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Kotagiri Trek Ooty

Kotagiri, Ooty, Tamilnadu

2 Days 3 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

25 people




Experience the beauty and adventure of our Bangalore to Kotagiri and Ooty 2-days and 3-nights tour, a perfect getaway for nature and adventure lovers. Starting from Bangalore, this scenic road trip will take you to the tranquil landscapes of Kotagiri, offering unique experiences like camping amidst nature, trekking through picturesque trails, visiting Catherine Falls, and exploring a local tea factory.

Begin your day early with a breathtaking sunrise view at the Kodanadu viewpoint, a must-see in Kotagiri. Following this, the journey continues to the popular hill station, Ooty. Known for its captivating botanical gardens, charming Rose Garden, and the towering Doddabetta Peak, Ooty offers a range of sightseeing opportunities. Shop for local handicrafts, taste local cuisine, and immerse yourself in the unique culture of this hill station.

If available, don’t miss the opportunity to ride the iconic Toy Train in Ooty. This panoramic train ride gives you a chance to enjoy the stunning views of the Nilgiri hills.

Our Bangalore to Kotagiri and Ooty tour is the ideal choice for anyone looking for a blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural exploration in Southern India’s stunning landscapes. Whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, this tour offers an enriching travel experience.

Note: This tour is subject to the availability of certain activities like the Toy Train ride in Ooty, which may also come at an additional cost.


  • Scenic Road Trip from Bangalore to Kotagiri: The journey from Bangalore to Kotagiri is filled with picturesque landscapes, making the road trip itself a delightful experience.
  • Camping in Kotagiri: Spend the night in the enchanting environment of Kotagiri, experiencing camping in the lap of nature.
  • Trekking and Exploration: Activities like trekking down slippery rocks to viewpoints and ridge walks to nearby ponds offer an adventurous experience.
  • Catherine Falls Visit: A visit to Catherine Falls to enjoy a bath in ice-cold mountain water offers a refreshing retreat.
  • Tea Factory Tour: If time permits, a visit to a local tea factory offers insights into the region's renowned tea production process.
  • Kodanadu Viewpoint Sunrise: The early morning trip to the Kodanadu viewpoint offers a breathtaking sunrise view, a perfect start to the day.
  • Ooty Exploration: Exploring Ooty's attractions such as botanical gardens, Rose Garden, and the Doddabetta Peak offers a variety of experiences from serene nature to bustling local markets.
  • Toy Train Ride in Ooty: The toy train ride in Ooty, if tickets are available, offers a unique and charming way to experience the local scenery.
  • Local Cuisine: Throughout the trip, there are opportunities to enjoy local cuisine, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner in different settings.


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Day 0 - Friday

Meet at the designated starting point in Bengaluru and travel to Ooty (about 280 km, 6-7 hours) by private transportation

We'll pick up our fellow explorers at the following locations. Click on each location to see the exact pickup point.

There might 5/15 mins delay or early to each pickup point

Day 1 - Saturday

▪️ 8:00 AM - Registration and tent assignment
▪️ 8:30 AM - A brief break for refreshments and an initial exploration of the camping area
▪️ 9:00 AM - Morning tea and breakfast service
▪️ 10:00 AM - Start a trek down the slippery rock to the viewpoint
▪️ 11:00 AM - Engage in a ridge walk to a nearby pond for some foot cooling (4 kms from the campsite)
▪️ 12:00 PM - Adventure on a cave hike and a visit to a tribal house
▪️ 1:30 PM - Lunch will be provided
▪️ 2:30 PM - A visit to Catherine Falls for a refreshing dip in ice-cold mountain water (6 kms), followed by a tour of a tea factory if time allows
▪️ 6:30 PM - Return to base camp; Niligiri tea and snacks will be available
▪️ 7:00 PM - Campfire setup begins
▪️ 8:30 PM - Dinner is served
▪️ 10:00 PM - Retire to the alpine tents for the night

Day 2 - Sunday

▪️ 3:30 AM - Wake-up call and preparation for the day
▪️ 4:30 AM - Departure to Kodanadu viewpoint for a sunrise view
▪️ 6:30 AM - Return to the base camp
▪️ 7:30 AM - Breakfast at the campsite
▪️ 8:30 AM - Check out from the campsite and travel to Ooty
▪️ 10:00 AM - Arrival in Ooty and engage in activities such as visiting the botanical gardens, Rose Garden, or the Doddabetta Peak
▪️ 1:00 PM - Lunch in Ooty
▪️ 2:00 PM - Post-lunch, possibly take a ride on the Toy Train, if tickets are available*
▪️ 3:00 PM -Visit other attractions or engage in shopping in Ooty
▪️ 4:00 PM - Depart Ooty for Bangalore
▪️ 8:00 PM - Dinner stop on the way to Bangalore
▪️ 11:00 PM - Arrival in Bangalore, with the drop-off points mirroring the pick-up locations.

*The Toy Train ride is subject to ticket availability, with an additional cost of Rs 85. Please note, this is a suggested itinerary and actual times may vary based on factors such as travel conditions, personal pace, and specific interests.

