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Nilgiris (Ooty) A Road Trip from Chennai

 Chennai    3 Nights/2 Days 118 people interested today
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Trip Overview

A perfect weekend getaway to the mesmerizing hill station, Ooty. Walk amidst the tea plantations, visit the lesser known lakes, thrilling ride, bonfire and camping to enjoy the road trip.    


  • Unwinding at ‘out of the world’ lakes like Emerald and Avalanche.
  • Explore the quaint little villages in Nilgiri mountain range.
  • Company of knowledgeable hosts.


Detailed Overview

Nilgiris, one of the oldest mountain ranges, located at the tri-junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka states of India. They are a part of the Western Ghats around Ooty the “Queen of Hill Stations”. Nilgiris is India’s first biosphere. It has been declared as one of the 14 ‘hotspots’ of the world because of its unique biodiversity. Rolling grasslands, dense shola jungle, waterfalls, streams, lakes, the vast expanse of tea plantations, interspersed with vegetable gardens.


Day 1: Overnight journey from Chennai

  • You are requested to report at the nearest pick-up point by 8:00 PM (please refer the meet-up information for pick up points).
  • You will take an overnight journey to Ooty.

Day 2: Ooty local experience, nature walk and bonfire

  • You are expected to reach by early morning to Ooty. Reach homestay and freshen up.
  • Have a nice warm breakfast and be driven into the picturesque Nilgiris and tea estate. 
  • Stop in a quaint village to experience the local lifestyle and culture.
  • Reach the last village in Tamilnadu border.
  • Enjoy the nature walk amidst the tea estates and if you are lucky you might spot some wild animals. 
  • Sip a soul-soothing tea in the remotest village of Tamilnadu. 
  • Hot dinner is served to you, and feel the warmth by the side of a bonfire in the chilly weather.
  • You will be staying overnight at a homestay.

Day 3: Visit Emerald and Avalanche lake and journey back to Chennai

  • On the third day, wake up to a beautiful morning, freshen up and have a nice warm breakfast. 
  • You will be driven through the dense Shola forest, a protected zone safari and also visit the Emerald Lake, a serene lake which is situated far away from the Ooty.
  • Also, take a visit to Avalanche Lake, this is named so because it was naturally formed by a landslide back in1823. 
  • Be driven back to Ooty and visit a tea factory, understand the process of making tea. 
  • You will get freshly prepared tea powders and chocolates here, you may buy some to carry back home. 
  • Visit Ooty lake in the evening and start the journey back to Chennai. 
  • You will stop over for dinner at a local restaurant and continue the journey.
  • You are expected to reach Chennai by next day morning. 

Basic Details

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  • Transportation from Chennai and back.
  • Accommodation in the homestay (twin or triple sharing basis).
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner (veg/non-veg).
  • Service of a knowledgeable guide.
  • Bonfire (if weather permits).


  • Lunch and dinner on Day 3.
  • Water bottles.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Anything not specified 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


Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • You can choose any of the pick-up points to join the group:
  1. Tharapakkam
  2. Guindy
  3. Sholinganallur
  • The local person's contact and phone number is shared in the booking voucher sent via email.
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