Best Trekking Places in India You Must Visit


India is blessed with different mountain ranges across its vast peninsula. From the mighty Himalayas to the magnificent Western Ghats and many rolling grasslands, these ranges are home to plenty of hiking trails suitable for amateurs and experts alike. From cold deserts to lush mountain ranges, the diverse topography presents a wide range of options for trekking enthusiasts.

Trekking in India is not just about going on a daring expedition but also enjoying the natural beauty of the landscapes of Indian mountain ranges. Whether you are an avid trekker or a beginner and want to experience some thrills, here are our suggestions for the best trekking spots in India.

Chandratal Lake, Himachal Pradesh

Chandratal Lake literally translates to “Lake of the Moon”. The name itself should give you a fair idea of ​​the beauty of the place. Perched between the towering snow-capped mountains of the Spiti Valley, the route to this beautiful crescent-shaped lake has long been a favorite with hikers.

You can start your trek to the lake from Manali, a beautiful town known for its alluring beauty. When you are in the city, before or after the trek, you must explore its many hidden gems. And, when staying at Club Mahindra White Meadows or Club Mahindra Snow Peaks, the best beach resorts in Manalican be a perfect base for your Manali adventures.

Dodital, Uttarakhand

If you are hiking for the first time and you like snow, you will have a gala time in Dodital. This is one of the best treks in India it requires you to camp around beautiful Dodi Lake and trek through the thick forest cover filled with tall pines and oaks. It is a trek that is sure to give you an experience of a lifetime.

Hiking in Markha Valley, Ladakh

The pristine beauty of Ladakh needs no introduction. Snow-capped mountain ranges, sacred lakes and vast majestic valleys make this place a tourist paradise. Many people from all over the world come here to climb the stunning peaks.

The Himalayan ranges of Ladakh are home to some of the highest treks in India that can challenge even the most accomplished trekking professionals. Among the many beautiful hiking trails here, the Markha Valley trek deserves a special mention for its breathtaking scenery.

The trail takes you through green pastures, rocky paths, stunning Buddhist monasteries and Hemis National Park, home to rare snow leopards. It takes about 4-7 days from the starting point to reach the top, but all the effort you put into it is worth it, and once you reach the top, you will remember this moment forever.

After a grueling trek, on your return you can retire and rejuvenate at The Driftwood Ladakh, one of the best resorts in North India.. It is an affiliated resort of Club Mahindra and offers top-notch amenities and world-class hospitality that keeps you comfortable beyond expectation.

Kudremukh Peak, Karnataka

When you think of trekking trips in India, you might think of the northern hills. But South India also has many fantastic trekking spots that give you a unique and thrilling experience like Kudremukh Peak. Nestled in the knees of the Western Ghats, amid misty valleys and lush green meadows, Kuderemukh Peak is perhaps one of the most beautiful and greenest trekking spots in India.

The well-preserved trail to the summit is lined with tall bamboo shrubs, dense untapped forest, exotic flowers and wildlife. During the trek, you may encounter butterflies, birds and reptiles which only add to the charm of this place and the trekking experience. The trek is about 22 kilometers long and takes about 2-3 days to complete.

A fun fact, Kudremukh means “horse nose” in the Kannada language, a name that comes from the equestrian-shaped woodpecker.

Mukurthi Peak, Tamil Nadu

The magnificent Mukruthi Peak is nestled in Mukurthi National Park, one of Ooty’s most scenic and acclaimed national parks. The peak is one of the highest in South India, and the trail to the summit takes you through thickets of verdant forests and misty meadows.

You can get a full panoramic view of the nearby hills including Avalanche Hills and Nilambur evergreen forest from the top. The trek is relatively easy and best suited for amateur hikers and beginners. The hike takes about 2-4 hours each way, but you can climb at your own pace while enjoying the scenic views and clicking pictures of the beautiful landscape.

When you are in Ooty, you can book your stay at Club Mahindra Danish Villa or Club Mahindra Derby Green, the best resorts in South India. These resorts offer the most comfortable living experience you could enjoy anywhere in India. You can enjoy many exquisite experiences inside the resort that will keep your family occupied and entertained throughout.

So, there you have it, you have so many options for trekking in India. So take your pick and set off on your next mountain adventure.

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