5 Rock Climbing Destinations in India for an Exciting Experience

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NATIONAL MOUNTAIN CLIMBING DAY 2022: Mountains, which define the natural borders of nations, offer comfort and rejuvenation to travellers. Unlike trekking, natural climbing is an extreme sport that tests the climber’s strength and endurance as well as mental control. Enthusiasts sometimes risk their lives to experience the unparalleled beauty and unique environment while practicing this sport. Every year on August 1, people around the world celebrate National Mountaineering Day. There is no denying that climbing offers a lifetime experience, but at the same time it can be dangerous and therefore knowledge of proper climbing techniques and safety equipment is a must for all climbers. As the special day has arrived, check out these five locations for a challenging and exciting adventure.

Sar Pass (Himachal Pradesh)

Located in the Parvati Valley, Sar Pass is sure to satisfy your intuition. Surrounded by lush forests and snow-capped mountains, this place makes for one of the best climbing expeditions. The Sar Pass trek offers climbers splendid views in the middle of the adventurous route.

Located in the Parvati Valley, Sar Pass is sure to satisfy your intuition. (Image: Shutterstock)

Hampi (Karnataka)

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is also home to giant temples, palaces and monolithic structures.  (Image: Shutterstock)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is also home to giant temples, palaces and monolithic structures. (Image: Shutterstock)

The bouldering capital of India, Hampi is full of granite boulders that offer climbers a thrilling adventure. Interestingly, Hampi is one of the main destinations for international climbers. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is also home to giant temples, palaces and monolithic structures.

Savanadurga (Karnataka)

Similar to Hampi, Savanadurga is another gigantic monolith offering spectacular scenery in Karnataka, ideal for beginners.  (Image: Shutterstock)
Similar to Hampi, Savanadurga is another gigantic monolith offering spectacular scenery in Karnataka, ideal for beginners. (Image: Shutterstock)

Similar to Hampi, Savanadurga is another gigantic monolith offering spectacular scenery in Karnataka, ideal for beginners. Once you reach the top, Savanadurga offers breathtaking views of the city of Bangalore and we bet it will be worth it. You can hike, climb or cycle on a hiking trail for an unforgettable experience. Do not miss the Veerabhadreshwara Swamy and Narasimha Swamy temples located at the foot.

Miyar Valley (Himachal Pradesh)

Whether you are an amateur climber or a veteran, Miyar Valley, popularly called “the valley of flowers of Himachal”, will give you a surreal experience. This trek, mostly on a flat and easy trail, unfolds the great Himalayan ranges as you start climbing the rocks.

Shey Rock (Leh)

    Interestingly, this area is also used as a training ground by the army.  (Image: Shutterstock)
Interestingly, this area is also used as a training ground by the army. (Image: Shutterstock)

Although this area is not too scenic, climbing Shey Rock will test your strength and patience. Interestingly, this area is also used as a training ground by the army. You will witness a few Buddhist sculptures along your route as you ascend.

So what are you waiting for? Gear up and conquer one peak after another.

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