Enjoy Kodaikanal trekking to have a soothing getaway from the mundane affairs of life. With landscapes that are known for their mist-laden hilltops, shimmering lakes and lush green valleys, Kodaikanal is a trekker's paradise.

Trekking in Kodaikanal is a wonderful way to spend time with your friends and family. Enjoy a thrilling camping experience or soak in the surreal views to capture in your cameras. There are a number of trekking trails which range from medium to difficult levels allowing everyone from beginners to adrenaline junkies. Offering a getaway that will leave you refreshed and relaxed, Kodaikanal should definitely be on every trekker's list.

Some of the famous Kodaikanal trek experiences include trek to Pillar Rock, trek to Canopy Hill in Vattakanal, Bear Shola Trek, Pine Forest Trek, Dolphin's Nose Trek etc. While undertaking these treks, you are sure to be enthralled by the panoramic surroundings of nature witnessed on the way. Trekkers here can also indulge in a number of recreational activities while trekking which include basketball, fishing, volleyball, boating etc.

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Kodaikanal to Kumbakarai Trek From Chennai Flat 20% Off Featured
Kodaikanal to Kumbakarai Trek From Chennai Flat 20% Off

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

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.Minimum number of people required: 1Check-In: 10:00 amCheck-Out: 11:00 am
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93 Ratings

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Trekking to Dolphin’s Nose, Kodaikanal
Trekking to Dolphin’s Nose, Kodaikanal

4H

Kodaikanal

About the Activity:Situated at a distance of 8 km from the main city of Kodaikanal, the Dolphin's Nose provides a bird's eye view of the scenic landscape of the surrounding mountainous area. It is a flat rock jutting out of the mountain, overlooking a deep cliff, with its shape akin to that of the nose of a dolphin. Positioned at an elevation of 6600 feet, the fascinating place is one of the central destinations for tourists visiting Kodaikanal.  The 3-4 hour trip to the Dolphin’s Nose can be undertaken at either 8 am or 2 pm. An experienced guide, well versed with the terrain, will steer you through the trek. The summit offers a panoramic view of the area below and on clear days, you might be able to spot the Periyakulam Town as well as the Vaigai Lake. The trek isn’t a very strenuous one and you might also take a detour to the small village of Vellagavi which is on the same track. 
Excellent

49 Ratings

5.0

49 Ratings

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INR 800

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Camping in Kodaikanal with Trekking | Book @ Flat 45% off Featured
Camping in Kodaikanal with Trekking | Book @ Flat 45% off

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

Location: Poondi (Arungadu), KodaikanalFrom lush green landscape to sparkling lakes, Kodaikanal does not leave any chance to let you feel awestruck. One of the most beautiful cities in India, Kodaikanal nestles in between lakes and hills. Ranges of the Western Ghats and cool breeze makes it a perfect place to camp and spend time in the lap of nature. The site is best suited for a perfect getaway where the aura is serene and hills are beautiful and misty.The stay in this property is provided in tents. The tents are erected in a spot where you will be able to see the views of prominent hills and lush green beauty around. shared between two to three people depending upon the availability, the tents are comfortable and spacious. You will be provided with mattresses, pillows, and blankets for better comfort and cosiness. Pan around to see the beauty you are surrounded by when in the tents.There are several activities that you will go through, while here, for a perfect experience. You can go for trekking and have a soothing experience. Trekking is one of the most adventurous activities especially when in lush green areas. the trek leads to a waterfall wherein you can take a refreshing dip. There are several outdoor games as well that are housed at the property. Engage in the bonfire during the evening and hear interesting stories from other travellers.Places to Visit Near Kodaikanal Campsite: Berijam Lake (7.19 km), Moir Point (15.31 km), Kodaikanal Lake (17.23 km), The Stage Boutique (17.75 km), Dynasty (17.83 km), Christ the King Church (17.91 km), La Saleth Church (17.91 km)Package Types:Click on ' Book Now' and find the option below:Camping in Kodaikanal with Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast & ActivitiesIncludes lunch on both days, dinner, and breakfast to be served at 1:30 PM, 9:00 PM, and 8:00 AM respectively. Enjoy activities and comfortable stay with this package.Check-in Time: 11:00 AMCheck-Out Time: 11:00 AMHow To Reach:The campsite is located around 39.2 km from Kodaikanal Bus Stand in Poondi. You can reach the campsite by public or private transport. And you can avail pick up and drop facility from  Kodai International School Football Ground at an extra cost.Note:Children aged 5 - 10 years can book the child package.Infants under the age of 5 years can join for free.Minimum 4 people are required to book the package.
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155 Ratings

