Find all details regarding trek to Kumara Parvatha and Kukke Subrahmanya temple
Located in the western ghats of Karnataka, this Kumara Parvatha’s beautiful journey takes you to the beautiful ancient and famous temple called Kukke Subrahmanya.
About Kukke Subrahmanya Temple
Kukke Subrahmanya temple has a very rich history and holds a very special importance amongst the local people here.
It is a very famous tourist destination and people from all over India, especially people from south India visit this ancient temple to get their wishes fulfilled by making offerings. One can observe the temple is always surrounded by devotees visiting this temple because of its significance and history.
Timing : 5am – 8.30pm, all days
Online Booking link : https://eseva.kukke.org/
How to Reach Kukke Subrahmanya Temple
Mangalore (104 kms) – 2.5 to 3 hours (Karnataka saarige via uppinangady-kadaba road).
Mysore (170 kms) – 4 to 5 hours (Airavat) || 6 to 7 hours (Karnataka saarige).
Dharmasthala (54 kms) – 2 hours (Karnataka saarige).
Bangalore (270 kms) – 6 – 9 hrs (Rajahamsa, Karnataka saarige).
Around Kukke Subrahmanya Temple
Right behind the Kukke Subrahmanya temple, is the very tall Sheesha Parvatha (Sheesha mountain) which has a thick placket of green forest of the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Kumara Parvatha is also known as Pushpagiri peak which is hidden most of the time and is only visible when one crosses the Sheesha Parvatha range. Although, the entire trail is known after the name of Kumara Parvatha trail.
Kumara Parvatha Trek Details
Kumara Parvatha is the second highest peak in Kodagu district of Karnataka and when the dawn breaks, the first glimpse of Sheesha Parvatha will give you an idea of the adventure that one is going for.
Kumara Parvatha Trek Distance
The trek covers a distance of 22 KMs and it is usually done over in 2 days.
This trail makes the trekkers fall in love with the trekking even more as it offers a variety of things from the thick forests to vast grasslands, and even a waterfall one is fulfilled through the entire course of the journey.
Trek level : Difficult
Kumara Parvatha Trekking Details
It is a moderate trek and this something that can be really good for intermediate or experienced trekkers. But if you are a beginner, one would be suggested to firstly consult their physician and set up a routine prior to trek this range so as to improve your endurance, cardiovascular endurance, strengthen your muscles and do a couple of easy treks before opting for this one.
When one opts for this trek, one gets to see the dense forest trail and the forest is so dense that it even blocks the sunlight at times and in just some places you can see sunlight penetrating. One can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Western Ghats. And enjoy the beauty of the luscious green grasslands that fall through on the course of your trek.
This trek is a love for the people who love thrilling experience and have a heart for trekking
One can apart from just trekking can enjoy the sightseeing while being a part of this journey as the trail itself offers a wide range of aesthetic locations that are so refreshing to one’s eye.
One can enjoy the experience of campfire and also one must carefully listen to the instruction given by the guide. One is also provided with a first aid kit and also a forest permit.
Things To Carry For The Trek
One should carry a sturdy and waterproof backpack and at least a 2 litres water bottle along with them. One should carry at least 2 pairs of extra clothes with them and sunscreen and sunglasses and a cap/hat so as to protect themselves from the direct rays of the sun. One can have fun while trekking and capture beautiful moments in their camera of the scenic beauty but they are responsible for their own personal items. One needs to have some good sports shoes so as to move on with the trekking. Bring an extra pair of clothes just in any case of an emergency and also socks if one feels the necessity. One should carry their water bottle and some glucon-D energizers so as to keep themselves energized throughout the journey. One is advised to wear comfortable clothing while trekking and also carry their identity proof with them.
One should carry a torch with an extra pair of batteries with them and also the toiletries.
Some basic stuff like caps, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent, slippers, etc should not be forgotten,
One should not carry a heavy backpack with themselves and also not carry their valuables during the trek as they themselves will be responsible for their lost materials. One is asked to avoid perfume and also pay attention to the guides and instructors.
Smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited in Kumara parvatha trek.
Best Time To Visit
Any season except summer is ideal for Kumara Parvatha trek. During winter from October to January and in monsoon from June to September are the best times to visit Kumara Parvatha. During summer the weather becomes too hot and humid and the area becomes prone to forest fire, so it’s not advisable to go for this trek in summers.
Nearest City:Bangalore Nearest Airport:Kempegowda International Airport Nearest Railway Station:Bangalore City Railway Station
Nearby Places to consider
Pushpagiri Wildlife SanctuarySunset from Girigadde viewpoint
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