The Male Mahadeshwara Hills or the MM Hills is famous for its beautiful Lord Shiva temple as well as the picturesque views. Since the temple is situated close to the dense forests of the hills, a trip to the temple can be rejuvenating. Also known as the Temple in the Wild, the MM hills are located about 140 km from Mysore. It is about 3,000 ft above sea level.
The Mahadeshwara temple is amongst the famous tourist spots here surrounded by hills and forests. It is believed that the temple is the reincarnation of Lord Shiva. It is also believed by the locals that Lord Shiva used to perform penance here and he still continues to live in the temple. A mysterious perennial spring is one of the wonders of the temple. However, the source of origin of the spring is still a puzzle. The forests of MM hills are abundant in sandalwood and bamboo trees. The major wildlife present here are elephants, gaurs, spotted deers and rare sightings of leopards.
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