Which place is perfect to go on a camping trip? The Queen of Hills dotted with Nilakurunji and blue smoky haze maps its way across the borders of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala; The Nilgiris Valley (Blue Mountains)! A segment of the Western Ghats that boasts rich coffee and tea plantations, with serene sceneries that bring in absolute delight! The hill station is home to dense shola forests, diverse and rich flora and fauna, and breath-taking views that offer one the bliss of magical sunrise and dramatic sunsets, starry night skies, excellent spots for camping and viridescent trails for trekking and adventure. Join us to this gorgeous destination with your near and dear ones, and camp amidst this heaven!
Spend some time in the lap of nature, away from the work deadlines and concrete life. Pitching tents in the wilderness, making barbeque, relaxing in the undulating hills, all this surely will be a concoction of thrill and delight.
Following are the pick-up points & timings:
An overnight bus journey of 300 km commences from Bangalore to Coorg. We shall have a brief orientation followed by a fun-filled ice-breaking session where you will get to know your fellow trekkers better.
After our night’s journey, we will reach our campsite. Situated on the east, the campsite is located amidst lush green tea plantations and offers travelers great views of the majestic mountain ranges. Facing east also means watching the golden light spread across the vast blue skies at dawn! Yes, the sunrise is indeed beautiful. We shall freshen up and after a warm and delicious breakfast that consists of the local cuisine, we shall start our nature hike.
On our hike, we shall traverse through the reserved forest, that connects one to the tribal village. Experience and witness this place, and dwell among the aesthetics of nature. On our hike back to the campsite, we shall walk through trails of lush tea plantations! You sure are hungry by now, be ready to have a great meal once we get back to the campsite.
Post lunch, we shall go and visit the hidden waterfall. After a steep descent down the tea plantations, and a leisurely walk beside the river, the trail would ultimately lead us to our destination. This hidden gem of a place is the ideal place to take a dip and refresh your minds and quench your wanderlust! “Brrr”, cold and awesome isn’t it? Followed by this, we return to the campsite and enjoy a hearty dinner. We have some fun activities planned for you, so be ready for surprises! Lastly, we shall end the day under the starry sky, gazing at a thousand twinkling stars!
Wake up to the slanting light of the sun rising lazily amidst the soaring clouds. Watch the dawn break and light up the daunting blue peaks. Post breakfast, we shall pack and depart from our campsite. We have a picturesque viewpoint of mountain ranges and a seasonal waterfall (far behind the mountains) planned on our way back. Don’t forget to click your best pictures for your Instagram feed!
What is Nilgiris without the essence of tea? A visit to the local tea factory is a must. Well, we have that too on our list. It’s time to understand chai! After our visit to the factory, we shall bid our farewell to this hilly town and start our return journey back to Bangalore and reach by night (1opm).
The above itinerary shall always be a tentative schedule as reaching the destination always depends on a lot of factors. The Outdoor leaders shall always have the right to modify the itinerary without any prior intimation and everyone shall follow the same without any complaints as to the schedule. We shall not compromise on the experience.
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/
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.
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
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.
Details for availing discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/
The general cancellation policy for weekend treks from Bangalore is listed below
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