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10 Best Trekking Destinations in India

The Ultimate Trekking Destinations in India HolidayIQ

HolidayIQ reviewers list 10 destinations perfect for trekking.

1. Manali

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Yash Raval shares, “Well our sole purpose was to trek Hamta pass while visiting the Manali region this year....overall it was a beautiful and most adventurous experience we ever had....The eventuating apex of the mountain was drenched in brilliant light....All across our line of sight, the tips of the mountain range stuck up like a row of thorns.”

2. McLeodganj

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nirupam Bhattacharya shares, “Triund is a ridge that overlooks the Dhauladhars. The ridge elevation is between 2, 810 and 2, 875 metres. It is a one-day trek 10 kilometres (one way) from McLeodGanj bus stand and under 6 kilometres (one way) from Galu temple near Dharamkot. ...The trail is rocky and cut in steps at some places. From Galu temple the trail starts as a gentle ascend till Magic View cafe. After the cafe, the ascent is steeper, finally cumulating in a steep final one kilometre stretch through a forest of Deodars and Rhododendron. This final stretch through the woods is known as 22-curves, because of the 22 switchbacks that one has to walk through to get to Triund. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anbu Mathika shares, “The Triund is one of the best places to opt for if you are a trekker. ...it will be worth reaching the summit after all that sweat and pain while climbing up. The beautiful cotton like clouds and the heavenly view of the mountains with the fresh air to breathe will make you addicted to the perfect atmosphere.”

3. Wayanad

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rubal Arora shares, “The trek is not that tough but does demand a certain level of fitness. Keep in mind that this trek doesn't have any straight road in it except for the first 200 or so metres. ...After walking for around 1 km or so...you will reach the heart shaped lake....The guide will take you to the viewpoint next which will just take your breath away. I personally hadn't seen a more peaceful and beautiful scene in my life.”

4. Chikmagalur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Deepika Ashwant shares, “Good place to Trek The Mullayanagiri Peak is a star attraction in Chikmagalur as it is the tallest peak in Karnataka....On the way to the peak there is an old temple and then when we take the last 400 steps by foot too there is a Shiva Temple at the top of the mountain. From the top there is a good view of the valleys, other peaks and the picturesque Ayyanakere Lake. Worth climbing the peak.”

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5. Munnar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Jish Mith shares, “Trek around the stunning mountains of Munnar as well as absorb the breathtaking appeal of this majestic hillside station along the way. Talking about flora and fauna Munnar is the home of a variety of plants and fauna such as the Nilgiri Tahar, the Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon, Elephant, Gaur, Nilgiri Langur and Sambar Deer.”

6. Coorg

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Abdur Rahman shares, “we chose trekking to Tadiandamol. Generally this is a one day trek up and back,...I must say this is the best trek for the amateurs who don't have much experience in trekking as its not that much difficult, and also gives us excellent views both during the trek and obviously once we reach at the top. There is a small waterfall like stream if you take a little diversion for it on the way up. The view of the clouds engulfing the peak of these hills adds to the excitement to continue the trek and reach the top....At the top, we feel as if we are amidst the clouds. The hills and valleys around add to the excellent feel and excitement. Overall, an excellent and once in a lifetime experience. ”

7. Rishikesh

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Preeti Pandey shares, “Rishikesh is a small valley with lots of leisure facilties for the tourists.River rafting, trekking, paragliding, bunjee jumping, camping and offcouse lots of shopping are some of its attractions”

8. Dalhousie

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kumar Rakesh shares, “We started trekking from Allah a bus or point for trekking to Dainkund peak between Dalhousie & khajjiar. It was almost 2-3 hr to reach at Dainkund peak. ...At the top is a small tea shop we both take a cup a tea.”\nHolidayIQ Reviewer Shubham DiCaprio shares, “The trek to Dainkund Peak is nearly 1 hour. Trekking is not to difficult and one can easily trek there. The trails are very awesome to see and walk. You can play with ice if you are there in Winters. ...The trek was fun and enjoyable. At the top of the peak there is a temple where you can relax and have some water. Photographs are best shoot on the peak.”

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9. Ladakh (Leh)

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kunal Sanklecha shares, “Zanskar frozen river trek ('Chadar') A complete treat for adventure lovers. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity of walking on a frozen river with breathtaking views of frozen waterfalls, cloudless blue skies and the majestic mountains. Camping under a million stars is a fairytale in itself. A paradise for photography and nature lovers. Surprised to see wildlife in the sub-zero temperatures!”

10. Cherrapunjee

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Yagnadat Reddy shares, “David Scot Trail trek is another must for trekking and nature lovers. Its a 4 hour trek across the Khasi valley bed connecting Mawphlang to Lod Mawphlang ...The trek takes you across a vibrant valley floor with thick, dense vegetation down to the river plateau. Once you cross the river and climb the valley wall to a height, the vistas open up to beautiful and pristine waterfalls, incredible stone formations and quaint and secluded villages with herdsman and women. The trek is moderately difficult, carry enough food to replenish your energy levels.”\n

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