'The mountains are calling and I must go.' - John Muir
This is what every trekker feels, looking at almost every mountain on earth. While trekking can be an amazing adventure activity in any part of the world, trekking in Sahyadri can be comprehended beyond measures.
Living in the bustling city of Mumbai, which is the economic capital of India, it is quite easy for me to go on weekend treks to the Sahyadri ranges. The Sahyadri, a.k.a. the Western Ghats is a mountain range that runs parallel to the western coast of the Indian Peninsula. These mountains are the eroded edges of the Deccan Plateau. There are five main rivers that form a part of this mountain range region, these are Godavari, Kaveri, Krishna, Thamiraparani, and Tungabhadra. During monsoons, various streams overflow and meet these rivers carrying large volumes of rainwater. This makes trekking Sahyadri in monsoon all the more exciting.