Contribute Trek Photos to the Indiahikes Database

We need help with some good photographs of trekking trails in India.  

You would know that the Indiahikes website is the largest database of trek information in India. Over 13 years, we have written over 1,250 articles, documented 225+ treks across the country. Which means, whichever state of India you are from, you will find not one but multiple treks to do near your home.  

Thousands of trekkers use this information everyday to trek on their own. 

Unfortunately, in these documentations, we notice that there aren’t enough photographs. 

To us, this is a tragedy! 

Photographs play a big role in giving trekkers a visual cue of the trail, and how to prepare for it. It gives trekkers clarity on what the trek looks like, what to expect in certain sections, and what not to expect as well. 

This is where we need your help. 

We’re hoping to enrich our documentations with complete trail photographs.

Have you done any treks in India, of which you can share photos with me? 

These treks can be anywhere in the country. Whether it’s Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, anywhere. 

We have a full list of our Do-It-Yourself treks here.

Click to see the treks for which we need photographs. 

Your photographs could help thousands of trekkers to do a better trek. It could make the difference between a good trek and a bad one. Sometimes it takes just one photograph to help a trekker understand a trek better.  

We understand that you may have done some treks with Indiahikes as well. We’re looking for photos of those treks too! (You’ll find a list of all Indiahikes treks here)

We hope you’ll be able to help us with photographs

Here’s the process to send us the photos: 

We’ve created a form where you add in some of your basic details — your full name, your trek, your Instagram handle and a link to your folder of photographs.

Click to Contribute Photos

We’re not looking for all the photos you have. If you can select your top 20-25 trek photographs and share it with us, that will be very helpful. 

You could add it onto a Google Drive folder / WeTransfer and share the link in the form.  

We will use these photos in our documentations, feature them on our website and also on our Instagram page, where over 1,55,000 trekkers follow us for the trek information we share. Anywhere we use the photos, we will give you credit by mentioning your full name / tagging your account.

A few points to note: 

  • Photos taken on the phone are okay as long as they are of high quality. 
  • You need not edit the photos. Our photo team will take care of that. 
  • We will feature high resolution photos only.
  • Please do not add a watermark on the photo.
  • Please name the photographs in your folder like this:
    “Trek name – Your full name – Caption”

    Eg. “Brahmatal trek – Aditya Ramesh – View of Mt Trishul from Brahmatal”

 

A note on our copyright policy: Copyright for all images submitted remains with you. However, you grant a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to Indiahikes to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of our publications, our websites and/or in any promotional material, with due credit.

We’re keeping Saturday, May 15th, as a deadline to collect photos. We have our fingers crossed, hoping you’ll be able to share photos from your treks. 

During these difficult times, going though your old trek photos is going to feel like a breath of fresh air!

If you have any questions, please drop in a comment below. 

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers. A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content. Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact in a person's mind, body and spirit. Read Swathi's columns. Watch Swathi's videos.