Monsoons are one of the best seasons to travel, the true colors of nature while traveling. The sight of lush green color is mixed with a sandy smell that acts as a drug to your soul. Though there are many places that allow you to trek during monsoons, it can turn out to be tough but the scenic beauty of the place would be worth all that sweat.
Here are some of the most beautiful treks during monsoons
Harishchandra Ghat Trek, Maharashtra
Trekking in the western ghats is a piece of cake because the stretch called ‘Cobra’s hood’ of harishchandra ghat trek is a tough one. You would be mesmerized by the photographic beauty of the valley and the Konkan Kada. One can explore the stone age caves (Kedareshwara caves) with three broken pillars where the legend is that the Earth would come to end when the fourth pillar breaks. In monsoon, this place gives you the scenic beauty, under the rain and exploring the caves you would feel distant and peaceful.
Valley Of Flowers, Uttrakhand
The Valley of flowers trek is on the top of the list of monsoon treks. The monsoon rains cast a spell over this valley by decorating it with a colorful bed sheet of flowers and thus making it mesmerizing. The weather is also amazing and it adds a bonus to the hued scenery. One can always spot colorful butterflies, birds, and animals like Musk Deer
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Kashmir Great Lakes, Jammu And Kashmir
We have a presumption that kashmir is a very very cold place, but it has much more beautiful secrets hidden to it. In Kashmir great lakes one can see seven alpine lakes which appear day after day. The best part of every lake is unique and also boasts of its own beauty. The season of rains will make this trip much more exciting and memorable when you see all around green meadows decorated with colorful flowers.
Beas Kund, Himachal Pradesh
The place is quite close to Manali and it has been a popular place to trek because while trekking here you trek up close to a few of Manali’s biggest mountains. One can find grand peaks like, Friendship Peak, Hanuman Tibba, Shitidhar, and Seven Sisters along your side always. The monsoon season makes this trek a bit difficult with rains but you would surely enjoy the views.
Indrahar Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
It starts from the fascinating region of Mcleodganj, Indrahar Pass Trek is a trek which will spellbounds the tourists with its magnificent natural beauty and its serenity. The pass lies at an enormous height of 4324 ft. and it is a pass that will draw the attention of every traveler across the world. It is located in the Dhauladhar Range in Himachal Pradesh and has a moderate trek that makes the tourists explore nature’s beauty.
Pin Parvati Trek, Himachal Pradesh
This trek is known to be an alternative route to striking spiti valley. Pin parvati is the oldest treks in the Himalayas, so it is also known as the valley of gods. The valley offers mesmerizing views to the trekkers. It is perfect for seasonal trekkers, passing through the woods of the great Himalayan national park. Monsoon season is the best time to visit this valley because the water would be gushing at its fullest speed and one will get to experience the greenery around you all time with birds chirping at their highest pitch.
Dzongri Trek, Sikkim
This is one of the most popular treks in Sikkim as it spreads from Yuksom to Dzongri and also includes a walk-in Goecha La, it also covers places like Phedang and Bakkhim. But due to monsoons there is green scenery all around you. This is truly a paradise for trekking enthusiasts especially in monsoon.
Torna Fort Trek, Pune
This place is a combination of heritage and beauty as well , it starts at velhe village near Pune, then it takes you across a stream to lush green plateaus, gushing cascades. One can experience some desolated and abandoned buildings that would look somewhat haunted at first sight. The fort is 1405 m above sea level and so once you reach the top you would get an amazing view of Sahyadri Mountains.
Mullayanagiri Trek, Karnataka
This is another amazing trek of the western ghats. The highest peak in Karnataka with this trek in Chikmagalur with birds keeping you company. Along with your way zigzag, flower laden trail, but remember you should keep an eye out for various Nandi idols along the way. Also since it is the highest peak in Karnataka, in the monsoon season, you would experience heavy winds, clouds all around you and a lot more.