Also called Sahyadri Hills, the Western Ghats mountain range runs from Gujarat to Tamil Nadu. Six states are gifted with these mighty mountains that bestow a rich and spectacular bounty of flora and fauna, dense forests, wild life, rivers, streams and falls. Trekking in the Western Ghats is an incredible experience you will want to treat yourself to many times over. Some of the best treks recommended by trekkers are:
9 Best Trekking Destinations in South India
The trek to this highest peak in Karnataka brings you closer to paradise. If you imagine paradise as a place swamped with sea clouds, vast green valley spread out as far as the eyes can see, misty cold winds kissing your face and a cave temple at the zenith, then you are there at Mulliyangiri.
Another beautiful trek up the Western Ghats is at Kudremukh. The peak lies in the Kudremukh National Park which houses many species of flora and fauna.
With plenty of heavy mist, natural landscape and pockets of waterfalls at almost every other curve, a trek on the Charmadi Ghats is a lovely experience. A most picturesque waterfall is the BandajeArbi Falls that cascades at a height of around 200 feet.
A trek up AgumbeGhat to the NarasimhaParvatha at a height of 1,150 metres, is not to be missed. Enjoy moments of solitude with the surroundings of thick forests and get a chance at spotting wildlife as the trek takes you inside Kudermukh National Park. Reward yourself with the breath-taking sunset at the AgumbeGhat.
Chembra Peak, the highest in Wayanad, offers you miles of soothing greenery. The trek is a die-hard trekker’s delight as it has a stretch of about 2.5 kilometres of upward trekking.
The highest peak in Coorg, Thadiyandamol is also the second highest in Karnataka at an altitude of 5,472 feet. Popular for its mesmerizing views it is a favourite of trekkers.
Totally a distance of 22 kilometres for the climb up and back, the Brahmagiri Peak suits first time trekkers. It inspires trekkers with its spectacular views and is a part of the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.
One of the more popular trekking trails in the Western Ghats, the trek up this hill is quite challenging and typically requires an overnight stay on the mountains to reach the top.
The trek offers a chance to cross a stream, climb up a steep mountain and as the name suggests climb up ombattu hills (nine hills). It is perfect for people looking for adventure.
Get closer to nature with a trek in the awesome Western Ghats.