Kumara Parvatha: Everything to Know

About Kumara Parvatha 

Kumara Oarvatha is located in the beautiful Western Ghats of the state of Karnataka. The temple is full of history and holds a very significant place among the local people of this region. 

A plethora of people from all over the country of India, especially from southern India visit this temple to pray and have their wishes fulfilled by making their offerings. Standing right behind the beautiful Kukke Subrahmanya temple is the tall Shesha Parvatha. With a thick blanket of lush green jungles that belong to the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. 

Kumara Parvatha or Pushpagiri is the name of a peak that remains hidden the majority of the time and is only visible after you have crossed the Shesha Parvatha,  but this entire trail is famously known as the Kumara Parvatha Trek among the locals and tourist circles. Kumara Parvatha is the second highest peak in the Kodagu district, with only Tadiandamol being taller than it and it is the fourth highest peak in the state of Karnataka. At the time of dawn, the very first gaze at the Shesha Parvatha will give you an idea of the fun adventure that you will be having and it truly sets your heart racing and the adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Things to do and watch out for at Kumara Parvatha

The dense forest trail 

The trek of the Kumara Parvatha starts off right from the thick forests. Among the trees that are so tall and dense that they hardly let any sunlight touch the grounds of the forest. 

Breathtaking views of the Western Ghats

The beautiful picturesque views that you get of the ghats from the Kumara Parvatha trail are absolutely breathtaking and often seem unreal. This probably is enough of a reason for you to go and try this trekking route. 

The forest section after Shesha Parvatha

The section of forest that you come across after the Shesha paratha is one more highlight of this trek. You will be greeted with a number of beautiful birds as soon as you enter the forest with their loud singing and chirping. And if you are lucky enough you may even get to spot a variety of butterflies in this forest. 


Trail Information

The trail of Kumara Parvatha Hill is a challenging one, that too from the very beginning of it. 

The start of the trek is almost from sea level. It climbs up to a height of a whopping 5,600 feet over the course of two days and it also covers a total distance of over 22 kilometres.

Day 1: Section 1

Forest section until Bhattara Mane also known as Bhatta’s House/Forest Office

Day 2: Section 2

Bhattara Mane/Forest Office to Shesha Parvatha

Day 2: Section 3 

Shesha Parvatha to Kumara Parvatha Summit

Best time to visit Kumara Parvatha 

The time when the Kumara Parvatha witnesses the most number of tourists is during the months of post-monsoon and winter i.e., September to March. Since the climate here in summer is extremely hot and dehydration becomes a major issue. So it would be best if you visit Kumara Parvatha during the post-monsoon or winter months. 


How to reach Kumara Parvatha 

Kumara Parvatha is well connected by roads and public transports, so you can use either of them and reach the place either by your own private vehicle or by using public transport.

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