Monsoon
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Introduction

The rainy season is one of the best seasons for traveling as it allows us to see different shades of places. And who doesn’t love the smell of wet soil after a fresh rain? The hills are the most vibrant looking during the rainy season itself. Monsoon allows the hills to take out their original colors. During monsoon, the flora on the hills is rich too.

You can witness different and rare plants and flowers showing themselves in monsoons. Though during rains, the trek becomes 5 times more difficult due to less visibility and slippery terrain, all the tiredness, and struggles are worth it. And, guess what? Rainbows are frequently seen in the rainy season itself. If luck is on your side, you can witness beautiful rainbows on your trek too. 

Our India offers us a wide range of monsoon treks, be it in the Himalayan region or the Ghats region in the south. So, here we’ll be discussing some of the best monsoon treks in India. 

Triund Trek

Located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, Triund trek has a lot to offer for the takers. Situated at an elevation of 2,828 meters, it is one of the shortest and easiest treks in the Himalayan region. It is a 9Km trek, which will take an approximate time of 4-5 hours. Triund had a lot of scenic views to offer to the trekkers.

You can see the whole Kangra from one side of the summit and the snow-capped Dhauladhar ranges from the other. The trail is covered in dense oak, pine, and deodar forests. There are a lot of places nearby that you can visit before or after you have completed your trek, like- Bhagsu waterfall, Namgyal Monastery, Guna Devi temple, and many more. 

Hampta Pass Trek

Most considerable trek in the Himalayas. With a height of 14000 feet, the trek route covers beautiful flora, forests, grasslands, and awesome fauna. It is situated between the Chandra valley of Lahaul and the Kullu district in Dev Bhoomi. This trek will transform your life. Green meadows on your trail will give you your fair share of peace. SO. The journey starts from Manali. Manali to Chikka is 2.5 Kms. Then comes the first hike, which is from Chikka to BHALU KA GHERA, which takes about 5-6 hours, and is as astonishing as ever. Then from Bhalu ka Ghera to the main Hampta pass is about an 8-9 hours trek. It from the main pass, we have a trek of about 4-5 hours to visit the Chandratal. In the middle of the trek is a place called CHATRU, which is the epicenter of three beautiful locations, i.e., Hampta pass, Rohtang pass, and Spiti valley. Everybody must trek, you’ll love trekking.

Valley of Flowers

A flower trek for people who love to walk in a beautiful meadow filled with different variety of flowers. It is located in Chamoli in Uttarakhand. In 1980, the government of India declared this region a National Park. The trek is about 38 kms long and it stands at an elevation of 14,107 ft. The trek duration is 4-5 days long and every step you take is worth it. The best time to visit is July to September, as we are well aware that during monsoons, the earthly smell is too angelic. The temperature is based on the cloud cover and the precipitation level. During the daytime, the temperature varies from 10 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius. And during the nighttime, the temperature varies from 3 degree Celsius to 5 degrees Celsius. The trek is one of the best treks you will ever undertake.

Harishchandra Gad Trek

The trek is located in Ahmednagar in Maharashtra. The trek is one of the best treks offered by the Western Ghats. Just by hearing that the trek is situated in the Western Ghats, don’t underestimate the trek. The trek is not easy, rather, this trek is considered one of the most difficult treks in the Western Ghats. It is in the Cobra’s Hood stretch of the Western Ghats. The trek takes about 9-10 hours to complete and when you reach the top of this trek, those 9 hours will feel like 9 minutes to you.

The view from the top is as mesmerizing as ever. You can also see different caves that might have been carved in the 11th century and a fort built in the 6th century. There is also a legend about the Kedareshwara Cave, which has three broken pillars inside of it, and the legend says that the Earth will come to an end when the fourth and the last pillar of this cave breaks apart.  

The monsoons give you views, you won’t forget ever. Be it the overflowing dams, the beautiful green hills, and mountains, the earthly smell of the wet rain, the rich diversity in flora, or lush green meadows. If life gives you a rainy day, definitely go for a trek.