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  • Trip introduction

    The Kumbakarai to Vattakanal trek is the perfect choice for travellers looking to escape the city life for a weekend in fresh greenery. This short and easy trek, perfect for beginners, takes you to the base of the Kodaikanal Hills in Tamil Nadu. Here, you'll visit the roaring waterfalls of Kumbakarai and Vattakanal. You'll trek amidst the densely packed Vellagavi forest and stop at vantage points to get breathtaking views of the mountains. A day spent in nature is followed by a night spent camping in cosy tents at the village of Vellagavi.

    Destination

    This adventure takes you to the enchanting forests of Kodaikanal as you hike from the Kumbakarai waterfalls to the Vattakanal waterfalls. You'll trek to an altitude of almost 7,000 feet, where vantage points open up to views of lush green meadows and scenic grasslands that cover the hills. From here, you will also get a brilliant view of the Shola forest in the valley below. The gushing waterfalls and lakes of Kumbakarai and Vattakanal are also famous for their crystal clear waters, allowing you to take a dip in the natural pool after a rewarding trek. The weather is breezy and cool, perfect for a night in tents under the starry sky.

    Destination highlights

    Go trekking in Tamil Nadu on the Kumbakarai to Vattakanal trek. | Spend the night in tents at the quaint Vellagavi village. | Visit the waterfalls of Kumbakarai and Vattakanal. | Stop at vantage points overlooking the green hills.

    Activity Details

    1300

    6997

    1300

    12 kms

    7 hrs

    6 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Kumbakarai to Vattakanal trek: Depart from Bengaluru

    Today, you'll be picked up from your desired pick-up point in Bengaluru. You will then be driven to Kumbakarai in Tamil Nadu in a private vehicle, either a Tempo Traveller or a mini-bus. During the overnight journey, you will get aqauinted with your fellow travellers with fun games and activities. Overnight in transit.

    Overnight in transit.

    Today, you will be picked up from your desired pick-up point and begin your overnight journey to Kumbakarai. No meals will be provided today, so it is suggested that you have a light dinner before boarding the bus.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bengaluru

    Bengaluru

    19:00 PM

    Food

    No meals are provided today

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Kumbakarai to Vattakanal trek: Kumbakarai to Vellagavi
    Day 3 of the Kumbakarai to Vattakanal Trek: Vellagavi to Vattakanal
    Day 4 of the Kumbakarai to Vattakanal Trek: Return to Bengaluru
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 7 days before departure of the Kumbakarai to Vattakanal trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 3-7 days before departure of the Kumbakarai to Vattakanal trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 3 days before departure of the Kumbakarai to Vattakanal trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited on the Kumbakarai to Vattakanal trek.

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the trek leader during the Kumbakarai to Vattakanal trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers can choose from 3 pick-up and drop-off points: KTM Mekhri Circle in Armane Nagar, New Shanti Sagar Hotel in Domlur, and Swad E Punjab in HSR Layout. Tardiness in arriving at the pick-up point will lead to missing the trek, without any refund.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Kumbakarai to Vattakanal trek to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

    The tour operators shall not be responsible for the loss of any valuables and belongings of the travellers.
    • Kumbakari Vattakanal Trek Tamil Nadu Hills Greenery The Great Next
    • Kumbakari Vattakanal Trek Tamil Nadu Hills Greenery The Great Next
    • Kumbakari Vattakanal Trek Tamil Nadu Hills Greenery The Great Next
    • Kumbakari Vattakanal Trek Tamil Nadu Hills Greenery The Great Next
    • Kumbakari Vattakanal Trek Tamil Nadu Hills Greenery The Great Next
    • Kumbakari Vattakanal Trek Tamil Nadu Hills Greenery The Great Next
    • Kumbakari Vattakanal Trek Tamil Nadu Hills Greenery The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Bengaluru and trek start/end points in a non-AC Tempo Traveller or mini-bus

    • Accommodation in tents for 1 night on a twin/triple-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, blankets
    • All meals from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 3
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Bengaluru

    • Any meals not mentioned in inclusions
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick dry apparel
    • Shirts/t-shirts and track pants/shorts
    • Sports shoes
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage like suitcase, trolley bags etc.
    • Restrictive or uncomfortable clothing

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Non AC Tempo Traveller or mini-bus for transport between Bengaluru and start/end points
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, blankets, sleeping bag

    You need to get

    • Small backpack
    • 2 water bottles (1 ltrs+ each)
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Torch/headlamp
    • Portable charger
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Personal toiletries
    • Insect repellent
    • Deodorant
    • Dry snacks (chocolates, cookies etc.)
    • Light-weight towel or napkins

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.