Kumara Parvatha trek has Rocky trails with verdant greenery, ancient caves, puffy clouds. You don’t want to miss this curated experience. Located in Somwarpet of Coorg, the Kumara Parvatha is famously known as Pushpagiri. At the height of 1,502 meters above sea level. The second highest peak in Coorg. One of the most challenging trek routes in Coorg. If you want to experience thrill, adventure, and adrenaline rush Kumara Parvatha trek is best for you. The trek is surrounded by dense forests, large volcanic boulders, thick blankets of clouds. The best time for the visit is between October to March. You can witness attractive views at their best.
The Kumara Parvatha trek is a 22 km long trek. At a distance of 258 km away from Bangalore. The two day trek begins at Kukke Subrahmanya Temple of Subrahmanya Village. Kumara Parvatha trek is a difficult trek. You will cover 5,600 ft in two days above sea level. The Kumara Parvatha trail is divided into three spots and they are:
- Forest section to Bhattara Mane Forest
- Bhattara Mane Forest to Shesha Parvatha
- Shesha Parvatha to Kumara Parvatha Peak
Height of Kumara Parvatha
The Kumara Parvatha is located at 4,930 ft high above sea level. It is the sixth highest peak in Karnataka and is not suitable for beginners.
How to get there?
Before you go for this trek make sure that you are at the peak of your fitness level. It will be best for you to work on your fitness, core strength. You can reach the base of the trek through rail, vehicle, or public transport.
Nearest Railway Stations
- Mysore Junction Railway Station
- Hassan Railway Station
- Express you can take Hubli Express, Karwar Express, and Bangalore Mysore Express.
- Kanpur International Airport
- Mangalore International Airport
You can reach there by bus as many public and private buses go there every day. For tourists who are traveling by trains, cabs can cover the distance between station and base point. Google Maps is best for Self-driving tourists. The parking fee is Nominal.
Places where you can stay
Because it is a two-day trek there are many campsites and homestays here. You can build a camp in Bhattara Mane Forest. Shesha Kutir and Gahanashree Cottage are famous homestay options.
This route starts from Beedhalli. In this trek, you will trek along the shola forest. The route is exhausting. You will witness rare and exotic wildlife on this trek.
Kukke Subramanya Route
Kukke Subramanya route is long. Trek is rugged and dense. If you want to stay camping overnight. For staying, permission from the forest department is required.
Trek route: Basepoint – Kallu Mandap – Shesha Parvatha.
Things you can do
For wildlife photography permission of the forest department is required. You don’t need permission for taking pictures of water streams, grasslands, ancient caves, shrines, and beautiful views.
The trek is surrounded by a forest. Camping is not possible on this trek but you can build your camp in Bhattara Mane Forest. Take a camping tent and other essentials with you.
There are ancient caves at Kumara Parvatha. Famous for Mythological significance, Biladunara cave is a must-visit spot. Lord Vasuki hid in this cave from the anger of Garuda. During Nag Panchami devotees come here in big numbers.
The mesmerizing view of Blue Sky and Shades of greenery from Shesha Parvatha is the view you don’t want to miss.
Explore the Wildlife
Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is a must visit place. This sanctuary is home to exotic animals and birds.
Kukke Subramanya – the start of the trek is not only famous among trekkers but also among devotees who visit Kukke Subramanya Temple.
Enjoy Natural Beauty
Abbey Falls is a famous and must-visit spot. You can enjoy the crisp air around here. You will feel relaxed here.
Beginners – should try out easier treks to train themselves. Take essential things with you. Plan your trek neatly.
Things to carry
- First Aid Kit
- Identity Card
- Cap/ Scarf & Sunglasses
- Sleeping Bag