Kodaikanal is a popular hill station in the Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu. In Tamil Language “Kodaikanal” means “The Gift of the Forest”. The town of Kodaikanal sits on a plateau above the southern escarpment of the upper Palani Hills at 2,133 meters (6,998 ft.), between the Parappar and Gundar Valleys.

The starting point of the trek is from “Dolphin’s Nose Point”. Which provides a bird’s eye view of the scenic landscapes of the surrounding mountains.

It is a paradise for trekking lovers as it offers different trekking routes for the professional trekker to the novice trekker as well. The Total distance of the trek is about 13-14 Kms and considered to be a moderate trek.

Please note: Travelling from Bangalore would be little more costly then Chennai as the state permit would be required to enter Tamil Nadu from Karnataka.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Chennai – Kodaikanal – Chennai
RETURN TIME Sunday – 11.30 PM
Start Date
End Date
MANDATORY THING TO CARRY • Two litres of water bottles
• Rain coat (if in case it rains)
• A torch
• A cap
WEAR • Cargo/track pants -2
• T-shirt -2
• Shoes, Socks
• Personal medication kit
• Soap
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrush
• Sunscreen
• Raincoat/Poncho
To and fro journey Accommodation
Two breakfasts (Saturday, Sunday) One lunch (Saturday)
One dinner (Saturday) Bonfire
Forest permit Snack/Power packs for trek
Trekking guide  State Permit
Visit in Kodaikanal Lots and lots of FUN.
Lunch (Sunday)
Dinner (Friday/Sunday)
Any personal purchases.

Short Itinerary – Start from Chennai –Reach Kodaikanal– Reach the Vatakkal (starting point of the trek)– Reach Vellakavi for Lunch–Descend to Kumakarai Waterfall –Camp at Kumakarai Waterfall – Camp fire& Food.

Next day – Breakfast – back to Chennai.

Additional information

locationKodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
duration2 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS
age12 – 45 Years
group-size30 People Max
trek distance15 KM
difficulty levelEasy to Moderate

Day 0:

We would be leaving at late evening from Chennai. We request you to have some light food before travelling. This trip would be an overnight journey to Kodaikanal Town toVattakanal. Which is about 530 km away from Chennai, in which we would have an informal introduction and have fun.

Day 1:

As the Journey from Chennai is 530 kms, we might reach little late to start the trek so, for first day in kodaikanal we would be doing some sightseeing. We would be visiting Kodaikanal Lake, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Coaker’s walk and some other beautiful places of the hill station.

After freshening up and breakfast, we would hop into the bus and go to the starting point of the trek i.e.Vattakanal.

Vattakanal is small town, situated in the south of Kodaikanal. It has a view of beautiful valleys and mountains of Kodaikanal. The Place is mostly famous for one view point “Dolphine Nose Point”. The Trek starts by the side of this view point.

The descend would start from the Vattakanal village itself. Initially the trail goes though big eucalyptus trees. The aroma of the place can only be experience on this route.

The trail goes down through zig-zag path and a little ascent near the Vellagavi town. It is small town situated in the middle of the forest and through the initial stretch, it could act the guiding factor as you can see the whole village while descending from Vattakanal.

The distance of Vellagavi from Vattakanal is about 4-5 Kms.

The trail takes you through a dense forest before entering into the village.

After taking a right from the temple of vellagavi, you would enter a route through several elaichi farms, coffee farms and Lemon farms.

From here the decent would be bit moderate till we reach small water stream.

After getting of the jungle you would enter into a Lemon farm trail, which would straight walk till we reach the water fall and our camping destination.

After the trek, we would start to leave the forest and reach the check-post. Board the Bus and back to Chennai.

  1. No.4, M.G.R. Street, Old Narasingapuram, Race Course, Guindy – Reporting Time: 5.00 PM, Departure Time: 5.15 PM
  2. Grand Arcade Chennai, S.No. 330/12, Velachery Tambaram Rd, Dr. Seetharaman Nagar, Velachery, Doctor Seetaram Nagar, Velachery – Reporting Time: 5.30 PM, Departure Time: 5.45 PM
  3. Grand Southern Trunk Road, Chromepet, Santhi Nagar, Chromepet – Reporting Time: 6.00 PM, Departure Time: 6.15 PM
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September 17, 2017

Would luv to do this treak, in this side of the countryside.

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