Kumara parvata is a mountain lying in the border between Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu districts of Karanataka. Kumara Parvata is 1712m heigh. Kumara Parvata is a trekkers paradise. The mountain lies inside the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. The mountain can be approached from either Kukke Subramanya town in Dakshina Kannada district or from Somwarpet town in Kodagu district. The trek distance is 14km from Kukke Subramanya. The path from Kukke Subramanya initially passes through thick vegetation which is home to several species of poisonous snakes. The trail further advances to a farmland managed by Narayana Bhatt. Most of the trekkers use Bhattara Mane(Narayana Bhatt's house) for night halt. On the way to the peak from Bhattara Mane there is a place called Girigadde , where one can find a four pillared construction called as Mantapa. To trek from Somwarpet side one has to reach a village called Bidalli. The trek trail is initially a mud road. There are steep rocks to climb in this trail to the top. Distance from Bidalli to the peak is 13km. There are two other peaks names Siddha Parvata and Shesha Parvata that lie near to Kumara Parvata. The southern part of Kumara Parvata is incredibly steep.There are forest department check posts along both trek trails and trekkers must register themselves at the check posts. No prior permission is required. Generally if the weather conditions are bad or if there had been incidents of recent animal attacks trekkers will not be given permission to trek.
Best time to climb Kumara Parvata is from September to February.
Bidalli and Kukke Subramanya are the towns with food and stay options. Packed food is necessary for the trek. Mr Narayana Bhatt arranges food and camping for trekkers at nominal fee. Mr Bhatt's contact number is +91-9448647947.
KSRTC buses are available from Bangalore to both Kukke Subramanya and Sompwarpet. The trek trail starts from Kukke Subramanya town itself. From Somwarpet to reach Bidalli(25km away) private buses are available. Private Jeeps can be hired from Somwarpet.