Kodaikanal backpacking Tour


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  • 2 Days  1 Nights 
  • Difficulty - Easy
  • For 10+ years

Kodaikanal, a serene hill station nestled in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India, invites you to embark on an enchanting journey into its natural wonders and scenic beauty. This backpacking tour offers a perfect escape to this picturesque paradise, renowned for its pristine lakes, captivating waterfalls, and lush green landscapes.

Kodaikanal beckons with its natural wonders and promises an unforgettable backpacking experience. Whether you're a nature lover, an adventurer, or a photography enthusiast, this hill station has something special to offer every traveler. Come, immerse yourself in the beauty of Kodaikanal on this unforgettable backpacking journey.


    Kodaikanal's Tranquil Retreat:

    • Coaker's Walk – A Cloudy Marvel: Embark on a journey along Coaker's Walk and witness the spectacle of mountain ranges shrouded in drifting clouds. The enchanting views here will leave you spellbound.
    • Silver Cascade Falls – Nature's Gem: Don't miss the incredible Silver Cascade Falls, a nature treasure with an impressive height of 180 feet. Immerse yourself in the sight of this gushing waterfall, perfect for any nature lover.
    • Green Valley – A Treasure Trove: Explore the picturesque Green Valley, a place offering an array of souvenirs, ornaments, flowers, and more. Let the valley's charm captivate you as you take in the lush surroundings.
    • Kodai Lake – A Star-Shaped Gem: Behold the star-shaped beauty of Kodai Lake, adding exceptional charm to the hill station. Enjoy boating, horse riding, and cycling by the lake, surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
    • Vattakanal Waterfalls – Biodiversity Haven: Visit the Vattakanal Waterfalls, renowned for their rich biodiversity, with the lush greenery, hills, and trees creating a magnificent backdrop.
    • Dolphin's Nose Viewpoint – Panoramic Vistas: Head to the Dolphin's Nose Viewpoint and marvel at the panoramic vistas of plunging valleys, rugged terrain, clear skies, and lush green expanse.
    • Pine Forest Stroll – Nature's Embrace: Take a leisurely stroll in the Pine Forest and savour some relaxing moments in the lap of nature. The serene atmosphere is sure to rejuvenate your spirit.
    • Guna Caves – A Mysterious Labyrinth: Explore the enigmatic Guna Caves, originally known as Devil’s Kitchen. These caves are formed between three boulders of the mountain and hold intriguing mysteries.


    Transportation From Bangalore to Kodaikanal

    Private Vehicle

    AC Tempo Traveller

    • Your Kodaikanal adventure begins with an overnight journey from Bangalore. Our representative will pick you up in the late evening from the following convenient locations:
    • Indiranagar 
    • Domlur 
    • Silk Board 
    • You'll set out on an overnight adventure in comfortable AC vehicles, specifically a Tempo Traveller, which will be chosen based on your group size.

    pine forest Guna Cave pillar Rocks Coakers Walk ValleyView Point Kodai Lake

    Private Vehicle

    AC Tempo Traveller


    3-star hotel, Twin sharing Accommodation

    Breakfast, Dinner

    • Breakfast in Kodaikanal: Upon reaching Kodaikanal in the morning, complete your check-in at the hotel. Enjoy a delicious breakfast to fuel up for the day ahead.

    • Pine Forest and Guna Caves: Begin your explorations with a leisurely walk in the Pine Forest, where the serene ambiance of nature envelops you. Afterward, head to the Guna Caves, originally known as Devil's Kitchen, a fascinating network of caverns formed between three boulders of the mountain.

    • Pillar Rocks and Lunch: Explore the magnificent Pillar Rocks, a set of three giant rock pillars that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Recharge with a hearty lunch

    • Coaker's Walk and Kodai Lake: Wander along Coaker's Walk, offering splendid views of cloud-covered mountain chains. Later, visit the stunning star-shaped Kodai Lake, a place to indulge in boating, horseback riding, and cycling, all while surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

    • Overnight Stay: Return to the hotel for a peaceful overnight stay in Kodaikanal.

    Pine Forest
    Guna Caves
    Pillar Rocks
    ValleyView Point
    Vattakanal Waterfalls Dolphin's Nose Viewpoint Silver Cascade Falls

    Private Vehicle

    AC Tempo Traveller


    • Breathtaking Breakfast: Wake up to the breathtaking views surrounding your hotel. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast to kick-start your day.

    • Check-out and Departure: Complete the check-out formalities and prepare for your return journey to Bangalore.

