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Great place to watch nature in fullest. The view from the top will amaze you. it was a memorable experience for the group. just the trek was tiring but...
Thrilled experience...one of the best treks...forest trek..catherine water falls...waterfall trek is the best where you trek upstream in hip deep water...
Trip Starting From: Bangalore
Trip Location: Ooty
About the Kotagiri Trek:
Grab a mind-blowing opportunity to partake in an exciting trekking trip at the earliest and find the beauty of Kotagiri Hill station amazing. A two-day happy trip is now on!!! Kotagiri hill station is situated in Nilgiri district at a height of about 5890 feet. The trekkers' wide choice is this hill that brings forth some adventurous trails unexplored.
The trails are collected to the vast Nilgiri ranges but prohibited to outsiders by the forest department. This trekking trip has the starting point in Bangalore. Take an overnight journey to the destination on Friday after you get picked up from the different points in the city in the evening.
Kotagiri is lying about 330 kilometres away from Bangalore with unending sights of serenity. The trekking trail starts in the huge tea estates and goes through the valley on the river path and ends at Mettupalayam- Kotagiri junction.
Other attractions near the hill are the Catherine Falls, Elk Falls, Doddabetta Peak and the Rangaswami Pillar.
Wind up your tour on the third day of the tour with a visit to the Catherine Falls which is the second highest waterfall in Nilgiri Mountains.
Difficulty Level: Easy
You will be picked up from the following stops in Bangalore:
08:30 PM: Pick-up from 80 feet road, Indiranagar.
08:45 PM: Pick-up from New Shanthi Sagar Hotel, Domlur.
09:00 PM: Pick up from Lifestyle, Magrath Road (Near Garuda Mall).
Approximately by 06:00 am, you will reach the campsite after the overnight journey from Bangalore.
Freshen up and have breakfast.
Post this, start your trek to the hill by 08:30 am and your lunch will be packed.
En route, have lunch and reach the top by noon. Explore and unwind the less explored trails.
Watch the amazing surrounding from the top.
Return to the homestay by sunset and relax by campfire (depending on the weather condition).
Have dinner and relax.
Wake up early and refresh your mind.
Post breakfast, begin your trip to the second highest waterfall in Nilgiri, the Catherine Falls.
After enjoying its beauty, begin your return journey to Bangalore. By 09:00 pm, you will reach Bangalore.
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Rated : 5.0
Great place to watch nature in fullest. The view from the top will amaze you. it was a memorable experience for the group. just the trek was tiring but it was worth it. there were small streams and waterfall allover and a perfect place to enjoy with my friends. also, a night stay was very refreshing away from the city. do this trek i am sure you will all love it like i did.
Rated : 5.0
Thrilled experience...one of the best treks...forest trek..catherine water falls...waterfall trek is the best where you trek upstream in hip deep water
Rated : 5.0
The trek was very well organized and laid out. Right from pick up, stay location, facilities, food, hygiene, tent quality, the trek itself.. and most importantly the trek lead- who was the essence of the trek. Poola not only made sure that we broke the ice quite quickly, but also took personal care of each and every participant. Highly recommended!
Rated : 5.0
Great experience! Loved it... The hosts were very caring and took care of everything. Highly recommend this group!!
Rated : 5.0
The trek was good but the food could have been better. Great experience overall.
Rated : 5.0
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Is Kotagiri Trek difficult?
Kotagiri trek is considered to be easy and the trail mostly goes through tea estates and river paths. It can be done by men, women and children who are physically fit, without any problems.
How do I get to Kotagiri?
Transportation services to and from Bangalore is included in your package. Three pick up locations from Bangalore are provided and you can choose as per your convenience. The 1st pick up is scheduled at 8:30 PM from 80 feet road in Indiranagar.
The next pickup is at 8:45 PM from New Shanti Sagar Hotel in Domlur. The last pickup is at 9 PM from the Lifestyle Store at Magrath Road near Garuda Mall. You will reach the destination at approx. 6 in the morning and begin your trek around 8:30AM.
What is the best time to visit Kotagiri?
It is beautiful throughout the year and you can plan your Kotagiri trekking anytime of the year. However, if you wish to experience the beauty of nature at its best, then the months between winters and onset of summer is the best time to visit Kotagiri.
