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Monday, November 02, 2009

Discover the Tropical Treks of India

Here is a quick table that links to my experiences of discovering the tropical treks of India.
Sorted in alphabetical order.  First, by ‘State’ and then by ‘Place of Interest’.


Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Limestone Caves Oldest limestone caves in the world, tropical trek, mangrove swamps, bamboo forests Baratang Island Tropical Trek that leads to the world’s largest limestone caves

Inside the world’s largest limestone caves
Elephant Beach Trek through Tropical Forest, Mangroves, Secluded Beach, Sea Shells, Alive Ecosystem Havelock Island The Solitary Reaper!!

Seashells thrive in the ecosystem around Elephant Beach, Havelock Island

The Secluded Elephant Beach of Havelock Island

Parasite ridden tropical trees!

Tropical Trek that leads to a secluded beach
Ross Island Ferar Beach, Ross Island National Park, Indian Political History, Tropical Cliff Hikes 30 minute boat ride from Port Blair Hike by the cliffs of Ross Island


Assam

Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Hoolongopar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langaur, Pig-Tailed Macaque 30 kilometres from Jorhat Your search for India’s only APE ends at Hoolongopar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, North East India

Capped Langaur from Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, North East India

Scarlet Minivet

Hill Myna from Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam

Western Hoolock Gibbon in Pictures!
Nameri National Park Great Hornbill, White Winged Wood duck, Elephant, Royal Bengal Tiger, Mahseer Fish 45 kilometres from Tezpur Nameri Eco Camp – The Angling, Birding and Wildlife Den at Nameri National Park


Goa

Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Sahyadri Hills Dudhsagar Falls, Mollem National Park, Devil’s Canyon, Tambdi Surla Temple Mollem Goa’s wild side


Karnataka

Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Baba Budangiri Hills High wind speeds during Monsoons, Inam Dattatreya Baba Budan Swamy Dargah Near Chickmagalur Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 2: Mulaiyangiri to Baba Budangiri
Barakona Falls Barakona Falls, Narasimha Parvatha Near Agumbe Trekking Guide: Narasimha Parvatha, Karnataka, India

Tropical Trek to Barakona Falls near Agumbe, Karnataka, India
Chandrayana Betta Short Trek close to Bangalore, Temple Ruins, Chandrayana Temple, Great Views Chickballapur District (Near Nandi Hills) Trek to Chandrayana Betta, Karnataka, India
Chingara Falls Monsoon Trek, Waterfalls and coffee estate Near Honey Valley and close to Kabinakkad on Virajpet – Madikeri road Tropical Trek to Chingara Falls, Coorg
Gokarna Beach Treks Kudle Beach, OM Beach, Half Moon Beach, Paradise Beach, Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna The Beaches of Gokarna, Karnataka, India – It can’t get any better!!
Jogigundi Falls Cave Waterfall Near Agumbe Trek to Jogigundi Falls – The Cave Waterfall!
Kemmangundi Hill Station, Coffee Plantations, Hebbe Falls Kemmangundi Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 3: Baba Budangiri to Kemmangundi

Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 4: Kemmangundi – Hebbe Falls – Kemmangundi

Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 5: Kemmangundi – Kalahatti Falls – Mangalore

Monsoon Trek to Hebbe Falls, Karnataka, India
Kodachadri Hills Kollur Mookambika Temple, Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, Sarvajna Peetha, Agastya Teertha Waterfall On the border of the Shimoga and Udupi districts Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 6: Mangalore – Kollur – Kodachadri Forests

Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 7 and 8: Kodachadri Hills
Koodlu Theertha Falls Waterfalls, Steep Trek Near Agumbe, Someshwar and Hebri Tropical Trek to Koodlu Theertha Falls – A Mystical Experience!!
Kumaraparvatha Kumaraparvatha Trek, Kukke Subramanya Temple Near Kukke Subramanya Kumaraparvatha Trek, Karnataka, India
Maravanthe Beach Dolphins, Marine Life, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Scenic Highway Maravanthe Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 9 (the last day): Kodachadri Hills to Maravanthe Beach to Kundapur
Mulaiyangiri Peak Highest Peak in Karnataka, Coffee Plantations Near Chickmagalur Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 1: Chickmagalur to Mulaiyangiri Peak
Narasimha Parvatha Most remote trek in Karnataka, Barakona Falls Between Agumbe and Sringeri Trekking Guide: Narasimha Parvatha, Karnataka, India
Nilakandi Falls Thadiyendamol Range, Tropical Rainforests Near Honey Valley, Kakkabe, Coorg Monsoon Trek to Nilakandi Falls, Coorg, Karnataka, India
Skandagiri Sunrise, Night trekking, Tipu’s Fort Ruins Near Chickballapur Night Trek to Skandagiri’s Misty Mountain Top in Karnataka, India
Thadiyendamol Peak Coffee Plantations, Western Ghats, Bird watching, Honey, Nalnad Palace Near Kakkabe, Coorg Weekend Getaway to Honey Valley Estate in Coorg, Karnataka, India

Nalnad Palace near Kakkabe in Coorg

Monsoon Trek to Thadiyendamol Peak, Coorg, Karnataka, India
Vanakebe Falls 600 foot waterfall drop. Trek to the top of this waterfall Near Agumbe Trek to Vanakebe Falls – A sight to behold!
Yaana Hills Twin Hills made of limestone, Cave Temples Near Gokarna Yaana Hills – Towering Black Beauties in Karnataka, India


Kerala

Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Chembra Peak Trekking Near Meppady, Wayanad District Monsoon Trek to Chembra Peak, Wayanad, Kerala, India

Trek to Chembra Peak - FAQ
Nilgiri Mountains Trekking, Kodaikanal, Munnar, Western Ghats Tamil Nadu and Kerala Trekking the Nilgiri Mountains from Kodaikanal to Munnar in Heavy Rains!!
Soochipara Falls Short Trek, Warerfall Near Meppady, Wayanad District Soochipara Falls in the Monsoons

Tropical Moss and the Enveloping Mist


Tamil Nadu

Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Agaya Gangai Falls 300 foot waterfall, Siddha Caves, Eastern Ghats Kolli Hills Agaya Gangai Waterfalls – Milk that falls from the sky!
Anaimalai Hills Tigers, Evergreen Forest, Elephants, Gaur, Anaimalai Tiger Reserve Top Slip (Near Pollachi) Anaimalai Tiger Reserve – of elephants, gaurs, tigers and hornbills
Nilgiri Mountains Trekking, Kodaikanal, Munnar, Western Ghats Tamil Nadu and Kerala Trekking the Nilgiri Mountains from Kodaikanal to Munnar in Heavy Rains!!

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