    • Vattakanal Waterfalls: En route to Bangalore, visit the enchanting Vattakanal Waterfalls, celebrated for its rich biodiversity and enveloped by lush trees and hills.

    • Dolphin's Nose Viewpoint: Continue your journey and head to Dolphin's Nose Viewpoint, where panoramic vistas of plunging valleys, rugged terrain, clear skies, and lush greenery await.

    • Lunch and Silver Cascade Falls: Savor a delightful lunch . Next, explore the natural wonder of Silver Cascade Falls, a gushing waterfall that stands impressively at a height of 180 feet.

    • Homeward Bound: With cherished memories in tow, begin your journey back to Bangalore.

    • Your Kodaikanal exploration concludes with a return to Bangalore, ensuring you're back home with a bag full of wonderful experiences to treasure.

    Vattakanal Waterfall
    Silver Cascade Waterfalls
    Dolphins Nose View Point
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    Backpackers United is the leading and fastest-growing Travel Community, founded in 2017, that offers exceptional travel experiences in India. Our team of young, dynamic, and passionate travelers is committed to exploring the great outdoors through sustainable nature trails. We believe in providing a unique travel experience that takes our fellow travelers off the beaten path to discover the hidden gems of nature. We offer a diverse range of travel services, including treks to unexplored places in both North and South India, Cycling Tours, Holiday Packages, Sightseeing, Backpacking Trips, Corporate treks, Team Outings, Personality Development through adventure activities, experiential learning trips specially curated for school and college students, a variety of Adventure activity packages, and much more. Our experienced travel planning team curates each itinerary to ensure every penny is worth the experience. At Backpackers United, we have executed over 2K trips for more than 20,000 enthusiastic travelers, and our weekend treks and trips from Bengaluru are the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. We offer customizable travel packages that cater to specific needs and requirements, ensuring a personalized and memorable experience. Our commitment to sustainable tourism and responsible travel ensures that we leave a positive impact on the communities we visit. We encourage travelers to explore the great outdoors in a way that respects and preserves nature, and we promote eco-friendly practices in all our trips and treks. Join our community of adventure seekers, and experience the thrill of exploring nature in a unique and sustainable way. Book your next adventure with Backpackers United and make unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

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    • Comfortable Transfers: Your package includes round-trip transportation from Bangalore. Travel in air-conditioned vehicles for a comfortable and hassle-free journey, ensuring you reach your destination and return to Bangalore with ease.

    • Accommodation in 3-Star Hotels: Enjoy a pleasant stay in well-maintained 3-star hotels. These accommodations are selected to provide you with a comfortable and relaxing environment, ensuring you can rest and rejuvenate after your daily adventures.

    • Experienced Tour Guides: Throughout your journey, you will have the assistance of experienced tour guides from Backpackers United. These guides are knowledgeable about the destinations you'll visit, offering insights into local culture, history, and attractions to enhance your travel experience.

    • Hearty Breakfasts: Start your days with energy by indulging in 2 hearty breakfasts. These breakfasts are provided to ensure you have the required fuel for your daily adventures and explorations.

    • Delicious Dinner: Your package also includes 1 delicious dinner. It offers a culinary experience, allowing you to savor local flavors or international cuisine, making your travel memorable both in terms of exploration and gastronomy.


    • Sightseeing Entry Charges: Please note that entry fees to specific attractions or sites during your trip are not included in the package. You may need to cover these charges separately.

    • Additional Adventure / Water Activities: If you wish to partake in any optional adventure or water activities beyond the standard itinerary, the costs for these activities are not included in your package and should be covered independently.

    • Lunch on All Days and Dinner on Day 3: While breakfast is provided as part of your package, the cost of lunch on all days and dinner on the third day is not included. You can explore local eateries or dine at your convenience.

    • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a personal nature, such as souvenirs, shopping, or any other personal purchases, are not covered in the package. Be sure to budget for these discretionary expenses accordingly.

    • Anything Not Mentioned in the Inclusions: Any services, activities, or items not explicitly mentioned in the "Inclusions" section are not part of the package and may require separate payment if you choose to avail of them during your trip.


    • Soft Copy of Identification: Ensure you have a soft copy of your identification, such as Aadhar or another government-issued ID, on your phone or in digital format for verification purposes.

    • Reusable Water Bottles: Carry at least two liters of water to stay hydrated throughout the journey and during your outdoor activities.

    • Clothing for Two Days: Pack appropriate clothing for a two-day trip, considering the weather and any specific activities you plan to engage in. Don't forget extra sets of clothes.

