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  • Trip introduction

    Trek through the aromatic tea estates of Kotagiri, visit the cascading Catherine Falls, catch a beautiful sunset at the Nilgiri Valley and hike to a cave house in the Kotagiri hills. On this action-packed adventure trek to Kotagiri, you'll explore the lush, green forests and tree plantations, covering acres and acres of land over the Kotagiri hills. At night, you'll stay in a homestay, located at a scenic spot under the star-studded, dark sky. This 3-day trek is a relatively easy trek, perfect for beginners as well as experienced trekkers looking to spend some time in the lap of nature.

    Destination

    Kotagiri, located near the hill-town of Ooty, is a small village settlement in Tamil Nadu. The hills surrounding Kotagiri are covered with sprawling forests and tree plantations. Criss-crossed by river streams, waterfalls and view points, these hills are a little-known destination for trekking and nature enthusiasts from Bangalore.

    Destination highlights

    Get away from the city life and trek to Kotagiri. | Catch stunning views of surrounding mountains. | Explore several trails and routes over the Kotagiri hills. | Visit the Catherine Falls and Nilgiri View Point.

    Activity Details

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    5882

    4757

    10 kms

    9 hrs

    5 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Kotagiri trek: Bangalore to Kotagiri

    A private, non-AC vehicle will pick you up from multiple pick-up points across Bangalore. You'll spend the rest of the night in the vehicle, travelling to Kotagiri. Overnight in transit.

    Overnight in transit

    Arrive at one of the multiple pick-up points located all around Bangalore at the scheduled time. Since no meals are included in today's meal package, you will want to have dinner before reporting to the pick-up point. Make sure to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes for the overnight ride to Kotagiri and carry some dry snacks for the road.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bangalore

    Kotagiri

    05:30 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided today

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    Day 2 of the Kotagiri trek: Explore Kotagiri
    Day 3 of the Kotagiri trek: Kotagiri to Bangalore
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  • Cancellation policy

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

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

    For cancellations made less than 3 days before departure of the Kotagiri 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

    Travellers are required to follow the instructions of the trek leader during this trek to Kotagiri.

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

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during this trek to Kotagiri.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers can select from three pick-up/drop-off points - Fabindia in Koramangala, New Shanti Sagar Hotel in Domlur and Chinnaswamy Stadium bus stop for Shivaji Nagar.

    The exact timings of the pick-up from each pick-up point will be communicated a day prior to the departure. However, tardiness in arriving at the pick-up point will lead to missing the trek, without any refund.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during this trek to Kotagiri.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
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    • Trekking Kotagiri Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kotagiri Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kotagiri Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kotagiri Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kotagiri Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kotagiri Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kotagiri Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kotagiri Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kotagiri Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kotagiri Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kotagiri Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kotagiri Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Kotagiri Karnataka Bangalore Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Pick-up and drop-off between Bangalore-Kotagiri in private, non-AC vehicle

    • Accommodation for 1 night at Kotagiri in homestay
    • All meals from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 3
    • Bonfire (subject to weather conditions)
    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • Any equipment required for trekking
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city-Bangalore

    • Lunch on day 3
    • Personal expenses such as additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking shoes
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Shirt/t-shirt and track pants/shorts
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Denim jeans
    • Flip-flops/slippers

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private, non-AC vehicle for transport between Bangalore-Kotagiri
    • Any equipment required for trekking

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Torch
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Insect repellent
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific or prescribed medicines and medical kit.