Pushpagiri hills is the second summit of the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Located at an altitude of 600 meters, Pushpagiri is the 6th highest peak of Karnataka and also the 2nd highest peak of Coorg after Thadiyandamol. The Harangi River rises at the top of this hill. Covered with forests, valleys and green hills, this place is perfect for hiking expeditions. This is one of the best places to go hiking.

The hike begins at the forest checkpoint at the foot of the Pushpagiri Hills, after the village of Heggadamane. The Pushpagiri Peak is about 7 km from the checkpoint and lasts about 3 to 4 hours in thick forest, wet meadows and rocky terrain. There is a small temple at the top dedicated to Kumara Swamy. It is possible to return on the same day if you wish to visit only the Pushpagiri Peak. But most hikers continue to leave by the Kumara Parvatha towards Kukke and camp at Girigadde, 14 km from the Pushpagiri checkpoint lasts about 7 hours. A very basic private accommodation is available in Girigadde, called Bhattara Mane, and food is also served need to wear sleeping bags.

Kukke is about 7 km from Girigadde and lasts about 3-4 hours moderate level. It continues to rain most of the time on the peak; wear a rain coat. This place is full of leaching; carry salt and powders to get rid of laundry



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