Kolukkumalai Trek & Munnar Trip is one of the best weekend getaways from Bangalore. We will be creating a lot of memories this weekend with this package.
Due to the rough terrain, only jeeps can reach Kolukkumalai. This path is not permitted to trekking up. The town of Suryanelli offers Jeep rentals, and it takes around 2 hours to get there before you have to start trekking. The 1.5 kilometre hike is not difficult to complete. It becomes challenging when it rains because of how slippery and windy it becomes. Beginners can still complete it without difficulty.
On Friday Board train from Hyderabad, Bangalore or Chennai. Sleeper class reservation will be done by the GoAdventure team. We can upgrade to 3AC on prior demand.
We will reach Tiruppur at 7 AM. We will freshen up on the train only to save time. In Kochi, we will transfer into a private vehicle that will be with us for the next two days.
The Lakkam Waterfalls are situated at a height of 7,300 feet. This waterfall is unique in that it begins on a plateau rather than a hillside, as is the case with most other waterfalls. Lakkam Waterfalls come from the Eravikulam Plateau and converge in a pool. Lakkam Waterfalls are set in a lush environment and are surrounded by a thick cluster of Vaga trees and boulders that one needs to climb to reach up close to the falls. Regarding activities other than taking photos, the falls are well-known for bouldering and even swimming.
Wear waterproof shoes with strong grip if you want to swim in the pool or even simply soak your feet and wander about in the cool waters. The pool's bottom is quite rough and slippery. Having a spare set of clothing is also preferable. At the foot of the Lakkam Waterfalls, there are separate changing facilities for men and women for the convenience of tourists.
We will head to our campsite after exploring Lakkam waterfalls. Let's have a warm welcome drink and settle down ourselves in camp area. Followed by we will engage in group activities and have dinner.
We will start our day pretty early around 4 AM. We will get into a local Jeep and travel to the base village of Kolukkumalai Peak. The base village is called Suryanelli. An interesting fact is that the peak falls in the state of Tamil Nadu whereas the base village falls in Kerala. After completing the jeep ride, we will start our trek to the Kolukkumalai peak to witness an awesome sunrise. Kolukkumalai sunrise trek distance is around 1.5 KM one way and it takes around 40 minutes to trek to the top. The trail is easy and well-marked, beginner trekkers can attempt this. We will be trekking in the dawn.
It's worth facing the difficulty cause we get to witness an amazing sunrise on the top of the Kolukkumalai peak. This is the most memorable part of this weekend getaway from Bangalore. After witnessing the beautiful sunrise on the clouds, we will walk another 300 meters to Tiger-faced Rock. It is one of the best places for clicking good photos. Also, we will get a clear view of the Meesapulimala peak.
We will return back to the campsite in the same way. We will be spending some time at the World’s Highest Tea Plantation. We couldn't spend much time while trekking up. After completing the breakfast, we will head back to Kochi to board the train to Bangalore/Hyderabad/Chennai.
We will reach Bangalore around Sunday 11 PM and end the trip with many memories.
We will reach hyderabad by 10.30 AM on Monday. Chennai by 4 AM.