1. Kumara Parvatha Trek - Toughest trek in Karnataka
Reaching altitudes up to 5600ft, 14kms of tough and continuous elevated terrains, jungle walks, plain treks, forest camping, the breathtaking western ghats views, the waterfalls, the rock climbing, the leach forest, the brilliant sunsets, the bhattara mane kumara parvatha, 2nd highest peak in Kodagu, 4th highest peak in Karnataka, Kumara Parvatha Trekking is undoubtedly the best trek and the toughest trek in Karnataka!" It is also known as Shesha Parvatha trek.
Kumara Parvatha Trek/ Pushpagiri Trek Details
Best time to visit Kumara Parvatha - post monsoon (September to March -
Kumara Parvatha weather)
Kumara Parvatha trek distance - 28kms to and fro
Kumara Parvatha Trek difficulty - Difficult
Kumara Parvatha Peak Height - 5600+ ft
Kumara Parvatha Average trek time - 2 days (weekend trek)
Kumara Parvatha Distance from Bangalore - 260kms one way
Kumara Parvatha trek timings - forest checkpoint entry from 4:30AM till 3:00PM
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2. Kudremukh Trek - Pride of Chikmagalur
The word Kudremukh translates to horse's face in Kannada language. No guesses why, the name is derived from the structure of the peak which resembles the face of a horse. Kudremukh trekking lies in the sweet spot of Western Ghats in
Chikmagalur district. The reason why we said sweet spot is because, Kudremukh trekking is done amidst the dense forest of Kudremukh National Park in Chikmagalur which happens to be the second-largest wildlife protected area in the entire of Western Ghats present in Chikmagalur
Best Time to visit Kudremukh Trek in Chikmagalur - Post Monsoon (June - February)
Kudremukh Trek Distance - 18-20kms approx.
Kudremukh Trek difficulty - Moderate - Difficult
Kudremukh Peak height - 6207 feet
Kudremukh Average Trek time - 8hrs (Including Ascent & Descent)
"Kudremukh Distance from Bangalore - 310 Kms (One way)",
"Kudremukh trek permission - Only 50 people per day",
"Kudremukh trek timings - 6 PM the forest exit closes",
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Kudremukh is blessed in many ways, starting from the lush green meadows, misty valleys right till the richness of its flora and fauna in Chikkamagaluru. Don't be surprised if you come across deer, peacock and other wildlife animals while you're trekking. Being the 3rd highest peak in the entire of Karnataka, Kudremukh trek turns out to be a challenging trek in Chikmagalur too. But be rest assured, that you would be completely arrested by the exotic beauty of the grasslands and the sound of water streams echoing all around the forest of Chikmagalur!
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3. Kodachadri Trek - Must visit place in Shimoga
Numerous waterfalls, captivating mountain peaks, on the banks of Tunga river looking over Arabian sea reaching an altitude of 4406 ft. Kodachadri sits on the lap of Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary in Shimoga hence you would be passing through lush green jungle trails offering eye-catching Kodachadri falls and timeless landscapes!. Nestled deep inside the Western Ghats of Shimoga, Kodachadri trek is one of the easy treks and yet one of the most picturesque ones too. Mind you, Kodachadri trekking happens in the middle of Mookambika National Park which is as historical as history can be present in Shimoga. Read on to know more about this mystical place.
Best Time to Visit Kodachadri Trek (Shimoga) - July - February
Kodachadri Trek Distance - 20-22kms approx.
Kodachadri Trek difficulty - Easy - Moderate
Kodachadri Peak height - 4406 feet
Kodachadri Average Trek time - 1D/2D (Depends on whether you take a Jeep or not))
Kodachadri Distance from Bangalore - 380 Kms (One way)
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Kodachadri is blessed with gasping landscapes and numerous waterfalls in Shimoga. Kodachadri hill gets its name \"Jasmine of the hills\" from the flowering plant. Now your mind can imagine how scenic the peak can be, given that you are surrounded by dense forest canopy all around. Now comes the most important revelation, Kodacadhdri peak is one of a kind. How you may ask, Well the answer is, from Kodachadri peak you can catch a glimpse of the glorious sun setting into the Arabian sea. Well, what more can you ask for, one of the very few places were mountain and ocean comes together!\n\nTo top it all the Kodachadri peak in Shimoga is declared as a Natural Heritage site by the Government of Karnataka. I believe there can't be more compelling reasons to do Kodachadri Trek, so read on to know more about the trek details
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4. Tadiandamol Trek - Place to visit in Coorg/Madikeri
Coorg is one of the most sought after destinations in Karnataka. Tadiandamol Trek is one of the major reasons for it. Tadiandamol trekking offers enchanting views while at the same time not demanding too much physically. Enjoy unravelling the winsome landscape of Coorg that lures several travelers. Once on top, feel the pride as you conquer the highest peak of the Madikeri. This feat is rewarded with sweeping views of green forests and coffee plantations."
Best Time to visit Tadiandamol- Post Monsoon (September - May)
Tadiandamol Trek Distance - 14kms approx.
Tadiandamol Trek difficulty - Easy - Moderate
Tadiandamol Peak height - 5735 feet
Tadiandamol Average Trek time - 4-5 hrs (Including Ascent & Descent)
Tadiandamol Distance from Bangalore - 260Kms (One way)
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As the name suggests, Tadiandamol in Kannada means a large mountain. It is true to its name as Tadiandamol is the highest peak in Coorg or Kodagu district sitting at the south-eastern part of Coorg. Standing tall at 5735 feet the mountain offers one of the most stellar views overlooking the shola forest range in Coorg"
"Tadiandamol trek route is one of its kind as you get to pass through waterfalls which are of the perfect size to take a small/quick refreshment break. The twists and turns along the Tadiandamol trek offers you stunning views of the Coorg valley all along with butterflies trailing in some parts of the forest.
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5. Mullayanagiri Peak - Crown of Chikmagalur
Mullayanagiri trek, the highest peak in Karnataka, reaching altitudes up to 6300ft, 3 to 4kms of an easy trek or an optional extended 2-day trek, the beautiful Western Ghats views and the Mullayanagiri Temple. Mullayanagiri Peak is one of the most visited and popular places in Karnataka. Mullayanagiri hills is located in Chandra Dhrona hill ranges of the Western Ghats.
Mullayanagiri Peak - Most Important things to know
Mullayanagiri Peak best time to visit:September till February
Mullayanagiri Peak total trek distance: 3km
Mullayanagiri trek difficulty:Easy-moderate trek
Mullayanagiri Peak height:6300ft
Mullayanagiri average trek time: 1.5-2 hours
Mullayanagiri Distance from Bangalore:260km
Mullayanagiri Peak timings: Everyday 6:00 AM till 6:00 PM
The trek to Mullayanagiri peak starts from Sarpadhari(foothills of Mullayanagiri) in Chikmagalur . This trek is short and is only 3kms but has some steep inclination up to 60degress at times. It is in the midst of lush green Chandra Dhrona hill ranges of Western Ghats in Chikmagalur. The beauty of this Mullayanagiri trek is the mist sweeping at times which will have a dramatic experience on nature, turning from vast lush green mountains to foggy unclear paths. The Mullayanagiri trek is also windy at times, pack your trekking equipment properly. The Mullayanagiri peak offers some of the best views of the western ghats and Chikmagalur coffee estates during the ascent.\nOnce you reach the Mullayanagiri Shiva Temple there are two old and colorful caves narrowing like a serpent and can be a great place to sit, relax and enjoy the Chikmagalur Western ghats in peace.
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