The difficulty of these treks varies greatly. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most scenic treks in India’s Western Ghats.
TREK TO KODACHADRI
The Kodachadri trek is located 20 kilometres from Kollur in the Karnataka district of Shimoga. The Karnataka government has declared the site a heritage site. The hike can last up to 13 kilometres. As Karnataka’s tenth highest peak, it is said to be the ideal trek for adventure seekers who enjoy discovering stunning natural features such as the Sharavathi backwaters, vibrant green meadows, tall trees, and dense forest. The scenic Arabia Sea can be seen from the Kodachadri peak, which is also why people choose to attempt this trek.
The trek to Kudremukh takes three days to complete. The trek takes you to the peak of Kudremukh in the state of Karnataka. It is situated in the Western Ghats. The peak’s elevation is approximately 6207 feet. This trek provides you with one of the most peaceful sights to see. Not only will you see beautiful scenery, but you will also get to see some wilderness as the trek takes you through the popular Kudremukh National Park.
THE BHIMASHANKAR TRIP
The popular Bhimashankar trek is located in India’s Western Ghats. The 120-kilometer trek begins at 3400 feet and ends at 3400 feet. The Bhimashankar trek is well-known for housing the popular Shiva temple. Tall trees and green bushes surround the temple. Many tourists and locals consider the temple to be auspicious because it is one of India’s twelve Jyotirlingas.
TREK IN KALSUBAI
The Kalsubai trek is a popular one in the Sahyadri mountains. It is considered the highest point in the state of Maharashtra. Many Mumbaikars and Punekars visit the peak, which has an elevation of 5400 feet. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit because it is surrounded by waterfalls, forests, and historical sites. Many people come here for religious reasons as well as naturistic ones.
Chembra Peak in Wayanad is one of the western ghat region’s most popular treks. It is the highest peak in Wayanad and is located eight kilometres from Meppady. The peak is 2,100 metres high. The peak connects to the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu and the Vallarimala in Kozhikode. It is one of the best trekking destinations. However, before embarking on a trek to Chembra Peak, you must obtain permission from the Meppadi forest office. You don’t have to worry because the forest office is open every day.
THE DUDHSAGAR TREK
The Dudhsagar trek is one of the most well-known treks in the Western Ghats. Many tourists from Mumbai, Pune, and Bangalore flock to the famous Dudhsagar waterfalls over the weekend. Many tourists who come to Goa for the holidays make a point of visiting the Dudhsagar waterfalls. There are numerous routes and ways to get to the waterfalls. The Dudhsagar waterfalls are a four-tiered waterfall that falls from the peak of the Karnataka mountains into the ancient Portuguese colony of Goa.
FORT TREK IN RATANGAD
The Ratangad fort, located in the Kalsubai range, is surrounded by some of the most beautiful Sahyadri peaks and the Bhandardara dam. There is also a natural rock cavity known as the ‘Eye of the Needle’ or ‘Nedhe.’ The breathtaking views include numerous forts, including the well-known Ratangad fort. The hike is 4,255 feet above sea level. The journey takes five hours in total. The trek begins in Ratanwadi village and leads to the Amruteshwar temple, which is approximately 1200 years old.
Tadiandamol Peak is one of the Kodagu region’s highest peaks. Because of its stunning surroundings, the peak’s summit is a sight to behold. When you finally make it to the top of the peak, the view is absolutely breathtaking. Tadiandamol is endowed with an abundance of flora and fauna, which many nature enthusiasts enjoy exploring. The peak is also Karnataka’s third highest point, leading to magnificent grasslands, water bodies, forests, and lush green vegetation.