Have a great trekking tour to Ladakh

The name Ladakh, for people who are interested in travel and tourism, exudes a sense of beauty and charm like none other. The reason would be clear to you at once when you see the pictures of landscapes of this place in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in India. Even the pictures would be able to portray the amazing beauty of Ladakh and hence you can imagine what it would look like in reality. The raw, untouched beauty combined with the crisp fresh air and the stunning view of the surrounding snow capped mountains; make Ladakh a coveted holiday destination for tourists from all over the world, including India.

the stuning beauty of Ladakh

the stuning beauty of Ladakh

Apart from being immensely beautiful, Ladakh trekking tour is also extremely popular as well. The reason is the presence of the many challenging trekking routes and trails that not only offer excellent views of the Himalayan Mountain range but also spectacular enjoyable trekking experience. Jammu and Kashmir is the state that is known as heaven on earth and when you lay your eyes on Ladakh for the first time, you would know why. This amazingly beautiful place is also known as the land of high passes and although it was not a very popular tourist destination even a few years ago, it is one of the most famous tourist locations of India at present.

Ladakh at present is the most popular tourist place in India but regardless of whether you want to visit this stunningly picturesque mountain desert valley for a trekking tour or just for enjoying the exotic locales, you have to consider the climatic conditions. This fabulous desert valley is located at a high altitude and hence you can have breathing problems while trekking in Ladakh. It is thus important that you consider your health factors and also consult a doctor to ensure that you are in a healthy condition to travel to Ladakh. The weather of this place also varies from cold to bitterly cold. Take this into account too, when planning your trip.

the raw and breath taking locales of Ladakh

the raw and breath taking locales of Ladakh

Ladakh can be easily reached from Delhi or Manali or Srinagar by road. Many adventurous tourists also choose to go on a bike tour to this mountain desert valley. There are also flights from Delhi to Leh and from Leh you can travel onwards by hired cars or also buses. There are also options of good accommodation available in both Leh and Ladakh.

The top five trek destinations in India

India is a country with a great many number of options for tourist places. There are deserts, forests, hill stations as well as beaches that you can choose from. Each different place has its own special beauty that is mesmerizing and captivating. Apart form this awe striking beauty, these places also offer options of excellent adventure sport activities. Depending on what attracts you and what kind of a vacation you would like to spend, choose a tourist destination. For instance if you would like to enjoy trekking tours India given below are a list of 5 tourist places in India that have great trekking trails.

1)      The very first tourist destination that is great for trekking tours is Ladakh. Located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh as a tourist destination is gaining popularity rapidly. The raw beauty combined with the challenging trekking trails leading from this desert valley, makes Ladakh the chosen trek destination for tourist from all over the globe as well as from India.

although difficult, thousands take up trekking to Amarnath every year

although difficult, thousands take up trekking to Amarnath every year

2)      The second most popular trek location in India is the trekking trail to Amarnath. This is a very challenging trek which is taken up every year by many people for religious purposes. It is believed that Amarnath is a holy shrine of Lord Shiva. The trail is extremely dangerous but nevertheless there is no dearth of tourists taking on the challenge every year.

3)      The third most visited trekking trail in India is the trek to Kangcendzonga from Sikkim. This too is a very challenging trekking route that is taken up by professionals only. Sikkim allows only group treks due to the delicate condition of the environment and hence you would do well to travel with a tour operator.

trekking in Manali is a great experience

trekking in Manali is a great experience

4)      The fourth trekking tour that you can take in India is in Manali. This beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh state of India is a great place for trekking if you are not a professional yet would like to try trekking. The cold weather along with the crisp fresh air would make for a great experience.

5)      The fifth great trekking destination is in a different part of India than the other four. All the above four are trekking routes in and around the Himalayan mountain range. The fifth one is in Pune, Maharashtra. There are quite a few trekking routes like Lohgarh in and around the Western Ghats as well.

