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10 Reasons Why You Should Trek This Season Or Not Trek At All!

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Monsoon brings colourful grasslands, refreshing waterfalls and gorgeous landscapes. HolidayIQ Travellers describe their best experiences on monsoon treks.

10 Reasons Why You Should Trek This Season Or Not Trek At All!:

  1. Sinhagad Fort, Pune (Maharashtra)
  2. Lohagad Fort, Lonavala (Maharashtra)
  3. Raigad Fort, Raigad (Maharashtra)
  4. Mount Kalsubai, Bhandardara (Maharashtra)
  5. Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary , Bheemeshwari (Karnataka)
  6. Rajgad Fort, Pune (Maharashtra)
  7. Mullayanagiri , Chikmagalur (Karnataka)
  8. Kuntibetta, Mandya (Karnataka)
  9. Chitkul (Himachal Pradesh)
  10. Tikona Fort, Lonavala (Maharashtra)

1. Monsoon Offers Loads Of Adventure Activities - Like On The Sinhagad Fort Trek

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HolidayIQ Traveller Ashutosh Sharma shares about trekking to Sinhagad Fort, “It's a very good place to visit for adventuring as being an adventure lover I like visiting such places. It is an historical fort of Shivaji. There are two routes to reach the fort. One for the vehicles and other one for the trekkers through the uneven route which is very dangerous due to rocks and chances of slipping but very adventurous, we took that route only. Right time to visit is the early morning time as at that time the sun is not at it's fullest and if you reach early you can even see the sunrise from that high location, what a view it is. When you reach at the top various historical rooms can be seen of the fort though most of them are not in good condition but a good view as most of the Pune city could be seen from there. There are sufficient amount of shops to have Maharashtrian delicacies. Overall a must visit place for trekking if you are in Pune.”

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2. The Valleys Are Green And Verdant - Check Out Lohagad!

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HolidayIQ Traveller Rahul shares about Lohagad, “Lohagad trek is one of the easiest treks ideal for beginners and the trek route to Lohagad is more of an easy hike that involves no climbing with stairs at the end of the trail leading to the fort. The only place one needs to be careful is at 'Gaumukh Khind' where a wrong turn can get you to Visapur fort which is yet another fort in the region, larger and slightly taller than Lohagad fort. One can also continue the Lohagad trek to Pawananagar and visit the Pavana dam and lake. The trek route to Lohagad is pretty much straight forward. Bhaje village is where one could start the trek to Lohagad fort. Bhaje is about 6 kms from Malawi. A leisurely walk of about 1.5 hours will get you to 'Gaimukh Khind'. A right turn from here will take you to Loogan which is at the foot of the fort where the stairs up the fort starts. A left turn at Gaimukh Khind will lead you to the Visapur fort.”

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3. You Can Kiss The Clouds - While Climbing Up Raigad Fort

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HolidayIQ Traveller Rahul Bhunde shares about Raigad peak, “Raigad Fort, once the happening place in Maratha Empire is worth a visit. Main attraction is the rope way facility to climb & descend from the fort. Especially during monsoon season i.e. from June to end August, you will get a feel of travelling through clouds. You can also opt for one way travel by ropeway & ascending or descending by foot from the stair root.”

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4. Monsoon Trekking Is Thrilling - Experience The Kalsubai Trek

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HolidayIQ Traveller Amit Motwani shares about Kalsubai trek, “It is full energy vasool trekking. Mine best experience till date especially during monsoon. Mountain is wet and slightly risky, you can trek with friends, family and yes with wife too. Take backpack and trek to Kalsubai you will surprise yourself by trekking. Take lots of water with you and glucose drinks or biscuits, total 5hr trek.”

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5. You’ll Get To See Picturesque Landscapes, Like The Ones In Bheemeshwari

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HolidayIQ Traveller Shwetha Jadav from Adoor shares about Bheemeshwari Trek, “Bheemeshwari is a place which looks like a picture painted by a kid, Nice green mountains & clouds in the sky & the the river cauvery flowing by is just what we needed to chill out on a sunny sunday. Our team of five which includes my fiancee, me & my three friends wanted to get out of bangalore for a day to a nice cool place & we zeroed on bheemeshwari, this place is 2kms away from Mutati which is a forest range with mountains spread all around. We started from bangalore at 7.00 in the morning and reached bheemeshwari at 11.30, it usually takes just 1hr 30 mins, since we had a flat tyre, had to get that patched up. We parked our vehicle close by to the cauvery fishing camp in Bheemeshwari & trekked for about 1km to reach the river side, we spent around 3-4 hrs in the water & started to unwrap the food covers that we had carried, since it was summer we had carried lots of oranges & cucumber & ate to our hearts content, we got out of water & started cooking our food which was ready to eat noodles but please make your own fire, it was really adventurous to cook but please do not litter, carry your waste back. We had a nap for a short time & around 5 we made our coffee with the help of river water & some milk powder, sugar & nescafe, after this we headed back to bangalore & on our way back we had a chance to see the spectacular sunset.”

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6. The Waterfalls, Rivers and Lakes Come Alive In Rajgad

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HolidayIQ Traveller Sandeep Newase shares about Rajgad, “The fort is triangular. It has three sides to keep eye on land below. 'Machi' is the marathi word for this highly built structures. Suwela, which is pointed towards the Bhor Taluka and the backwater of Bhatghar dam can be seen from this machi. Sanjivani, too long machi pointed towards Raigad fort. I have visited the fort, takes two days to get all things seen. There are temples, water filled ponds. Central highest peak of fort is 'Balekilla' that is main part of fort. Fort has two main doors called Maha Darwaja Gunjani and Pali based on the villages nearby. This was made first capital of Maratha empire by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, due to geographic advantages. You should have plenty of water and food with you during journey. Start from Velha village. You can take local people to guide you. Sightseeing can be done whole day. Fort is too large to take overall view in single day. You can stay on Padmavati machi.”

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7. The Drives Are Captivating Like In Mullayanagiri

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HolidayIQ Traveller Badrinarayana Vengavasi shares about Mullyanagiri mountains, “Mullayanagiri is the Scottish Alps of India. The view is breathtaking and mind boggling. Initial ghat roads are normal but the final stretch is very challenging for the vehicles. View from your vehicle will make you want to keep seeing it and not drive, which is dangerous. There are 2700 steps to climb to reach the temple, which is the peak of Mullayanagiri. Gale winds from all sides will make you float. The view from the peak is breathtaking with Clouds beneath you and sometimes passing through you. You can even trek down the mountains and go to other mountains.”

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8. You Can Take A Refreshing Swim Any Moment - Try It At Kuntibetta

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HolidayIQ Traveller Shinto from Thrissur shares about Kunti Betta trek, “Started the journey in the night and a little difficult trek to reach the peak. It was a beautiful sunrise, trek down to a nearby dam for take a refreshing swim/kayaking. It is a good way to kill some time on a boring weekend.”

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9. Beautiful Peaks Become Accessible - Chitkul For Instance

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HolidayIQ Traveler Sudhir Kalra shares about Chitkul, “Last village on Indian side of border, which is accessible by road. Nothing but pure nature in its glory! It is a very small village with hardly any people around, and their livelihood depends on tourism. There are also patches of lands for cultivation. There are good streams of water all around.”

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10. You’ve To Camp In Caves, Not Tents - Must Visit Tikona Fort

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HolidayIQ Traveller Pankaj Kulkarni from Mumbai says, “Awesome point to trek and a night stay too. You can stay in the cave at the top. There is a temple there, and one gets a wonderful view of the Pavana Dam.”

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