Paithalmala, also called Vaithalmala, is a popular hill station, and only a few know that it exists in the Kannur region in the state of Kerala. The station is one of the few where nature is not largely affected by the human population. The location is said to be a treat for all the nature lovers, photographers, selfie lovers and the same goes for all the adventure lovers. Ditch the basic tourist destinations in Kerala for this unexplored and unexploited spot. Hurry up before it becomes a tourist hub!
Paithalmala is more than your ordinary trek, as one can visit an observatory tower located at the hilltop, a 45min walk from the Paithal Valley.
Following are the pick-up points & timings:
We leave behind the city life of Bangalore at night for the quiet life of Paithamala, which is situated around 300kms away. The trek leaders start with the introductory part and the most awaited part of it all – the icebreaker session which is absolutely essential for fully enjoying the 2-days journey.
We reach the homestay in Paithamala early morning, freshen up and have breakfast to finally begin our day. Lunch shall be provided during the trek. Mind you, the trek is an absolute favorite for adventure lovers, but don’t worry, beginners will enjoy it too. The initial trek involves a forest trail, plain land and an observatory. A piece of advice for the trekkers, carry good shoes and salt to avoid getting leech bites during the course. The observatory provides the trekkers with a majestic view of the nearby villages, hills, and forests. The course of Paithamala is a very scenic and peaceful one. We also undertake a jeep ride to Palakkayum Thattu, an hours’ journey. Palakkayum Thattu’s beauty is intensified due to several waterfalls and mountains which resides there. Palakkayum receives a good amount of rain throughout the year, hence avoid the rainy seasons. The ideal time to visit Palakkayum is from June to October and January to March. We return back to our homestay just about time for high tea and snacks. We end our day gathering for a bonfire sharing the day’s best memories and moments and sharing a few laughs.
We expect to reach Bangalore by 5 am the next morning.
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
My first trek with PTU and I got to get involved in the execution process. Understanding the effort that goes behind making a trek successful. From initial on-boarding instructions to the final good-byes, it had all been amazing.
I went for the Paithalmala trek in Kerala. We were the first batch that went there and explored around. Day 1 is when you complete a 16 kms circuit trek and Day 2 is relaxing on the beach.
There is never a dull moment over the trip duration and plethora of games. Jatin, the founder works hard to create a one of a kind experience for the trekkers. I have never played these many games within two days. If you are solo or travelling in a group, it’s perfect to plan your weekend. The food is good, homestay was clean and comfortable, planning was great. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good trek organization.