High up in the hills of South India is a tiny hamlet, still largely unexplored. Vattakanal, or Vatta, as it is locally known, is a tranquil hill station surrounded by breathtaking cliffs and dense forests. A few kilometers from Kodaikkanal, the hill station offers exquisite natural beauty and serenity.
Though it's just a seven-kilometer uphill drive from the better-known Kodaikanal, the little town of Vatta is nothing like the bustling tourist destination. Completely void of pollution, the clean air and cool weather makes it impossible to guess that the hill station is in one of the warmest states of South India.
The best time to visit Vattakanal is during the months of September through December. That's when it rains in this part of the country, making it chilly enough to warrant a fireplace in most homes. Vattakanal is not about shopping, adventure activities or a great nightlife. People usually visit Vatta to get away from their bustling lives and unwind.
Places we will be visiting:
It is a single narrow rock shaped like a dolphin's nose, which juts out from the edge of the cliff, overlooking the valley below. The view from here is incredible, especially if the mist has cleared out.
Get lost in the forests and walk around until you hear the sound of cascading water. The Vattakanal Waterfalls, although small in size, flows in full force during the monsoon season. Spend an afternoon here surrounded by nature.
We will be staying at beautiful wood houses with an amazing valley view.
We'll meet @ Bangalore around 22:00 on 22/11/2019, where you'll be picked up from our fixed boarding points.
Then, an 8-hour drive via highways and ghat sections.
Day 1 - 23/11/2019
The next day, Reach our campsite at 7:30 - Freshen Up - Breakfast
You'll experience living as close to nature as you can get.
Later, we adventure through the rocks and trek up to the Dolphin's Nose. Enjoy the amazing view from the edge of the cliff. On a clear day, it is the highlight of the trip. Get your camera ready and snap away! One in a million views!
Get back to the wood houses and enjoy lunch with a valley view.
Bonfire with Activities after 19:00 (Nature talks, Outdoor games, Live BBQ and other activities)
End the day with dinner at sharing tents.
Day 2 - 24/11/2019
Wake up refreshed to the aroma of hot drinks!
Later, a trek from campsite to the Vatakkanal cascading falls, Experience the views, climb up the rocks, one of a kind adventure of climbing up the rocks of the falls.
Soak in and enjoy the chills! :)
Lunch at the selected hotel or traditional food (Self-sponsored)
Start the return journey to Bangalore.
Sunday night: Reach Bangalore around 23:30
Boarding & Dropping points at Bangalore:
Communicated Post Booking. General pick up points are MEKHRI CIRCLE, INDIRANAGAR, BTM LAYOUT, MARATHAHALLI, and HSR.
Dropping points will be the same.
Overnight stay in woodhouses with comfortable bedding on twin sharing basis.
All transfer between Bangalore Kodaikanal Bangalore (AC TT or 2+2 Semi Seater coach based on final travelers) including round-trip, Tolls, Parking, Driver allowance.
FYI You can customize the trips mentioned above and get accurate best rates accordingly.
Things you need during trekking adventures:
Trekking - Sports shoes. Ankle shoes preferred as the trek is rocky.
Full Pants / Track Suit / Full sleeves. the subtropical thorny vegetation might scratch your feet and hands.
Mosquito repellent (Optional)
sunscreen - moisturizer
Strictly NO PLASTIC materials allowed during the trip.
All about our trekking!
Travel worry-free and enjoy having most logistics taken care of for you.
Enjoy a learning experience where guide interpretation brings your chosen destination to life in a way that would be difficult to match on your own.
Relax and let us handle permits, fees, local transportation, gear...etc.
Eat delicious meals, whether you're camping or on an inn-based tour.
Enjoy a high level of safety. Safe for solo-travelers.
We have employed a team of professional adventure leaders and a number of local tour guides to take you through this breath-taking experience.
About Wandering Ninjas
We are an adventure group based out of Bangalore. We have completed a year in curating adventure packages all around India as well as International tours. We have employed a team of professional adventure leaders and a number of local tour guides to take you through this breath-taking experience. Come join us and get Ninjafied ! :) You need to experience what ninjafied means ;)