Mountain Biking in India

Biking in India is one of the best mediums to explore its natural beauty and vast culture. Though it is an adventurous sport, which challenges your endurance and physical fitness, but it gives you an unmatchable experience. Biking can be of any type, be it cycling or motor biking. The only difference is that cycle biking needs good stamina and toughness, both mental as well as physical.
As India has been blessed with a vast landscape ranging from beautiful beaches in the South to golden deserts in West and from fertile Gangetic plains to lofty mountain peaks in North and East, it is a good experience of exploring Indian diversities through biking. Every year adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers from several parts of the globe try their hand on biking for discovering the Indian landscapes.

Mountain Biking in India provides an opportunity to peep into the culture, tradition and lifestyles of the localites by stopping at various places and villages.

Biking Destinations in India

The states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh are replete with incomparable scenic beauty and some of the best places to offer a complete novel experience with treasure troves of exciting routes in hill stations of India are a number of less frequented mountainous routes in India, where a leisurely ride on a cycle or motor bike through an atmosphere almost devoid of pollution, verdant valleys, lush green meadows and lofty mountains gives you an experience worth remembering.

Most preferred routes for Biking

Biking in Himachal Pradesh

1. Shimla – Kufri – Narkanda – Sungri – Jeori – Sangla – Karcham – Bhawa nagar – Sainj – Basantpur – Shimla

2. Shimla – Kufri – Narkanda – Nankhari – Sungri – Tiuni – Lakhawati – Paonta Sahib

3. Shimla – Kufri – Narkanda – Shemsher – Koti – Chattru – Rangrik – Tabo – Chango – Powari – Jeori – Sungri – Tiuni – Nerwa – Paunta Sahib

Biking in South India

1. Bangalore – Cochin – Parambikolam – Marayoor – Kanthalloor – Kundala – Munnar

2. Kottayam – Kumarakom – Muhamma – Kovalam - Trivandrum

Biking in Uttarakhand

1. Mussoorie – Dhanaulti – Surkhanda Devi – Chamba – Rari Pass

2. Thakurdwara – Ramnagar – Kaladhungi – Haldwani – Nainital - Ranikhet

Biking in Ladakh

1. Leh – Hemis – Chilling – Khardung La – Upshi – Rumptsi - Tanglang La - Manali

2. Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis – Upshi – Hyamnya – Chumthang – Sumdo – Karzog – Tsokar – Debring – Upshi - Leh

Though thinking about biking in beautiful valleys seems very nice but in practical it is physically more demanding and challenging. It is always advisable to move in groups to avoid any unforeseen emergencies.

The best thing about mountain biking in Himalayas is hospitality of the localites wherever you go. You need not to worry about the food and shelter. It is an unimaginable experience to drive through barren lands, snow fed rivers, gushing streams, green meadows, dense forests and rugged terrains.

The best season for biking in India is from March to June and from September to November.

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