December to May is considered the most ideal time to go for trek to Kotagiri as the weather is cool and pleasant. The dewy trekking trails, misty atmosphere and foggy clouds adds up to the overall experience.
How long is the Kotagiri Trek?
Kotagiri trek is approximately 10 kilometres long. The trail goes through tea estates and river paths.
How far is Kotagiri from Bangalore?
Kotagiri is approximately 300 kilometres from Bangalore via Mysore. You can reach the destination in a bus or a train. It is an overnight journey which takes about 8-9 hours, depending on the road and weather conditions. The nearest airport and railway station from Kotagiri is Coimbatore. You can hire a taxi or take a bus from Coimbatore to Kotagiri which is just 63 kilometres away.
What is Kotagiri famous for?
Kotagiri is the 3rd largest and the oldest hill stations of Nilgiris. The climate of this place is considered to be the high point as it claimed to be the best, not only in India but in the World. Kotagiri is silently placed in Nilgiris which was once the summer holiday destination for the Britishers.
The beauty of Kotagiri contributes to the popularity of the place. It attracts the tourists and sun seared souls from all over the world. Unlike Coonoor and Ooty, Kotagiri is located in open terrace ridge and the weather is balmier than Ooty and bracing that Coonoor. Kotagiri is blessed with gorgeous waterfalls. Elk Falls and St. Catherine’s Fall are the two most popular hotspots which makes it an ideal location to relax and unwind during anytime of the year.
Due to the beautiful scenery, waterfalls and striking landscapes, Kotagiri is now one of the best trekking destinations in South India. The virgin land and the extreme beauty makes it a popular choice for quick getaways. Hence overall, Kotagiri is a perfect amalgamation of pleasant weather and natural beauty, making it a paradise for all trek and nature lovers.
What kind of clothes and equipment should I carry for Kotagiri Trek?
Carry an extra pair of clothes which are light and comfortable. Wear quick dry clothes which is loose and not very short. Wear a hat and apply adequate sunscreen. Carry at least 2 litres of water. Take mosquito repellent and all basic medications. Carry fully charged power bank. Take your phone and a camera to capture the beauty of the nature around. Keep a torch for emergency situation.
Is Kotagiri Trek open all year around?
Yes, Kotagiri trek is open throughout the year. However, the best time to go for trekking is during winters and just before harsh summers. The weather during this time is cool and pleasant. Nevertheless, if you wish to see the swanky landscape and gorgeous deep blue sky, then monsoons is the time you need to go.
What is the starting and ending point of the Kotagiri Trek?
The starting point of Kotagiri trekking is the basecamp which you need to reach by early morning. From here, you will begin your trek to the peak. The end point of your trekking expedition is the Catherine Falls, which will the next trek destination after completing Kotagiri peak trek. It will mark the end of your kotagiri expedition.
What is the minimum group size to avail this package?
The minimum number of people required in a group to avail this package is 2. We will schedule the trek only after we have the minimum number of people for trek to Kotagiri.
What are the other inclusion in the package?
Accommodation is included in the package. Tents are provided on sharing basis. Men and women are given separate tents. Sleeping beds are included in your package. Meals for Day 1 and Breakfast for Day 2 is included in your package. Day 1 will include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Transportation services to and from Bangalore is included in the package. Arrangements for trekking and sightseeing are inclusive. An instructor is provided who will accompany you throughout the trip. A local guide is also organized.
Are PickUp and Drop facilities available from Bangalore?
Yes, pickup and drop off facilities are available from Bangalore. Three pick up locations are provided from Bangalore and you can choose as per your closeness. The 1st pick up is scheduled at 8:30 PM from the 80 feet road in Indiranagar. The second pickup is at 8:45 PM from New Shanti Sagar Hotel in Domlur. The last pickup is at 9 PM from the Lifestyle Store at Magrath Road near Garuda Mall.
Is this trek safe for Female Travelers?
The trek is completely safe for female and solo travellers. In fact, we have had majority of female travellers with us in the past, who had an amazing experience on Kotagiri trek. The place is completely safe and we too thrive to make all the arrangements, considering the safety of all our travellers.
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