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  • Places for Trekking Near Chennai are umpteen like Meesapulimala trek (Flat 20% Off), Kodaikanal trek, Peerumedu waterfalls, Kurinji top station, Nagalapuram and plenty more. Bestowed with the stunning beauty of lush and evergreen thickets and rugged terrains, Chennai boasts of being one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the country.

    Today's Deal: Kodaikanal To Kumbakarai Trek @INR 3,199 Only!

    Limited Offer: Kurinjini Top Station Trek (Flat 20% Off)

    Whether within or around the city, Chennai offers ample of options to trekking enthusiasts. In addition to all the trekking options within a close proximity, other places for trekking near Chennai are Ombattu Gudda in Sakleshpur, Dolphin's Nose in Kodaikanal, Tada and Nagalapuram in Andhra Pradesh, Javadhu Hills in Tiruvannamalai district and many others.

    Feel the adrenaline of covering various terrains in the eastern ghats as you take on the adventure of trekking near Chennai.

    Some of the best treks near Chennai: 

  • 01Meesapulimala Trek and Camping- Flat 20% off

    Meesapulimala Trek and Camping- Flat 20% off
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    Enthrall in an amazing trek to Meesapulimalai, Munnar with friends and family for a completely unraveling experience like never before. Also considered as the second highest peak in South India – embark on this fun filled-thrilling trekking experience.

    You will be starting the experience by getting picked up from Chennai and transferring to Munnar. From here, you would enjoy a jeep ride to the Silent Valley, from where we will start the trek to reach the famous Rhodo Valley of Meesapulimalai. The trek goes up and down as you make your way through the forest to reach the Rhodo Valley. When the jeep trail starts, you would have arrived in the Rhodo Valley, known so because of the amazing Rhododendron flowers that grow here.

    After a short trek of about 2 kms, you will reach the checkpost. From there on you will trek and cross 6 more hills to finally reach the one that you wanted to. From here, you will trek back down to enjoy a night of merriment in the campsite with snacks and campfire. The next day, you will explore a nearby waterfall before taking a transfer back to Chennai and bringing the experience to an end.

  • 02Kodaikanal to Kumbakarai Trek from Chennai- Flat 20% off

    Kodaikanal to Kumbakarai Trek from Chennai- Flat 20% off
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    About the Activity:
    • Get a chance to explore the beauty of nature with this exciting trekking trip from Kodaikanal to Kumbalkarai.
    • Start your journey after getting picked up from Chennai at about 5 PM on Friday and head out for your trip.
    • Feel the thrill as you take this exciting overnight bus ride and reach your destination the next day.
    • Start your trek after enjoying a delicious breakfast and freshening up.
    • Marvel at the sight of the amazing beauty of the region with the hills and valleys. 
    • Visit some of the famous sights like Dolphin's Nose, Cardamom farms, Coffee plantations and Lemon farms.
    • Trek through the scenic views of the tall eucalyptus trees throughout your way.
    • Witness the surrounding with the distant hills as you trek through the zigzag path of the jungle.
    • Reach the waterfall where you will e camping for the night.
  • 03Kurinjini Top Station Trek from Chennai- Flat 20% off

    Kurinjini Top Station Trek from Chennai- Flat 20% off
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    The Western Ghats have gifted India with many gems in terms of natural beauty and biodiversity. One such great example of that is the Kurinjini Peak of Theni District in Tamil Nadu. Home to a wide variety of Flora and Fauna, the hill station also sports a pristine ledge on the hill called the Kolukkumalai, which is one of the highest tea estates in the world.

    Apart from the dazzling beauty of nature, the place is also home to many birds and animals. The culmination of all these elements brings about an amazing beauty to this place, attracting nature lovers, photographers, trekkers and bird watchers alike. 

