Narasimha Parvatha Trek
Adventure / Trekking
#14 of 16 Places to Visit in Sringeri
Distance (From Sringeri): 18 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Full Days
Place Location: 20 Kms From Agumbe
Transportation Options: Cab / + Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: 1. Register your name at the police station in Agumbe while starting the trek
2. There is a small shop at Malandur to buy basic stuff
3. Beware of the leaches - carry a packet of cooking salt
4. Barkana Falls & Sirimane Falls can be visited enroute.
At a distance of 18 Km from Sringeri, 20 Km from Agumbe & 65 Km from Udupi, Narasimha Parvatha is an excellent destination for trekking in Karnataka for a two day trip. It is situated at an altitude of 3780 feet. This is one of the popular moderate to difficult treks in Karnataka with overnight camping on the peak.
Most common trekking route starts from Malandur (6 Km from Agumbe) and ends at Kigga (10 Km from Sringeri) with overnight stay on Narasimha Parvatha. Malandur can be reached by private vehicle from Agumbe (walking takes 1.5 hrs). From Malandur, the trek distance to the peak is about 14 Km via Barkana Falls (6-7 Hrs trek). Camping is allowed on the peak. Kigga is about 8 Km from Narasimha Parvatha and takes about 3-4 Hrs (Sirimane Falls can be visited during this trek with 1-2 Hrs extra effort). Water filling can be done at Barkana Falls and there is also a small pond on the peak for emergency water. Sunrise from the peak offers a breathtaking experience.
Agumbe is the base station to start the trek to Narasimha Parvatha. Agumbe has direct bus connectivity with Bangalore and other major cities in Karnataka. There are a couple of small lodges and restaurants in Agumbe to fresh-up and pack food before starting the trek. Autos can be hired to Malandur where the actual trekking starts. It is mandatory to register the names at Agumbe police station before starting the trek.
After trekking down to reach Kigga, Sirimane Falls and Kigga Temple can be visited before heading to Sringeri which is a famous pilgrimage town with several important places to visit. Sringeri has direct bus connectivity to Bangalore and other major cities in Karnataka for trekkers to reach the destination.
Trekking this route is little difficult through thick forest & grasslands and there are no sign boards enroute. It is very important to hire a guide to trek Narasimha Parvatha (can be hired at Malandur).
Summer & early winter is the best season. Avoid monsoons.