All About Kumara Parvatha Trek

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Kumara Parvatha is arranged in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. At the lower regions lies an antiquated and acclaimed sanctuary called Kukke Subrahmanya. 

The sanctuary is loaded up with history and holds a great deal of significance among local people. 

Individuals from everywhere the nation, particularly from South India visit the sanctuary to get their desires satisfied by making contributions. Enthusiasts fill the sanctuary premises practically constantly. 

Directly behind the Kukke Subrahmanya sanctuary, standing tall is Shesha Parvatha, with its thick cover of rich green timberland of the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. 

Kumara Parvatha or Pushpagiri is the name of the pinnacle which is shrouded more often than not and is obvious simply subsequent to intersection Shesha Parvatha, yet the whole path is famously known as the Kumara Parvatha journey. 

Kumara Parvatha is the second most elevated top in Kodagu area, simply after Tadiandamol and the fourth most noteworthy top in Karnataka. 

As the sunrise breaks, the main look at Shesha Parvatha will give you a thought of the experience you will have and it sets your hearts hustling! 

Scaling to somewhat in excess of 1,700 meters (approx. 5,600 feet), Kumara Parvatha is the most testing journey in Karnataka. Also, it satisfies its name. 

The journey covers a separation of 22 kilometers and is normally done more than 2 days. 

Kumara Parvatha journey is generally cherished by adventurers for the assortment it offers — directly from the thick woods, to tremendous meadows and even a cascade — this trip has parts to bring to the table. 

Having said that, we prescribe the Kumara Parvatha journey to halfway – experienced adventurers who can take on this requesting journey. 

On the off chance that you are an apprentice and might want to think about this as your first journey, we strongly suggest you follow a wellness schedule, improve your cardiovascular perseverance, reinforce your muscles and do two or three simple trips, for example, Skandagiri and Savandurga, prior to endeavoring Kumara Parvatha. 

What To Watch Out For 

The thick backwoods trail toward the start of the trip 

The Kumara Parvatha journey begins from the thick woods, with trees so tall that they block daylight from entering the ground. There is next to no daylight that enters through the trees. 

Amazing perspectives on the Western Ghats 

Western Ghats are nature’s best protected mystery! The perspectives you get of the ghats from the Kumara Parvatha trail are totally stunning. Only for this, the trip is an unquestionable requirement do. 

The huge breadth of fields 

The meadows after the woods segment are a treat to the eyes. Regardless of on the off chance that you journey in the post-storm months or cold weather months — the fields are either rich green or brilliant earthy colored — offering a totally extraordinary landscape in each season. 

The woods segment after Shesha Parvatha 

The woods segment after Shesha Parvatha is another feature of the journey. Countless flying creatures welcome you when you enter the woodland with their uproarious peeping. You may even recognize an assortment of butterflies here. 

Best Time To Do Kumara Parvatha Trek 

Kumara Parvatha journey is done in the post-storm season till winter (September – March). Due to the muggy atmosphere, journeying in summer gets amazingly sweltering and drying out turns into a significant concern. 

There are higher odds of timberland fires during summers in the upper spans of the journey. On account of this explanation, as a prudent step the Forest Department closes Kumara Parvatha during summers. 

Kumara Parvatha post Monsoon 

We see lavish greenery in the post-rainstorm months. Picture by Dhanush Gowda 

In rainstorm, the path turns out to be incredibly tricky and this makes each progression vulnerable to fall and injury. Considering the path is to a great extent on free mud, rock, rocks and stones the trouble expands manifold.Hence we emphatically prescribe NOT to do the Kumara Parvatha journey in storms and summers. 

Troublesome Sections On Kumara Parvatha 

There are numerous segments that are hard to cross on the Kumara Parvatha journey. Since the whole path till the pinnacle is a constant rising, a traveler should consistently envision and plan for each outcome. 

Here are the things you should look out for while climbing and slipping: 

  • Slippery path: The path turns out to be more precarious during post-storm a long time as the mud and free rock become dangerous and incredible alert must be taken while navigating. Adventurers must be exceptionally cautious with their decision of footwear and should check climate graphs in order to keep away from days with foreseen weighty downpours. 


  • Steep Forest segments: There are numerous areas in the timberlands, both on the first and second days that require travelers’ consideration. These segments are steep and it expects travelers to clutch the tree limbs for help while rising and dropping. Track these segments carefully and carefully with the goal that you don’t harm yourselves. 


  • Steep Grassland areas: Watch out for the steepest segment on the whole trip, from Kallu Mantapa to Shesha Parvatha. In spite of the fact that the whole journey one way is a rising, this specific segment is the hardest to climb. Utilize your journeying posts to help yourself and ensure you hold your feet immovably to not slip in this segment. 


  • Vertical stone face after the subsequent woods segment: Traverse this part cautiously as it is a close to vertical stone face. It gets a lot trickier in post-storms when the whole stone is wet and water is streaming consistently. Utilize your hands to clutch the stones while rising and plunging just to guarantee you maintain a strategic distance from a fall if there should arise an occurrence of a slip. 


  • Rocks and Boulders: There are continuous segments, particularly after Kallu Mantapa till the Kumara Parvatha top wherein you should jump over stones and shakes to continue further. Exercise alert at the same time, on the grounds that these rocks are dangerous post storm and they present risk because of the development of green growth on them.
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