5.0

155 Ratings

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INR 3,499

Scenic Trek to Canopy Hill, Vattakanal
Scenic Trek to Canopy Hill, Vattakanal

3D/2N

Kodaikanal

A less conventional trek in the Tamil Nadu circuit, Vattakanal is a little bit leaning to the difficult side. Arriving in Theni early on Day 1, you will start to the base where you can freshen up and start trekking. The first hour will be for warming up to the place and will be easy on the eyes with a couple of deeply hidden waterfalls.After a welcome break, the trek begins to become taxing. Constantly steeping slopes combined with the thick jungles of the Western Ghats makes it a strenuous one. The view you will get when the forests rarely open up is majestic. Spotting wildlife is highly probable with Bison, wild goats, porcupines being the more common species. Forests with intermittent mist give it all a spooky touch and walking the trails feel like a true adventure. After trekking for well over 10kms, we reach Vellagavi, a 50 house village with no road connecting it to the rest of the world. They have to either come down to Kumbakarai or go up to Vattakanal for selling the fruits and spices which they grow in abundance. Oranges, Butter Fruit, Papaya, Banana, Guava, Passion Fruit, Jack Fruit are some of the many varieties of fruits you can find here, which make the entire experience worth it all. Deep in the jungle, an aptly named campsite Into the wild is where you would set camp for the dayThe next day welcomes us with an unforgiving winding path which is continuously steep and equally spooky with the mist. After a taxing 3 hour trek, the warmth of lemon tea in the cold weather of Vattakanal concludes a satisfactory trek. The trek ends at Dolphin Nose in Vattakanal.
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41 Ratings

4.0

41 Ratings

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Pambar Falls Trekking, Kodaikanal
Pambar Falls Trekking, Kodaikanal

4H

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal the idyllic hill station is engulfed with natural rhapsodies with cascading waterfalls, lush green woods, misty mountains, placid lakes and rolling valleys. This thriving place is the source to the incredible Pambar Falls. Also called the Nom de plume grand cascade, you’ll typically spend around four hours to trek to the waterfalls. At the end of the path flanked by rugged hills you’ll be mesmerized to see the splendid falls cascade on step-like rock formation.About the Activity: Begin the trek of 16 km either early morning around 8 am or around 2 pm. With an experienced guide for company, cross over the steep track behind Pambar House. Meet the Pambar River meandering its way to drop over a chain of rock formation. Enjoy a shower in the pool beneath the falls. Delight in the chance spotting of several endemic birds and butterflies in the wild vicinity.  Post this, return to Kodai around 2 pm or 6 pm, depending on your trek timings.
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39 Ratings

3.0

39 Ratings

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INR 875

INR 800

Vattakanal Trekking, Kodaikanal | Book Online @ Flat 15% off
Vattakanal Trekking, Kodaikanal | Book Online @ Flat 15% off

4H

Kodaikanal

Location: Kodaikanal, Tamil NaduActivity Timings: 4 hours (Between 8 AM to 6 PM)About 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: EasyHow 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.Note:The activity is not wheel-chair friendly and pregnant women are not advised to join the trekking activity.
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29 Ratings

4.0

29 Ratings

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INR 942

INR 800

Guided Trek to Pillar Rocks,Kodaikanal Featured
Guided Trek to Pillar Rocks,Kodaikanal

4H

Kodaikanal

About the Activity:Kodaikanal, a land of natural splendor and beauty never fails to impress. On this guided trek stretched over four hours you’ll follow a trail ending with a spectacular sight. Located in the speckled woods of the valley are three naturally entwined huge rocks standing absolutely erect and shoulder to shoulder. Around 7.5km from Kodai Lake, this attraction is 400ft high and its in-between chasm is famously called ‘Devil’s Kitchen’. You can trek to the rocks either in the morning around 8am or around 2pm. Walk through intense fog, appealing forest views, thick woods, and relax at a curated vantage point before reaching Pillar Rocks. Duration: 3-4 hours
Excellent

36 Ratings

5.0

36 Ratings

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INR 800

Camping Experience with Adventure Activities in Kodaikanal Featured
Camping Experience with Adventure Activities in Kodaikanal