 

Visit hill stations near Delhi as weekend getaways

Delhi is not only the capital of India it is also a great place to make your base if you want to tour most of the northern part of India, especially the famous tourist destinations like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Agra. Delhi itself is a very beautiful place that you can explore as well. There are numerous stunning hill stations to visit near Delhi and you can visit these hill stations on weekend as summer weekend getaways. It would not only provide a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Delhi but would also let you explore the striking beauty of northern Indian hill stations.

Mount Abu in Rajasthan is a popular hill station near Delhi

Mount Abu in Rajasthan is a popular hill station near Delhi

The hill stations of northern India has a kind of raw natural beauty about it since these hill stations are mostly parts of the great Himalayan mountain range. Combined with the view of the majestic snowcapped mountains are the green vegetation surroundings and you have the perfect paradise for nature lovers. Rajasthan, though famous for the famed Thar Desert, is also home to the exquisite Mount Abu. Even though Mount Abu is not as tall as the Himalayan range, the cool pleasant weather and the splendid surroundings makes this hill station of Rajasthan a favorite weekend getaway from Delhi. It is easily reachable too by bus as well as hired cars.

The other popular summer weekend getaways to hill stations near Delhi include Shimla and Manali, both situated in the scenic state of Himachal Pradesh. The best thing about these hill stations of Himachal Pradesh is that apart from picturesque locales and beauty of nature, there are also adventure sports to be enjoyed. Especially trekking among all the adventure activities is the most popular in Himachal Pradesh hill stations. The other various activities include paragliding, white water rafting, angling, skiing and so on. Trekking in India is a very popular activity and is also encouraged by the tourism government to attract tourists from all over the world.

trekking route in Himachal Pradesh for getaway from Delhi

trekking route in Himachal Pradesh for getaway from Delhi

If you want to go on a trekking tour to a hill station near Delhi, you can avail the package tour options with a reputed tour operating company or you can also choose to travel alone. Regardless of the way you choose to travel, all the hill stations in India have great and different kinds of accommodation facilities and hence you need not worry about staying in any of the hill stations near Delhi.

Himachal Pradesh offers one of the best trekking experiences

A holiday should be one that not only lets you relax and enjoy but also means experiencing the charm of a new place and exploring you surroundings. Regardless of where you go for your holiday trip, a great holiday would be one that be a memorable experience and would also instill new energy into you. But a vacation does not necessarily mean just traveling to a new and beautiful place to relax. Opting for an adventure trip can be equally stress releasing and rejuvenating as well. And India is one country that is not only rich in places excellent for relaxing but places with various adventures sports too.

trekking routes in Himachal Pradesh

trekking routes in Himachal Pradesh

Depending on the kind of adventure sport that gives you the adrenaline rush and makes you feel alive the most, you should choose a place to visit in India. For instance the best place for great water sports is Goa and the best place for trekking is Himachal Pradesh. This state located at the foot of the Himalayan range of mountains at the northern part of India is not only specially blessed by nature but offer some very exciting trekking routes too. The mountainous terrain, crisp and fresh weather, challenging trekking trails as well as the pleasant weather all contribute to making Himachal Pradesh one of the best trekking destinations of India.

have a great time challenging yourself by trekking in Himachal Pradesh

have a great time challenging yourself by trekking in Himachal Pradesh

There are many locations in Himachal Pradesh that has short and long trekking routes along with stunning scenic beauty. If you are a professional trekker you can choose a trekking route that would challenge your expertise and if you are new to trekking, you can also choose the short routes. The short trekking routes are good option for exploring the raw unexplored beauty of the breathtakingly exquisite locales of this picturesque mountainous state. The best thing is that since tourism is encouraged in Himachal Pradesh by the state as well as the Indian government, you would have a gala time expectedly with no need for worrying about anything whatsoever.

There is more than enough number of guest houses, tourist lodges as well as hotels in Himachal Pradesh. The connectivity of this state to other parts of India is quite well too. Hence you would have no problem traveling to and within this state, regardless of the area you choose to visit. You would not have to worry about your accommodation either, if you just make sure to book in advance.

