What is there not to love about treks? You get to see the most breathtaking views while also getting a rush of adrenaline. But if you have been searching for something offbeat, we have a new adventure–night treks. Imagine making your way through the forested paths under the embellished sky. Even though it may sound challenging, night treks have become increasingly popular, with many operators and agents curating travel packages around the activity. If you want to set out on such an adventure yourself, you must check out these trails.
Athargange Trek, Karnataka
One of the wildest trekking trails is Anthargange, which mixes the excitement of a night hike with cave exploration. Anthargange, 65 kilometres from Bangalore, is set amidst giant stones. The journey begins at midnight and involves navigating confusing trails and big rocks to reach a cave. This three-kilometre hike starts simple but becomes more complex and enjoyable. Trekking is another option for reaching the top, which rises to a height of 1226 metres and affords breathtaking panoramas of the neighbouring peaks.
Dhotre-Tonglu Trek, West Bengal
The Dhotrey-Tonglu path is ideal if you’re searching for a walk that passes through luscious green forests with beautiful flowers and wild animals and has snow-capped mountains in the background. Dhotrey is a tiny village with a population so small that you can count them on your fingers, located near Darjeeling, close to Singalila National Park in West Bengal. Maneybhanjyang, at the height of 2134 metres, is traversed throughout the journey. You will pass through beautiful meadows of bamboo, rhododendron, pine, birch, and fir trees. This trek is best taken during spring (March, April, and May) when the weather is most favourable.
Rajmachi Fort Trek, Maharashtra
Mumbai residents searching for a day trip can go to Rajmachi Fort in Maharashtra, which is close to the Mumbai-Pune motorway. Rajmachi fort is well-liked by individuals who enjoy deep valleys, camping, hikes, waterfalls, and all things natural. It is located in the serene Sahyadri range. The experience is lovely, and during monsoon, it is even better. The only problem is when the route’s roads become muddy. This effectively prevents you from driving your car at all. On this route, be prepared to walk a considerable distance.
Kabbal Durga Trek, Karnataka
A village in Karnataka called Kabbal Durga is 80 kilometres from Bengaluru. The settlement is well-known for its temple honouring the goddess Kabbalamma and a now-demolished fort. This path is not suitable for those with weak hearts. The course is rocky and uneven and is lined with boulders. As a result, you must be in good shape and physically capable of navigating rugged terrain. The journey takes one and a half hours. Once you get to the top, set up a tent and enjoy a special night under a starry sky.
Ranganathaswamy Betta Trek
Amateurs and experts can enjoy the Ranganathaswamy Betta hike because the path is flat and just moderately challenging to walk on. A Hindu shrine is located at the peak, near the base of a massive granite boulder. This is why nature lovers and pilgrims alike like hiking this route. Look out for the area’s stunning wildlife, such as the Asian elephants. This trip, 80 kilometres from Bangalore, is a welcome diversion from the bustle of the metropolis.
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