Subramanya, widely known for its Kukke Subrahmanya Temple,
is a small village town surrounded by mountains, valleys, rivers, and forests
galore. Pilgrims from all over India come here to take a holy bath in the
Kumaradhara River, and then do pujas to remove their Sarpa Dosha. If a
historical and religious temple visit is what you crave, than this is one of
the best places in all of South India. Moreover, if you want to get a mix of
history and trekking, Subramanya also boasts the famous Green Route which is
widely known as a trekkers paradise.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive at the Subramanya with ease! The best way to get there is via the Bangalore-Mangalore Highway. Continue along this road until you reach SH114. From there continue along this road until you reach KRS Nandanavana Rd., then follow signs towards the Kukke Subramanya Temple. The entire trip is just under 300KM and should take roughly 4 hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Subramanya however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Subramanya in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore Subramanya as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Here are some things to do while exploring the Subramanya:
Kukka Subramanya Temple: If you are venturing all the way out to Subramanya, the most popular tourist destination is this temple. Here it is believed that the divine serpent Vasuki and other serpents took refuge here under Lord Subramanya. For this reason, it is at this temple that Lord Subramanya is worshipped as the lord of all serpents. For those who wish to visit the temple, it is recommended that you first cross the Kumaradhara River and take a holy dip before entering. Whether visiting for religious or personal exploration, this temple is truly a must see for anyone visiting the area.
Green Route: This trekking route is widely known as one of the best trekking destinations in all of India. Located along the Bangalore- Mangalore railway line and situated in the middle of the Western Ghats, if you are a nature enthusiast or photographer this place is simply unparalleled. If you can manage to, it is also great to see this destination while on board a train with the trees blowing by and the wind in your face!
Bisile Beauty Spot: This incredible forest is truly a hidden gem. Located roughly 20km away from Sakleshpur, if you venture towards the watch tower you will be able to see magnificent views of the Kumaraparvatha valley with water flowing and trees abound.
Insiders Tip: Make sure to bring binoculars if you want to witness some of the incredible biodiversity this area has to offer!
The best time to visit Subramanya is from September to December