10 trekking spots in Karnataka that are not banned right now!

Tired of the same old tourist traps and feeling that itch for a trek that's both epic and, well, legal? Look no further than the mighty state of Karnataka! But with treks getting banned left, right, and center, it's enough to make even the most seasoned explorer scratch their head. Worry not, wanderlust warriors, for we've got the scoop on 10 incredible trekking trails in Karnataka that are officially open and ready to blow your socks off!

Read more: Karnataka Govt Temporarily Bans Forest Trekking

1. Kanchenjunga Trek:

Kanchenjunga TrekImg: Wild Yak

This trek is located in the Kodagu district and is known for its waterfalls and dense forests. The trek is moderately difficult and takes about 3-4 hours to complete.

2. Anthargange Trek:

 Anthargange TrekImg: Paytm Insider

Calling all spelunkers and rock-climbing enthusiasts! This unique trek near Bangalore takes you through caves, crevasses, and even a natural rock bridge. Don't forget your flashlight and your sense of adventure!

Read more: 2 Day Itinerary to Chikmagalur for the First Timers

3. Kudremukh Trek:

 Kudremukh TrekImg: BanBanjara

Calling all shutterbugs! This trek boasts stunning views of the Shola grasslands and the Kudremukh peak, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Keep your cameras handy and be prepared for some moderate inclines.

4. Chembra Peak Trek:

Chembra Peak TrekImg: Gajraj Singh Yadav

This challenging trek in the Wayanad district is not for the faint of heart. But if you're up for it, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Western Ghats and lush valleys. Just remember, this one requires permits and isn't for beginners.

5. Agumbe Rainforest Trek:

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Calling all nature lovers! This trek takes you through the thick rainforests of Agumbe, home to exotic flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled for elusive king cobras and be prepared for some leech love (don't worry, they're harmless).

Read more: Exploring the Wilderness of Karnataka: A Comprehensive Guide

6. Bandaje Aralagodu Trek:

Bandaje Aralagodu TrekImg: Mohan Rao

This lesser-known gem near Chikmagalur offers stunning views of the Mullayanagiri peak and the surrounding hills. It's a moderate trek perfect for those seeking a peaceful escape.

7. Kodachadri Trek:

Kodachadri TrekImg: Trek Panda

This trek in the Western Ghats is known for its breathtaking waterfalls, lush forests, and serene atmosphere. It's a moderate trek with some challenging sections, so pace yourself and enjoy the views.

Read more: 11 Awesome Camping Spots Near Bangalore that Takes You Closer to the Nature

8. Mandalpatti Trek:

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This easy trek near Chikmagalur is perfect for families and beginners. With its gentle slopes and panoramic views, it's a great way to introduce yourself to the beauty of the Western Ghats.

9. Nishani Motte Trek:

Nishani Motte TrekImg: Mumbai Hikers Network

This moderate trek near Sakleshpur offers stunning views of the Hemavati backwaters and the surrounding hills. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and enjoy the serenity of the forest.

10. Tadiandamol Trek:

 Tadiandamol TrekImg: Indiahikes

This trek is located in the Coorg district and is the highest peak in Karnataka. The trek is challenging and takes about 8-10 hours to complete.

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Remember, trekkers: Always be responsible, follow the rules, and leave no trace behind. Happy trails!

P.S. Don't forget to check the latest guidelines and restrictions before you embark on your trek. Safety first, always!

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