Trekking in Chhattisgarh: India's Most Underrated Trekking Routes!

Chhattisgarh is one of the most underrated trekking destinations in our country. Trekking in Chattisgarh amidst the bounty of hills and forests is a pleasure unto itself, and they live up to every traveller’s expectations. If you are someone who loves serene things, never miss going on a experience to go trekking in Chhattisgarh. The dense forest treks are very different from the Himalayan trek and open up a whole new world so amazingly delightful. 

Here is a list of the four most underrated trekking routes in this pristine land:

1. Jatmai Temple Trek

Jatmai Temple Trek, India's most underrated trekking routes are in Chhattisgarh

Jatmai Temple trek offers one of the most scenic trails for trekking in Chhattisgarh. At a total distance of 84 kilometres from Raipur, the trek will take you to the sacred Jatmai Temple dedicated to Mata Jatmai. The temple is known for its splendid architecture with granite carvings. Most of the road is motorable, and only the last leg has to be covered on foot. Blanketed by verdant greenery, the trekking road has a roaring waterfall cascade that looks straight out of a postcard. This region is also a haven for birdwatchers where you can witness various species of exotic birds.

Tip: It is advisable to avoid this trek in the monsoon season.
Duration: Half day trek
Best time: September to December

2. Raipur to Gupteshwar Trek

Raipur to Gupteshwar Trek, India's most underrated trekking routes are in Chhattisgarh

One of the most extended treks in Chattisgarh takes place from Raipur to Gupteshwar. The trek will allow you to witness the magnificent Gupteshwar Cave that is located at an estimated distance of 60 kilometres from Jeypore in Southern Odisha. The cave is dedicated to Lord Shiva and attracts pilgrims all year round. But only the daredevils seek pleasure in trekking the route. The trail looks wonderfully dramatic with hills, dense forest and gushing river.

Tip: The duration of the trek is long, and the trekkers are advised to prepare themselves before starting the journey.
Duration: 4 days trek
Best time: October to February                

3. Gadiya Mountain Trek

Gadiya Mountain Trek, India's most underrated trekking routes are in Chhattisgarh

Gadiya is one of the highest mountains that offer the best views to Kanker Town, especially the Doodh River. The hill came into prominence during the time of the Kandra Dynasty. If you want an escape from the hustle of the city, this is the place where you should be. The climb to the top is strenuous, but you will be rewarded with an astonishing sight. The trek will acquaint you to the cultural richness and the diverse flora and fauna of the region.

Tip: It is advisable to carry a mosquito repellent while trekking this route.
Duration: 1-day trek
Best Time: October to March

4. Jungle Trek

Jungle Trek, India's most underrated trekking routes are in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Jungle Trek will take you through the sal forest that greets visitors with impressive visuals. The lush greenery will not only soothe the soul but give you a beautiful shade when you walk beneath them. No wonder, this route would provide immense photography opportunities. It is a moderate trek, and the variety in the trails will keep you glued. On this trek, you will also stumble upon tribal settlements and get a closer look at their culture. The unspoilt beauty of the forest will fascinate every nature lover trekking through the region.

Tip: The nights are chilly, and the temperature drops below zero degrees. So, it is advisable to carry warm clothes.
Duration: 5 days
Best time: December

Trekking in Chhattisgarh is ultimate fun and if you are going with friends, indulge in the pleasure of camping in the lap of nature. When are you planning a trek in Chhattisgarh? Share with us below!

This post was published by Atreyee Dutta

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