Kodaikanal Trek and Camping

Kodaikanal Trek and Camping
Kodaikanal Trek and Camping
Kodaikanal Trek and Camping
Kodaikanal Trek and Camping

About The Trip

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 body 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. 

For New Year 2024: The mind-blowing Kodaikanal Trek and Camping Trip awaits your arrival for New Year 2024. On the eve of New Year 2024, we will cut the cake and have fun. Notice that this New Year, seats are limited and will be filled out on a First Come, First Serve basis. Also, be informed that this New Year is preceded by a weekend, so kindly check out the itinerary and book your seats at the earliest.

Brief Itinerary

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
  • Take a short hike in Spice Valley ( 6-8 km approx )
  • Have a 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 between 5:00 – 6:00 AM (approx)

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • 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 pushback seater tempo traveller / minibus)

  • Inter-state Taxes, road permits and Tolls

  • Forest Permits

  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned

  • Experience that you gain


  • First Day Breakfast & any other meals not included above

  • Any personal expenses

  • Any insurance (health, medical, life accidental, etc )

  • Any expense of Jeep if taken to explore Kodaikanal

  • Anything not included above

Pickup Points

Cubbon Park Signal

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Arrival time: 7:50 p.m.

Departure time: 8 p.m.

Yamaha Showroom Domlur

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Arrival time: 8:15 p.m.

Departure time: 8:20 p.m.

Eco Space Bellandur

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Arrival time: 8:50 p.m.

Departure time: 8:55 p.m.

Indian Oil Petrol Pump, HSR Layout

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Arrival time: 9:35 p.m.

Departure time: 9:40 p.m.

Yulu Zone Hosur Road

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Arrival time: 10:10 p.m.

Departure time: 10:15 p.m.

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Detail Itinerary

Meals Not Included

Private Vehicle | (Non-AC Tempo Traveller / Mini Bus (Push Back seats))

Stay Not Applicable


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

All Meals




Day one promises a challenging and rewarding mix of exertion and relaxation. We'll trade asphalt for an invigorating 500-meter climb to reach our scenic campsite, where a well-earned breakfast awaits. Then, fuel up for an awe-inspiring trek in Spice Valley, its 2440-meter crown promising panoramic vistas. After conquering the summit and a late, celebratory lunch, we'll soothe our muscles beside a cascading waterfall, just 400 meters from camp. As the sun descends, high tea and snacks will rekindle our energy for an optional evening around a crackling bonfire, weather permitting. Finally, a delicious dinner and a night beneath the starry Kodai sky will ease us into slumber, ready for Day two's adventures.


Private Vehicle | (Non-AC Tempo Traveller / Mini Bus (Push Back seats))

Stay Not Applicable


Rise and shine for a delicious breakfast under the Kodai sun! Fuel up before packing in another dose of adventure. Lace up your hiking boots and conquer Dolphin's Nose, soaking in panoramic views of the valley below. After conquering the peak, reward yourself with a well-deserved lunch at a charming Kodaikanal cafe. Refreshed and refueled, take a refreshing plunge at Vattakanal Falls, letting the cascading water revitalize you. With the final Kodai experience etched in your memory, it's time to say goodbye. Hit the road back to Bangalore, making a pit stop for dinner along the way. Expect to reach home by early Monday morning, tired but full of unforgettable memories from your Kodai getaway.

Things To Carry

  • Soft Copy of your Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)
  • Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Power Bank
  • Warm Layer ( Temperature drops to around 5 degree celsius )
  • 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

Policy and Terms

For Departures from Bangalore: If 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
  • *Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
  • **Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering the refund.
  • Refund/Cancellation requests are accepted only by email at [email protected] and not via call or Whatsapp.

Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be deducted from the overall amount and the balance amount shall be refunded. 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


Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a EVENTS HEADS-UP 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.

Yes, the EVENTS HEADS-UP mail would contain a link for Whatsapp Group through which one can join and interact with fellow travelers and outdoor leaders.

The interesting thing about travelling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end, you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travellers 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/

Safety and security are our priority at all times. Hence it is 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 accommodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany us on most of our treks.

Not at all. You could keep all the extra luggage back at the campsite/homestay and carry only the necessary stuff for the trek (Raincoats, Torchlight, Waterbottle, lunchbox, and your valuable)

Well, you are in the mountains and none of our trails have a washroom facility during the trek.

Yes, we do have options for picking a traveller on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. The following are the same: -Croma Store, Sony World Signal -Trinity Circle Metro Station -Yeshwanthpur Metro Station -Goraguntepalya Metro Station -Nayanadahalli Metro Station

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

Well, if you select this option, all the travel arrangements for your entire itinerary must be managed by yourself, and Plan the Unplanned crew will not be managing anything related to your travel. We recommend you come via car for a smooth travel experience to, from and within the destination.

We are extremely sorry, you cannot postpone to any future date in case you fail to attend the trek on the mentioned date for any reasons whatsoever (family/health/work emergencies). You can write to us at [email protected] as regards and our team will get in touch with you on the same

The Kodaikanal trek is a easy-moderate trek and one can easily do this trek with a moderate fitness

Yes, you can leave your luggage at the homestay/tent and carry the necessary items to the trek.

The trek's network is quite limited. BSNL and Jio will have the highest prospects of obtaining a network.

Yes, it is filled with leeches.

Summer is also the greatest time to visit Kodaikanal, with temperatures ranging from 30 to 20 degrees Celsius. It's ideal for sightseeing, walking, cycling, rowing, and other outdoor activities because of the nice, refreshing air that blows on your face.

No, you cannot camp anywhere along the trail.

Yes, it is possible to trek Kodaikanal during the monsoon season. It is one of the well known treks of the monsoon season.

Additional Information

  • 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.
    Depending on the group size, the group would travel in a tempo traveller/mini bus.
    If the group size is 12 or less, it will be a tempo traveller; if the group size is 13 or more, it will be a mini bus.
    Push back seats would be available on the Tempo Traveller/Mini Bus.
    If you are not at ease, please select Without Travel and travel to your destination by private car.
    We ask for your cooperation and understanding regarding the travel arrangements.
  • Do not expect any luxuries on the trip. The locations that we host are remote places and we do our best to arrange the basic facilities. The goal is to be outdoors.
  • The Food that shall be provided will be Basic Veg Food. We do not serve Non-Veg Food.
  • Put Litter in its place, do not trash your travel.
  • Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewelry, etc. Kindly do take care.
  • In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns, expect a little delay in reaching the destination.
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