India’s first canopy walk has finally been thrown open to travellers this November. Inaugurated in February 2018, it closed soon after due to the onset of monsoons. The canopy walk is surrounded by dense forests of the Western Ghats, and located in Castle Rock, Kuveshi.
The 240m long canopy walk will allow adventurers and nature lovers to walk 30m above ground level. Available only in a few countries around the world, the most famous and longest canopy walk is located in Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia. It is 500m long and has ten different bridge sections.
Coming back to our own country, the canopy walk in Kuveshi is going to cost INR 500 for adults, and INR 300 for children below 12 years of age. Operated by Jungle Lodges and Resorts; all the basic amenities are already in place: from toilets and drinking to local drivers who’d ferry passengers to the spot. In due time, locals will also get an opportunity to sell food at the location, which will in turn boost tourism.
The experience at Kuveshi is said to be one-of-its-kind allowing you to connect with nature and explore the beauty of the Western Ghats like never before. There were some objections made by environmentalists initially regarding this project, but thankfully got cleared by authorities later. The opportunity to explore the country’s tropical rainforests that make up a considerable portion of the Western Ghats is worth being grateful for, and the next time we’re in Karnataka, we’re not missing out on this experience!