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    Hikes and Treks

    Goechala trek itinerary: A guide to India’s best ‘mountain’ trek

    We woke up at 3 am. It was pitch dark and cold. We got ready as we had black tea and layered ourselves for the trek’s highest point. With nightlamps across our foreheads, we started walking towards our destination in a line. A trek leader led us at the front and another at the back. It wasn’t easy as cold winds were blowing against our faces. But we kept going because all of us signed up for this trek to witness this mesmerising sight that lay ahead in front of…

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    Kumara Parvatha trek guide: Everything you should know

    Do you want to challenge yourself as a trekker in the Western Ghats before conquering the mighty Himalayas? If so, Kumara Parvatha is a trek that should be on your list. Standing at 5,617 ft, Kumara Parvatha (also known as Pushpagiri) is the fourth highest peak in Karnataka and probably the most challenging trek I have undertaken as a trekker in the Western Ghats. Thick forests, open grasslands and tall mountains are some of the highlights that make this trek worth it. I did a solo trek to Kumara Parvatha…

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    Travel Destinations

    5 best places to visit in Chikmagalur in 2 days

    Known as the coffee land of Karnataka, Chikmagalur is the birthplace of coffee in India. Legend has it that Baba Budan, a 16th-century Sufi saint, smuggled coffee beans from Arabia and planted them in his garden here. And the rest is history. But Chikmagalur has a lot more to offer than just coffee. It is a paradise for nature lovers. Tall mountains, cascading waterfalls and nature hikes are some of the many attractions you’ll find at this scenic hill station. I went on my first-ever solo trip to Chikmagalur from…

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    Meesapulimala trek: A delightful trek to Kerala’s second highest peak

    “Have you seen snowfall in Meesapulimala?” Charlie asks Kani who is about to commit suicide. It is a dialogue from the famous Malayalam movie ‘Charlie’ released in 2015. Ever since the release of this movie, Meesapulimala became an overnight sensation, and there was one more reason to visit Munnar now. The Meesapulimala peak is the second highest peak in Kerala, located in Munnar along the borders of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It is named so as one of the peaks in Meesapulimala resembles the whiskers of a tiger. The Meesapulimala…

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    Agasthyakoodam trekking guide: Everything you should know

    I covered a total of 48 km by foot in two days under challenging terrains and weather conditions. It was a personal record, and by the end of the trek, my legs had become jellylike. The struggle was real, but it was completely worth it because the experience I had in those two days was adventurous, to say the least. The Agasthyakoodam trek is arguably one of the most challenging treks to undertake in Kerala. Standing at the height of 1,868 metres, the Agasthyakoodam peak (or the Agasthyarkoodam peak) is…

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    7 places to visit in Rameshwaram for a memorable trip

    How often do you hear water sports, ghost towns and mythology in the same line? Not so often, right? Well, these are exactly what comes to my mind when I think about Rameshwaram. A famous temple town located in Tamil Nadu, Rameshwaram is an important pilgrimage centre for the Hindu religion, much like Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. However, Rameshwaram is anything but a temple town. From white beaches to turquoise-blue waters to ruined buildings, Rameshwaram is perfect for anyone who leaves beaches and…