Trekking Travel & Outdoors

Kurinjani Top Station Bird Watching Trek

Feb. 16 – 18, 2018

3499.00 Onwards

Kottagudi

It is one of the unknown treks of Western Ghats we know of. When Nature Walkers explored this trek, we found it grows with the tremendous amount of wildlife and beautiful mountain valleys. We found it is the best trek for bird watching as you could see birds. You could also spot wild elephant herds, monkeys jumping from one tree to another and other animals like (bisons, sloth bears, bonnet macaques, Nilgiri langur and Nilgiri Tahr).

It is two-day trek event in which the first day we will trek to reach our 1st check post and halt at night there and then the next trek to the last check post of the trek. The trail covers, dense jungle, coffee farm, meadow walk, and tea farm. You could say, it’s “all in one” option for Western Ghats trek lovers.

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
  • Raincoat – if in case it rains
  • A torch
  • Good Traction Shoes
  • Turkish Socks
  • Personal medical kit
  • Extra trousers and inner-wears
  • One cover sheet – Good to have one
  • 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
  • Guide
  • Permit
  • Snack/Powerpack
  • Lots and lots of fun and excitement.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Any personal purchases.

Pickup Points:

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

Day 0:

7.30 pm – 9 pm – Chennai

Leaving from Chennai at late evening. We request you to have some light food before traveling. This trip would be an overnight journey to Kurangani Village which is about 540 km away from Chennai, in which we would have an informal introduction and have fun

Day 1:

Kurangani VillageWe would reach the start point in the early morning, after fresh up and breakfast, we would start our trek to our first campsite i.e. Central Station. It is about 7km from Kurijini Village.

Initially, the trail is jeep track from which we will deviate into the jungle towards our first waterfall. The dense jungle by the side makes you aware of the wildlife living in it. Lush green vegetation, Coffee farm makes this trek very unique in itself.

After a small break at the waterfall, we would move ahead towards the old coffee estate farmhouse, following the water stream by the side.

The jungle would start looking brighter when we are near to campsite. It is an about 2-2.5km walk from the estate farmhouse to our central station check post.

After lunch, we would explore a bit more of this area for beautiful mountains and landscapes with a sip of local coffee/tea. Please do look at the pictures from this campsite.

Next Day :

Walking up to the bird’s tweets and a hot breakfast would refill your energy bar for the day’s trek of 7 km to Top Station.

It is a zig-zag route from Central Station to Top Station but more like mountains sidewalk. The trail gives a constant view of the below valley, which is just amazing. You can spot several rare birds on the way like, (Red-whiskered Bulbul, veriditer flycatcher, Tickell's blue flycatcher, Oriental white eye, purple rumped sunbird male).

After 4kms, we would stop at a rest point for a while before to climb to our top station check post. The top station gives the mesmerizing panoramic view of the whole valley. It feels magical to view the floating clouds in the valley. Check the time-lapse video.

After our self-sponsored lunch, we would explore a bit and then leave to Chennai on our bus.


  1. Please carry a valid ID proof along with you.
  2. Venue rules apply.
  3. Internet handling fee per ticket may be levied. Please check your total amount before payment.
  4. Tickets once booked cannot be exchanged or refunded.
  5. We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the venue to pick up your physical tickets.


Kurangani Hills Trekking, Kottagudi, India