Have a great trekking experience in Sikkim

One of the most beautiful location of India is the north east. If nature in its primitive form attracts you, the state Sikkim in the north east of India would surely fascinate you. Sikkim is one of that states which has a rare calm natural beauty about it that is unparallel to any part of India. This beautiful state is most famous for its view of the Himalayan mountain range, especially the Kangcendzonga which is a treat for the eyes. Regardless of whether you travel to the more visited capital of Sikkim, Gangtok or the less visited east Sikkim, the beauty is awe inspiring through and through.

zigzag road to zuluk from thambi view point east Sikkim

zigzag road to zuluk from thambi view point east Sikkim

If you want to choose options for holidays India that would not only explore the beauty of a new place but would also rejuvenate you as well as satisfy your mind and soul, Sikkim should be on top of your list. Apart from the extraordinarily beautiful locales, Sikkim is also famous for one adventure sport and that is trekking. Trek trails to Kangcendzonga is very challenging as well as very popular with trekking professionals from all over India as well as from all over the globe. There are easy trekking trains too that can be taken up by the amateur trekkers who want to gain experience before trying to take on the might Kangcendzonga peak.

Kangcendzonga is the third largest peak of the Himalayan mountain range and hence it would require professional expertise to complete the trekking to this peak. But having just a professional certificate for trekking is not enough you would also need a special permit for trekking in Sikkim. The reason is that the ecosystem of most of the mountainous areas of Sikkim is fragile. Trekking alone is also not permitted in this state either and hence you would need to be a part of an organized trekking group to trek in Sikkim. If Kangcendzonga is your chosen destination then the best place to make your base would be Namchi, the district head quarters of Sikkim.

stunning trekking trails in Sikkim

stunning trekking trails in Sikkim

The accommodation is Sikkim is varied and widely available too and hence regardless of the purpose of your trip to Sikkim you would not have any trouble finding a proper hotel. There are private hotels, luxury resorts as well as tourist lodges by the state government. Based on your budget and other requirements find an accommodation and just book in advance if you are traveling during the peak seasons.

Have a wonderful trip to the exquisitely scenic Ladakh

The country India is a treasure trove for tourists looking to see new and beautiful natural wonders as well as historical monuments. India is also rich in cultural heritage and offers a myriad variety of fascinating experiences. India does not disappoint tourists looking for some adventure while on a tour either. There are adventure sports in India galore, from water sports to bungee jumping to challenging trekking trails, India has it all. All you would need to do is just decide on what interests you and you would surely find a place in India to satisfy your interests. For instance if you are into trekking, Ladakh would seem like a paradise to you.

a snowy winter in Ladakh

a snowy winter in Ladakh

Trekking in Ladakh is so popular due to the presence of extensive challenging trails amongst amazingly stunning views. The fresh and crisp air would caress your senses while the breath taking beauty would mesmerize you. The snow covered Himalayan mountain range seem to be even closer from Ladakh and hence it can be cold to bitterly cold and hence this beautiful locale would be an ideal summer holidays getaway. Located in the state that is considered to be heaven on earth, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is also known as the land of high passes. This stunning location has recently become popular as a tourist destination but nevertheless presently it is one of the most exquisite tourist destinations of India.

For a trekking tour to Ladakh, you would need to consider the climatic conditions and accordingly your health condition as well due to the high altitude and the bitter cold, there can be breathlessness and hence it would be better to go on a trekking tour to Ladakh only if are an experienced and professional trekker. This scenic mountain area can be reached easily through Leh, by bus from Manali or Srinagar. There are also flights availbel from Leh to many locations, including Delhi. Many adventure minded tourists also choose to go on a bike trip to Leh and onwards to Ladakh from Delhi or Srinagar.

stunning Tso Moriri Lake in Ladakh

stunning Tso Moriri Lake in Ladakh

The tourism in Ladakh is encouraged at present by the Indian government and hence you would not have any problems regarding proper accommodation or transport in Ladakh. Although due to the strategic location of this beautiful tourist spot, there is heavy military presence all through the year. But as tourists, you need not worry about anything instead you can just enjoy the lovely locales.

