Narasimha Parvatha is a mountain in the Agumbe region of Karnataka and is the highest peak in the Agumbe ghats. Agumbe receives the highest rain fall in South India and is called as the 'Cherapunji of the south'. Narasimha Parvatha located in a region with such high rain fall is characterised by ever-green forests. The trek to Narasimha Parvatha can be done from two side- Malandur & Kigga. The trek route from Malandur to Narasimha Parvatha peak is a difficult one compared to the trek route from Kigga to its peak. You'll need the permission from the forest department to trek from both sides.
The region is also rich in its bio-diversity because of the heavy rainfall it receives. And, hence you have an opportunity to spot wildlife too while trekking here. If you love forests and are person who always jumps at an opportunity to go on treks or hikes, Narasimha Parvatha is a place that shouldn't be missed by you.
Geography- It is the highest peak in Agumbe ghats & is characterised by rain forests which are typical to this region.
Best time to visit- September to February is the best time to trek Narasimha Parvatha as the heavy rains that are typical to this region would have started receding but the place will be lush with greenery.
How to Reach-
Bangalore- Haasan- Beluru- Chikmagalur- Sringeri- Kigga (Total Distance- 331 Km)
Bangalore- Haasan- Beluru- Chikmagalur- Sringeri- Agumbe (Total Distance- 347 Km)
Total Trek Distance-
6 km (Approx.)- From Kigga side
13 Km (Approx.)- From Malandur side
Trek Difficulty Level- Moderate
Altitude- 1150 Meters
Nearest Town- Sringeri
Other places to visit near Narasimha Parvatha-
Agumbe sunset point
Rishya Shringeshwara Temple
Agumbe Rainforest Research Station
Onake Abbi Falls
Jogi Gundi Falls
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