Kumara Parvatha or Pushpagiri as it is commonly called, is situated at a height of 1,712 metres (5,617 ft), and boasts of the distinction of being the highest peak in the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in the scenic Western Ghats of the state of Karnataka, Pushpagiri is about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Somwarpet and serves as an import place of tourist interest in the northern parts of Kodagu district. The mountain range lies on the border between Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts. Subramanya Hills rank as the second highest peak of the Kodagu region and are surrounded by lush forests and lush valleys.
Trekkers usually begin their adventure from its base, Bhagati –which is a three-hour, 10 km walk. Alternatively, they choose to cross Kukke Subramanya, which is situated in the Dakshina Kannada district of the Pushpagiri Range. This trekking zone is also accessible from Kumaraparvat or the Pushpagiri peaks. If you are desirous of approaching it from the eastern entrance, then its best to reach Beedehalli via the Heggademane temple. Those coming in from the west can access Kukke Subramanya through Giri gadde. The entry path from Beedehalli is definitely less strenuous. Enjoy!