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Vattakanal Trekking is a must-try experience in Kodaikanal, as the place is blessed with natural beauty and mesmerizing views.

Vattakanal Trekking Overview

Location: Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Activity Timings:
4 hours (Between 8 AM to 6 PM)

Vattakanal Trekking:

Experience great adventure and thrills when you book us and proceed to explore the trail of Vattakanal to witness the unbounded beauty of the Pambar Falls. Based in the Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu, the Vattakanal region containing the Palani Hills ranges, views of which would relax your mind and body with great charm.

When you get the Vattakanal trekking package, you shall be picked up from your hotel in Kodaikanal at around 8 am or 2 pm for the 3-4 hours trek of 10km. You would be given a briefing by your guide about the entire journey and then you begin for the trekking activity. Trek through the evergreen rainforest, plantations, grasslands and witness the wide culture of flora and fauna as you visit Shola Nursery. 

Suitable for: People who are physically fit and are more than 6 years of age.

Difficulty Level: Easy

How to Reach?
The most comfortable and easiest way to travel to Vattakanal from Kodaikanal is by road. It would take 23 minutes to reach Vattakanal via Observatory Road, covering a distance of 5.9km. It is advised to carry private transportation for reaching the spot.

The activity is not wheel-chair friendly and pregnant women are not advised to join the trekking activity.


  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

  • Guide charges


  • Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products is strictly prohibited during this trip
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  • For safety purposes, do pay heed to the instructions given by the guides

Tour Type

  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Vattakanal Trekking: Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, no cancellation fees will be applicable.
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  • If cancellations are made within 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 10% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 3-6 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-2 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Vattakanal Trekking: Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Vattakanal Trekking: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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    Vattakanal Trekking is a must-try experience in Kodaikanal, as the place is blessed with natural beauty and mesmerizing views.


    People Also Ask About Vattakanal Trekking

    1. How long is Vattakanal Trek?

      The total distance of the Vattakanal Trek in Kodaikanal is approximately 18km – 20km. The trek starts from Kodaikanal, from where you are eligible for a pickup from your hotel. The entire trek takes approximately 4 hours to complete from the starting point to the endpoint in Vattakanal.

    2. How do I get to Vattakanal from Kodaikanal?

      The easiest way to travel from Vattakanal from Kodaikanal is by road. There are three possible routes you can take which are the most convenient:

      - It takes 23 minutes to reach Vattakanal via Observatory Road, covering a distance of 5.9km
      - It takes 24 minutes to reach Vattakanal via Upper Shola Road covering a distance of 5.9km
      - It takes 26 minutes to reach Vattakanal via Observatory Road and Fairy Falls Road, covering a distance of 6.1km

    3. How much does Vattakanal trekking package cost?

      The Vattakanal trekking package costs around INR 942 per adult. However, Thrillophilia is currently offering a discount of 15 percent, which lowers the per adult cost to INR 800 only. However, it is important to note that this cost is not inclusive of any taxes, extra activities, and personal expenses of the travelers.

    4. What are the inclusions of the Vattakanal trekking package?

      The scenic Vattakanal trekking package, which gives trekkers a chance to witness the unparalleled beauty of the Pambar Falls and the regions of the Palani Hills, includes pick up and drop facilities from your hotel in Kodaikanal as well as the costs incurred for your guide during the entire trek.

    5. What should I wear for Vattakanal trekking?

      When going for Vattakanal trekking, it is important to dress comfortably, preferably in light colored, cotton clothes. Moreover, you should also carry a hat or cap during the trek, in addition to wearing a comfortable, sturdy pair of shoes with a good grip.

    6. Is it safe for solo and female travellers?

      Vattakanal Trekking is absolutely safe for solo female travellers. However, it is always advisable to be extra cautious when you are travelling alone. You should keep all the guidelines and precautions in mind, which will be provided to you by a local professional.

      You also have to take extra care of your belongings. It is also advisable that you complete your trek before 4:00 p.m., which is when the sun starts to set in the region.

    7. What is the age limit for Vattakanal trekking?

      There is no age limit to enjoy the Vattakanal Rek in Kodaikanal. In fact, this fun-filled, light trek can be very enjoyable for kids. However, while there is no strict age limit for people who want to embark on this trek, it is best if you avoid bringing very small children or aged people who have trouble walking long distances for long hours.

      While this is a relatively easy trek, it still requires physical exertion and people should participate accordingly.

    8. What is Vattakanal Trekking distance?

      The entire route of the Vattakanal trek is around 18km to 20km long. It takes a little over 4 hours to complete the entire trek.

    9. Is Vattakanal Trek easy?

      Vattakanal Trek in Kodaikanal is comparatively an easy trek that is suitable for people of all ages and all levels of experience. The terrain is moderately rocky and not very difficult to manoeuvre, even if this is the first time you are embarking on a trek.

    10. Is Vattakanal Trek safe?

      The Vattakanal Trek is absolutely safe for all kinds of people. Apart from the relatively easy trail, you are also accompanied by a professional guide, who will make sure you have all the relevant information and guidelines to make your trip a comfortable one. It is always advisable to stick to the rules and listen to the instructions very carefully for extra safety.

    11. Is toilet available on the trek route to Vattakanal?

      The toilets are generally available at all the base camps. There is a provision of a toilet and a changing room at the base of the Kumbakarai Waterfalls. As for bathing purposes, you can always take advantage of the many waterfalls that occur along the trekking trail.

    12. What is the best time for Vattakanal Trek?

      The best time to go to Vattakanal Trekking is during the winter season. However, the trek is available throughout the year, and people sign up during different seasons to enjoy this beautiful activity. The region experiences three main seasons:

      Summer occurs between April to June when the weather is cool and the temperature varies between 20 degrees Celsius to 36 degrees Celsius.

      Monsoon arrives in the region between July and September, during which the Vattakanal trekking route is filled with the clean monsoon air and lush green foliage. However, it is good to remember that the roads can get quite slippery, and unless you are a professional trekker or you have the proper equipment, it is best to avoid this trekking route during this season to avoid accidents.

      Winter season takes place between October and March and is the best time to enjoy this trek. The temperature during this season remains between 8 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius, which is the ideal temperature for a beautiful trek. You can get the best views of the waterfalls and the jungles when you are trekking during this time while avoiding the risks of rain and uncomfortable heat.

    13. What is the minimum level of fitness needed for the trek to Vattakanal?

      The ability to walk long distances is the main criteria required for this trek. You need to be agile and have high levels of energy and moderate fitness to successfully complete the route and enjoy it at the same time. Physical fitness is one of the key factors while you are planning the Vattakanal Trek in Kodaikanal.

      The terrain is moderate to difficult, with sudden steep climbs at some points, and occasional rough and undulating landscapes. While there is no age limit for this trek, it is important to remember that it can get difficult for people who are not used to trekking or walking long distances, especially if they are very young, very old, or physically disabled.

    14. Can we smoke or drink alcohol in Vattakanal Trekking tour?

      No, smoking, drinking alcohol, or using any kind of intoxicating substances or drugs is strictly prohibited during your trek in Vattakanal. In fact, it is recommended that you abstain from taking these substances a few days before the tour so that you are in the best physical condition for your trek.

    15. Do we need permission for trekking to Vattakanal?

      Yes, you will need a permission certificate from the Forest Department which will allow you to trek the Canopy Hills of Vattakanal.

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