Trek to Top Station, Munnar Kurangani Hills -
[4th - 5th
Kurangani Hills near
Bodi in Theni district is a perfect place for trekkers as well as nature enthus.
The 12 km hike from Kurangani village to Top Station through Central village is
a journey to be cherished. The trekking route here is covered with the dense
woods and plain grasslands of Kurangani Hills.
Although, Kurangani Hill is near the famous Kolukkumalai Hills, which is the highest place for tea plantation in the world at an altitude close to 8,000 feet , the place is still not known in the tourism circuit. However, several foreign tourists do come here. Some nature lovers within the state also frequently visit Kurangani Hills. Film-makers too have been charmed by the nature here.
Frequently changing weather, low-hanging clouds, chilly atmosphere and strong winds coupled with wide range of flora and fauna are the things to enjoy in the hills. It takes four to five hours to complete the trekking from Kurangani village to Top station, whereas two-and-a-half hours for the return trip.
Trekkers often spot Indian guars, barking deer, langurs, wild cats and sometimes the presence of leopards and tigers.
Top Station offers a panoramic view of the majestic Western Ghats. The rare Neelakurinji (Strobilanthus), for which the destination is popular, blooms once in twelve year.
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|Difficulty level||Moderate - High|
|Approx Temperature||Max 15-20 degrees C|
Depending on the availability:
a) Tented Accommodation with sleeping bags
|Washrooms||Only toilets, difficult to get shower/hot water etc.|
|Food||Basic Vegetarian food (2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)|
|Transport||Non A/c. Depending on number of participants it can be Tavera/Qualis, Tempo Traveler, Minibus, Bus, others.|
|Distance from Bangalore||480 KM (one way)|
|Total trekking distance||26 KM (approx)|
|Attraction||Top Station, Tea Gardens, Waterfalls, Grasslands.|
Friday: 3rd November 2017
06:30 PM - Pick-up from BMC, 80ft Road Indiranagar
06:45 PM - Pick-up from New Shanthi Sagar Hotel, Domlur
07:00 PM - Pick up from Lifestyle, Magrath Road (Near Garuda Mall)
08:00 PM - Pick up from Silkboard Junction, Hosur Road.
Saturday: 4th November 2017
06:00 AM - Reach Base - Freshen-up & Breakfast
08:00 AM - Proceed to Kurangani Hills & Start trek to Top Station
- Reach waterfalls and relax
- Trek to peak - Have packed Lunch on the way up
- Reach Top Station
07:00 PM - Camping.
Sunday: 5th November 2017
05:30 AM - Wake up - Freshen-up - Breakfast.
07:00 AM - Pack your bag & Trek down to Kurangani
02:00 PM - Start back to Bangalore - Have self sponsored lunch on the way.
11:50 PM - Reach Bangalore.
Note: Drop points will be the same as pick-up points
Suggested things to carry:
- Personal medication (if any)
- Strong backpack (Preferably water proof)
- Fresh pair of clothes for two days.
- Water bottles (at least 2 liters of water)
- A torch with new batteries (must in case of emergency)
- You can carry Energy Food (Chocolate bars, flavored milk, Electrolyte drinks - Glucose etc.)
- Sunglasses, Sunscreen.
- Camera (Optional)
just in case you have to cancel participation
Read our Refund Policy, in case we are forced to cancel this event.
Important points to be noted before registering
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