India is a country that is enclosed with mountains on all its sides, which adds an abundance of joy to the hearts and minds of trekking enthusiasts. Owing to the close proximity of many trekking courses in all parts of the nation, there are trails that can be very well enjoyed in any event during the beautiful monsoon season when the rain pours down on these mountains and make the whole scene mesmerizing. Adding to the beauty of the rainy weather is the fact that, these rainstorms blow in a breath of new life into the rich vegetation of these hills, and offer even dazzling opportunities for the trekkers to take in the beauty of nature. Below we have listed some of the best monsoon treks that the country of India has to offer, including both the Himalayan trekking trails and also the trails in the Western Ghats.
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Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
The Valley of Flowers trek is probably the most famous trek in the state of Uttarakhand, this tremendous trail is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located in the beautiful Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. Pretty true to its name, this valley transforms into a huge bed of flowers blooming during the rains, that present one of the most beautiful scenes one can ever encounter. The beautiful climate of the valley during the rainy months, and the greenery and stunning 300+ types of endemic snow-capped flowers definitely make this trek one of the best in India.
Kashmir Great Lakes, Jammu and Kashmir
Very popularly called “Paradise on Earth” Kashmir never really disappoints you when it comes to absolutely stunning and marvellous natural beauty. Kashmir is home to some of the most uncommon treks one must set out on. If you consider yourself a trekking enthusiast and haven’t yet been on this trek, then you are definitely missing out on nature’s one of the most beautiful creations. As expressed by the very name of the trek, this road takes you upward as you visit 7 different elevated lakes. With each being more beautiful than the other. The absolute beauty of these makes during the rains, the lush green knolls, blossoming flowers and snow-clad terrain of Kashmir are just mesmerising during this time of the year.
Sinhagad Trek, Maharashtra
Maharashtra is home to a number of different storm treks, but anyway the most famous and exciting of those is the Sinhagad Trek, and of course is an undisputed choice for us too. This trail takes you to the stunning 17th century which is verifiable for Sinhagad and also makes for a perfect weekend excursion. Being enclosed with a panoramic view of the kush green hills along with the fog and clouds is something all of us need! The beautiful scenery that this trek offers, particularly during dusk and dawn is truly unreal.
Hampta Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
The amazing Hampta Pass Trek captures the undying beauty and magnificence of Himachal Pradesh amazingly. Starting from the beautiful city of Manali and afterwards passing through Lahaul and Kullu, the trek is majestic and heartfelt. The high altitude timberlands, gushing freshwater streams, prairies, amazing canyons and brilliant glades en route will make a perfect distraction from everyday stressful life.
Chembra Peak Trek, Kerala
A road that takes you right into the heart of the beauty that comes with the rainy season in South India, trekking through the tea estates of Wayanad is one of the best picturesque and appealing encounters you will ever have with nature. Enclosed by cloud and fog, and mesmerising mountains you will walk your way until the beautiful Chembra Lake, which is located calmly along with a lush green hill. The fresh air of the mountain, a mesmerising view of the valley and the astounding view of the heart-shaped lake amidst a rainstorm will keep you panting and expanding.