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

Snuggled in the beauty of nature, Kodaikanal is one of the places tourist love to go. Located high above the sea level, the hill town features valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. This is the perfect staying option in this adorable place.About the Property:Situated on a valley, the campsite comes with panoramic views of alluring nature. The property boasts to be set amidst lush green areas and allows you to spend some time away from the life of the city. The site becomes an ideal place to spend some time and create worth-sharing memories.The accommodation comes with meals and a lot of activities that you can enjoy. Jeep Drive, guided trek to falls, Target shooting, Cricket, and Football are some of the activities that are ready to entertain you. Not just this, enjoy a campfire with music in the evening.Stay:The accommodation is in tents. Tents will be allocated on a double/triple/quadruple sharing basis.Meals:The package includes breakfast, lunch, high-tea and dinner. Breakfast is vegetarian with the option of having eggs. Lunch with vegetarian and chicken option and dinner with live grill is included as well.How to reach:The property can easily be reached by a means of public or private transport. There are pick up points at Palani View Point near Poombarai Village and in Poombarai Village, from where we pick you up in a 4*4. You can reach these pick-up points by bus.Note:A minimum of two and a maximum of eighty people can book the package.People aged 6 to 15 years can avail child ticket.
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30 Ratings

4.0

30 Ratings

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INR 2,100

INR 1,620

Camp Stay with Sunrise Hike in Kodaikanal Featured
Camp Stay with Sunrise Hike in Kodaikanal

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

Standing at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level, Kodaikanal is nature's treasure. Mountains touching clouds, picturesque lakes and perfect climate makes the place ideal to visit. The best way to enjoy the beauty of this town is to stay in camps.About the Property:Nestled in the scenic views of Kodaikanal, the property allows you to relax and spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. When here, you can witness cherishable views of sunset and sunrise. The site promises to be a perfect package and helps you create worth sharing memories.The property not only comes with accommodation and meals but also wraps a lot of adventure with it. On Day 1, you reach at 3:00 pm and we start a off-road hike. After reaching the campsite, you are welcomed with drinks. After relaxing a bit, hike to the tower valley starts. The hike is one of the best ways to unlock the hidden treasures of Kodaikanal. After coming back to the campsite, we have a small selfie session. Before dinner, we enjoy a bonfire with music to make the experience complete.Day 2 starts with a hike to witness Zero Point Sunrise. Breakfast and refreshments ensue after we reach the campsite. Next in-store, we move on to view surroundings and treat our eyes with some of the best Kodaikanal scenes. We have our lunch at mesmerising hidden waterfalls. After you buy some homemade chocolates and spices, we head back towards home.Stay:The accommodation is in tents. Tents will be allocated on a double/triple sharing basis.Meals:Meals include Welcome Drink, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Dinner is on day 1 and breakfast and lunch on day 2.How to reach:You can reach near the Danish School by public transport on the way to Poombarai from where can arrange a pick-up. Else, you can reach the campsite by private transport. We can arrange transportation from Kodaikanal at an additional cost.Time:Check-in Time: 3:00 pmCheck-out Time: 2:00 pmNote:A minimum of two people are required to book the package.People aged 4 to 15 years can avail child ticket.
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33 Ratings

4.0

33 Ratings

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INR 2,300

INR 1,800

Cottage Stay with Waterfall Trek in Kodaikanal Featured
Cottage Stay with Waterfall Trek in Kodaikanal

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

Owning mountains that touch clouds, picturesque lakes and perfect climate, Kodaikanal stands at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level. Panoramic views of natural beauty make it an ideal place to visit. Amidst the lush areas find a home at the site that offers you perfect accommodation.About the Property:Nestled on a cliff, the campsite allows extensive views of the lush green surroundings. Gazing hills and valleys will help you spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax. The accommodation is a perfect choice to stay and create picture-perfect memories.The property makes sure that your stay is full of adventure. The package includes a trek to a 5 tier waterfalls where you can allow your soul to be rejuvenated. Activities like trekking and indoor games are available at the site. Not to mention, you can order homemade food at the site.Stay:The accommodation is in dormitory and cottage. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable.How to reach:The property can easily be reached by a means of public or private transport.Note:A minimum of two people are required to book the package.
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37 Ratings

3.0

37 Ratings

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INR 1,100

INR 720

Offbeat Staying Experience in Kodaikanal Featured
Offbeat Staying Experience in Kodaikanal

