The hills are calling: This monsoon, head to these misty mountains in India

In India, during the monsoons, hills get concealed with lush greenery and the panoramic view during monsoons is just mesmersing.

Laitlum Canyon gives you a bird’s eye view of Shillong’s magnificent landscape.
Laitlum Canyon gives you a bird’s eye view of Shillong’s magnificent landscape.

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 mesmersing.

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


1) 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.


Located in the East Khasi Hills, Laitlum Canyon overlooks the breathtaking gorges and beautiful valley below. (YouTube )

2) 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.


Lohagad Fort was an important hill fort used extensively by Chhatrapati Shivaji. (makemytrip.com )

3) 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.


Anthargange is a haven for adventure sports; trekking, hiking and rappelling. (YouTube)

4) 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.


Valley of Flowers is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

5) 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.


Hampta Pass is one of the prettiest trek destinations in Himachal Pradesh. (YouTube)
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