Book Online Tickets for Kurangani Top Station Bird Watching Trek, Chennai. Kurangani hill station lies close to Bodinayakanur in Theni district of Tamil Nadu. This lesser known gem of a place amid the vastly explored Western Ghats also holds a precipitous ledge at the height point of 8782 ft. called Kolukkumalai &

Kurangani Top Station Bird Watching Trek (12-14th Oct)

 

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Kurangani hill station lies close to Bodinayakanur in Theni district of Tamil Nadu. This lesser known gem of a place amid the vastly explored Western Ghats also holds a precipitous ledge at the height point of 8782 ft. called Kolukkumalai — considered one of the highest tea estates in the world.

 

With a diverse flora and fauna to boast, the trek appeals to photographers, birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. The trail takes you on a zigzag route through a wide expanse of tea gardens. It is most likely that you will spot a wide variety of chirping birds and animals like Nilgiri langur, Nilgiri Tahr, monkeys and Gaurs (Indian Bison). Wild cats and elephant herds are a rarity, but who knows, in the thick canopies and sylvan surroundings, you might cross paths with one.

In the two-day trek, we will cross two check posts— we will be spending the night at the first check post. Witness a welcoming sunrise with the view of the lush tea plantations in the foreground. Prepared to get delighted by myriad landscapes as you cross grasslands, meadows, tea and coffee plantations and dense forest of Kurangani.

Details:

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Chennai – Kurangani – Chennai
DEPARTURE TIME Friday – 6.30pm
RETURN TIME Sunday – 10.30pm
SHORT ITINERARY • Start from Chennai
• First Day
• Reach Kurangani Village
• Fresh up and start the Trek
• Reach Central Station
• Halt at night with Campfire
• Next Day
• Breakfast
• Trek to Top Station
• Lunch and Back to Chennai
MANDATORY THING TO CARRY • Two liters of water bottles
• Rain coat – if in case it rains
• A torch
• Good Traction Shoes
• Turkish Socks / thick socks – which can help to prevent leech bites
• Personal medical kit
• Extra trousers and inner-wears
• One cover sheet/Blanket(for Bus journey)
• Toiletries
• A cap
WEAR • Cargo/track pants -2
• T-shirt -2
• Shoes, Socks
• Personal medication kit
• Soap
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrush
• Sunscreen
• Rain Coat/Poncho
INCLUDED
To and fro journey Homestay/Accommodation
2 Breakfast 1 Lunch
1 Dinner Campfire (if condition permits)
Guide Forest Permission
Snack/Power packs Lots and lots of fun and excitement.
NOT INCLUDED
Any personal purchases.

 

Additional information

DESTINATION Kurangani, Tamil Nadu
DURATION 2 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS
AGE 12 – 45 Years
GROUP-SIZE 30 People Max
TREK DISTANCE 15 KM
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Moderate to Difficult

PickUp Points :

  • No.4, M.G.R. Street, Old Narasingapuram, Race Course, Guindy – Reporting Time: 5.00 PM, Departure Time: 5.15 PM
  • Grand Arcade Chennai, S.No. 330/12, Velachery Tambaram Rd, Dr. Seetharaman Nagar, Velachery, Doctor Seetaram Nagar, Velachery – Reporting Time: 5.30 PM, Departure Time: 5.45 PM
  • Grand Southern Trunk Road, Chromepet, Santhi Nagar, Chromepet – Reporting Time: 6.00 PM, Departure Time: 6.15 PM

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