Did you know there is no specific inventor of mountain biking but a group of people who were looking for adventure ?
Well, we smell a craving for thrill here too, so here are seven places for mountain biking in India that’ll satisfy your thirst for action.
1. Kohima, Nagaland
Situated on the northeast corner of the country, Kohima is the capital of Nagaland. Famous for its tradition and culture, especially, hornbill festival taking place in the first week of December, the new generation fused tradition with exciting activities and the saga of mountain bikers began. Participants from across the country come to showcase their skills and win the trophy. Many bikers clubs and associations, too, are enthusiastic about riding and since riding together is better than solo, Kohima is certainly the best place for it.
Best for a quick get away from the monotonous boring daily life, Coorg, just 243 km from the city of Bengaluru, the town still has the charm of country life. The ecstasy to cycle in the lush green mountains of Coorg, will not only give your body the stimulation but your mind a fresh perception. The best time to get your bikes on the tracks of Coorg is pre-monsoon and monsoons.
3. Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh
It is not unknown to the aspirants of cycling and mountaineering that the Himalayas is THE place for adventure, however, most parts are crowded by the tourist and the expectations turn out different from the reality. So, hiding from the limelight, yet equally enticing, Bir Billing is a village located in the west of Joginder Nagar Valley. If you are looking for a solo ride, just to spend some me time, get going!
4. Bengaluru , Karnataka
Sometimes, okay, most of the times, it is impossible to get time out of your busy work schedule and satisfy that kick you get once in a while, and to add to it, traveling is tiring so rather than doing all the chores you can just go to turahalli trails in Bangalore and get that action pack much easier. The rocky mountains and fresh air will give you the exact delight of hilly stations.
Finally, saving the best for the last, Goa, the Las Vegas of India considering the party hub and of course, complimenting its heritage with majestic beaches and mountains, you get a chance to gasp at the ocean while you are up on the mountain. The combination of the two adds a new set of experience and should definitely go on your bucket list.