    The trek starts from Chennai as you get picked up and are transferred to the starting point of the trail, which will be the Kuranjini Village. After freshening up, you will start the trek to reach the central station after a 7 km trek. You will arrive at the estate farmhouse following a small stream that flows right by it, from where there is a straight shot to the campsite. Enjoy in the scenic environs here, enjoy tea/coffee direct from the estate before calling it a night in the cozy tents. You will wake up the next day to an amazing sunrise over the hills with the calls of many birds residing in the area. From here, you will take another 7 km trek to the top station on the side of a hill in a zig-zag fashion. As you gain altitude from here, the view of the valley just keeps getting better. Spot some of the most beautiful and rare species of birds like Whiskered Bulbul, Verdier Flycatcher, Tickell’s blue flycatcher, Oriental white eye, Purple-rumped Sunbird etc. 

    From the top, take in the scenic view of the hills and the floating clouds below you. Spend some time here and click some pictures before returning to the base village and returning for Chennai the same day, bringing the experience to an end.


  • 04Kotagiri Trek in Ooty from Chennai- Flat 20% off

    Kotagiri Trek in Ooty from Chennai- Flat 20% off
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    Kothagiri in Tamil Nadu is a picturesque hill station located right next to the famous queen of the hills, Ooty, and serves as one of the best spots in Tamil Nadu to enjoy nature trekking experiences. Surrounded and covered by the forests of Nilgiris, Kothagiri is one of the lesser visited places which makes its charm pristine, untouched and quiet.
    Blessed with some of the most breathtaking views, endless trekking trails, and famous waterfalls, Kothagiri is a place you will always find on the bucket list of the adventurers. But the beauty of this place beckons a large number of people to come witness the magic that it hides in its folds.
    This package takes you to the amazing environs of the hill station of Kothagiri to enjoy days worth of trekking in the hills of the area and camping under the billion stars. On this tour, you will be trekking to see the famous Kallar Valley viewpoint, cave hikes, trek to Catherine Falls and a dip in the falls.
    Over the course of 4 days and 3 nights, you will be left with a number of memories to last you a lifetime and pictures of the amazing views forever stuck in your head.
  • 05Nagalapuram Trek

    Nagalapuram Trek
    One of the most popular places for trekking in Chennai, Nagalapuramare the beautiful hills located in the state of Andhra Pradesh close to Tirupati. Located at a pleasant drive of about 75km from Chennai, the trekking expedition begins at the foothills of Nagalapuram hills. Unlike their Western Ghat counterparts, the treks of the Eastern Ghats are usually less stressful and can be completed within a day.

    The way to the summit is accompanied with several small mountain streams and some places with loose gravel, so you are advised to be careful. The magic pool at the summit of the elevations is truly a stunning spectacle, making Nagalapuram one of the most scenic trekking places near Chennai.

    Best Season: Nov to Jan

    Trek length:
    13 Km

    Distance from Chennai:
    75km

    Difficulty Level:
    Moderate
    Nagalapuram Camping Experience with Waterfall Trek

    Nagalapuram Camping Experience with Waterfall Trek

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  • 06Tada Falls Trek

    Tada Falls Trek
    The Ubbalamadagu or Tada Falls are located in the Chitthoor district of Andhra Paradesh at about 80km from Chennai. A refreshing getaway from the heat scorched weather of Chennai, a trek to Tada Falls is highly recommended! An easily bikeable road, relatively simpler trails and the gorgeousness of the waterfalls, makes this place an ideal spot for trekking in Chennai. The basecamp of the trek starts in the forest itself, at the mouth of small and cheerful stream.

    The trek starts on a dry and muddy trail, which continues for about 2km and then gives way to roughly hewn boulder trekking trail, which make some skill to navigate. All through the way, the path is littered with small pools of refreshing water that is clean for most part. However, take care not to jump in with your shoes as walking with wet soles becomes significantly difficult.

    There is also Shiva Temple which acts as a path marker for those trekking for the first time. The vegetation on the path is significantly green and rich and provides home to a diverse and vibrant birdlife.