Things To Carry

-Face Masks and Hand Sanitizers
-Xerox Copy of your Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)
-Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
-Water bottles 1-2 (1 liter each)
-Raincoat (poncho)/Bag covers in case of rains
-A comfortable pair of shoes with good grip for trekking with extra pair of socks
-Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
-Portable chargers for your electronics
-Extra pair of clothes to change into once wet
-Polybags to pack your wet clothes
-Eatables during trek Energy Booster, Tissues, Chocolates, Dry fruits, etc
-Personal Medication
-Snacks for yourself

Additional Information

  • During the entire journey and trek, the consumption of alcohol, intoxicants, and smoking is strictly prohibited. We kindly request your cooperation in ensuring a more enjoyable experience.
  • Please note that the trip does not offer any luxurious amenities. As the locations we visit are in remote areas, our focus is on providing basic facilities. The goal is to embrace the outdoor experience.
  • The food provided during the trip will consist of basic vegetarian meals. Non-vegetarian food is not served.
  • Please be responsible for disposing of litter appropriately and refrain from littering during your travels.
  • Kindly be aware that Tripbae will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to your belongings, valuables, jewelry, etc. Please take necessary precautions and care of your personal items.
  • In the event of traffic delays or vehicle breakdowns, there may be a slight delay in reaching the destination.


  • Dormitory accommodation is separate for men and women
  • To and fro transport from Bangalore (Non A/c)
  • Experienced Guide from the Tripbae team
  • 2 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
  • Forest/trek Guide
  • First aid kit.
  • Any insurance (health, medical, life accidental,etc
  • Additional Adventure / Water Activities
  • Sightseeing Entry Charges
  • Any personal expense
  • Anything not included above

Tour's Location

Kotagiri, Ooty, Tamilnadu


Once I have made the trek booking, when can I expect to receive additional updates about the trek?

Typically, our treks are confirmed by Thursday, and you will receive a email containing important details such as pickup points (location and timings), the outdoor leader as the point of contact, and a list of do's and don'ts. Additionally, you will be added to a WhatsApp group to stay updated with further information about the trek.

As a solo traveler, may I join you?

Solo travelers are always welcome to join us on our trips. One of the fascinating aspects of traveling alone is the opportunity to meet people from diverse backgrounds. As the journey progresses, strangers become acquaintances, creating a sense of camaraderie. Therefore, we encourage solo travelers to join us and be a part of our adventures.

Is it secure for females?

Ensuring the safety and security of women/girls is our utmost priority. Therefore, it is completely safe for women/girls to participate in our treks and travels. Our team of trek leaders always accompanies the group, providing constant support and guidance. Moreover, our campsites are carefully secured and provide a safe environment for accommodation. Additionally, we have female trek leaders who frequently join us on our treks.

Do I need to carry my luggage throughout the entire trek?

No, not at all. You can leave any extra luggage at the campsite or homestay and only carry essential items for the trek, such as raincoats, a flashlight, a water bottle, a lunchbox, and any valuables you may have.

Are there washroom facilities available during the trek?

No, as you'll be in the mountains, none of our trails offer washroom facilities along the trek.

What does the "Without Travel" option mean during the booking process?

If you choose the "Without Travel" option, it means that you will be responsible for making all the travel arrangements for your entire itinerary. The Tripbae crew will not be managing any aspect of your travel. We highly recommend using a car for a seamless travel experience to, from, and within the destination.

Can I reschedule my trek to a future date if I am unable to attend on the day of departure?

We regret to inform you that it is not possible to reschedule your trek to a future date if you are unable to attend on the specified day, regardless of the reasons (such as family emergencies, health issues, or work obligations). However, if you have any concerns regarding this matter, please feel free to email us at, and our team will contact you to discuss it further.

Since I've never been on a hike before, would I be able to participate in this one?

Absolutely! The Kotagiri trek is considered an easy trek, as a major portion of the trail takes you through scenic tea farms and river trails. It is suitable for individuals of all genders and even physically fit children. You can definitely join this trek without any difficulty.

Is it allowed to store our luggage at the homestay/tents?

Certainly! You have the option to leave your luggage at the homestay/tents while carrying only the essential items for your trek.

What is the cellphone network and connectivity like in Kotagiri?

During a significant portion of your walk to Kotagiri, you may experience limited cellphone network coverage. The available networks along the journey are typically Vodafone, BSNL, and Airtel, but even these may have inconsistencies. Due to the elevated terrain of Kotagiri, only a few spots along the trail have reliable network coverage.

Is the trail infested with leeches?

No, the trail is not infested with leeches.

When is the ideal time to visit Kotagiri?

The best time to visit Kotagiri for trekking is from December to May. During these months, the weather is typically mild and pleasant, creating a delightful atmosphere for outdoor activities. The misty surroundings, cloudy skies, and damp trails all contribute to the overall experience.

Is it permissible to camp at any location along the trail?

No, camping is not allowed at any random location along the trail.

Is it feasible to trek to Kotagiri during the monsoon season?

Yes, it is indeed possible to trek to Kotagiri during the monsoon season.


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