Picturesque Nature Walks in India
India offers hikers breathtaking vistas of snow-capped mountain peaks, lush meadows, rushing streams and waterfalls, high altitude glaciers, and an incredible variety of flora and wildlife along a large number of hiking trails.
India has a variety of Hiking trails ranging in difficulty from “easy to severe and challenging”. Let us take you to some of the most picturesque nature walks in India.
David Scott Trail, Meghalaya
One of the most well-known day treks in the northeast is this 16-kilometre journey from Mawphlang to Lad Mawphlang, which is named after a British East India Company commander. This trail boasts breathtaking mountain views and is a simple nature trek located within the Khasi highlands. You will pass the lovely Umiam River during the stroll, which is interspersed with beautiful waterfalls.
Rajmachi Fort, Maharashtra
The lush green Sahyadri hills are one of India’s most beautiful locations during the monsoon. One method to experience them is the Rajmachi Fort Route, which may be started from Lonavala or Kondivade village. Swim in a waterfall and indulge in chai-pakoras at any of the dhabas you pass. If you want to take a short diversion, you might also visit the serene Shirota Lake.
One has high hopes for a hike that leads to one of the world’s tallest Shiva temples. The 4 mile hike begins at Chopta and offers breathtaking views of the Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers once reaching the summit. In spring the area is flush with rhododendron, luscious green meadows contending with majestic monals perched on hills, you also get breathtaking views of a range of Himalayan peaks.
Triund, Himachal Pradesh
The towering heights of Triund, one of the most well-liked treks in northern India, overlook Dharamsala and the McLeod Ganj Tibetan settlement. The journey begins at the Galu Devi Temple in Dharamkot and passes dense stands of deodar and oak trees as well as verdant meadows. For those with more time, there is a further climb up to the serene stillness of Kareri Lake.
Chembra Peak, Kerala
There is more to Kerala than just beaches and backwaters. A close encounter with nature may be had on the wonderful climb to Wayanad’s Chembra Peak, which passes past lush tea plantations, meadows, and the heart-shaped lake Hridaya Saras. It is a day-long, 9-kilometer walk.
Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu
The gorgeous Anamudi is not available to tourists, but the untrammelled forest foliage and fauna of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve is. The easiest method to combine nature walking with forest bathing is to take a stroll in the forested areas around the tiger reserve. This walk offers unmatched views of a variety of birds and fauna, including tigers, leopards, elephants, and rare turtle species.
This journey in the Coorg highlands, which starts near Yevakapadi, is one of the less well-known routes in southern India. It is dotted with beautiful grassland, coffee plantations, and streams. The day hike’s top, which may be reached on one’s own, offers expansive views of undulating hills covered with shola forest.
Goecha La, Sikkim
You’ll be amazed by the woodland path stage if you’re visiting Goecha La in the spring or summer. During this season of the year, rhododendrons illuminate the year-round colour of green in nature. Catch a glimpse of Mt. Pandim, appreciating its appearance in the Samiti Lake’s crystal-clear waters, and take in the breathtaking sight of the magnificent southeast face of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
If it’s trekking and nature walks that interest you then The Himalayan Outback has plenty of options for you. Come and enjoy some fun, joy and solace.