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Kolukkumalai hills are home to the highest organic tea plantations in the world .About 7130 ft above sea level, Witness the gorgeous beauty of the tea gardens , play of the mist and fog and watch the panoramic views of the rolling hills from the top . Kolukkumalai hills is a must visit for every nature lover.

Kolukkumalai hills are still not known by many because this hill station is not for everyone. Only if you are a true nature lover and ready to take the bone-rattling drive up the hills – you will be able to witness the glorious beauty of the undulating tea gardens with majestic mountains in the background.

Kolukkumalai is easy to get to only be jeep or on foot across the mountains. Kolukkumalai is a heaven for nature lovers with a range of plants and fauna endemic to the area and opportunities to walk up its slope for some spectacular scenery of the peaks and swirling clouds below.

The slope safe house of Munnar has for quite some time been one of the greater part adored and perfect occasion goal – generally for its overcast perspectives and sprawling tea plants all around. In any case, around 38kms from Munnar, over the fringe, in Tamil Nadu, lies extraordinary compared to other kept privileged insights of this slope station.

 

Short Overview

DAY 1

Reach Suryanelli Tea factory visit -Adventure activity Zip line and kayaking – Adventure jeep ride through the rocks is bumpy  majestic mountains – Reach base camp – Briefing – Explore the camp spot – sunset hike to nearby peak – Campfire – Live Music – Dinner.

DAY 2

 Early morning  Breathtaking Sunrise jeep trek  –  trek to the base camp through tea plantations – waterfalls visit –  Back to suriyanalie.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

Munnar pick up will be Extra charge 

suriyanalie – kolukkumalai

CHECK IN TIME

 

3 PM to 4 PM 

RETURN TIME

Approximately Next day 12:00 PM

WEAR

Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.

CAUTION 

If you have any spine or backache problems or backaches keep away from this ride. Pregnant women, people with heart and other health issues, minors and senior citizens should not risk it as well.

VERDICT

Witness the gorgeous beauty of the tea gardens , play of the mist and fog and watch the panoramic views of the rolling hills from the top . Kolukkumalai hills is a must visit for every nature lover.

 

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Day 1

Friday 

We start our journey towards Kolukkumalai hill world highest organic tea plantations Camp by departing from Bangalore / Chennai at night.

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Day 2

A drive through the town of Suryanelli takes you to sprawling tea gardens owned by Harrisons Malayalam Ltd

09:00 AM – Breakfast (on you)

10:30 AM Tea factory Visit

Kolukkumalai hills are home to the highest organic tea plantations in the world,Kolukkumalai hills are still not known by many because this hill station is not for everyone. Only if you are a true nature lover and ready to take the bone-rattling drive up the hills – you will be able to witness the glorious beauty of the undulating tea gardens with majestic mountains in the background

12.00 Proceed to Camp spot via Jeep

Harrisons Malayalam Ltd at this point and from here starts the bumby off-roading through a narrow and rocky path with a number of hairpin bends all the way up to the Kolukkumalai Peak.

The drive through the rocks is bumpy and challenging and not so much fun especially for kids and seniors. You can however, get down from the jeep in-between to soak in the scenic beauty of the tea gardens encircled by majestic mountains and feel the moist touch of mist and take a lovely stroll on the pathways in the plantations. It’s an experience in itself.

3.00 PM Explore the Camp spot

After one and half hours of bone-rattling drive you come across a board saying “Now ‘U R’ at 7130 ft.” the Kolukkumalai Peak. The view from this spot will literally take your breath away! The embrace of misty clouds with instantly make you forget the painful drive the moment it engulfs you in it’s arms. It’s beauty at it’s peak..

4.00 PM Hot tea/coffee

5.00 PM Sunset hike to the nearby peak

peak with spectacular views of the far off plains in the bordering State of Tamil Nadu with Tamil Nadu on one side and Kerala on the other end. The cool breeze and pleasant climate will soothe the mind and soul. You can spend some time watching the cloud-shrouded mountains slipping in and out of the mist and soak in the greenery and pleasant aroma around

8.30 PM Dinner (Chapati, Rice, Chicken/Veg Curry & Salad)

Campfire will continue through the night. Retire into your tents as and when you wish to.
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Day 3

5.00 AM – Hot tea served & hike for a breathtaking Sunrise*
8.00 AM – Return to camp spot for breakfast (Bread Omelette, Poori Baaji, Fruits, Tea/Coffee)
11.00 AM – Hike to the basecamp through tea plantations
12.00 AM – Take dip in a waterfalls* & visit a small organic farm 
1.00 PM – Return to Bangalore / Chennai  

Inclusions/Exclusions 

What is included in the tour

Accommodation
Veg Meals (2 Breakfast, 1 lunch & 1 Dinner)
Non A/C Transport from Bangalore to Bangalore
Basic First aid Support
Instructor
Campfire – live music
Adventure off road jeep ride
Zip line
kayaking
Tea factory visit 
What is NOT included in the tour
 Personal Expense:( snacks, mineral water etc)
Any kind of insurance
 Anything not included in the inclusions above

Highlights

PACK LIGHT, CARRY ONLY WHAT IS NECESSARY
  • Personal medication (if any)
  • Strong backpack (Preferably water proof)
  • Fresh pair of clothes for two days.
  • Toiletries.
  • Mosquito Reppellent Cream
  • Water bottles (at least 2 liters of water)
  • A torch with new batteries (must in case of emergency)
  • You can carry Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks – Glucose etc.)
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen.
  • Camera (Optional)
  • Shoes with good grip

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