About the Destination:
Whether you are a coffee lover or not, an adventure junky or not, you must visit Coorg at least once in your life. With enchanting rolling hills, fascinating curves, terrains and lush green ambience, this scenic hill station in the Western Ghats allures a large number of visitors.
Also referred to as Kumaraparvata, Pushpagiri is the second highest peak of Kodagu District or Coorg. Located about 36km from Somwarpet and 1.5km from Kumaralli, this beautiful peak is surrounded by forests on all four sides! Those who wish to embark on an interesting Pushpagiri trek; this will be a fun challenge for you! Though a bit strenuous, on completion, the trek offers several bountiful views of Coorg’s evergreen and mesmeric charm.
About the Activity:
Located on the northern side of Coorg, the Pushpagiri Peak can be reached by two different routes. For those with an eye to scale high peaks, grab your gear and experience the adventurous Pushpagiri trek! The eastern entrance for the peak is from Beedehalli through the Heggademane Temple. For the observant traveler, there is a check post of Somwarpet Wildlife Range.
The Pushpagiri trek upwards is around 12km; while the downward trek takes about 15km. Beedehalli can be accessed easily while Somwarpet can be approached from Madikeri at a distance of about 30km. You could explore the wide expanse of the Pushpagiri Wildlife sanctuary upon your visit here, and can be accessed from Madikeri town.
Somwarpet can also be accessed from Mysore via KR Nagar and Ramnathpur. The beautiful climate and the friendly locals will make you feel right at home, and allow you to bask in the glory of all that nature can provide you in ample quantity.