Kumara Parvatha, known as Pushpagi Hills, is a must-have in the list of buckets of dedicated trekkers when it comes to trekking in South India. This is Karnataka’s sixth-highest summit, which offers one of India’s most exciting paths in the western ghats. The hill of Kumara Parvatha extends about 13 km and is 4000 meters higher than the sea level. Kumara Parvatha is a collection of three summits, each of which is relevant to Hindu mythology: Shesha Parvatha, Siddha Parvatha, and Kumara Parvatha.
The hiking track extends densely across the woodland of Shola which houses beautiful animals and plants in the clear blue sky canopy. The trail is quite difficult in some spots with volcanic rocks, sprinkling rivers, and rocky splints which represent a major challenge to adrenalin addicts. But the panoramic view of the Western Ghats at a distance makes it a worthwhile visit for tourists who are prepared to go for an additional distance to see natural wonders from nearby areas. Also popular among travelers wishing to visit the place as a pilgrim site in South India is the Kumara Parwatha Trek.
Depending on their fitness levels and adventure spirit, there are two ways accessed by Kumara Parvatha hikers. The one way goes from the temple of Kukke Subramania to Shesha Parvatha through Kallu Mandapa, which is a somewhat challenging ascent. There are ascents and descents from Shesha Parvatha via rocks and grasslands to the peaks. This path is lengthier and you have to remain at the Bhatt’s House overnight until your trip starts on day 2. This is a long route. The route from Beedhalli in Somwarpet will be relatively lengthier. Even experienced hikers find this route a bit difficult, but your view along the way is worth it. You will hike through the deep Shola forest where wild animals and birds can be seen and feast the eyes at a distance on the beautiful scenery.
The greatest time to explore the grandeur of Kumara Parvatha is in the winter months from October to January. Winters in South India are usually pleasant when a thin film of dung floats in the air, disappearing as the day advances through the soothing rays of the sun. This time, then, hikers find it appropriate for tough journeys. Summers are generally extremely sparkling and humid, making a tough trip in Kumara Parvatha impracticable for adventure fans. During the monsoon season from mid-June to September, you can consider the opposite way on Kumara Parvatha. The whole region is swathed in a covering of greenery that gives a panoramic picture of the countryside during this time of year. When you are a naturalist, Monsoon is the finest time to walk about Kumara Parvatha when nature unveils in all its glory.
Photography is something that comes to mind at first when it comes to hiking. The path to Kumara Parvatha in the mystical Western Ghats is an astonishing view painted in different shades of green and blue, making it a great place to hit the shutterbugs. Besides the region’s vast flora and fauna, you may also take pictures of waterfalls, widespread prairies, and sacred shrines in the earliest temples on their trek to Kumara Parvatha. Trekkers have to have their own cameras and may need wildlife photography authorization from the forest department. Kumara Parvatha is a livestock destination for nature enthusiasts who wish to ascend the heights of the Western Ghats while enjoying their unique flora and fauna. The walking trail to Kumara Parvatha begins from Kallu Mandapa via dense and steep gaps and streamlets that flow through the forest floor until you reach the top.
Kumara Parvatha is not a camping place, since the Shesha Parvatha trail is to the peak is rocky and hilly. But there are a handful of campsites for overnight stays on the woodland walk until Kallu Mandapa. Bhattarai Mane is a famous trekking camping location that wants to stay overnight in the midst of lush forests. Campsite hosting needs to be reserved in advance in the Forest Department offices. Kallu Mandapa, which goes on up to the peak, is the last campground before Kumara Parvatha. The ideal approach to enjoy a thrilling outdoor campsite is to enable trekking and staying overnight long before your trip.