devoted to lord Igguthappa, the temple is an important place of worship for the inhabitants of Kakkabe, in Coorg region of Karnataka. The people of this place have great belief in the miraculous power of lord Igguthappa, also known as lord Subramanya. This temple is thronged by hoards of devotees each year in the month of March, when farmers make offerings and pray for rains during this time, as Lord Igguthappa is also known as rain god in the region. Famous ritual of making offerings in the form of fruits, rice, sugar, and coconut etc. weighed against oneself is of great significance amongst the devotees. The temple is known to have been built in the year 1810 by king Lingarajendra according to well known stories. The Padi Igguthappa Temple is a well known place of tourist interest in the region. Kaliyarchi festival is an annual festival which witnesses processions of idols of lord Igguthappa to Mallama Betta Hill from the temple followed by traditional dance performances. Situated at a height of 1590 mts.
Elevation: Prominence: Listing: Coordinates: Location: Karnataka, India Parent range: Western Ghats Easiest route: Hike
Timings:Opening: , Closing: Distance:From Madikeri km
How to Reach: Duration of Visit: 5- 8 hour (approximately)