    • Sunscreen, Sunglasses, and Cap/Hat: Protect yourself from the sun's rays by bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a cap or hat to shield your skin and eyes from harmful UV radiation.

    • Toiletries: Include essential toiletries like toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and a towel to stay fresh and comfortable during your trip.

    • Juice Packs, Glucon-D, and Energy Bars: Carry energy-boosting snacks such as juice packs, Glucon-D, and energy bars to keep your energy levels up during the journey and outdoor activities.

    • Polybag for Wet Clothes: Bring a polybag to store wet clothes or any damp items, ensuring your other belongings remain dry.

    • Raincoat or Poncho: Be prepared for unexpected rain by carrying a raincoat, poncho, or umbrella to keep yourself dry and comfortable.

    • Personal Medication: If you have any specific medical needs or require medication, make sure to carry them along with any necessary prescriptions.

    • Camera (Optional): If you're interested in capturing memories, don't forget your camera or smartphone to take photos of the beautiful landscapes and moments during the trip.

    • Sandals: Pack a pair of comfortable sandals to give your feet a break during leisure times or when you're not wearing your trekking or walking shoes.

    • Power Bank: Ensure your mobile devices stay charged by bringing a power bank to recharge them, especially if you'll be using your phone for navigation or photography.


    Policy and Terms

    •  Cancellations made 30 days or more before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 10.0% of the total tour cost.
    • Cancellations made between 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 25.0% of the total tour cost.-
    • Cancellations made between 7 days to 15 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 50.0% of the total tour cost.
    • Cancellations made between 3 days to 7 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 75.0% of the total tour cost.
    • Cancellations made 0 days to 3 days before the date of travel will incur a cancellation fee of 100.0% of the total tour cost.

      This cancellation policy is designed to provide clear and transparent guidelines regarding cancellation fees based on the timing of cancellations. Please take note of these terms before booking your adventure.

    Terms and Conditions

    Please carefully read and understand the following terms and conditions that govern your travel experience with Backpackers United.

    • Ownership of Content: Any photos or videos taken during the trip by Backpackers United's content creators or clients are owned by Backpackers United and can only be used by the company for advertising purposes. No one else can use the content commercially without permission from Backpackers United.
    • Payment: Full payment for the trip must be completed before the trip begins. Failure to complete the payment may result in the cancellation of the trip.
    • Valid ID: All travelers must have a valid government-issued ID that will be verified before boarding. No boarding will be allowed without a valid ID.
    • Transfer of Bookings: The transfer of bookings is not allowed. Only the names mentioned at the time of confirmation will be allowed to travel.
    • Passport Requirements: For international travel, clients must ensure that their passport is valid for at least six months from the date of intended travel and not damaged in any way. Backpackers United is not responsible for clients who book travel with passports that do not meet this requirement. Any denial of entry at immigration or any additional cost arising from alternate arrangements for deportation must be borne by the travelers.
    • Unused Inclusions: No refunds will be given for any inclusions that are not utilized by the client.
    • Luggage and Belongings: Travelers are responsible for their luggage and belongings. Backpackers United is not responsible for any damage or missing items.
    • Departure Time: The departure time is fixed, and all travelers must report at the pickup point 30 minutes before scheduled departure. The air conditioning will be switched off in the hills, and the driver will have the discretion to turn off the AC during the trip for safety reasons.
    • Prohibited Activities: Drinking and smoking are strictly prohibited during the tour. Backpackers United's tours involve physically demanding activities such as trekking and camping at high altitudes, so clients are advised to be in good physical shape.
    • Liability: Backpackers United is not responsible for any accidents, bodily injury, illness, death, loss, or damage to baggage or property, or any damages or claims arising from negligence or delay by any person not employed by Backpackers United.
    • Conduct: Any misconduct or indiscipline will not be tolerated during the tour.
    • Alterations to Itinerary: Backpackers United is not responsible for any delays or alterations to the itinerary due to natural hazards, accidents, weather conditions, landslides, political closures, or any untoward incidents. Alterations to the itinerary may be necessary due to various factors, such as weather and road conditions, and the physical ability of participants, in the interest of safety, comfort, and general well-being.
    • Insurance: Backpackers United does not provide insurance policies to cover sickness, accidents, or losses due to theft or other reasons.By booking a trip with Backpackers United, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to abide by these terms and conditions. Your safety and enjoyment during the trip are our top priorities, and we appreciate your cooperation and adherence to these guidelines.

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