Best Monsoon Treks in Western Ghats

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06

Oct
2015

Best Monsoon Treks in Western Ghats

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Best Monsoon Treks in Western Ghats

It’s that time of the year, when the earth smells fresh; the rain kissed leaves and the flowers beam with beauty; and the mountains and the hills drape themselves in the layers of lush green carpets. Welcome to the monsoon season! Only a heart of an ardent trekker would know the joys of monsoon trekking in Western Ghats or western ghats trekking have it’s own perks so the best way to satiate the adventurous bubble inside you is Western Ghats Trekking Trail?

Western Ghats Trekking also known as Sahyadris, this mountain range originates near Gujarat – Maharashtra border and ends at Kanyakumari, extending through Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The Western Ghats range, especially covering the southern states, is one of those regions, which receives the highest rainfall in the country. However, the lower and accessible altitudes, the cool weather, the burbling streams and short duration hiking make the Western Ghats Trekking a trekker’s paradise.Where as in Himalayas during monsoon few trekkers attract trekkers like Valley of Flowers Trek is the best monsoon trek in Himalayas.

We have rounded up a list of 10 Best Monsoon Treks in Western Ghats that you must not miss.

Kalsubai Trek – Best of Western Ghats Trekking 

Location: Maharashtra

Altitude: 1646m

Duration: 1 Day

An excellent trek when you’re pressed for time! This three hour trek from  Bari Village has a well laid out track including steps and ladders in some places as the temple is on the highest peak of the Sahyadari range, it has visitors throughout the year. The peak offers a great view of the forts and the Bhandardara Dam nearby and the monsoons leave this region strewn with exquisite wild flowers. A night trek will allow you to catch the beautiful sunrise at the peak.

 

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Amboli Ghat

Location: Maharashtra

Altitude: 690m

Duration: 1 Day

The green vegetation, the cool air of a hill station and an exotic variety of flora and fauna confer the title ‘Eco Hot Spot’ to the region. Small waterfalls, mist covered tracks, and the thick forest cover are a visual treat and trekking here is pure heaven.

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Torna Fort

Location: Maharashtra

Altitude: 1406m

Duration: 1 Day

Departing from Vehli town and walking along the ridges between beautiful valleys, mountains and numerous waterfalls is an amazing monsoon outdoor experience. Torna Fort at the top has a unique history to explore. At this fort, you can look forward to see attractions like Bini Darwaja, Balekilla and Budhla Machi.

best monsoon treks

Dudhsagar Falls Trek

Location: Goa

Altitude: 301m

Duration: 2 Days

Water plummets down from over a thousand feet into the Mandovi River against the backdrop of the rocky mountain giving it the title of Dudhsagar or Sea of Milk making it as best Monsoon treks. This fifth largest water fall in the country is part of the eco system of Goa and a popular trekking destination with a trek along the railway track and amidst the green deciduous vegetation.

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Mullayanagiri Chikmagalur

Location: Karnataka

Altitude: 1930m

Duration: 1 ½ Days

Mullayanagiri, the highest peak Karnataka with its breath-taking scenery, waterfalls, and the misty winds make for a beautiful trekking experience and best monsoon treks

.The trek path, Sarpadhari, which starts from Chikamagalur is slippery leading to the black cliffs of Mullayanagiri. Bababudangiri’s steep cliffs on your trail down is a challenge too, so a due caution or expert help is advised.

best monsoon treks in western ghats

Kudremukh Trek

Location: Karnataka

Altitude: 1894m

Duration: 3 Days

The third highest peak in Karnataka is blessed with valleys, plenty of streams and green ranges. Mullodi, where the trek commences has a few home stays for trekkers. The walk to the Horse saddle shaped peak is one of the most picturesque with streams, the forest, tall shrubs and the stunning view from the peak.

best monsoon treks in western ghats

Bandaje Arbi

Location: Karnataka

Altitude: 1509m

Duration: 1 Day

Arbi means ‘falls’ in Tulu language. Breath-taking sunsets at the top of the waterfall and a variety of flora and fauna, are the trek highlights. A walk through the woods, the sound of the stream flowing and a valley of grasslands provide the perfect backdrop for your trail.

best monsoon treks in western ghats

Chembra Peak Wayanad Trek

Location: Kerala

Altitude: 1790m

Duration: 1 Day

The Chembra trail is laden with tea, coffee and spice plantations and the weather is cool and perfect for trekking. There are also two crystal clear lakes, one of them being heart shaped, that will catch your attention. Being amidst mountain mist and green surroundings is truly refreshing.

Chembra Peak -western ghats trekking

Chembra Peak Wayanad Trek (source)

Kumara Parvatha

Location: Karnataka

Altitude: 1712m

Duration: 2 days
The trek begins from the Kukke Subramanya temple in the Ghats and leads you through a forest track.  The challenging part of the trek is the climb to Shreshparvath while the ascent to Kumara Parvath is fairly easy. The forest, the freshwater stream and some awe-inspiring views makes this a memorable trek.

best monsoon treks in western ghats

Nilgiri Mountains

Location:Tamil Nadu

Altitude: 2637m

Duration: 4-5 Days (Shorter treks start form Kotagri)

The Blue Mountains as they are called, provide the most interesting treks through dense forests, tea and coffee plantations, tribal villages, charming lakes and rippling streams. The treks can be undertaken from Ootacamund, Kotagiri and Coonoor.

best monsoon treks in western ghats

Happy Monsoon Trekking!

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