Also known as the Varaha Parvatha, this mountain at a height of 1458m above sea level is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The source of the Rivers Tunga, Bhadra and Nethravati lie here.
The main attractions here are the temple of Goddess Bhagavathi and a cave with a 6 feet tall image of Varaha. This are is mineral rich with magnetite-quartzite deposits. It is also a hotspot with more than 107 species of birds.