It was interesting to chance upon my enterprising pal Kaushal’s new blog about Outdoor destinations in India, which talks about the lesser known but breathtakingly beautiful locales in the country. Kaushal is part of a larger group of travel enthusiasts, and his blog mostly talks about personal experiences - which are as diverse as mountain biking in the Garhwal and Kumaon hills, to trekking in the Sahyadris. His posts are peppered with pictures, links, valuable tips, hints, and suggestions that would prove most useful to the foreign traveler journeying across the country, as much as it would to any desi bitten by the travel bug.
From Kaushal’s blog:
Western ghats is a paradise if you are a hardcore rock climber. Rock nurseries at Mumbra, Manori rocks and Kaneri caves near Mumbai and Dudha near Pune have provided good place for learning rock climbs. Sahyadri mountains provide various grades of difficulties for natural rock climber. A number of pinacles and cracks provide ample opportunities. Rock climbs with climbs more than 1000 feet are ample in this region.