5 Best Reasons to Go on a Monsoon Trek
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Gods have been kind, and monsoon has set in just the time it is meant to! This comes as much of a respite after the hot sweltering summer and is a welcome season to all. The steady spells of rain have not only gotten the temperatures down by a couple degrees but also changed the atmosphere from dry arid brown to a fresh lush green.
The grey overcast sky and the sudden change in the colors alongside the wet roads definitely tempt one and all to step out and explore the wilderness. Monsoon treks and adventure camps are one sure way to soak in the pleasant change in the weather. Here, we give you 5 reasons to go hike up the green mountains.
1. A Visual Treat
Monsoon trek in the Sahyadris is a treat to the eyes! The lush valleys, the heavy clouds kissing the green mountains with the grey skies watching them over in the distance! Wild colorful blossoms dancing to the pitter-patter of the raindrops! The once-barren rocks turning into tiny rivers and the mountains abound with waterfalls! Beautiful rainbows adorning the skies adding drama to the frames! Such is the colorful palette to paint the picture perfect. Do you see the scene in front of your eyes reading this? Guess that’s enough reason to head out and treat yourself to some beautiful landscapes around the city.
2. Pamper Your Taste Buds
The fresh chill in the gloomy weather calls for piping hot chai with some Kanda Bhaji (onion fritters) to lift up your mood and spirit. Sinhagad, in the Sahyadri Mountains, is a popular spot around the city to get one of the best bhaji and hot Vada Pav on a rainy day. Corn on the cob just off the charred coal spiced up with lemon and chilli powder is sure to tantalize your taste buds. An adventurous walk through the showers is absolutely worth it if it ends with such warm comforting food under an umbrella with your loved ones. But be sure to use some hand sanitizer before indulging yourself in some tasty treats.
3. Explore Exposures
Explore exposures, literally! Get your cameras out and let the creativity flow. The monsoon sets up a beautiful backdrop for all photographers – professional and amateur. Monsoon adventure treks often take you across off-beaten tracks to expose some scenic landscapes. Capture yourself amidst nature while capturing the perfect monsoon setting. The mountains disappearing into the clouds form a dramatic story-line for a bright colorful photo shoot. Although, remember to carry proper rain cover for the camera and lenses lest risking losing all the captured images.
4. Fitness Check
Well, the most obvious reason for hiking can become the most exciting and adventurous experience thanks to the ambient monsoons. Unlike the summers, monsoons keep you rather upbeat to scale higher heights without draining your energy levels. The freshness in the air, the beautiful smell of the earth and the wet footsteps treading the beaten paths are sure to test your endurance. So put on some good hiking shoes, take on the challenge and get going!
5. Enjoy Life, Live!
Lastly, get up and get away to breathe and live. Monsoon brings about a peace and calm in the atmosphere. So disconnect from the virtual world and drift away into a land of tranquility. Connect with yourself, connect with nature and go back to the roots. Enjoy the little-big joys of getting drenched to your soul. Drink in the sweet sense of accomplishment from up above. Break the monotony of routine and indeed stand and stare as Leisure suggests!
These were some of our top reasons to go out in the monsoon for some adventure activity. Why not experience these for yourself, or find your own to enjoy the pleasant season. The thrill and fun of getting wet in the rains with your loved ones are simply unparalleled. So what are you waiting for? Grab your rain gear and head out!
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