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

Home to mountains, picturesque lakes and perfect climate, Kodaikanal stands at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level. Panoramic views of natural beauty make it an ideal place to visit. Amidst the lush areas find a home at the site that offers you perfect accommodation.About the Property:Situated on a serene valley slope, the property boasts to have a lake view with green grassland all around. Away from the noise of the city, the site allows you to relax your mind and soul. Spend some time in the lap of nature and create worth sharing memories.The accommodation encapsulates a lot of fun with itself. Walk to Kookal Lake, Short treks, Archery and indoor games are all that you will experience at the site. The accommodation offers homemade food and a lot of picture-perfect momentsStay:The accommodation is in tents, regular rooms and deluxe rooms. The rooms are comfortable and tents are equipped with all modern facilities. Tents will be allocated on a double/quadruple sharing basis.How to reach:The property can easily be reached by a means of public or private transport.Note:A minimum of two people are required to book the package.
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25 Ratings

4.0

25 Ratings

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INR 600

INR 480

Camping Experience with Lake Walk in Kodaikanal Featured
Camping Experience with Lake Walk in Kodaikanal

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

Possessed by the beauty of nature, Kodaikanal provides the best experience to the traveller. Located at more than 7000 feet above the sea level, the hill town is home to mountains, picturesque lakes and perfect climate. Nestled in the adorable views of nature find the stay that will help you create memories.About the Property:Settled on a cliff, the campsite allows extensive views of the lush green surroundings. Scenic terrace cut hill slopes will help you spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax. The accommodation is a perfect choice to stay and cherish panoramic views.The property makes sure that your stay is full of adventure. The package includes a walk to Kookal lake where you can allow your soul to be rejuvenated. Activities like trekking and indoor games are available at the site. Not to mention, you can order homemade food at the site. This wild west-cowboy themed accommodation will help you feel like a home away from the home.Stay:The accommodation is in tents, bunkers and rooms. Tents will be allocated on a double/triple sharing basis.How to reach:The property can easily be reached by a means of private transport. Public transport is available 400 m away from the property.Note:A minimum of two people are required to book the package.Tents can accommodate up to twenty people, rooms ten people and bunker eight people.
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23 Ratings

3.0

23 Ratings

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INR 1,000

INR 820

Exclusive Stay with Trekking Trails Kodaikanal Featured
Exclusive Stay with Trekking Trails Kodaikanal

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is the perfect place to go if you wish to stay amidst lush green areas. Picturesque lakes, mountains touching skies and scenic views make the town one of the favourites for tourists. Staying in this beautiful town adds to the memories for a lifetime.About the Property:Located on a cliff, the property offers breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys. Finding a home on the slope of a valley, the accommodation comes with lush green natural surroundings. A lake within the vicinity of the site adds cherry to the cake.The property promises a lot of fun activities with accommodation and meals. The package includes a short trek and a walk to Mannavaram lake. There, at the site, various indoor games like archery are available. The camping activity allows you to spend some quality time in the lap of nature and create picture-perfect memories.Stay:Rooms, Tents and Dorm is available at the site. The rooms and tents comes with all the modern facilities. Tents will be allocated on a double sharing basis.Meals:Meals include Breakfast.How to reach:The campsite can be easily reached by the means of public or private transport.Note:A minimum of two people are required to book the package.
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34 Ratings

4.0

34 Ratings

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INR 720

Camping with Trekking and Meals, Kurangani Hills Featured
Camping with Trekking and Meals, Kurangani Hills

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

The Kuranganj Hills offers an amazing spot for trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers at large. The splendid view tea plantation hills along with the dense woods and soothing grasslands make the location capable of letting you experience a cherished journey.About the TrekThe Kuranganj Hills trek constitutes a 12 km hike from Kurangani village to Top Station through Central village. Kurangani Hill is located near to the Kolukkumalai Hills, which is a prominent place for tea plantation in the world that stands at an altitude close to 8,000 feet. The charming beauty of the constantly changing weather and low-hanging clouds make the spot heavenly beautiful.  Also, the chilly atmosphere and strong winds along with the mesmerizing composition of flora and fauna are some phenomenal features of the spot that make it ideal for a memorable trekking experience. The trek gets you the best scope of experiencing wildlife with campfire along with a comfortable stay and an incredible scenic beauty. Stay The Kuranganj Hills provides 1 Night Stay in Top station Tents with an accommodation on sharing Basis (2 /3 /4). Meals The Kurangani Trek proved 2 Days Food served as Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Veg and Non-Veg), along with Tea / Coffee with Snacks Check-In: 11:00 am Check-Out: 10:00am How to reachThe Kurangani Hills are located 55 km away from Kodaikanal, near Bodi in Theni district that can be reached conveniently with the help of private and public transportation.   Maximum booking capacity: 50 PaxNote: Travel can be arranged based on the number of people traveling.
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40 Ratings

