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Kodaikanal To Kumbakarai Trek

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Fri, 5 Apr 7:30PM - Sun, 7 Apr 10:00PM
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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.

 

Short Itinerary 

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.

 

Additional information

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

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Itinerary

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Day 0

 

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.

 

Day 1

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.

 

Day 2

After the breakfast, we would start to leave the forest and reach the check-post. Board the Bus and back to Bangalore.

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Things to carry

Things to carry

MANDATORY THING TO CARRY

  • Two liters of water bottles
  • Rain coat (if in case it rains)
  • A torch
  • A cap

WEAR

  • Cargo/track pants - 2
  • T-shirt - 2
  • Shoes, Socks
  • Personal medication kit
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain Coat/Poncho

 

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Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions / Exclusions

INCLUDED

  • To and fro journey
  • Accommodation
  • Two breakfasts (Saturday, Sunday)
  • One lunch (Saturday)
  • One dinner (Saturday)
  • Bonfire
  • Forest permit
  • Snack/Power packs for trekking
  • Lots and lots of FUN

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch - Sunday
  • Dinner - Friday, Sunday
  • Any personal expenses
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Terms & Conditions

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2. Cancellation Policy: http://naturewalkers.in/cancellation-policy/
3. Disclaimer: http://naturewalkers.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Nature-Walkers-Disclaimer-Form.pdf

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Destination Info

Destination Info
Kodaikanal
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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Kodaikanal ( Outside bangalore )
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Agumbe Rainforest Ecology – Trek & Camping 14 - 17 Jun 2018.

Although this was our first trek with Nature Walkers, it didn’t feel like that from the very first minute we met Shane our outdoor leader and then one by one the group we were going with. Expectation I set for this trip was to relax, have some fresh air, go far away from the polluted busy environment and de-stress. I must admit I got much more than my expectations. Forest walks, a dip in a clear flowing stream of water (twice actually), a small trek to a peak where we had scenic view of nature and greenery, first aid for snake bite session, session on King Cobra, wildlife photography, night walks, butterflies, camping in tents, tasty home cooked meals. We got a chance to be interacting with the Kalinga Center (KCRE) team (Gowrishankar, Prashant and Priyanka). They shared their experiences with rescuing king Cobras, we watched an amazing documentary featuring their rescue operations. This interaction was very informative and we learnt a lot about wildlife and their ecology. We even got a chance to have a quick stop at Sringeri temple, on our way back to Bangalore.

Away from network, it was great to disconnect from the virtual world and connect with nature.

Nature walkers have an amazing zeal that is contagious. Their passion to make every experience into a memorable one is evident in their actions and their interactions. Shane made sure all of us were always enjoying, having fun, kept us engaged and kept motivating me specially during the trek, which was a piece of cake for everyone else, including my 11-year-old daughter.

Thanks to Hemant and Amrita for constantly being in touch with their recommendations and help with planning this trip. Thanks to everyone on the trip with us, specially our awesome DJ Srikanth who also entertained us with his energetic dance, our illusionist Rahul who presented jaw dropping tricks during the trip, and everyone else contributing their share of fun Satish, Sanil, Gopalan, Shane, Shreya, Lalitha, thanks for making this a wonderful experience.

If you are looking for having a fun weekend, you can blindly pick any trip with Nature Walkers and I can guarantee, you won’t be disappointed. This is the testimonial I received from every repeat trekker on our trip. I am definitely motivated to tick off every trip they organize. Keep going Nature Walkers, looking forward to a lot of fun.
- by Neema Sanilnath for Agumbe Rainforest Ecology – Trek & Camping organized by Nature Walkers .
I must admit that I already miss the wonderful trip we had welcoming this new year. We were informed that this trip would be more to chill than to trek and you were absolutely right Mr. Hemant.

As soon as we reached Gokarna beach we left no time in taking a dip in the sea. Then we had a long walk on the beach and a small trek to reach Yana waterfalls. It was fun diving and swimming in the fresh cold waters.

We were back to the beach to witness a beautiful sunset and the view was mesmerizing and to top it off we played beach football in this stunning setting.

We missed the rain in rain dance but danced our hearts out for more than 3 hours!!

We welcomed the new year with colorful sky lanterns and fireworks. The interesting part was that we were enjoying every moment with some amazing people who had become good friends in no time!

On our way back, we played Mafia with our huge team of around 30 people and Asav was a cunning mafia rallying till the end fooling all the poor villagers.

Lastly, I would like to thank Hemant, Anupama and Manoj for organizing this amazing trip and I should mention that I have seen very few people with Hemant’s level of patience. Also, made some wonderful friends in Nikhil, Harsh, Rupali, Tanwi, Anupama, Manish and Hemant.

I have a feeling that the best day of the year is already done with this trip, but I look forward to my next trip with NatureWalkers which is going to take fun quotient to the next level and have some peaceful time off from our hectic job schedule.

PS: I had to wait till weekend to write this review as I had to dive directly into work after this awesome trip. Also, if it wasn’t for my friend Asav I wouldn’t have made this super awesome trip.
- by Badshah Badarudeen for Gokarna Beach Trek - 2 Day Package organized by Nature Walkers .
I must admit that I already miss the wonderful trip we had welcoming this new year. We were informed that this trip would be more to chill than to trek and you were absolutely right Mr. Hemant.

As soon as we reached Gokarna beach we left no time in taking a dip in the sea. Then we had a long walk on the beach and a small trek to reach Yana waterfalls. It was fun diving and swimming in the fresh cold waters.

We were back to the beach to witness a beautiful sunset and the view was mesmerizing and to top it off we played beach football in this stunning setting.

We missed the rain in rain dance but danced our hearts out for more than 3 hours!!

We welcomed the new year with colorful sky lanterns and fireworks. The interesting part was that we were enjoying every moment with some amazing people who had become good friends in no time!

On our way back, we played Mafia with our huge team of around 30 people and Asav was a cunning mafia rallying till the end fooling all the poor villagers.

Lastly, I would like to thank Hemant, Anupama and Manoj for organizing this amazing trip and I should mention that I have seen very few people with Hemant’s level of patience. Also, made some wonderful friends in Nikhil, Harsh, Rupali, Tanwi, Anupama, Manish and Hemant.

I have a feeling that the best day of the year is already done with this trip, but I look forward to my next trip with NatureWalkers which is going to take fun quotient to the next level and have some peaceful time off from our hectic job.

PS: I had to wait till weekend to write this review as I had to dive directly into work after this awesome trip. Also, if it wasn’t for my friend Asav I wouldn’t have made this super awesome trip.
- by Badshah Badarudeen for Gokarna Beach Trek - 2 Day Package organized by Nature Walkers .
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