Kumara Parvatha Trek- Full Guide 2021



Kumara parvatha trek located over Western ghats of Karnataka is set at an altitude of 5,600 feet and it offers you to see thick dense forests, vast grasslands, and even a waterfall which will make your journey mesmerizing. There lies an ancient temple on the foothills of Kumara Parvatha namely Kukke Subrahmanya and it holds great cultural importance with its own histories. And you will notice that people from all over visit this temple especially the South Indian people to get blessings and their wishes are fulfilled here by coming to this temple. 

You will also see Shesha Parvatha standing tall against Kukke Subrahmanya with its lush green forest of the Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary. 

Kumara Parvatha is also known as Pushpagir is the second highest peak in the Kodagu district and it gets visible after crossing Shesha Parvatha and when you reach at the top of its peak the view will capture your heart. 

You climb up to more than 1,700 feet high which is itself thrilling and challenging at the same time. The Kumara Parvatha trek covers the total distance of 22 kms and it is done for 2 days easily. 


What you can look out for:

The dense forest trail at Kumara Parvatha will make you spellbound as you see the sunlight coming down on trees and the whole thick forest have rays of golden shines of sunlight. 

The other major attraction is the breathtaking views of Western ghats from the Kumara Parvatha trail will definitely make you captured by its beauty. 

The vast expanse of grasslands after the forest trail will offer you to see the lush green and golden brown grasslands in Kumara Parvatha trek. And no matter if you go for trek in monsoon or winter season you see the green meadows all around the year. 

Best Season to visit:

In summers the weather becomes extremely hot and humid so it may be uneasy for you to trek. While in monsoon season the trek becomes slippery as you will find the path filled with muds, gravel rocks which may cause injury so try to avoid during monsoon. 


How to reach:

To trek Kumara Parvatha you first have to reach Kukke Subrahmanya from where the trail begins. Kukke Subramanya is 200 kms away from Hassan. And on the way you will experience the beauty of Sakleshpur and the famous Shiradi ghat. You will also pass through Gundya which is a small village 40 kms away from Sakleshpur town. Kukke Subrahmanya is 22 kms away from a splendid drive on a forest filled curvy road. 

You can reach Kukke Subrahmanya either by bus or by train. The nearest railway station is Kannur Karwar Express which is nearest to Bangalore. 


Things to carry:

  • Basic First Aid kit

  • Identity Card

  • Cap/ Scarf/ Bandana & Sunglasses

  • Water (Minimum two litres)

  •  Electrolyte Powder or drink or Glucon D

  •  Nuts & dry fruits 

  • Quick Dry T-shirts are preferable over cotton tees.

  • Pull over, sweater or a jacket 

  • Poncho, only during post-monsoons

  • Plastic bag to keep electronic devices if it rains 

  • Sunscreen

  • Trekking poles

  • Tent

You can also explore nearby places after trekking to Kumara Parvatha. Kukke Shri Subrahmanya temple is what you can visit for which holds great historic value and importance especially for South India people. Biladwar caves is another sight you can visit which holds mythological attraction. And it is said that serpent king Vasuki went on a penance on this cave to save himself from Garuda. Mandalpatti peak which offers the highest viewpoint in Madikeri region of Coorg is another amazing site. Kote Abbey falls is the most popular tourist destination and is nestled among coffee plantations and the forests of Western ghats. It is located near the upper reaches of the Kaveri river. So get ready to explore Kumara Parvatha trek which is awaiting you. 




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