Also known as Pushpagiri, Kumara Parvatha is the highest peak in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. It is 6th highest peak of Karnataka. Spanning over two days, the Kumarparvatha trek is one of the most challenging treks in the South. In a stretch of approximately 13 kilometers you will attain an appalling height of 4000 feet.
Kumara parvatha is second highest peak in Coorg district (Karnataka state) after Tadiandamol peak
Kukke Subramanya is the nearest pilgrimage site to Kumara Parvatha. Here Kartikeya is worshipped as Subramanya, lord of all serpents. The epics relate that the divine serpent Vasuki and other serpents found refuge under Subramanya when threatened by the Garuda.
According to one Mythology, after killing the demon rulers, Tharaka, Shurapadmasura and their followers in a war, Lord Shanmukha reached Kumara parvatha with his brother Ganesh and others.he was received by Indra. Indra being very happy prayed Lord Kumara swamy to accept and marry his daughter Devasena for which the Lord readily agreed. The divine marriage took place on Margashira shudha shashti at Kumara parvatha.
Best time to visit is from Oct-Feb
Since it is a mountain, you need to trek to reach the peak. It will take 8-10 Hours (one side). Trekking starting point is Kukke Subramanya. Famous Kukke Subramnay temple is located in Subramanya village.
Carry enough water bottles with you and wear a proper trekking gear.
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