The first thing we all recall after hearing the word jungle is Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’ which never fails to fascinate us till now. If you are in love with Mowgli’s lifestyle then, this article is for you. At times mountains and beaches do become boring but jungle always attracts us. India’s jungles are less explored as people are scared of going deep inside but now this section is also gaining popularity. (ALSO READ: WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT NATIONAL PARKS IN SUMMER)
Here, we have handpicked some interesting jungle treks which will help you explore the best of greenery.
1. Kanha National Park: Located in Madhya Pradesh, this National Park has 22 species of mammals, and the most frequently spotted are the tigers, sloth bear, mouse deer among the others. This national park is very popular among trekkers and wildlife enthusiasts. The best time to go for this trek is the period from mid-October to June end. The Kanha National Park remains closed for the visitors in the monsoon season.
2. Pali Waterfall: Also known as Shivling falls, this is one of the most offbeat trails in Goa. The falls are situated in a small village called Valpoi, which lies in jungle regions of the state. The trek, which starts from the village is a 6km long trail and requires hikers to cross through rocky terrain, thick vegetation, and mushy waters to reach the falls. The best to visit from the end of August to the end of September.
3. Mudumalai National Park: A popular tourist destination in Tamil Nadu, the national park is a paradise for nature lovers. The place has now gained popularity as a jungle trekking destination. The trek to the peak takes about 2-3 hours and takes you through banana plantations and lush-green wilderness to reach the peak. The best time to trek is post-monsoon. The season is from December to February.
4. Talle Valley: Situated in Arunachal Pradesh, the Valley region is quite well-known for its flora and fauna. In recent years, it has come up as a trekking destination as well. The jungles in this part are still untouched for the most part as the trekking is fairly recent activity. There is not much infrastructure either, making this one of the most adventurous jungle treks in the country. From October to April is the best time to visit.
5. Kodachadri Trek: The Kodachadri Peak in Karnataka is a natural heritage site and is extremely popular among trekkers. Kodachadri is situated at a height of 4,406 feet above sea level, right in the middle of the Mookambika National Park. Surrounded by beautiful forests, extensive flora and fauna, and breathtaking waterfalls, the park makes for an amazing trekking trail. From October to January is the best time as the temperature is moderate and there is hardly any rainfall.
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