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Location: Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, Northern India.
Best Time: May to October.
Major Locations: Himachal Pradesh, Rishikesh, Darjeeling, Garhwal and Ladak.

Hiking in India
Only a few places in the world as gorgeous as Indian terrain. With low rolling hills, just a couple of meters high, one can climb on to touch the core of the great Himalayas. Perennial snow, deep gorges and placid mountain lakes, thick forests and acres of snow draped mountainsides and green alpine meadows offer a fondling journey for adventure travellers. The best to enjoy such unblemished and untamed natural surrounds, is hiking. You can enjoy the tranquil settings of the wooded meadows and verdant fields of Himalayas during hiking tours in India. The thrilling hiking tours here, offer enormous opportunity for the travellers to mingle with the nature. When you happen to visit places in their undisturbed beauty and relishing scenic surroundings, you will be enslaved and enthralled by their breathtaking sceneries. All you have to do is make up your mind and select a hiking destination.

Hiking Tips
Hiking experience in mountaneous region of India can be demanding in terms of physical health and fitness. Although hiking involves walking, there are always some recommendations for its safe than sorry. First, choose your clothes according to weather and climatic conditions. Some of the places in Ladak can be death chilly. For cold weather, you may go for capilene, thermion, thermax and thermostat. For warm weathers, cool max, supplex or polyester microfiber are best options. A wind proof and water resistant jacket can be worn loosely as a great protector. The second important consideration is as regards foot wears. Since a hiker walks miles and miles on rough and rugged terrains, shoes that provide walking comfort are an asset. Always look for light weight and waterproof variety of shoes for hiking. The third and most important thing to take care of is about food. You should drink a lot of water before, during and after journey. It only prevents you from dehydration but also builds stamina while walking. The last thing is to carry a trial map and compass. No hiker should head out without knowing directions and routes as this may be frustrating.

Hiking Places in India
There are splendid places in India which offer great hiking options. For the travellers who have handful days in hand, Himachal Pradesh offers pretty good hiking places. Suggested places in Himachal include Kullu, Manikaran and Pulga. You can take one day hiking trail in Darjeeling to view its entire region. You can make a hiking tour from Darjeeling to Kuseong, Old Millitary Road, Singla, Bijabbari and Tiger Hill. Most amazing of all is Doon Valley tour which will take you through wonderful flowering meadows and forests of Har ki Doon Valley. Start from Mussoorie and take an exciting river rafting trip through River Ganges to visit some of the Hindu pilgrimage destinations. Rishikesh is yet another famous adventurous hiking destination. But if you are looking for some of the best hikes in the country then Leh-Ladak is the name for it. As you hike the bewitching mountains and valleys of Ladak, enjoy the enslaving views of Zaqnskar Valleys. Ideal mix of relaxation and picturesque beauty adorn this place, making it an ultimate splendor.

Things to Carry
If you are set for a hiking trip, then do not forget to carry these: hat, waist packs, hike backpack, water bottles, sunscreen and hike tour route maps.

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