Saturday, December 27, 2014

Trip to Pushpagiri, Karnataka

Pushpagiri or Kumara Parvatha, at 1,712 metres (5,617 ft),  is the highest peak in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. It is located in the Somwarpet Taluk, 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Somwarpet in the northern part of Kodagu district on the border between Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu districts. It is 6th highest peak of Karnataka.

Somwarpet, -=Vipsy

From Somwarpet drive around 10 KM toward Pushpagiri in between you can goto Mallali Waterfall and then start for pushpagiri around 12 PM. 

The Mallali waterfall is around 2 KM offroad from the pushpagiri path.

There is a temple you can leave your car there and start trekking. After 1.5 KM you will reach the forest check-post. You need to pay 200/- per person as entry fee to pushpagiri. 

After that you need to cross a river and start trekking. 

Trekking path  -=Vipsy

Trekking path  -=Vipsy
 Be careful during such path. Its deep forest.

Trekking path  -=Vipsy

Trekking path  -=Vipsy
While crossing the forest you'll see some open place and can see clear sky.

Kumara Parvata  -=Vipsy

A beautiful sky -=vipsy

You need to cross such steep rocks. be careful.

Steep rocks -=vipsy
 On the TOP you can do camp fire, put your tent, collect some woods and enjoy evening. This will be really cold and windy.

Fire on the top -=vipsy

Fire on the top -=vipsy

Fire on the top -=vipsy

Fire on the top -=vipsy

Moon -=vipsy

Sunrise @ pushpagiri -=vipsy

Early Morning @ pushpagiri -=vipsy

Early Morning @ pushpagiri -=vipsy
Start early morning to climb down, just after sunrise so you can see another beauty of this forest.
while coming down -=vipsy
 How ever you need to be very careful with wild animals.

scary forest -=vipsy
Good morning -=vipsy
You can also spot some roots with art.

root art -=vipsy

-= Vipsy

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