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Timings : Daytime

Time Required : 2 days

Best time to visit : October to February

Trek Distance : 13 km

Difficulty Level : Moderate to Difficult

Distance from Bangalore : 272 km

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Kumara Parvatha Trek, Subramanya Overview

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 kilometres you will attain an appalling height of 4000 feet.

Located in Subrahmanya village (also known as Kukke Subrahmanya) of Sullia taluk in Dakshina Kannada district, this towering peak is a must-visit for those seeking an adrenaline rush. Kumarparvatha does not only enthral trekkers with its challenging routes but also rewards them with panoramic views of the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Although from distance the mountain looks as if one single peak but in reality, it has three peaks called 'Shesha Parvatha', 'Siddha Parvatha' and 'Kumara Parvatha'.

The Shesha Parvatha faces to the south and looks like a serpent with seven hoods. The Siddha Parvatha, another part of the mountain and it is inaccessible. It is believed that Shri Vishnuthirthacharya is performing penance here even now. You have to cross the Shesha Parvatha, to reach the Kumara Parvatha.

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Kumara parvatha is second highest peak in Coorg district (Karnataka state) after Tadiandamol peak

Attractions near Kumara Parvatha 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.

History of Kumara Parvatha

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.

Tips For Visiting Kumara Parvatha Trek

Carry enough water bottles with you and wear a proper trekking gear.

How To Reach Kumara Parvatha Trek

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.

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