I think the best gift nature has given to mumbaikars is the presence of the majestic sahyadri peaks and the numerous forts hidden amongst them. You’ll never run out of choices no matter whether you want to do a 1 day hike or probably a longer 3-4 day hike.
Almost every weekend, am out for exploring these terrains. One of the friends jested as to why anyone would want to climb those mountains when you have to come down anyways. Many a times logic doesn’t work in reasoning. But here are few of the reasons as why I love trekking..
– getting close to nature and enjoy its pristine beauty
– enjoying the wind blow on your face and ruffling up your hair.
– gorgeous views from the top. Its feast to your eyes on some breathtaking scenery
– stretching your limits/meeting challenges
– immense confidence booster
– get interaction with like-minded people (the trekking group) and the villagers you meet on the way
– traveling improves your understanding of life and is an important part of your self-knowledge
– wander off into endless realm of emptiness, away from the rush of life even for a glance all alone
– gives the kick for the fitness-freaks on stretching out your every nerve to climb up
– going beyond just visiting the mountains, believe in taking an interest in the History, Flora and Fauna of the place.
And last but not the least you got to carry the attitude. After all, trekking isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
“I’ve learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Anonymous