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This monsoon, rediscover yourself amid misty hills!

Published : Jul 23, 2017, 2:23 pm IST
Updated : Jul 23, 2017, 2:23 pm IST

These locations definitely need to be on your travel bucket list.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pexels)
 Representational Image. (Photo: Pexels)

New Delhi: There are numerous ways to enjoy the rains but nothing can beat the thrill of going on a trek and rediscovering yourself amidst misty mountains. Hills get concealed with lush greenery and the panoramic view during monsoons is just mesmerizing.

If exploring the formidable hills in India is on your list, here's a list of 5 most amazing monsoon treks for your travel bucket list:

Laitlum Canyon, Meghalaya

Laitlum Canyon gives you a bird's eye view of Shillong's magnificent landscape. Located in the East Khasi Hills, this destination overlooks breathtaking gorges and mist-shrouded cliff that plunge into the exquisitely beautiful valley below. It's important to know the local guidelines before the trek as the terrain can be a bit difficult to manoeuvre. The panoramic view from the top and the incomprehensibly unending stretch of space on all four sides make this trek an unforgettable experience.

*Days required for the trek: 1 day

*Difficulty level: Easy

*Height above sea level: 6200 feet

*Nearest Airport: Guwahati

Lohagad Fort, Maharashtra

The terrains of Lohagad Fort are a prime destination for trekking near Mumbai. Perched over the top of a hill near Malavali, Lohagad gives you a glimpse into history. Lohagad Fort was an important hill fort used extensively by Chhatrapati Shivaji. The place is quite popular among trekkers who come here for one-day tryst with nature and history. The roads and trails leading to the fort are quite slippery during monsoons; be careful while venturing on a trek here.

*Days required for the trek: 1 day

*Difficulty level: Easy

*Height above sea level: 3420 feet

*Nearest Airport: Pune

Anthargange, Karnataka

If you love night trekking and cave exploration, Anthargange is the perfect trail for you. Located 70 kilometres away from Bangalore, Anthargange is a haven for adventure sports; trekking, hiking, rappelling, cave explorations, rock climbing, high rope traversing, are the popular sporting activities here. It's the most sought after monsoons trek destination, as hills get covered with greenery and caves become cooler. Sunset is the best time to be here as the view from the top is exhilarating.

*Days required for the trek: 1 day

*Difficulty level: Easy

*Height above sea level: 1712 feet

*Nearest Airport: Bangalore

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

The view of gorgeous flowers covering the valley in a carpet of colours, snow-capped mountains and blue skies at the Valley of Flowers, would leave you speechless. Nestled in Western Himalayas, Valley of Flowers is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and can be explored only through trekking. During the months of monsoon, this valley gets concealed with beautifully-hued forests, making the colourful landscape even more fascinating.

*Days required for the trek: 2 days

*Difficulty level: Easy to moderate

*Height above sea level: 3658 feet

*Nearest Airport: Dehradun

Hampta Pass, Himachal Pradesh

The quaint state of Himachal Pradesh is nothing less than paradise and Hampta Pass is one of the prettiest trek destinations in the state. What makes this destination so unbelievably beautiful is the stark contrast of blue alpine lake against rugged terrain, surprising you with their enormity and their unprecedented beauty. The landscape just after monsoon is spectacular, with lush meadows, and tiny flowers littered all around.

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