    Best Season:
    Juen to November

    Trek length:
    10km

    Distance from Chennai :
    80km

    Difficulty Level:
    Moderate
    Tada Waterfall Trek with Camping

    Tada Waterfall Trek with Camping

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  • 07Trek to Perumedu Waterfalls, Yelagiri

    Trek to Perumedu Waterfalls, Yelagiri
    The perfectly well-endowed hill station, Yelagiri offers a quiet respite from the daily grind of life and gives you a taste of much needed dose of adventure at the same time. The gorgeous hill station located at an approximate distance of 220km from Chennai offers some of the best trails that are bestowed with the charming views of nature. This abode of nature is located at a height of about 1050m and is one of the most spots for trekking in Chennai.

    As you drive up the passes of Yelagiri, you will be greeted by 14 hairpin curves which are all named after a famous Tamil personality. Stunningly bestowed with charming valleys, gaping gorges, towering peaks, thundering waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries; trekking in Yelagiri is no less than a joy. The most stunning amongst them is a trek to Perumadu Waterfalls. The stunning 3km will take you through thickets of a mountainous jungle, whichhas lush undergrowth. The trek starts at Puthur and continues to Perumadu Waterfalls. The summit holds the mind numbingly beautiful view of the 40feet falls that cascade down the face of the mountains. You can also dip your feet in this refreshing pool of spring water.

    Best Season:
    Nov to Feb

    Trek length:
    3km

    Distance from Chennai:
    220km

    Difficulty Level:
    Moderate
    Camping in Yelagiri with Multi Adventure Activities

    Camping in Yelagiri with Multi Adventure Activities

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  • 08Dolphin’s Nose Trek, Kodaikanal

    Dolphin’s Nose Trek, Kodaikanal
    At a distance of about 8km from Kodaikanal, the Dolphin's Nose gives presents a stunning landscape of the valleys and hills of the surrounding area. It is a relatively even rock sticking out of the mountain, sitting above a deep gorge, with its shape much the same as that of the nose of a dolphin. Situated at a height of 6600 feet, the interesting spot is one of the primary destinations for travelers travelling to Kodaikanal.

    Located at about 550km, a weekend trek to Dolphin’s nose can be easily accomplished with the help of a knowledgeable guide. The summit offers an all-encompassing perspective of the area beneath and on sunny mornings, you may have the visibility to recognize the Periyakulam Town and in addition the Vaigai Lake. The trek isn't an exceptionally strenuous one and you may also take a makeshift route to the little town of Vellagavi which is on the same track.

    Best Season:
    September to December

    Trek length:
    5km

    Distance from Chennai:
    550km

    Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • 09Gingee Fort Trek

    Gingee Fort Trek
    One of the last surviving forts of the state of Tamil Nadu, the Gingee fort also known by the name Senji Fort and is located in the Villupuram district about 160km from Chennai. This solid fort holds the distinction of being one of the most impregnable fortifications in the country. It was given the distinction of being called Troy of The East by the British. Originally built by the Chola dynasty in 9th Century AD it was later rebuilt by the Kurumbar community, who were shepherds of the area. The fort architecture covers three main hillocks namely, Krishnagiri, Rajagiri and Chandrayandurg. All these three hills constitute the fort complex, and every hill is blessed with a separate citadel for the same.

    The fort subsequently passed on to Shivaji, who was the emperor of the Maratha dynasty and then to the Britishers. The trekking trail to the fort mainly constitutes of a number of roughly hewn but solid steps. Although the elevation is quite steep, every effort taken will be rewarded by the stunning view of the surroundings from the summit. The fort is a structure frozen in history; you will be able to witness some stunning structures such as a depot for storing grains, watch tower and even an ancient temple. This historical structure makes up for being one of the most sought after destinations for trekking in Chennai.

