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Road Trip to Kodaikanal from Chennai Great Lakes and Waterfalls

 Chennai    3 Nights/2 Days 42 people interested today
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Trip Overview

Take a road trip to the princess of hill stations with an adventurous jungle trek and grab a chance to visit the famous lakes of Kodaikanal. 

Highlights

  • Be part of adventurous jungle trek to an unexplored waterfall of Kodaikanal.
  • Visit the famous star-shaped lake in the town.
  • Hike up the mountains to witness the breath-taking sunset. 

 

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 to Kodaikanal

  • You are requested to report at the Koyambedu Bus Stand, Chennai by 8:00 PM.
  • You will take an overnight journey to Kodaikanal on a bus or a traveller. 

Day 2: Kodaikanal Trek, Waterfall visit and camping

  • You are expected to reach Kodaikanal by early morning. Freshen up and have breakfast.
  • Take a 2-hour drive through the picturesque valleys and curved roads to the beautiful mountain campsite close to jungle and wildlife.
  • You are served with freshly prepared lunch.
  • Post lunch starts a trek through the grassy hillocks, Sholas and pine forests to a hidden waterfall in the jungle and take a refreshing dip in the waterfalls.
  • Hike up to the hilltop to see an amazing sunset, you might as well spot wild animals like bison and deers.
  • Return back to the campsite and have a warm cup of tea.
  • Bonfire arrangements will be made to keep you warm in the chilly weather and hot dinner will be served to you.
  • End the day by camping in a cosy tent under the stars. 

Day 3: Visit Kodaikanal lake and start a journey back to Chennai

  • Start the day with a nice warm breakfast and check out from the campsite.
  • Drive to an unexplored pristine lake and go on a coracle ride if you wish to (optional).
  • Take on a small nature walk around the lake to reach the far end of the lake that has a wooden bridge. 
  • Break for lunch at a local restaurant.
  • You will be driven back to Kodaikanal, visit a star-shaped lake. You will also have time for shopping at a flea market.
  • Post your flea market visit, start the journey back to Chennai and stop for dinner at a dhaba.
  • You are expected to reach Chennai by next morning. 

Basic Details

Start Point
Koyambedu Bus Stand,Chennai
Finish Point
Koyambedu Bus Stand,Chennai
Activity Level
Easy
Start time
8:00 pm
Category
Tours & SightseeingOutdoor AdventuresMulti-day Tours
Trip Code
O918A2835

Inclusions

  • Transportation from Chennai and back in a non-air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation in the campsite (twin or triple sharing basis).
  • 1 Breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner (veg/non-veg).
  • Jungle trek, waterfall and lake visit.
  • Service of a knowledgeable guide.
  • Bonfire.

Exclusions

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Day 3.
  • Coracle Ride.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

 

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Important Information

  • Travellers are expected to sign a Liability/Waiver form given by the organizers before starting the trip/trek/event.
  • Each member must carry their photo ID card (Aadhar or Driving License).
  • The activity requires some fitness so members are requested to prepare accordingly.
  • Travellers are expected to sign a liability/waiver form given by the organizers before starting the trip.
  • Should not throw litter in nature.
  • All members should pack 2 days of clothing, comfortable shoes with good grip, insect repellant, personal toiletries, and medicine kit. 
  • Kids below 14 years are not allowed for this activity and anyone above 14 years is charged an adult pricing.
  • The campsite has neat and clean washrooms. 

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Koyambedu Bus Stand.
  • The local person's contact and phone number will be shared in the booking voucher sent via email.
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