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Traveller Tales from Kodaikanal
29 September 2017
"Actually it's not a trek to pillar rocks, it was a nice forest trek near pillar rocks and it was amazing. went in to dense forest with guide Mr.Vijay. He was very knowledgeable and had a good trek wit
10 December 2018
This package by Thrillophilia is a perfect combination of sightseeing and adventure. Though I did not enjoy the sightseeing part very much, trekking through the dense forests was really Thrilling. A go
10 December 2018
beautiful trek with astounding beauty. we were group of 10 people and our guide, Ratan was very cooperative. great experience with Thrillophilia.. good team work
30 November 2016
It was a well managed trekking tour. Our tour guide Michael was also good and a knowledgeable person with complete information of the terrain and treks........
16 December 2018
The price was a bit more that what I'd have liked but after experiencing the whole trip, I was satisfied. They were punctual and attentive. The guide knew the place and stories about the place which ma...
12 June 2019
It was an amazing experience. View was good. There were quite a few compromises made. The food was very average. Just Ghee Rice and Weird Maggi which didn't seem edible the next day. However the co...
10 December 2018
One of the greatest treks in my life. Awesome view of nature. Easy trek routes. Friendly guide and support team. Pick up was on time from Chennai. Kodaikanal looked stunning in the morning. Really a th...
29 September 2017
"It was a nice waterfall trek, but a short one and guide Mr.Vijay extended the trek and took us to a cliff with a fabulous views, enjoyed a family trek."
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What You Should Know More About Trekking in Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal treks can be challenging in terms of the terrain that one must brave, making your choice of clothing even more relevant. Here is what you should be focusing on:
1.Opt for pants and shorts made with synthetic materials, which will help in keeping you dry once you start sweating on your climb.
2.Choose hiking boots or trekking boots
5.Fleece jacket for the cold weather at night
If there is one thing that is popular about Kodaikanal treks, it is the typical rough terrains and sleek pathways of the trekking slopes. Therefore, it is advisable that one should refrain from drinking as it can impact your stability and alertness. Also, the level of physical exertion involved on the trek can be testing for your rate of breathing. It will be in your best interest to avoid smoking as well.
With the best of nature at display in Kodaikanal, you will find an abundance of picturesque sights and landscapes that will make you enjoy the beauty of your surroundings. Here are the best weekend destinations for trekking near Kodaikanal:
1. Vattakanal trek: Walk through dense forests, the Pambar falls and endless flora that takes almost 3 – 4 hours of your time.
2.Silent Valley view and caps fly valley: Not just great for sightseeing, this trek is an amazing expedition to catch glimpses of high summits and natural surroundings. The adjoining valley is a fresh display of flora that captivates the attention.
3.Vellagavi Kumbakkarai falls: Move through a forest reserve to this unexplored trek!
4.Elephant valley falls trek: Get ready to spend an entire day at this exhilarating trek that promises to take you through some eclectic viewing spots.
5.Perumal Peak: Start early on this day long trek which takes you through serene landscapes and the unmissable flora and fauna displays.
If you are in the mood to trek along a picturesque site, then you are in luck because Kodaikanal Trekking places include some of these waterfall treks:
1.Bear Shola Falls: During the monsoon months, this landscape brims with water and comes to life and at other times, becomes a beautiful path for short treks.
2.Silver Cascade falls: The Kodaikanal lake overflows into this beautiful fall, which proves to be a stunning treat for trekkers along their journey.
3.Vattakanal Falls: Although the smallest in Kodaikanal, those who undertake the short trip to the waterfall, never return disappointed.
4. Fairy falls: Not much for trekking, this waterfall is a resplendent display of flora and fauna and calm surroundings which is worth the visit.
5.Liril Falls: These cascading waters give a splendid view of the surrounding land and provide snack stalls along the way. The jagged terrain here proves to be a challenge to trek on
It is generally considered quite safe to go on a trekking expedition at Kodaikanal. In order to ensure your safety, please bear with the instructions of the trekking guide and follow the guidelines laid down by them. Do not wander off on your own at night and always keep a Swiss knife and flashlight handy with you.
Here is a list of basic items that you must carry when Trekking in Kodaikanal:
1. A water bottle
2.Convenient items to munch on, like trail mix, dry fruits, energy bars and chocolates
3. light backpack with enough compartments that help you organise your stuff
4.Ideal trekking shoes or hiking boots which help you brave the terrain with ease
5.A multi purpose Swiss knife
6.A light flashlight
8.Comfortable trekking pants that help you manoeuvre the terrain
9.Sun block protection, hats, sunglasses and lip balm to protect you from the sun
10.A first aid kit
If you are looking forward to something exciting in Kodaikanal, then here is your chance to try some adventure and fun at these challenging treks:
1. Pine forest trek: You will trek through the enchanting pine forest reserve of Kodaikanal, which offers ample sightseeing opportunities and also permits for camping.
2.Dolphin’s Nose and Echo Park: Believed to be one of the most popular trekking routes in Kodaikanal, you will find a lake, bridge and various viewpoints, which will add an extravagant experience to your journey.
3.Pillar Rocks trek: Embark on this four hour trek that will take you on the top of vertically standing boulders, enough to give you the feel of being in an action movie. This trek might prove to be slightly challenging but promises abundant sights and views for the trekkers.
Due to limitations posed by the terrain, it is possible to carry only a selective variety of food items during the trek and camping. The most convenient and suitable form of food items that you will be able to consume are packaged food items. This will include snacks and ready to eat items which only need heating. For those who wish to consume non veg items, the same shall be made available through ready to eat packaged food.
For a short weekend getaway, you can opt for Trekking in Kodaikanal, which is suitable for all age groups of people, provided they have an ideal medical condition. This quaint village is a perfect resting ground for someone who wishes to explore tranquillity among the hills, waterfalls and enjoy sporty activities like volleyball, archery and more. One can trek along the beautiful terrain at this village and camp simultaneously while enjoying the fun of camp fire and food with your company. If you have two days in hand, you can plan the perfect trip to one of the famous trekking trails over here.