MM Hills (Malai Mahadeshwara Hills) fall in the Chamarajnagar District.
Thesd hills are very well known for largely celebrated hindu festivals. During the Diwali times, the place is lit up and the festival is celebrated with grand stupor and excitement. The water that flows around the temple emerges and dies down magically. Once here one can go to the Hogenkal Falls nearby which is hardly 45 kms away in the south. Before climbing the MM hills one passes by Koudalli from where the temple is approximately 30 kms. One can reach the hill either by Mysore or Bangalore. One can either drive down or take public transport.
How to Reach: Bangalore - Kanakpura - Malavalli - Kollegala - Hanur - MM Hills
Exact Location: It is situated in Kollegal taluk, Chamarajnagar district.
Nearest Town: Kollegal (74 km)
Distance from Bangalore: 248 km
Best Time to Visit: November to March when the monsoons rains have just left everything green and fresh.
Hogenakkal falls: Located at a distance of 45 km from Malai Mahadeswara temple, Hogenkal is in the state of Tamilnadu. The water plummets down from a great height and resembles smoke, thus it has been named Hogenakkal (smoking rocks). In Kannada, Hoge means smoke and kal means stone.