Hiking in India
1 Hiking in Rishikesh
Rishikesh is the best destination for hiking in India. This city is situated in northern state of Uttarakhand along with holy Ganga River. The river Ganga has an important role in Indian culture and the city Rishikesh is as a center for studying yoga and meditation. Rishikesh is full of beautiful Temples and ashrams where one can get an alcohol-free and delicious vegetarian food. There are 3 holly rivers met each other which is called Triveni Ghat is regarded as a sacred bathing spot for spiritual cleansing.
At the evening time Ganga Aarti is performed with oil lamps around many Ganga Ghats.Ram Jhula and lakshman jhula, join the banks of the river around Swarg Ashram. The Trayambakeshwar temple stands by the bridge of Lakshman Jhula. Numerous ashrams offer yoga courses, and local companies arrange trekking tours into the mountains, kayaking and white-water rafting trips, It is one of the top Hiking places where every year many of tourist comes to enjoy the climate and many come for spiritual learnings. One can reach Rishikesh with bus or car from Delhi.
2Hiking in Manali
Manali is a beautiful Himalayan town which is situated in state of Himachal Pradesh. It has a reputation of backpacking travel and honeymoon destination and one of the best destinations for hiking in India. Set on the Maharishi vyas River, Most of the tourist come here for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. One can do some adventure activities like paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal Mountains and Rohtang Pass.
The Mall Road and its bazaar are the main attraction point for tourist, while the Old Manali is home to traditional stone buildings and the Hindu Manu Temple and Hadimba Temple, which was built in 1553. The Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art represents the local crafts and heritage. Tibet Buddhist monastery Gadhan The kchhokling is recognizable for its yellow, pagoda-style roof. There are some hot springs which are considered a natural cure of diseases.
3 Doon valley trek, Garhwal
Hiking in Garhwal is always an amazing experience. You trek through beautiful flower gardens and thick forests. The Har Ki Doon Valley shows various type of flora and fauna. Hiking through the Har Ki Doon Valley is a 60 mile trip. It is only for trekkers who love to hike in fair weather conditions. Geographically it is located in the Garhwal Himalayas, Har Ki Doon valley is cradle shaped but you cannot see its shape when on the ground! On the way you will find the Tamsa River. Further into the trail, it is bends into gorges and deodar forests. You will have to navigate through this rugged terrain to ultimately reach Osla.
There are numerous snow covered peaks in this place and alpine vegetation is one of the prime attractions in this area. The valley has snow fall throughout October to March which is generally one should avoid this time. The hiking trails are awesome because valley passes through remote villages such as Seema, Gangaad and not to forget Osla which is an overnight camping spot.
4 The grand indrahar pass, Himanchal pradesh
This is an amazing mountain pass which is also one of the top hiking destinations in India which is Located in the Dhauladhar range in the Himalayan, the trekking start point is the Galu temple which is located in Dharamsala. On the way you can explore ‘Triund’ which is a camping ground. You may be interested to visit the Lahesh Caves on the way. Triund and Lahesh Caves are famous camping points for hikers through the Grand Indrahaar pass. The trek ends at Chamba. The hiking expedition gives you experience the Dhauladhar range and Pir Panjal Mountains.
The hiking trail is moderately difficult. On the way you can trek through green pastures and navigate through dense forests and you can see the Mani Mahesh Kailash peak as well. The snow clad Panjal Range will never cease to amaze you. The best time to visit this place is between May to October.
5 Hiking in Munnar
Munnar is one of the beautiful destinations in the Western Ghats mountain range in the state of Kerala. One can reach there from Kochi with bus or private car. It is a hill station and former resort for the British time. It surrounds with rolling hills and tea plantations. ‘’Ernakulam National Park’’ is a habitat for the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri tahr, is home to the Lakkam Waterfalls, hiking trails and 2,695m-tall Anamudi Peak.
The Tea Museum of the Nallathanni Estate represents the whole area history of tea production. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is an ecotourism site that helps to protect numerous animal species. Top Station is a very famous trekking site which is 1,700m-high with views over the mountains. This area is full of blue Neelakurinji flowers. While trekking you can visit Top Station, reservoirs at Mattupetty Dam and Kundala Dam are popular for boating and picnic. Aside from Lakkam, the region’s many wonderful waterfalls include Attukal and Chinnakanal.