Kurangani hill station lies close to Bodinayakanur in Theni district of Tamil Nadu. This lesser known gem of a place amid the vastly explored Western Ghats also holds a precipitous ledge at the height point of 8782 ft. called Kolukkumalai — considered one of the highest tea estates in the world.
With a diverse flora and fauna to boast, the trek appeals to photographers, birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. The trail takes you on a zigzag route through a wide expanse of tea gardens. It is most likely that you will spot a wide variety of chirping birds and animals like Nilgiri langur, Nilgiri Tahr, monkeys and Gaurs (Indian Bison). Wild cats and elephant herds are a rarity, but who knows, in the thick canopies and sylvan surroundings, you might cross paths with one.
In the two-day trek, we will cross two check posts— we will be spending the night at the first check post. Witness a welcoming sunrise with the view of the lush tea plantations in the foreground. Prepared to get delighted by myriad landscapes as you cross grasslands, meadows, tea and coffee plantations and dense forest of Kurangani.
||Chennai – Kurangani – Chennai
||Friday – 6.30pm
||Sunday – 10.30pm
||• Start from Chennai
• First Day
• Reach Kurangani Village
• Fresh up and start the Trek
• Reach Central Station
• Halt at night with Campfire
• Next Day
• Trek to Top Station
• Lunch and Back to Chennai
|MANDATORY THING TO CARRY
||• Two liters of water bottles
• Rain coat – if in case it rains
• A torch
• Good Traction Shoes
• Turkish Socks / thick socks – which can help to prevent leech bites
• Personal medical kit
• Extra trousers and inner-wears
• One cover sheet/Blanket(for Bus journey)
• A cap
||• Cargo/track pants -2
• T-shirt -2
• Shoes, Socks
• Personal medication kit
• Rain Coat/Poncho
|To and fro journey
||Campfire (if condition permits)
||Lots and lots of fun and excitement.