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Nilgiri Trek-[20-21st Oct 2007]


About the Place

Nilgiri means "Blue Mountains". The entire area of the Blue Mountains constitutes the present district of Nilgiri. The height of the hills in the Blue Mountain range varies between 2,280 and 2,290 metres, the highest peak being Doddabetta at a height of 2,623 metres. Nilgiris derives its charm from its natural setting. The steep hills and fantastically narrow valleys with numerous rivers and rivulets running in all directions with a few fine waterfalls here and there provide beautiful scenery.

 
The Nilgiris are a trekker's paradise. Landscaped by nature, the hills abound in trek for lovers of nature. There are treks and treks in whichever direction you turn and from whichever point you start. A trek can be full of thrill, excitement and adventure and a way of seeing and enjoying nature in all its beauty and splendour.

 

Approach

The trekking trails of Neelagiri are approachable from Masingudi near Madumalai wildlife sanctuary. Masingudi could be reached via Mysore and Gundlpet and is located about 250 kms from Bangalore. The famous Moyar falls and Himavada Gopalaswamy Betta are close by.

 

Significance of Nilgiri

The Nilgiris have tea cultivation at the height of 1,000 to above 2,500 meters. This also produces eucalyptus oil and temperate zone vegetables. The Nilgiris have a cool and wet climate and the area is a popular summer retreat, with hordes of tourists from across the country flocking the heights in all excitement. The picturesque rolling hills of the Nilgiris remind one of the Downs in Southern England. 

 

There are two national parks in the Nilgiris. Mudumalai National Park is in the northern part of the range at the junction of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamilnadu covering an area of 321 sq km. Mukurthi National Park lies in the Southwest of the range in Kerala, covering an area of 78.5 sq km The whole sweep of Western Ghats to the Northwest and Southwest come under the realm of India's first biosphere reserve, which is a home to number of bird species, including the Nilgiri Pipit, Nilgiri Woodpigeon and Nilgiri Blackbird.

  Route

  Bangalore—Mysore—Gundlepet—Bandipur—Madumali--Masingudi

 
Tentative Schedule:   

 Friday 19 th Oct:
10:00 PM - Meet up at "Symphony Theater - MG Road, Bangalore"
10:30 PM - Start from Bangalore.

 
Saturday 20th Oct:

05.30 AM - 06.30 AM Reach Masingudi
06.30 AM - AM Start the Trek
01.30 PM - 02.30 PM Reach the peak and have lunch
02.30 PM - 07.00 PM Relax and laze around
07.00 PM – Campfire (subject to weather conditions and availability)

Sunday 21st Oct:
08.00 AM - 08.30 AM Finish breakfast
08.30 AM - Start the descent
01.00 PM – Reach Masingudi and have lunch
02.00 PM – Start towards either Moyar falls or Gopalaswamy betta
(depending on the available time)
05.00 PM - Start back to Bangalore

Things to carry: Refer: http://bmcindia.org/backpacking.htm

Participation Fees: Rs. 1400.00
Above charges includes: 2 Break fast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner and accommodation at the peak (in tents), Sleeping bags, Trek guide charges.

 

Please make a contribution payment to my account by Cash or Online Transfer:

Please write "<your name>-Nilgiri" in online transfer description. (eg. "John Smith-Nilgiri").

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ICICI Bank: 004701521770 -Kormangala.
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  is Leading this trek, for any clarification call him at or email us at [email protected]org.