If you were to sit down with us over a cup of coffee and ask ‘I want to go somewhere different from what I am used to. I’d like a place that will make me re-think life, a place that will let me feel my soul, a place that will put me at peace & let me be happy without any reason, a place that will make me feel the elements. Someplace not very well touristed, with a bit of adventure and the unknown. Where would you suggest?
MEGAMALAI it would be!!
Known to few and explored by fewer, Megamalai is an exquisite hillstation located in the Western Ghats of Theni District at an elevation of 1500 meters above sea level. Littered with breathtaking landscapes, rich flora & fauna, tea estates, cardamom plantations and dams, Magamalai is arguably one of the most beautiful hillstations in South India. As the name suggests it is the place where clouds meet the mountains.
Also popularly know as ‘High Wavys’ Megamalai has restricted access with very few tourist accomodation which has helped Megamalai shield itself from tourists incursion.
So now you know the place. How do you take in all the beauty of Magamalai without leaving a trace? By camping ofcourse.
Presenting Camping experience in the ‘Mystical Megamalai’
Spend a weekend far away from worldly stuffs in Nature’s wonderland called Megamalai where the only thing that seperates you from the nature around is a thin layer of Tent.
Our campspot – An erstwhile hunting lodge is located deep within the Megamalai Range surrounded by cardamom plantations & deep jungle. Good things come for those who are prepared to rough it out hence the only way to reach campspot is by a half an hour trek.
During the course of this camping experience we will camping in tents under the stars amidst thick jungle, trekking to breathtaking view points, visiting High Wavys Dam, waterfalls & rivers and chance upon wild boars, Indian Gaurs & Nilgiri Thar.
Day 0 – Friday
Start from Chennai
Day 1 – Saturday
Reach Theni town by morning. Refresh and finish breakfast in a restaurant (on you)
Stop at a river en-route Megamalai & take a refreshing bath village style
Stop at chinnamanur, take forest permission and reach Megamalai Estate for lunch
Post lunch trek to campspot (30 mins trek)
Reach campspot by evening have a hot cuppa black tea and go on a short hike
Comeback for tent pitching session & campfire followed by dinner
Continue campfire as long as you want to and retire into your respective tents
Day 2 – Sunday
Have tea & go on a trek to spot Nilgiri Thar
Return from the trek, have breakfast and return to Megamalai Estate
Post lunch visit High Wavys Dam & Other spots in Megamalai
By evening begin our journey back to Chennai (If time permits we shall also visit Suruli Waterfalls)
This is a camping trip and hence the amenities would be basic but neat and sufficient.
This camp involves moderate treks so be prepared to walk.
Transportation will be by Semi Sleeper AC Van
You can also reach by your own transport
****Consumption of Alcohol & Smoking is strictly prohibited and any violators will be evicted from the campspot ****
Booking link: http://imojo.in/laklg
Stay in Camping tents with necessary camping gear
Lunch, Dinner, Tea on Day 1
Breakfast & Lunch on Day 2
Other expenses incurred other than the inclusions
AC van from Chennai to Megamalai and back at Rs. 2200
*Limited 10 seats*
Transportation booking link: http://imojo.in/3pti4k
For queries call 7397039007 / 94877 62833