Maharashtra – the land of many wonders

India is truly a country of wonders. This country has been blessed by nature and hence there is not a single state in India that does not have a wonderful place to visit. It is no wonder that tourists coming in from all parts of the world are overwhelmed by the choices of places to visit in India. There are many reputed tour operators as well offering Indian tours customized and tailor made as per the requirements of the tourists. You can choose a culture tour or historical tour or even an adventure tour in India since India has it all.

Since India is a large country, it is not possible in a single lifetime to see all of India. A practical approach to touring India would be to take one state at a time and visit all the places of interest in that state. For instance you can start with Maharashtra, a state on western part of the country with a wide variety of places of interest for tourists. The most famous places in Maharashtra most often visited by tourists include Mumbai, the state capital, Pune, Aurangabad, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Lonavala and Khandala, Matheran, Kasidh, Shirdi and Alibag. There are exquisite hill stations, stunning beaches and amazing historical places.

Western Ghats offer spectacular views in Maharashtra

Western Ghats offer spectacular views in Maharashtra

With the Western Ghats or Sahyadris, as known in local language, in Maharashtra, there are quite a few trekking trails in various places in this state as well. There are caves, forts and forests that make excellent trekking destinations. The Western Ghats make for a easy trekking option and hence even tourists who are not professional trekkers can enjoy trekking in Maharashtra. Apart from the beautiful naturally beautiful tourist destinations, there are also Elephanta Caves, Ajanta, Ellora, Murud Janjira Fort and Aurangabad Fort that boasts of fascinating history of India as well as Maharashtra. The culture of Maharashtra would amaze you as well.

the amazing Ajanta Caves of Maharashtra

the amazing Ajanta Caves of Maharashtra

Maharashtra is a large state and hence it would take you quite a few days to tour the entire state. Apart from all the above mentioned places, there is Mumbai, the capital city which is a must visit too. The city life of Mumbai is unparallel to anywhere else in India. In Mumbai you should definitely visit the gateway of India, take a ferry to Elephanta Caves and also spend an evening in Marine Drive. If you are interested in shopping you should also make a point to visit Linking Road since it is a paradise for shoppers.

Explore the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh

India is a country that is especially blessed by nature. There are such beautiful places in India that people from all parts of the world visit this amazing country but can never get enough of it. A lifetime is not enough to see all that India has in store for tourists. Every part of this country has something to offer, from the majestic Himalayan mountain range on the north to the vast Indian ocean on the south and in between there are sprawling deserts, lush green forests as well as wonders created by man, like the Taj Mahal. One such great place to visit in India is the state of Himachal Pradesh.

the stunning beauty of Himachal Pradesh

the stunning beauty of Himachal Pradesh

There are numerous tourist places in Himachal Pradesh since for one thing this state as a whole is stunningly beautiful due to the presence of the snow covered towering Himalayan range. Located at the foot of the Himalayas, this north Indian state receives a large number of tourists every year, both Indians and foreigners alike. Apart from being breathtakingly beautiful, another attraction of Himachal Pradesh is the adventure sports offered here. You can enjoy the adrenaline rush with white water rafting or paragliding or the best of all trekking. There are many trekking trails in Himachal Pradesh that you can enjoy during your trip to this charming hill state.

Skiing and zorbing are also extremely enjoyable adventure sports in Himachal Pradesh but there are only certain places where you can enjoy these adventure activities. On the other hand, trekking can be taken up from any part of Himachal Pradesh since the excellent mountainous terrains provide for the best trekking experiences. You would feel refreshed with a trekking expedition in the Himachal Pradesh due to the pleasant weather, fresh crisp air and the natural beauty slowly unfolding in front of your eyes as you continue your trek. Apart from being an adventure sport, trekking is the best way to explore the surroundings of a mountainous terrain like Himachal Pradesh.

trekking at Himachal Pradesh

trekking at Himachal Pradesh

There are many tour operators in India offering trekking tours to Himachal Pradesh. The best thing about traveling with a tour operator is that for one thing you would not have to worry about anything, from accommodation to transport and another benefit is that you can be a part of an organized trekking expedition. It is a much more fun experience trekking with company to enjoy the beauty than trekking alone.