13 Best Monsoon Treks In India That Are Worth Exploring


​1. Andharban, Maharashtra

​Located near Pimpri in Maharashtra, Andharban also known as 'Dark Forest' is a hotspot trekking point. One passes through dense forest and beautiful streams of the Kundalika valley before you enter Andharban.

​2. Valley Of Flowers, Uttarakhand

​The core zone of this Uttarakhand trekking site, located within the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve turns into a carpet of flowers in a riot of colours showcasing unparalleled natural beauty.

​ 3. Garbett Plateau, Matheran, Maharashtra

​The Garbett plateau offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire Matheran range, thereby making it a must-visit. With the plateau on one side, multiple waterfalls on the other and the Bhivupri lake down below, your long trek is just gonna be worth all the effort.

​4. Hukyachi Khadi, Goa

​Hukyachi Khadi trek is a must-do for both, nature and adventure lovers. Boasting a rich bio-diversity, the trek roughly covers a distance of 4.5 km, giving you a bird's eye-view of rubber plantations, forests, rivulets and greenery.

​5. Visapur Fort Trek, Maharashtra

​Located between Mumbai and Pune, Visapur holds an outstanding view of Tikona fort, Tung fort, Lohagad fort and the Pawna lake. The way to Visapur has a widespread table top with few ponds, caves, and even gushing waterfalls.

​6. wChembra Peak Trek, Kerala

​The Chembra trek leads to the highest peak in Wayanad, making it an incredible monsoon trek in Kerala. A dreamy trail through mist and cloud covered cliffs, green tea estates and a watchtower, all making way for the perfect climax – the heart-shaped Chembra lake.

​7. Kumara Parvatha Trek, Karnataka

​The second highest peak in Karnataka, this trek is a challenging yet picturesque one. The famous Kukke Subramanya temple that’s situated at the base of the mountain adds to the popularity of this trek.

​8. Rajmachi, Lonavala, Maharashtra

​A cloud covered walk uphill, breathtaking views of the Kataldhar waterfall and Bhor Ghat give you the perfect monsoon feels on you way to the Rajmachi fort.

​9. Hampta Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

​Known as one of the most dramatic treks, the Hampta Pass lets you be alone in the company of nature. On the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas, this trek connects the valleys of Kullu and Lahaul, and serves as a balcony to a contrasting scenery.

​10. Harishchandragad, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

​Situated in the Western Ghats, this hill fort is approximately at a 140km distance from Pune and Mumbai. There are three ways to go up to the fort—via Khireshwar village, the most preferred and scenic route; via Nalichi Vaat, the most difficult path; and Pachnai village, the easiest out of the three.

​11. Warwan Valley Trek, Kashmir

​This week-long trek really puts one's patience, endurance and fitness to test as you walk through the purple-hued mountains around Panikhar, rivers, wildflower meadows, after days of being surrounded by deserted mountains.

​12. Kalsubai Trek, Maharashtra

​Kalsubai, the highest peak in Maharashtra, offers the most stunning sunset views ever. It starts from Bari village (base village) and the total time required to climb the peak is four hours. Once you reach the top, you get to witness some breathtaking aerial views of Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad, and Harishchandragad.

​13. Kondana Cave Trek, Maharashtrak

​Located at the foot of Rajmachi fort, Kondana cave is the most picturesque trek in Karjat. It's a relatively easier trek and takes around an hour to reach the top of the cave built by Buddhist monks. Surrounded by nature, it boasts of some of the most beautiful Buddhist architectures, sculptures, and stupas.

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