4.0

40 Ratings

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INR 2,999

INR 2,500

Camping and Trekking in Kodaikanal Flat 15% off Featured
Camping and Trekking in Kodaikanal Flat 15% off

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

If you’re looking to take a break from the monotonous corporate life, then just go ahead at the “Princess of Hills”- Kodaikanal to simply unwind and relax your mind and bodies. About the activityCamping in Kodaikanal is the most scenic places you can stay at in South India. This activity provides an excellent opportunity to explore the lush green mountains, watch wild animals and enjoy camping at an extraordinary site.Trekking in Kodaikanal is truly a trekker’s delight as the city is blessed by several exquisite locales that offer trekking opportunities to both – beginners and professionals. So this is the right place for the trekking enthusiasts with amazing landscapes to trek with lovely variety. ActivitiesIn the early morning, you can go for trekking and relish the blissful sunrise or also can head out for Bison sighting. Enjoy the dusk with mouth-watering BBQ, music and a blazing bonfire.StayYou will be staying in tents on a sharing basis. The tents are as new as they can get, and equipped with all the comfort you need.MealsYou will be greeted with welcome drinks followed by a delicious local breakfast and dinner throughout the course of your stay.How to reach?You can get private and public transport to the campsite.
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38 Ratings

3.0

38 Ratings

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INR 2,640

INR 2,200

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It was nice trekking tour and our guide vijay was good.
Excellent
"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 with him. Would definitely recommend this trek."
30 November 2016
Superb
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........
Very Good
"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."
Vattakanal Trekking is a must-try experience in Kodaikanal, as the place is blessed with natural beauty and mesmerizing views.
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 made us get insight on the way. The arrangements were appropriate and it was hygienic. The sightseeing was fantabulous. I loved seeing the fields in particular. The view from the Dolphin Nose was spectacular! It was a really nice experience for me.
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
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 thrilling experience. Rate wise also I am satisified. Thanks.
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 good deal for a 2-days break!

People Also Ask About Trekking in Kodaikanal

  1. What are the best places for trekking in Kodaikanal?

    1. Pine Forest Trek: One of the popular places for trekking in Kodaikanal for beginners, Pine Forest is an easy trek to enjoy with loved ones. It is a well-maintained trek where you can relax in the calm of nature.

    It is a must visit for shutterbugs as it is surrounded by lush greenery allowing you to click a number of pictures. Full of eucalyptus trees, this trial can be easily explored in an hour or two. For a more enthralling experience, you can also camp here during the trek after taking necessary permissions from the forest authorities.

    Location: Pine Forest, Kodaikanal.

    2. Dolphin’s Nose: 
    Counted among the popular trails for Kodaikanal trekking, the Dolphin’s Nose trail is a moderate level trek. It offers the panoramic glimpses of Pambar Bridge and the trail is easy to navigate for the beginners.

    You can go with your kids and elder family members here as well. After reaching the top of the mountain, be prepared to be enthralled by a rock which is shaped in the form of a Dolphin's nose. Apart from an exciting trek, tourists here can enjoy beautiful views of the valley and visit Echo Point for a fascinating photography experience.

    Location: Dolphin's Nose, Kodaikanal.

    3. Pillar Rock: 
    If you like some adventure, Pillar Rock offers a grilling experience when you want to enjoy the best of Kodaikanal trekking. This is a trek which will test your spirits as you have to navigate a rocky path and find your way through the boulders that are shaped in the form of a pillar.

    The trek can be completed in a span of about 4 hours and it is recommended that you start early in the morning to witness the best views. For a better experience, take along a guide and explore some hidden attractions on the way like Guna Caves.

    Location: Pillar Rock, Kodaikanal.

    4. Vattakanal Trek: 
    One of the most picturesque trekking trails for Kodaikanal trekking, Vattakanal trek is a medium challenging level trek. This trail is full of  amazing landscapes full of thick forests, sparkling waterfalls and many hidden attractions of Western Ghats.

    Encompassed by scenic surroundings, Vattakanal Trek will let you soak in a refreshing experience. Vattakanal Trek is a surreal getaway in Kodaikanal as you are surrounded by misty clouds and experience an adrenaline rush. The enthralling trek can be completed in a duration of 3 hours.

