Kumara Parvatha is more than simply a hike; it is one of those life journeys that one must take in order to genuinely be one with nature and oneself. It is the state’s second-highest peak, after Tadiyandamol, and is located in the Kodagu/Coorg district at a height of 5600 feet.
Behind the famed Kukke Subramanya temple is the mountain. The trekking trail that lies behind them is marked by a modest gate and a board.
The ascent is through a tropical rainforest that is part of the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, and it takes around 2.5- 3 hours to reach the first major checkpoint once you start the trip. The dense vegetation and canopy will provide much-needed shade as you journey through deep forest. You may hear the forest come alive with varied sounds of nature if you remain still and listen to it. After about an hour and a half of hiking, you’ll come across Bheema’s Rock, a 2.5-kilometer milestone on our 7-kilometer route to Bhattaramane.
When you arrive in Bhattramane, freshen up and enjoy an early lunch before continuing on to the next checkpoint, Kallumantapa, your route to the false peak Sheshaparvatha. You can relax here and drink the refreshing stream water that flows close below it. Sheshaparvatha is around 45 minutes to an hour away as you resume your trip. Sheshaparavatha is claimed to guard the Subramanya temple at the mountain’s base, according to local legend.
Legend has it that the footprint of the adored deity Lord Subramanya can be found on the mountain. If you’re looking for happiness and contentment, this is the excursion for you.