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Camping And Trekking Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal
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Duration

1 night 2 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

Languages

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Overview

Camping And Trekking Kodaikanal Overview

Kodaikanal is a city near Palani in the hills of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. 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 is covered with mist. Kodaikanal was established in 1845 as a refuge from the high temperatures and tropical diseases of the plains. camping in Kodaikanal

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. camping in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal tourism is famous for evergreen hills, pine forests, thundering waterfalls, and historical sights. Our Kodaikanal tour itinerary allows travelers to indulge in popular things to do in Kodaikanal and explore the major points of interest in this hill station. From easy to moderate level treks, amateur, as well as expert trekkers, can have their share of fun in the lap of the Kodaikanal mountains. camping in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal  Height and Altitude

At 2,000 meters above sea level, the town centers around man-made, star-shaped Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest. Rowing boats can be hired, and hikers and cyclists follow the 5k Lake Road path around the shore. camping in Kodaikanal

Places near Kodaikanal Camping and Trekking

  • Bear Shola trek

A very short trek that is best experienced during monsoons when the Bear Shola Falls are in full flow. It’s a good trek during other parts of the year for its scenic trail.

The trail is simple but uphill. The forest trail is narrow, winding and filled with rich biodiversity. Small streams will cross your path now and then. Since the trek is only 1 km long, it is frequented by families and amateur trekkers all year around. camping in Kodaikanal

  • Pine forest trek

This is an enchanting trek through the heritage pine forest reserve of Kodaikanal. A fairly easy trek, also a major sightseeing spot, the Kodaikanal pine forests are thick, lush, and very well-maintained. Along with pine trees, you will find shola and eucalyptus trees and pretty mushrooms. camping in Kodaikanal

Many movies of the south are shot here and the place is cited as a photographer’s heaven. You can also camp here after obtaining necessary permissions.

  • Pillar rocks trek

This is a four-hour trek that will lead you to the top of vertical pillar-shaped boulders, navigating through the fog and semi-difficult routes. Start early in the morning and walk through slippery rocks and thick forests to reach the summit. Also, visit Devil’s Kitchen which are scary and dangerous chambers created between the Pillar Rocks. camping in Kodaikanal

Guna Caves which are located within are a must-visit for a slightly more adventurous soul. They are 3000 feet deep caves formed out of the chasms of the pillar rocks. The downhill trek is exciting and the surroundings are eerie.

  • Vattakanal trek

A most scenic trek, the cliff is in the south of Palani Hills. You can start the trek early in the morning or by mid-day.

Your trial includes walking through dense forests, Shola Nursery and the Pambar Falls. The trek will take you around 3 to 4 hours. Return by evening and eat fresh snacks in the food shacks along the way. camping in Kodaikanal

  • Perumal peak

A widely popular trek in Kodaikanal, the trail will take you to the summit where you can kiss the clouds. It is a day-long trek so start early. The trail is well-marked and quite easy even for beginners.

You will find rich flora and fauna on the trail which starts at the foothill of Perumalmalai village. There are many eateries and stalls here. Popular activities here are mountain biking. Trekkers generally prefer camping overnight at campgrounds.

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Activities on Kodaikanal Camping and Trekking

Day 1 – Camping in Kodaikanal With Trekking

  • 12:00 P.M – You will reach the campsite by noon via our team van/vehicle, get welcomed with a refreshing drink. Following which, you will get briefing of the event from the instructor and tents will be allotted to you afterwards.
  • 1:30 P.M – Gather together to have vegetarian lunch at around 01:30 PM.
  • 2:30 P.M – Start the exciting trip with a trek to the waterfalls around 02:30 PM. Enjoy dipping in the cold water.
  • 5:00 P.M – Post which, return to the camp ground by 05:00 PM, head out to engage in more games such as archery, volleyball etc with your fellow trekkers.
  • 7:00 P.M – The camp fire will be arranged after the dusk, around 07:00 PM.09:00 PM – onward, dinner with veg and non veg BBQ will be served.
  • 11:00 P.M – Around 11:00 P.M, retire to your tents for sleep or stare millions of stars & join us again at campfire. camping in Kodaikanal

Day 2 – Kodaikanal with Trekking

  • 7:00 A.M-  Morning tea will be provided.
  • 8:00 A.M-9:00 P.M – Post breakfast that will include bread with butter/jam or boiled eggs at 08:00 AM, prepare for elaborate trekking into the woods that starts by 09:00 AM.
  • 1:30 P.M – Once you conclude the 10 KM trek, enjoy the lunch(vegetarian) that would be served around 01:30 PM.
  • 3:30 P.M – The trip gets over at 03:30 PM approximately, gather for a group picture and depart.
  • 5:00 P.M – You will be dropped at Kodaikanal bus stand at around 05:00 PM. End Your Kodaikanal camping experience with happy memories. camping in Kodaikanal

Camping in Kodaikanal

How to Reach Kodaikanal camping in Kodaikanal

By air:

Madurai International Airport is the nearest to Kodaikanal, approximately 120 km away. Regular flights of Air India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways are available from here for cities like Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore. From outside the airport, travelers can easily avail of bus or taxi services to reach Kodaikanal.

By road:

Kodaikanal is linked by road with several prominent cities, including Bangalore (460 km), Trichy (198 km) Chennai (530 km), Ooty (255 km), Coimbatore (175 km) and Kumili (160 km).

From Madurai (120 km), it takes less than four hours to reach Kodaikanal via NH 49. Depending upon their budget and requirement, travelers can choose from pocket-friendly state government buses or private luxury buses available from these cities. camping in Kodaikanal

By train:

Kodai Road (approximately 95 km away) is the nearest railhead that links Kodaikanal with cities like Madurai and Trichy. This railway station mostly serves as the rail-to-bus transfer point for those visiting Kodaikanal, about two to three hours’ journey. Taxis are easily available from the railway station.

Weather & best time to trek and camp in Kodaikanal
Summer (April-June) is the best time to visit Kodaikanal as the temperature ranges between 30ºC to 20ºC. The pleasant, refreshing breeze blowing on your face makes it perfect for sightseeing, trekking, cycling, boating, and other outdoor activities.

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Itinerary

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Day 1

12.00 pm : Reach Out Our Camp Ground Through Our Van Or Your Vehicle. Welcome Drink & Camp Briefing & you'll sign up Your Allotted Tent.

01.30 pm : Lunch (Vegetarian)

02.30 pm : Trek To Water Falls & you'll Dip In Till you're Done.

05.00 pm : Back To Camp Ground. Tent Pitching & Play Archery, Volleyball With Our Trekkers.

07.00 pm : Camp Fire

09.00 pm : Dinner (BBQ - Veg/Non veg) & Continue Camp Fire.

11.00 pm : Time For Sleep or Stare The Million of Stars & Join Us Again at Campfire.

Day 2

07.00 am : Morning Tea

08.00 am : Breakfast (Bread / Butter / Jam / Boiled Egg)

09.00 am : Trekking Into The Woods (6kms)

01.30 pm : Lunch (Vegetarian)

03.30 pm : Group Picture

05.00 pm : Drop At Kodaikanal Bus Stand

Included/Excluded

  • Stay in tent
  • Accommodation in Tent stay
  • Bonfire with Music
  • Meals Starting from Day 1 Lunch to Day 2 Lunch
  • Guide charges.
  • Trek to a hidden waterfall
  • Personal expenses.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusion.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
  • 5% GST

Durations

1 To 3 Days
Full day (7+ hours)
Half Day Tour
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Difficulty Level

Easy To Moderate

Tour's Location

Kodaikanal

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