If you want to truly experience India, one of the best ways to do so, is on foot. India is a country that you need to experience in an up close and personal way. The sights, the sounds, the smells, and the natural energy that seems to pulse through the whole country. Everywhere you turn there’s something new to discover, especially if you know where to look. That’s why we’ve prepared a list of the best trekking places in India, where you can experience the country in all its power and majesty.
Ladakh & Kashmir
In the Northernmost reaches of India, you’ll find the areas of Ladakh and Kashmir. This area rests between three countries, India, Pakistan, and China. Historically, the land was once home to an independent Tibetan Buddhist kingdom, and while the politics of the region have changed, you can still find ancient buddhist temples all across the region. It’s a mountainous region but between the staggering heights of its mountains and the gentle majesty of its valleys, there are treks for every type of traveler available in this region. The most adventurous souls can experience the thrill of trekking through mountains that rise up to elevations in excess of 5,000 meters. If you want to experience the best on-foot exploration in India, then you should visit Ladakh & Kashmir.
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Traveling down south takes us to a very different region with its own unique beauty. When people think of India, they often imagine a country divided between mountains and cities, but India is home to just about every type of environment you can imagine. The area in the north of Kerala is tropical, with sandy beaches, blue water, and palm trees! The region also has a unique culture because of the blend of historic influences from east and west, leading to cultural and architectural differences that set it apart from the rest of India. Seafood lovers should also note that this region is one of the best places in India to indulge in mouthwatering seafood dishes, all freshly caught.
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Darjeeling and Sikkim
This unbeatable combination allows you to experience Indian history as you trek through India’s North-Eastern extremities. Darjeeling is a city where you can find remnants of just about every period of India’s history. From ancient kingdoms to the British Raj all the way to the birth of modern India, it’s all waiting to be explored. Heading east into Sikkim leads you into a land situated in the middle of three nations. It lies to the east of Nepal, the west of Bhutan, and the south of China. India is a land of color, but this region takes that idea to an entirely new level. Sikkim is home to a diverse array of wildflowers that can transform valleys into masterpieces that no painter could ever hope to capture on canvas. And rising beyond the valleys, lakes, and glaciers is India’s highest mountain. Kangchenjunga rises 8,586 meters into the sky, making it the third largest mountain in the world. Just standing in the shadow of this great mountain is truly an awe-inspiring experience.
If you’re not into towering mountains, then you might want to look back to India’s south. In the South-East of India is the state of Andhra Pradesh, a region rich with history and natural beauty. In this region, you can find valleys, tropical forests, rolling hills, and beaches. Within the region’s protected forests you can alos see some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. The Talakona, Kaigal, and Ubbalamadugu waterfalls are all worth the trek alone. The region is also known for its caves, the Undavalli and Belum Caves are both wonders to behold.
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