Chennai is one of those cities, that has almost everything that one could hope for. With a flourishing tradition and newer and better job prospects, Chennai is truly one of the metropolitan hubs of the country.
Well if you are in Chennai, then you know already that the people are pretty peace loving and work hard for their living. If you are tired of your typical city life and you want to take break from it, then you have to try out some trekking near Chennai. Trekking truly is one of the best ways to de-stress yourself and spend some time in the open air.
However you will need to prepare your body if you are planning on going on a nice and taxing trek. You have to keep fit and exercise as much as possible before you head out for your trek. There are plenty of agencies that organise for treks both near Chennai and even to the mountains in the northern side of India like Kedarnath. Well if you are thinking about trying out some trekking fun when in Chennai, then here are some events that are lined up which you should readily sign up for:
- Zanskar Frozen River Chadar Trek: Have you ever walked on a frozen sheet of ice, let alone a river? Well if you have not, then this is one trek that you will definitely have to try out. Though quite far away in the northern part of India and away from Chennai, this trek promises to be an experience of a life time where you can enjoy and gather the experience of walking on a sheet of ice! Yes, that’s right, the entire river Zanskar gets frozen in winter and hence this trek is perfect to be carried out during the winter months. So if you are thinking about trying out some serious trekking and that too in the high altitudes, then this is one trek that you should definitely plan on going.
When: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:00PM – Wed, 14 Feb 2018 8:00AM + more dates
Where: Chadar (Outside Chennai),
Cost: Rs 22500 per person
- Gandikota – Adventurous Weekend getaway: Located closer to home, Gandikota in Andhra Pradesh is a small village which is slowly gathering some tourist attention for its sheer beauty. Situated in the heart of nature with the beauty of rivers cutting through hills and hillocks, the entire place paints a pretty picture indeed. In fact this place is often fondly referred to as the Hidden Grand Canyon of India! This trek definitely promises to be challenging but a fun one. Make sure that you prepare right for this trek so that you do not run out of strength or stamina. If trekking near Chennai is what you are looking for, then this is a must try!
When: Sat, 13 Jan 2018 9:30PM – Tue, 16 Jan 2018 4:00AM
Where: Gandhikota fort (Outside Chennai)
Cost: Rs 2000 per person
These two treks- one near home and the other one a little far away are something that you ought to try out for some fresh air fun.