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 commercialization.
Located on the Sholayar – Valpaarai stretch, our camp spot is set amidst a private estate surrounded by lush greenery. Secured by a solar fence, this picturesque luxury camping facility takes you tantalizingly closer to the wild & let’s you feel the soul of the greenery. The campground has a row of luxury Swiss tents with all modern amenities. Each could accommodate three people. The entire camp spot 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 rivers & streams, driving through some of the thickest forest stretches (Public Ghat roads, access allowed by Forest department) in South India, spotting Nilgiri Thar, Elephants, Leopards & other endemic western ghat animals and stopping over for a dip at the majestic ‘Athirapalli Falls’.
If you are a nature lover who wants to take a break from the chaos of city life, this is a must do!
(04-May-18)Day 0: Start from Chennai to Pollachi by a sleeper bus in the evening
(05-May-18)Day 1: Reach Pollachi by 7.30, freshen up at a restaurant 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 viewpoint to spot Nilgiri Thar (An endangered species – Tamilnadu’s State Animal)
-Reach camp spot, check into your tents and finish lunch
-Post lunch head to Sholayar Dam, a stream & Koozhangal River
-Return to the camp spot for a fun-filled campfire session & retire into your tents as and when you wish to.
(06-May-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 km 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 the cot and 1 on the mattress. First come first served)
Lunch, Dinner, Tea/coffee on Day 1
Breakfast on Day 2
Falls & dam entry fee
Transportation available at an additional cost of Rs. 2500 (Chennai -Pollachi – Chennai by a sleeper bus and Pollachi – Valparai – Athirapally falls – Pollachi 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. In case one could not be done it would be compensated with another activity*
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