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Kodaikanal Trekking and Camping Trip from Bangalore

 Bangalore    2 Nights/2 Days 33 people interested today
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Trip Overview

A trekking and camping trip to the serene hill station of Kodaikanal from Bangalore. Kodaikanal in Tamil means "the gift of the forest", a summer retreat for travellers and nature lovers since 1845.

Highlights

  • Visit a manmade lake to unwind the natural beauty amidst the lush green forest.
  • Enjoy the camping at a tranquil destination of Kodaikanal. 
  • Trek to an unexplored check dam to go through the trails of forest and meadows. 

 

Detailed Overview

Kodaikanal is a city near Palani in the hills of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name in the Tamil language means "The Gift of the Forest". Kodaikanal is referred to as the "Princess of Hill stations" and has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination. Kodaikanal Main Town covered with mist. Kodaikanal was established in 1845 as a refuge from the high temperatures and tropical diseases of the plains. Much of the local economy is based on the hospitality industry serving tourism. Kodaikanal is at the crown of the Palani Hills and is effectively surrounded and protected by thick forests.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight journey from Bangalore

  • You are required to report at the pickup location at the reporting time (please refer meet up information).
  • Bangalore to Kodaikanal will be an overnight journey.

Day 2: Reach the campsite in Kodaikanal and go for a day trek.

  • The group is expected to reach the campsite in Kodaikanal by 8:00 AM. Freshen up and have breakfast. 
  • After a hearty breakfast, start a short trek to check dam by 10:00 AM.
  • The trek is almost 5 KM and it would take approximately 2.5 hours to reach the dam and explore the place around and take a dip in a nearby lake with lifejackets provided.
  • Trek back to reach the campsite approximately by 4:00 PM and relax at the campsite.
  • Enjoy the dinner served and feel the warmth by the side of the campfire. 
  • Camp under the stars to end the day. 

Day 3: Kodaikanal Sightseeing and journey back to Bangalore.

  • After breakfast, visit nearby waterfalls and Guna caves which was rediscovered by 1990s. 
  • Visit Kodaikanal lake, a beautiful manmade lake and pine forests. 
  • Start the journey back to Bangalore by 5:00 PM and stop on the way for dinner (self-sponsored) 
  • The group is expected to reach Bangalore by 4:00 to 5:00 AM in the morning.  

Basic Details

Start Point
Bangalore
Finish Point
Bangalore
Activity Level
Easy
Start time
6:00 pm
Category
Outdoor AdventuresCampingTrekking and Hiking
Trip Code
O473A2797

Inclusions

  • Group vehicle for transportation from and back to Bangalore.
  • The driver and fuel charges.
  • Service of a knowledgeable guide.
  • Accommodation in tents with sleeping bags (twin/triple sharing basis).
  • Service of trekking guide.
  • Permits for trekking.
  • Life jackets are provided on day-2.
  • All meals (2 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner).
  • First Aid Kit.

Exclusions

  • Lunch and dinner on the day of travel (Day 3).
  • Any entrance charges during Kodaikanal sightseeing.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above. 
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Important Information

  • The amenities provided in the camping area is the basic facility.
  • Drop locations remain the same as pick up points
  • Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. 
  • Loud music is not allowed at the campsite. 
  • Anyone above 16 years is allowed to join the activity. 

Things to carry

  • Sports or trekking shoes, comfortable shoes with good grip
  • Torch per person with extra batteries
  • Backpack
  • Water bottles
  • Dry fruits, energy bar, chocolates, energy drink, Snacks etc.
  • Personal medication
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Toiletries (Tissue paper, Toilet paper, etc.)
  • Track pants and a cotton T-shirt
  • Camera (optional)
  • Moov spray and dettol solution.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 30 days
  • 75% refund if cancelled before 15 days
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 7 days
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Report at any of the pick-up time and point mentioned below:
  • 6.00 PM: Hebbal junction.
  • 6.30 PM: Cubbon park metro station.
  • 7.15 PM: Koramangala Forum.
  • 7.30 PM: Silk board junction.
  • The local contact person details and phone number will be sent to you in the booking voucher, sent to you via email after booking.
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