    Location: Vattakanal, Kodaikanal.

    5. Bear Shola Trek: 
    Best enjoyed during the monsoons, Bear Shola Trek is one of the easiest trails for Kodaikanal trekking. One has to trek for a distance of 1 km towards the top of the hill to treat yourself with the most wonderful views of nature. When trekking here, you can soak in the lush green views of the streams that flow along the way here.

    Location: Bear Shola, Kodaikanal.

    6. Perumal Peak Trek: 
    Perumal Peak Trek is one of the famous treks in Kodaikanal which will test your spirits for one day. It is a fairly easy trek which is widely suited for beginners and allows you to soak in the luxurious views of the beautiful flora and fauna on the way.

    The popular activities which one can enjoy during this trek include mountain biking and camping. To help you refresh, there are various eateries and stalls from where you can buy snacks on the way to the cloudy hilltop.

    Location: Perumal Peak, Perumalai Village, Tamil Nadu.
  2. What kind of fitness am I expected to have for trekking in Kodaikanal?

    You will need different kinds of fitness levels depending on the choice of trek you want to undertake in Kodaikanal. It offers various trekking options like difficult treks like Pillar Rock Trek, medium trek like Vattakanal Trek and easy treks like Pine Forest Trek.

    With different difficulty levels, trekkers in Kodaikanal can choose from different trails offered here. You may need some fitness experience for the difficult trails which you can build up by starting to exercise a few weeks before the trek.
  3. What kind of medical arrangements will be there during trekking?

    Yes, there are all kinds of medical arrangements during trekking. During the treks, one can avail medical facilities like oxygen cylinders, stretchers, High Altitude Medical Kits, radios etc.
  4. Is there a chance of facing wild animals while trekking in Kodaikanal?

    Yes, there is always a chance of facing wild animals while trekking in Kodaikanal. However, you will be accompanied by a guide who will know the way to traverse through the forests. Therefore, you have to be sure while trekking in Kodaikanal.
  5. Do we need a walking stick on trekking?

    Whether you will need a walking stick for Kodaikanal trekking depends upon the trail and your fitness level. It is not mandatory; however, you can choose to take along a walking stick while trekking to help you maintain balance.
    It also helps in decreasing pressure on your legs as you can maintain a steady posture and complete the trek without burning so many calories.
  6. Name the hardest trail of Kodaikanal?

    One of the most difficult trails of Kodaikanal is the Pillar Rock. This is known to challenge even the experienced trekkers with its rocky path and uphill climb.

    You will need to have a decent level of fitness to make sure you complete the climb and be able to see the wonderful views from the top. This trek is also known to entice the travellers with the fantastic views of the mountains and verdant valleys which are seen on the way.
  7. Is Kodaikanal worthy enough to have a trekking trip?

    Kodaikanal is definitely worthy of enjoying a trekking trip to witness the scenic views and enchanting valleys. Through the trekking trip of Kodaikanal, you will come across many glittering lakes, mist-covered mountains and grassy meadows that will take your breath away.

    If you are looking forward to savouring an adrenaline rush, a trekking trip to Kodaikanal is a must-do activity for everyone. Some popular treks to enjoy here include Silent Valley View Trek, Kumbakkarai Falls trek, Dolphin’s Nose trek, Pillar Rocks trek etc.
  8. Which are some good weekend destinations for trekking near Kodaikanal?

    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.

  9. Are there are waterfall treks in Kodaikanal?

    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

  10. What should I wear while 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

    3.Synthetic socks

    4.Rain gear

    5.Fleece jacket for the cold weather at night.

  11. Can we do smoking and drinking during the trek?

    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.

  12. Is trekking safe to do in Kodaikanal?

    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.

  13. What things I must carry while trekking in Kodaikanal?

    Here is a list of basic items that you must carry when Trekking in Kodaikanal:
    - A water bottle
    - Convenient items to munch on, like trail mix, dry fruits, energy bars and chocolates
    - Light backpack with enough compartments that help you organise your stuff
    - Ideal trekking shoes or hiking boots which help you brave the terrain with ease
    - A multi purpose Swiss knife
    - A light flashlight
    - Hand sanitizer
    - Comfortable trekking pants that help you manoeuvre the terrain
    - Sun block protection, hats, sunglasses and lip balm to protect you from the sun
    - A first aid kit.

  14. What kind of Food will be provided to me? Will I get non veg food as well during trek?

    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.

  15. Can we do camping as well with trekking in Kodaikanal?

    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.