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Best Camping Destinations around Chennai this New Year

Posted on :
1 December 2017
Posted on :
1 December 2017

Ditch the party scene and head outdoors! The world’s yours to explore and get started this New Year. Here’s our top picks for Camping around Chennai, to escape from the concrete jungle, truly unwind and rejuvenate to welcome the New Year.

1. Yelagiri 

Nestled in the Eastern Ghats, Yelagiri is a hill station about 230km from Chennai. This misty land is located among four mountains and it is famously known for its gentle climate which prevails all round the year. Yelagiri has recently been selected as the second best natural spot for sports in India after Panchgani in Maharashtra.Its a great spot for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Take a camping trip to the hills- swoon to music amidst the natural landscapes, trek or rock climb and feel refreshed for embracing 2018.
Events in Yelagiri

2. Munnar 

Munnar rises as three mountain streams merge - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1,600 m above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the British. Sprawling tea plantations, picturesque towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Trek the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2,695 m. Enjoy Trekking, Mountaineering, Swimming, jungle safris and even interacting with the tribals. Events in Munnar

3. Kodaikanal 

Kodaikanal , popularly known as the princes of Hill Stations, stands 7200 feet above sea level and situated in upper palani hills of the Western Ghats near Madurai. The cool and misty weather, the scenic beauty of the rolling hills and the wooded forest of Kodaikanal and its surroundings will mesmerize any visitor throughout the year. Walk through the wooded forests, row in the lake, bath in one of the splashing waterfalls, go for horse riding and cycling around the lake or simply admire the views.
Events in Kodaikanal

4. Pondicherry 

No time to go to Goa but you long for the sun, sands and serenity this New Year’s? Pondicherry has got the answers for it all. Known as the French Riviera of the East, it has retained it charm from an area bygone. About 155 kms from Chennai it offers a unique experience with its mix of modern heritage and spiritual culture. Start with finding peace at Sri Aurobindo Ashram or little further at Auroville; people watch, catch the sunrise/sunset at the seaside promenade, explore the city on bicycle or heritage tours, sunbathe or go scuba diving, and ring in the New Year with great food, beer and dancing.
Events in Pondicherry

5. Coorg 

Coorg is one of the most popular hill stations in the south. Popularly known as the Switzerland of India, the lovely hillscape in Coorg is such a bliss to escape, unwind and relax. Also known as Kodagu, this place is known for its impeccably well maintained rich coffee estates and stunning hilltop views and adventure sports that attract tourists from all over the world. The small towns along the hills add charm to the lovely Kodagu. Catering both to a relaxed holiday and adventure junkies who look for trekking/river rafting, Coorg would be a great place to begin the New Year.
Events in Coorg

6. Gokarna 

This coastal Karnataka town has shed its image as a quaint temple town and has transformed into a vacation destination; thanks to its huge coastline and a number of beaches that have scenic rocky climbs. The beach trek trail shows some of the scenic beaches and mesmerizing coastal stretches. Only second to Goa the crowds are less and the beaches cleaner. Go Trekking, Camping, Dolphin Sighting and also catch the Lantern Festival this New Year’s Eve.
Events in Gokarna

7. Wayanad 

Wayanad is a district located in the north-east region of Kerala, at the southernmost tip of the Deccan Plateau. It is known for its cool highland climate, misty peaks and its virgin forests. Wayanad also played a prominent role in the history of the subcontinent. It is often called the spice garden of the south, the land of paddy fields, and the home of the monsoon. Experience Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Trekking or even a Village Life. Camping would be the best way to experience Wayanad.
Events in Wayanad