Serious trekkers are usually drawn to the more famous mountainous regions of the North, but little do they know that they’re missing out on the Western Ghats, one of the most picturesque and majestic mountain ranges in India. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site and named a biodiversity hotspot for its unique and rich wealth of endemic flora and fauna, you won’t regret making time for a hike in this gorgeous area. Spanning over 6 states, there are plenty of trails to choose from but one of the most popular is the Kudremukh Trek which will take you through dense forests, past rocky streams and over fragrant meadows of wildflowers. It’s simply irresistible.
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We would advise you to always explore with a guide. Even if you’re a confident hiker, a local guide will help to make sure that you have the right preparations; additionally, the start points of some of the more hilly routes are only accessible by off-road vehicles and normally transportation is bundled up with a guide package. In fact, in many wildlife parks, walking off the main tourist route without a guide is understandably prohibited.
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