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If you’re on the lookout to get away from the maddening city life or to take a break from the monotonous corporate lifestyle, look no further as we have answered your call. What better place to simply unwind and relax your mind and bodies than at the ‘Princess of Hills’- Kodai. But as always, here at Plan The Unplanned we do things a bit differently and this time it’s no different. We’re taking you to explore a side of Kodai that you barely get to see nowadays, away from the tourist crowds and into untouched and pristine lands.

Located 40 km from Kodaikanal town, this campsite of ours offers everything that Kodaikanal once was minus the negatives. A place where tourism has yet to leave its mark with fairytale-like landscapes, pristine water bodies, crisp and virgin mountain air, picturesque sights and landscapes all around. Get transported back in time as you spend a weekend doing nothing and everything, at a place straight out of heaven.

This Kodaikanal Trek and Camping itinerary is specifically designed for those who simply want a laid back weekend and want to take things slow and at their own pace in the most scenic and enthralling locales along with a dash of adventure. 


Trek Details

  • Trek LevelEasy Moderate ( Difficulty Level is subjective )
  • Trail TypeForests, Meadows and Waterfall
  • Trek Distance10 km on Day 1, 8 km on Day 2


Early Bird ( For First 10 tickets/batch )
₹ 4,799
( Plus 5% GST)
Actual Price
( Plus 5 % GST ) | *Membership discount only applicable on Actual Price

Kodaikanal - A Two Day Overview

Day 0

  • Pick up from Bangalore by 8:30 PM (approx)

Day 1

  • Reach Kodaikanal
  • Take a 500 metre uphill hike from the parking to reach the campsite.
  • Freshen up and breakfast
  • Trek to Perumal Peak at a height of 2440 metres ( to and fro 10 km )
  • Have late lunch at around 3:00 PM ( approx )
  • Relax by the Waterfall ( 400 metres from the campsite )
  • High tea and snacks
  • Bonfire ( if weather permits )
  • Dinner and retire for the night

Day 2

  • Freshen up & have breakfast
  • Leave campsite by 9:30 AM
  • Hike to Dolphin’s nose and Echo Rock
  • Self-sponsored lunch at one of the popular cafe’s in Kodaikanal
  • Return and stop at Vattakanal Falls
  • Depart back to Bangalore 
  • Enroute stop for self-sponsored dinner
  • Return to Bangalore on Monday betwenn 5:00 – 6:00 AM ( approx)

Price Inclusions

  • Accommodation in Tree Houses or tents on multiple sharing basis. If couples let us know prior
  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
  • Inter-state Taxes, road permits and Tolls
  • Forest Permits
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Experience that you gain

Price Exclusions

  • First Day Breakfast & any other meals not included above
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc )
  • Anything not included above

Pickup Points

Following are the pick-up points & timings:

  • Kindly finish your dinner prior to boarding
  • Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while booking
  • Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the trip
  • Drop-off points shall be the same as the pick-up points

Group Size

  • Max number of People 25 to 30 pax
  • We have an equal male to female ratio for most of our treks
  • We require a minimum of 8 members to confirm the event
  • In case we fail to obtain the required minimum, full refund or the option to transfer to any other event will be provided. (Option of transfer shall be subject to payment/refund of balance amount if any)
  • Mode of Transort will be a Tempo traveller with push back seats. 

Things to Carry

  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Power Bank
  • Warm Layer ( Kodaikanal has a cold temperature up to 6-10 Degree )
  • Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
  • Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch
  • Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains
  • A comfortable pair of shoes with good grip for trekking
  • Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
  • Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
  • Portable chargers for your electronics
  • Extra pair of clothes to change into once wet
  • Polybags to pack your wet clothes
  • Extra cash for meals not included in the itinerary

I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?

The interesting thing about traveling alone is that you get to meet new people from  diverse backgrounds, and towards the end you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travelers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/ 

Is it safe for Women/Girls?

Safety and security is our priority at all times. Hence it is absolutely safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accomodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany on most of our treks.


Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned?

Yes, we do have options for picking a traveler on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. Following are the same:

  • Croma Store, Sony World Signal

  • Trinity Circle Metro Station

  • Yeshwanthpur Metro Station

  • Goraguntepalya Metro Station

  • Nayanadahalli Metro Station

I have booked the trek when will I get further updates regarding the trek?

Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.

How do I avail discounts? 

Details for availing  discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/

What is cancellation policy?

For Departures from Bangalore: In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow

  • If you cancel before 7 days – 90% of the amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of the amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel between 0-3 days – No Refund

For all the above points you can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard-earned money

“Transfer to a future date is only possible only if you cancel between 3-6 days before the trek date and not on the day of departure or a day before”

For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the      following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy


  • Expect a slight discomfort in the lasts seats. Do not sign up if you are not comfortable with the same.
  • Provisiion of hot water for bathing is subjective. Kindly co-operate with us in case of non-availability.
  • Travel with a minimalistic mindset. All basic facilities are well taken care off. We expect everyone to not expect any kind of luxuries as the locations we choose are to experience serene nature in its best form.
  • Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey and the trek. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
  • Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The locations that we host are at remote places and we do our best to arrange the basic facilities. The goal is to be outdoors.
  • Put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
  • Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewellery etc.  Kindly do take care.
  • Please do not book with us, if you cannot accept the cancellation policy.
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Banjara Sandy

Solo Traveller

I went Kodaikanal camping with PTU( plan the unplanned) . It was an amazing experience. Within the first 2 hrs of the trip I was able to know every member of the group, thanks to all superb games and activities by trek leads ( Akshay & Debasmita). Offroading to the campsite in jeep was outstanding. Campsite’s location was superb and there were many things to do in campsite like archery, football etc. Food was good. We explored new trails to unknown waterfalls. Overall I can say that these two days was unforgettable moments of my life. Thanks a lot PTU and trek leads ❤️

January 29, 2020
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