An Adventurous Escapade
Karnataka is a centre for adventure in India, and is famous for its gigantic mountains, exuberant waterfalls, calm lakes and endless tourist attractions. There are no shortage of adrenaline pumping options in Karnataka if you are looking for an exciting holiday amongst the wild. In her treasure, Kumara Parvatha is one such gem.
Kumara Parvatha is also known as the Pushpagiri in the Somwarpet Taluk of Coorg. This peak is the second highest and most difficult trek in Coorg, with a height of 1,502 metres above sea level. Kumara Parvathas or Pushpagiri is one of the best trekking spots for you if you are an experienced trekker.
So it’s time to pack your bags and set out on the Kumara Parvatha Trek if you’re ready to face your fears and liberate yourself from worldly life. In this guide we list all the details you need to know before you go on this exciting trek.
1. Kumara Parvatha Trek Best Time
The trees, major volcanic rocks, dense cloaks of clouds and cascading waterfall surround Kumara Parvatha. However, between October and March, the perfect way to visit this giant mountain top is to experience the picturesque view.
This is the perfect time to visit these months because of the warm weather and the gentle rays. From October to March, walkers can have a smooth walking adventure. If you are travelling in summers or moons your walks would be hampered by the sparkling temperatures and muddy trails.
2. Kumara Parvatha Trek Distance
Kumara Parvatha has a trek distance of around 22 kilometres. This hike is intended to intermediate and professional trekkers, situated about 258 km away from Bangalore. This difficult trek usually takes 2 days to complete. The peak begins at Kukke Subrahmanya Temple in the village of Subrahmanya. This is why the indigenous people call it a trekking Kukke Subramanya.
The first stretch is about 7 km along dense roads. You begin to see volcanic rocks as you grow high, and the remaining 1.5 kilometres of the trek are heavily surrounded by huge rocks. However, from the centre, the trails are less dense.
3. Kumara Parvatha Height
Kumara Parvatha is a massive, jaw-dropping hilltop at an altitude of 4,930 feet above sea level This mountain is really exciting because of the magnificent height. This trek is not recommended to beginners, classification as the sixth highest mountain peak in Karnataka.
4. How to Reach Kumara Parvatha
Please make sure you are fit to take this challenging trek before you intend to reach Pushpagiri Hills for trekking Working at your level of fitness and walking daily will certainly help you to improve your strength through healthy exercises and frequent workouts. The base point of Kumara Parvatha can easily be reached by rail, public transport, or by car.
In Bhattara Mane there are a variety of food stalls serving traditional Kannada dishes. There are no cafes or restaurants in addition to the forest sector. Therefore, consuming and gathering food is best here. In Kukke Subramanya you can find numerous excellent restaurants – the most famous are the Neo Mysore Cafés and Vijay Vihar.
6. Places to Stay
This tour is two days long, so near Kumara Parvatha there are lots of campsites and households. In the Bhattara Mane forest, you can pitch your camp and lie in the glorious cloak of stars. There’s even a rest house if you aren’t camping. The best and best choices for homestays are Shesha Kutir and Gahanashree Cottage. Besides these, several more affordable hotels are also open.
Route: Go which way you like Kumara Parvatha Trek
1. Trek of the Kuke Subramania Road to Kumara Parvatha
The first path from the temple of Kukke Subramanya is a very long route. You can reach Kallu Mandapa after a walk of about an hour and walk on the Parvatha Shesha. The route is sturdy and dense with thick shrubs and rocks. Kallu is about 1/3 of the trek, and Shesha Parvatha is about 2/3 of the trek. The trek takes place about 2/3.
As this trek is long, you have to stay overnight near the forest department office in the Bhatt’s Home. It is necessary to take permits from the Forest Department first if you are interested in camping overnight.
2. Somwarpet Side Kumara Parvatha Trek
Another route from Beedhalli to Somwarpet is more complicated but more popular. On this path you can walk along the forest of Shola. Even if this path is very exhausting, it will help you explore unique and exotic wildlife all around you.
The path to Somwarpet normally goes to the hilltop while the route to Kukke Subramanya mostly goes by trekkers to the foot. Thus, walkers can explore both routes’ rich fauna and fauna.