Bestowed upon with beautiful winding ghat roads, rolling tea estates, dams, lakes, waterfalls, wildlife, reservoires, the beautiful chalakudi river & verdant greenery – Valpaarai is a little green Gem made in dreams.
Surrounded by The Anamalai Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghats the natural beauty of Valpaarai will sweep you off your feet and make you fall for it head over heels.
With tourists flocking every single hill station possible, Valpaarai still remains relatively untouched majorly because of its wildlife activity resulting in less commercialisation.
Located on the Sholayar – Valpaarai stretch, our campspot is set amidst a private estate surrounded by forest. Secured by a solar fence, this picteresue luxury camping facility takes you tantilisingly closer to the wild & let’s you feel the soul of the forest. The campground has a row of luxury Swiss tents with all modern amenities. Each could accommodate three people. The entire campspot is tucked away deep into the woods with a private campfire area.
During the course of this 2 days / 1 night camping experience, we would be visiting wild rivers & streams, driving through some of the thickest forest stretches in South India, spotting Nilgiri thar, Elephants, Leopards & other endemic western ghat animals and stopping over for a dip at the majestic ‘Athirapalli Falls’. Since Valpaarai is high on wildlife activity spotting wildlife is just around the corner.
If you are a nature lover who wants to take a break from chaos of city life, this is a must do!
(16-Mar-18)Day 0: Start from Chennai to Pollachi by a sleeper bus in the evening
(17-Mar-18)Day 1: Reach Pollachi by 7.30, freshen up at a resaurant and have breakfast (on you)
Hop on to an AC Semisleeper van and proceed towards Valpaarai
On the way check out a stream & Aazhiyar dam (and also monkey falls if time permits)
Stop at a view point to spot Nilgiri Thar (An endangered species – Taminadu’s State Animal)
Reach campspot, check into your tents and finish lunch
Post lunch head to Sholayar Dam, a stream & Koozhangal River
Return to the campspot for a fun filled campfire session & retire into your tents as and when you wish to.
(18-Mar-18)Day 2: Wake up around 7.30, freshen up and finish breakfast.
Post breakfast check out and head to sholayar dam for a quick visit
From there proceed on an epic journey to Athirapalli Falls through Sholayar chalakudi forest route. This route passes through 60 kms of beautiful untouched rainforests of Western Ghats following chalakudi river.
Reach Athirapalli falls, take dips and finish lunch there.
Post lunch take the same route back to Pollachi (or reach Pollachi via chalakudi) for your return journey to Chennai.
Includes stay in luxury tents (3 per tent. 2 on cot and 1 on mattress. First come first served)
Lunch, Dinner, Tea/coffee on Day 1
Breakfast on Day 2
Falls & dam entry fee
Forest entry fee.
Transportation available at an additional cost of Rs. 2300 (Chennai -Pollachi – Chennai by a sleeper bus and Pollachi – Valparai – Athirapally falls – Pollcahi by an AC Car/Van)
*Due to the eco-sensitive nature of the place there are only 12 tickets*
*Strictly No smoking & No alcohol*
*Itinerary depends on various external factors like weather, animal movement etc. Incase one could not be done it would be compensated with another activity*
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