Kotagiri trek

Kotagiri trek

Have you ever imagined trekking in a tea estate? Amongst green tea plantations with fresh breeze blowing through your hair and paths with breath-taking views of the mountains? Trekking on a trail surrounded by lush green plantations and Shola forest are what you get when you trek in Kotagiri. The views of Nilgiri mountain range … Read more

Narasimha Parvatha trek

Forest trail at Narasimha Parvatha

The Narasimha Parvatha trek happened by chance. I was on a trek to Bananthi Maari betta trek and that is when my trek lead mentioned about Narasimha Parvatha. He had said that it is best to do it now as the mountain is open for trekkers only for a few months. PIN for later reference … Read more

Gangadikal trek in Kudremukha National Park

Gangadikal peak

During the Bandaje Arabi falls trek, one of the trek leads I had gone with mentioned about the Gangadikal trek and how this was the first time a trekking agency was organising to hike this trail. Instantly, I was drawn to it and I decided to be part of that trail. We all had heard … Read more

Trekking guide to Kodachadri

Kodachadri mountains

One of the most spectacular and difficult treks I have done in the Western Ghats is the trek to Kodachadri peak. It is a well known and famous trek and every trekker in Southern India has this mountain on their trekking bucket list. Kodachadri peak is technically a hike than a trek but in India, … Read more

Bandaje Arbi Falls trek via Ballalarayana Durga Fort

Bandaje Arbi Falls trek via Ballalarayana Durga Fort

Whenever I am in Bangalore, I find every opportunity to run away to the mountains in the Western Ghats for treks and hikes. And in that quest to find new mountains and places in the Western Ghats, I decided to head to Bandaje Arbi falls trek. Technically, Bandaje Arbi falls is a hike and not … Read more

Hike to Tadiyanmol peak

Tadiyanmol trek

One of the most spectacular and beautiful hikes I have done in the Western Ghats is the hike to the Tadiyanmol peak. The mountain and the views are stunning. This is one mountain that I would love to visit many more times as it is that pretty. Are you new to hiking or trekking? Then … Read more

Beginner’s guide for hiking and trekking

Vattakanal Hike

Over the years, I have been constantly asked about how one can start hiking or trekking. There are many who want to start somewhere and get into hiking and/ or trekking but do not know where to start. Having trekked in the Himalayas and done the Everest Base Camp, I thought I should pen down … Read more

Trek to Kudremukha peak

Kudremukh

One of the first initial treks that I did in the Western Ghats was the Kudremukha trek. Kudremukha (in Kannada), also known as Kudremukh, is one of the very famous mountains in the Western Ghat mountain ranges. Trekking in Kudremukha is definitely close to my heart because of its lush green mountains and also because … Read more

Hike to Kumara Parvatha Peak (Karnataka, India)

Kumara Parvatha

This was my second time to Kumara Parvatha. I had hiked this mountain (maybe) around 10 years ago. I vaguely remembered the hike which I had done back then. So I decided to hike again – after all how hard can it be? I am a person who has hiked to Everest Base Camp you … Read more

Trek to Vattakanal (Canopy Hills) in the Western Ghats

Vattakanal

The Kotagiri trek that I had planned to do over the weekend was canceled due to not having the minimum required participants. Supposedly, the cancellation of hikes or treks due to not having many participants is quite common in Bangalore. So, I decided to call the Bangalore Mountaineering Club (BMC) just a day before the … Read more

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