    Best Season: Nov to Feb

    Trek length:
    NA

    Distance from Chennai:
    160 kms

    Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • 10Trek to Talakona Waterfalls,Chithoor

    Trek to Talakona Waterfalls,Chithoor
    Drive down about 120km to the North east and explore the wonderful options of trekking to Talakona Waterfalls, which are located at a distance of approximately 190km from Chennai. The mouth of the cascades can be easily reached by taking a small trek of about 2km from the Lord SiddehswaraSwamy Temple. The waterfalls are located amongst dense plantations of jungles, various medicinal herbs and flowering shrubs. It is believed that the waters of Talakona Falls are enriched with magical healing powers. So, drink in the spring water, from the magical falls and feel refreshed with a trek to one of the most amazing trekking places near Chennai.

    Being located in the Sri Venkateswra National Park, the waterfalls boast of stunning beauty of flora and fauna that is endemic to the region. You can also embark on the exciting experience of a 240m long Canopy rope walk, that will offer an unforgettable experience. The mighty trees will surely shield you as you walk along the path. The cascades of Talakonafalls, thunder down from a mighty height of 270ft and are a gorgeous sight.

    Best Season: September to December

    Trek length:
    2km

    Distance from Chennai:
    190km

    Difficulty Level:
    Moderate
  • 11Trekking in Meghmalai

    Trekking in Meghmalai
    Literally translating to mean, the cream of the skies, Meghamalai is a beautiful hilly wildlife sanctuary that is located on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, close to the PeriyarReserve.The forests are rich will elephants and the unique wildlife provides an exciting window into the diversity of the region. Trekking through the rain forest is one of the most rewarding trekking spots near Chennai. The Elephant Corridor, Pothai Pull Medu and the Manalar Water falls are some of the amazing places that you can enjoy here.

    Best Season: September to December

    Distance from Chennai: 550km

    Difficulty Level: Easy
  • 12Trekking in Kolli Hills

    Trekking in Kolli Hills
    Kolli Hills are wonderfully serene destination located at about 357km from the city of Chennai. The hills and the surrounding area are both revered and feared for their mystical powers and the allegations of Witchcraft being practiced here. The tall hills stand majestic and proud on the fringes of the Eastern Ghats and are truly stunning destination of majestic and paradise like beauty.

    The Kolli Hills trek route can be attempted from the Puliancholi Village and the relatively easy trail ends at the reputed Akash Ganga Waterfalls. A refreshing dip here is highly recommended to take away all of your worries. You can also explore a number of caves which lie hidden in the deep and eerily beautiful hills. The way to the top of the Kolli hills is also dotted with a number of temples and a combination of easy and rocky landscapes, which may require some bouldering skills.

    Best Season: February to December

    Trek length:
    18km

    Distance from Chennai:
    357km

    Difficulty Level:
    Moderate To Challenging
  • 13Trekking in Venkateswara Hills

    Trekking in Venkateswara Hills
    One of the most beautiful trekking places in Chennai is the Venkateswra Hills. This incredible and stunning trek lies in the unexplored and yet beautiful environs of the Sri Venkateswara National Park and sanctuary. Located deep in the heart of the Eastern Ghats, this trekkers paradise will provide you with the opportunity to explore natural water pools, streams and stunning falls that will make you feel like you have landed somewhere in the middle of paradise.

    Being located in the middle of the forest, the trek will also give you an opportunity to see some stunning variety of wildlife. The trek begins right at Kumaradhara Dam Area and passes through many winding and snaking jungle pathways to open up sights that have never been seen by anyone before. The trail ends at National Highway near Kothapally village. The beauty of the Angel Falls and the azure blue waters of the pool at the top of the Venkateswara Summit will cast a magical spell on you. The entire trek is of 48km and can be easily completed with 3 days to spare.

    Best Season: September to March

    Trek length:
    144km

    Distance from Chennai: 357km

    Difficulty Level:
    Moderate to Challenging
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