Kodaikanal is a popular hill station in the Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu. In Tamil Language “Kodaikanal” means “The Gift of the Forest”. The town of Kodaikanal sits on a plateau above the southern escarpment of the upper Palani Hills at 2,133 meters (6,998 ft.), between the Parappar and Gundar Valleys.
The starting point of the trek is from “Dolphin’s Nose Point”. Which provides a bird’s eye view of the scenic landscapes of the surrounding mountains.
It is a paradise for trekking lovers as it offers different trekking routes for the professional trekker to the novice trekker as well. The Total distance of the trek is about 13-14 Kms and considered to be a moderate trek.
Please note: Travelling from Bangalore would be little more costly then Chennai as the state permit would be required to enter Tamil Nadu from Karnataka.
Start from Bangalore –Reach Kodaikanal– Reach the Vatakkal (starting point of the trek)– Reach Vellakavi for Lunch–Descend to Kumakarai Waterfall –Camp at Kumakarai Waterfall – Camp fire& Food.
Next day – Breakfast – back to Bangalore.
Location: Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu Duration: 2 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS Age: 12 – 45 Years Group Size: 30 People Max Trek Distance: 15 KM Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
We would be leaving at late evening from Bangalore. We request you to have some light food before traveling. This trip would be an overnight journey to KodaikanalTown toVattakanal. Which is about 470 km away from Bangalore, in which we would have an informal introduction and have fun.
After freshening up and breakfast, we would hop on the bus and go to the starting point of the trek i.e.Vattakanal.
Vattakanal is a small town, situated in the south of Kodaikanal. It has a view of beautiful valleys and mountains of Kodaikanal. The Place is mostly famous for one viewpoint “Dolphin Nose Point”. The Trek starts by the side of this viewpoint.
The descent would start from the Vattakanal village itself. Initially, the trail goes through big eucalyptus trees. The aroma of the place can only be experienced on this route.
The trail goes down through zig-zag path and a little ascent near the Vellagavi town. It is small town situated in the middle of the forest and through the initial stretch, it could act the guiding factor as you can see the whole village while descending from Vattakanal.
The distance of Vellagavi from Vattakanal is about 4-5 Kms.
The trail takes you through a dense forest before entering the village.
After taking a right from the temple of Vellagavi, you would enter a route through several Elaichi farms, coffee farms, and Lemon farms.
From here the descent would be bit moderate till we reach small water stream.
After getting of the jungle you would enter into a Lemon farm trail, which would straight walk till we reach the waterfall and our camping destination.
After the breakfast, we would start to leave the forest and reach the check-post. Board the Bus and back to Bangalore.
Referred as ‘Princess of Hill Stations”, Kodaikanal is one of the most popular and most sought after holiday destination hill resorts in South India. Standing 7200 feet above sea level, this hill station is situated in upper Palani hills of the Western Ghats near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. The cool and misty weather, the scenic beauty of the rolling hills and the wooded forest of Kodaikanal and its surroundings mesmerizes the visitors and makes it a hot spot throughout the year. Kodaikanal has several scenic natural attractions including Kodaikanal Lake, ... Read More
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