Palani Hills Trek :
If you want to truly absorb the splendour of Kodaikanal outdoors, there is only one thing to do and that is to walk through its wild. The drama of landscapes begins from the great Palani Hills passing through the lush green peaks and jungles with completely serene environment. One can hear the sounds of nature, echoing for miles and miles. In the dark, humid forest floor the wildlife here, normally hidden, presents itself as you will be able to spot bisons and elephants from the reasonable distance.
We reach the campsite early morning on Saturday for a freshen up, breakfast and with the short briefing about the terrain, we start the trek with a pack-lunch. The trek continues through the small streams and dense forest where morning sunshine glitters throughout the jungle canopy. After walking through the thorn infested forest, we reach out in an open grassland where, we can witness the peak before attempting it. It offers a beautiful view of Palani Hills and you can feel that adrenaline rush after making it to such a height. Once we reach the peak, we spend some time relaxing and exploring around with the delicious pack lunch. Later, we head back towards the waterfall, which marks as an ending point of the trek. On reaching the waterfall, we will regroup and spend some time in the water, followed by a riverside walk to the campsite.
What is included in the tour
Above charges include:
1. Forest deptartment permission
2. Non A/C Transport from Bangalore to Bangalore
4. Veg Meals (2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner)
5. Basic First aid support
6. Instructor from BMC
What is NOT included in the tour
Above charges does not include:
- Food on the way.
- Sunday Lunch
- Anything not mentioned above
Suggested things to carry:
- Personal medication (if any)
- Strong backpack (Preferably water proof)
- Fresh pair of clothes for two days.
- Water bottles (at least 2 liters of water)
- A torch with new batteries (must in case of emergency)
- You can carry Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucose etc.)
- Sunglasses, Sunscreen.
- Rain coat (suggested during rainy season)
- Camera (Optional)
07:30 PM - Pick-up from BMC, Indira Nagar
07:45 PM - Pick-up from New Shanthi Sagar hotel, Domlur
08:00 PM - Pick-up from Lifestyle, Magrath road
08:45 PM - Pick-up from Silkboard Junction, Hosur Road
09:45 PM - Dinner (self sponsored)
06:00AM Reach Campsite - Freshen-up & Breakfast
08:00AM Proceed to base & Start trek to reach the Palani hills, lunch and relaxation
Trek to peak - Have packed Lunch on the way up
Reach Peak and enjoy
Trek down to Base camp.
07:30AM Wake up - Freshen-up - Breakfast.
10:00AM Start back to Bangalore (Have self sponsored lunch on the way).
10:30PM Reach Bangalore.
Note: Drop points will be the same as pick-up points