Breathtaking Treks In India That Are Even More Beautiful At Night


"If the stars only came out once every thousand years, no one would sleep that night, of course. The world would become religious overnight. We would be ecstatic and delirious. Instead the stars come out every night, and we watch television." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Look at the stars, every night and on some nights when the racing heart is ready to bounce out of the window, buckle up your shoes, light the light and head forth to explore. The world reveals its most beautiful secrets in the silence of the night.

Here are some of the night treks for you to dream with open eyes on the most beautiful hilltops in India.

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1. Night Trek and Cave Exploring At Anthragange

For peeps from Bangalore, this exciting night trek awaits at a 2 hour distance. The trekkers can begin this expedition late at night and enjoy the magical view of the night sky overlooking the trail. Cave exploration at Anthargange would gift you a wonder you will cherish for life.

Photo of Antharagange, Karnataka, India by Disha Kapkoti
Image Credits: Thrillophilia

2. Night Full of Stars at Skandagiri

Trail to Skandagiri offers a pleasant hike. At a distance of 70 kms from Bangalore, trekkers can reach the base camp by midnight. It takes 3 to 4 hours to reach the top, thereafter, you can enjoy bonfire under the sun singing the night away.

Photo of Skandagiri Hills, Chikballapur, Karnataka, India by Disha Kapkoti
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3. Night Trek to a Majestic Hilltop at Gorakhgad

This surreal hilltop can be an exciting hiking destination for Mumbaikars. At a two hour distance from the city, this hiking trail is a pleasant walk in the initial half. The rocks awaiting you at the very end of the trail would give you a racing heart at first and then leave you with a joy of arriving at a hilltop.

Read Kush Mehta's night trek story to Gorakhgad.

Photo of Gorakhgad, Maharashtra, India by Disha Kapkoti

4. Night Trek and Watersports at Kunti Betta

Kunti Betta is a marvelous hill at the beautiful town of Pandavapura. The hike can be started post 12 am and the three hour trek will give you sometime to enjoy the bonfire and witness the beautiful sunrise. Enjoy swimming and kayaking at the Tonnur Lake early in the morning and go back with memories of a day well-spent.

Photo of Kunti Betta, Pandavapura, Karnataka, India by Disha Kapkoti
Image Credits: Thrillophilia

5. Night Trek from Katraj to Sinhagad

This medium difficulty level trek is a 11.8 km route in total. The Katraj to Sinhagad Night trek can be your chance to explore the suburbs of Pune. This six to seven hour trek at night should be stared early at night. And yes, along the trail you will witness a bird-eye view of the amazingly lit Pune city.

Photo of Sinhagad Fort, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Disha Kapkoti
Image Credits: Suyash Sonawane

6. Witness The Sunrise at Gavirangana Betta

Gavirangana Betta is located off Bangalore-Mysore Highway. Along with the night trek, this route also offers you adventure activities like rappelling. The hillock where the trail leads is an amazing spot to watch the sunrise.

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Photo of Gavirangana Betta, Vitalenahalli, Karnataka, India by Disha Kapkoti
Image Credits: BMC India

7. Night Trek to the Highest Peak of Maharastra, Kalsubai

Kalsubai Trek is up in the bucket list of many. You can start the trek from Bari village and it would take a little more than 4 hours to reach the top. The amazing trek to the Sayadri's Mt Kalsubai at the height of 5,400 ft can be your chance to conquer the highest peak of Maharashtra.

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Photo of Kalsubai Peak, Indore, Maharashtra, India by Disha Kapkoti
Image Credits: Harsh Singh

8. Ramanagara/ Ramadevara Betta Night Trek

60 kms away from Bangalore, Ramanagara is the spot where legendary bollywood movie Sholay was shot. The place also has significance in the Indian mythology where it is believed that Lord Rama stayed at Ramanagara during exile. The hilltop is an ideal spot for birdwatching at early morning.

Photo of Ramanagara, Karnataka, India by Disha Kapkoti
Image Credits: Abhijith Bhat

Starry nights can make you dream with open eyes. Take time out and on certain nights listen to a voice calling you for an adventure outside. Experience a night trek and share your adventure story with us.

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