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Camp Amidst The Nilgiris Valley

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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.


Trek Details

  • Trek LevelEasy - Moderate ( Difficulty Level is subjective )
  • Trail TypeForest, Tea Plantations and Seasonal Water Streams
  • Trek Distance8-10 km ( to & fro )

Nilgiris Valley Trek and Camping - A Two Day Overview

Day 0

  • Leave from Bangalore by 10:00 PM ( approx )

Day 1

  • Reach the Campsite by 8:30 AM – Freshen up and have breakfast
  • A short hike amidst the Nilgiris Valley
  • Return to campsite for lunch
  • Leave to Waterfalls for rejoicing
  • High Tea and snacks
  • Bonfire (if weather permits)
  • Have dinner a and spend the night stargazing

Day 2

  • Wake up for a beautiful sunrise
  • Freshen up and have breakfast
  • Visit the local tea factory
  • Depart to Bangalore
  • Return by 10 PM ( approx )

Price Inclusions

  • To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
  • Accommodation in Tents on multiple sharing basis ( separate for men & women )
  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
  • Campfire (Depends on Weather Conditions)
  • Experience that you gain

Price Exclusions

  • Any 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:

  • 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 same as the pick-up points

Group Size

  • Max number of People 20
  • 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 depends on Group Size. If Group Size is below 12 then Tempo traveller and if above 12 then it would be a Minibus

Things to Carry

  • Xerox Copy of you Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)
  • 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

Nilgiris Valley Camping - Two Day Itinerary

Day 0Depart for Nilgiris Valley

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.

Day 1Nature Hike and Camping amidst the Nilgiris

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!

Day 2Visit Niligiris View Point and Local Tea Factory

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.


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

Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be dedcuted from the overall amount and 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

For more queries please visit our Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ's).



  • 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.
  • 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, jewellery etc.  Kindly do take care.
  • Please do not book with us, if you cannot accept the cancellation policy.
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