Overview

About Place:
Kotagiri is a hill station in Niligiris District situated at the height of 5,890 feet. Most of the trekking trails are unexplored in this region due to its connectivity to Nilgiri Range which is prohibited to outsiders by forest department. The pleasant weather and fluctuating temperatures add up to the beauty of this place. The trail starts in the tea estates and continues down the valley on the river - path to end at Mettupalayam - Kotagiri junction. The major attractions near Kotagiri include the Catherine Falls, Elk Falls, Doddabetta Peak and the Rangaswami Pillar. Catherine falls is the second highest waterfall in Nilgiri Mountains after Kolakambai Falls.

 

 Difficulty level

 Easy to Moderate

 Approx Temperature

 18/20 degree

 Accommodation type

 Dorms (separate for Gents and Ladies)

 Washrooms

 Only at Base Camp

 Food

 Veg & Non-Veg Food

 Transport

 Non AC Private Coach

 Distance from Chennai 

 540 kms (one way)

 Total trekking distance

 12  kms approx.

 Attraction

 Waterfall, Tea Plantations

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2 Nights 19 Jul
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Non A/C private coach from Chennai to Chennai
  • Accommodation
  • 2 Breakfast
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Dinner
  • Instructor from BMC

What is NOT included in the tour

  • GST
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Anything not mentioned above
Highlights

PACK LIGHT, CARRY ONLY WHAT IS NECESSARY

  • Personal medication (if any)
  • Sweaters (Suggested)
  • Strong backpack (Preferably water proof)
  • Fresh pair of clothes for two days.
  • Toiletries.
  • Mosquito Reppellent Cream
  • Water bottles (at least 2 litres of water)
  • A torch with new batteries (must in case of emergency)
  • You can carry Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavoured milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucose etc.)
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen.
  • Camera (Optional)
Itinerary

Tentative Schedule:

Friday:
07:30 PM: Pick-up from PVR Skywalk Kilpauk 
07:45 PM: Pick-up from Anna Nagar metro station 
08:00 PM: Pick up from Koyambedu metro station

Saturday:
07:00 AM: Reach Campsite - Freshen-up & Breakfast
08:30 AM: Start the trek
01:00 PM: Packed Lunch on the way
06:00 PM: Reach back homestay. Relax. Campfire
08:30 PM: Dinner 

Sunday:
06:30 AM: Wake up - Freshen-up
07:30 AM: Breakfast.
08:30 AM: Visit Catherine Falls & Depart to Chennai 
09:30 PM: Arrival at Chennai.

Note: Drop points will be the same as pick-up points

Difficulty Level
Easy