Trekking around Chennai : March 2018
Spring is in the air- time to get outdoors! Trekking is a great opportunity to get active and feel one with nature away from the city-scapes. Here’s our picks for Trekking in Chennai .
1. Kurinjani Top Station Bird Watching Trek By Nature Walkers
Kuinjini is one of the unknown treks of Western Ghats is the best trek for bird watching , spot wild elephant herds, monkeys swinging and get to see other animals like (bisons, sloth bears, bonnet macaques, Nilgiri langur and Nilgiri Tahr) too. In the two-day trek , the first day we shall trek to reach our 1st check post and halt at night there and then the next trek to the last check post of the trek. The trail covers, dense jungle, coffee farm, meadow walk, and tea farm. You could say, it’s “all in one” option for Western Ghats trek lovers. Total trek is 15km and is of moderate intensity,
2. Camping Into The Unknown - Valparai, Athirapalli & Sholayar with Exoticamp
Bestowed upon with beautiful winding ghat roads, rolling tea estates, dams, lakes, waterfalls, wildlife, reservoires, the beautiful chalakudi river & verdant greenery - Valpaarai is a little green Gem made in dreams. Surrounded by The Anamalai Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghats the natural beauty of Valpaarai will sweep you off your feet and make you fall for it head over heels.
Located on the Sholayar - Valpaarai stretch, our campspot is set amidst a private estate surrounded by forest. During the course of this 2 days / 1 night camping experience, we would be visiting wild rivers & streams, driving through some of the thickest forest stretches in South India, spotting Nilgiri thar, Elephants, Leopards & other endemic western ghat animals and stopping over for a dip at the majestic 'Athirapalli Falls'.
3. Mystical Megamalai Camp with Exoticamp
Known to few and explored by fewer, Megamalai is an exquisite hillstation located in the Western Ghats of Theni District at an elevation of 1500 meters above sea level. Dotted with breathtaking landscapes, rich flora & fauna, tea estates, cardamom plantations and dams, Magamalai is arguably one of the most beautiful hillstations in South India. As the name suggests it is the place where clouds meet the mountains. A half hour trek lands you at the campsite surrounded by cardamom plantations. Experience camping in tents under the stars, trekking to breathtaking view points, visiting High Wavys Dam, waterfalls & rivers and chance upon wild boars, Indian Gaurs etc.
4. Camp Panorama - Suryanelli by Exoticamp
Exoticamp's Camp Panorama offers a breathtaking view of the Western Ghats, rolling tea plantations and the clouds filled valley on the Tamilnadu side. Easily the highest campsite in Munnar, spend your day sipping a hot cup of tea, with a book, admiring the majestic meesapulimala peak from the campsite. Go on a sunrise trek to Kolukumalai and be swept off by the breathtaking view of clouds below you and the sun rising through the clouds. Visit a tea factory, learn how tea is being made, take a stroll through tea plantations, trek through the jungle, sit around campfire on a cold night, listen to LIVE music, sing along, meet like-minded people, indulge in a bit of stargazing, forget your mobile phones, disconnect yourself from the hustle and bustle of everyday life & lose track of time!
5. Kodachadri Trek - With Tanglish comedy By Hygge Journeys
Kodachadri is a mountain peak with dense forest (altitude 1343 metres above sea level). While trekking to the top of altitude one can witness the beauty of nature in the form of Hidlumane falls. The waterfall will lift your soul and one’s sure to be enchanted with the sunset. The trek within the Mookambigai National Park adds excitement to the trip. Standup comedy Performance by Tanglish Comedy club, visit to Waterfalls & Nagara fort and Camping under stars & bonfire.