Trek to Kumara Parvatha Temple | Kukke Subrahmanya Temple

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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

Kukke Subramanya Temple History

Kukke Subrahmanya is one of the 7 holy places created by Parashurama is mythologically. Residing with Vasuki,  the temple is famous for “Nagaradhane”.

Timing : 5am – 8.30pm, all days

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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.

Kukke Subramanya temple

Kumara Parvatha Temple 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

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Kukke Subrahmanya to 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.

Kukke Subrahmanya to kumara parvatha 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 Kumara Parvatha 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 near Kumara parvatha trek.

Best Time To Visit Kumara Parvatha

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

Places to visit near Kukke Subrahmanya Temple

Pushpagiri Wildlife SanctuarySunset from Girigadde viewpoint

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About the Author : Deepabali Saha

Deepabali is an Electronics and Communication Engineer based in Kolkata, West
Bengal. Her passion for doing something creative and appealing with words has led her to
be a content writer. She is a traveloholic and foodie. 

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  1. I have not done trekking. But I have friends who go on trek every year. I have heard memorable experiences from them. Your post reminds me of many such conversation I had with them


  2. I had never get a chance to visit south India much and heard a lot about beautiful temples and trekking spots near banglore. would keep this place in mind for sure when visit India next time.


  3. I had been to Amarnath and it was one of it’s kind experience for me. The bliss of seeing the deity after the long trek is simply awesome. I’ve not been to any south Indian temples but this looks so nice would love to do ths trek.

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  4. I have been to Bangalore but only for work related trips and honestly didnt know about this trek. But next time if I visit this city will surely plan for this trek.

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