WAYANAD NIGHT TREK AND SIGHTSEEING

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Description

Take a break from fast pace life to explore Wayanad with its age-old history, dense rain forests, breath-taking views, off road jeep rides, shivering waterfalls and starry nights treks. Join ‘Safarnama’ to experience the experience not just of destination, but to enjoy every single step and make memories that will last lifelong. Crouched at the top of the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau, Wayanad can be reached at a distance of 275 km from Bangalore via Kozhikode. The word 'Wayanad' has been derived from 'Vayal Nadu' (Tamil / Malayalam) which translates to 'the land of paddy fields' in English. The district is famous for flourishing wildlife, fog bearded lush mountains and untamed rivers. Wayanad's evergreen forests are the most species-rich eco region in peninsular India with 83% of the flowering plant species of the entire mountain range found here. Elimbileri rain forest has quite the Jurassic park feels attached to it. The off-road drive reveals to us the bountiful joy of surrounding ourselves with thickets of forests and springs of water flowing into waterfalls with a pearl like disposition being both shiny and foamy. Wayanad is a true abode of Mother Nature with its age-old history which originates from a whopping 8 tribal communities. Steal away ushering moments of tranquility with the aroma of fresh air to experience the combination of breath-taking views, off-road jeep rides, shivering waterfalls and starry nights treks to wake up on the lap of Mother Nature.

Wayanad The two major dams which resides in Wayanad are Banasura Sagar Dam and Karapuzha Dam. The former is considered to be the largest earth dam in India and the second largest in Asia, placed in the foothills of Banasura hills (named after the son of King Mahabali, the famous ruler of Kerala).
Duration 2 days
Difficulty Level Easy/ Backpacking
Trail Type Forest
ATM availability There are ATMs available

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  • 1
    Jeep Safari to Ambalavayal Town via Elimbileri Rain Forests, Thollayiram Kandi Exploration and Starry Night Trek
    Get picked up from respective pickup points and begin your overnight journey
    Freshen up and have breakfast once you reach the campsite
    Reach Ambalavayal Town in the same bus (10km from Sulthan Bathery)
    Start the Jeep Safari Trek from Ambalavayal town and deep dive into the nature’s heart by traversing through Elimbileri Rain Forest and appreciating the beauty of Nellarachal Water Reservoir.
    Far removed from the noise of urban life is Nellarachal – a small village in the district of Wayanad in Kerala, located at a distance of 4 km from Ambalavayal. Nellarachal is bordered by three sides of land and a portion of the Karapuzha River. The lake being an enticing beauty, has clear waters where water lilies and lotus blooms. The entire view resembles a canvas, reflecting vibrant hues of the changing sky.
    Trek to Thollayiram Kandi to find a hidden gem on reaching the peak.
    Another pretty secret in Wayanad is Thollayiram also referred as Virgin Paradise, is a green hideaway, nuzzled in the hidden reaches of Wayanad. Thollayiram Kandi was part of a 900-acre land from where it gets its name Thollayiram, which means 900 in Malayalam. The trail leading up to the peak is enveloped in a sea of green covered with coffee plantation on one side. On reaching the top, gurgling sounds of water trickling through the crevices is heard, revealing a steamy waterfall set against the backdrop of a hill studded with luscious greenery. This serene strip of earth can be accessed by taking the route that goes to Soochipara Waterfalls from Meppadi, near Kalpetta. Great perspectives are offered at each curve as you enter this amazing scene.
    Descend to the base point and board the jeep to reach Meppadi and have self-sponsored lunch.
    Reach the Homestay in Jeep. Have dinner and get ready for bonfire.
    Around 10 pm, start walking to the campsite under a starry night sharing stories among friends.
    Reach the tent stay with a breathtaking view.
    Make some memories and retire for the day.
  • 2
    Climb Ambukuthi Mala and Visit RARS
    Wake up early and freshen up.
    Trek to Ambukuthi Mala and witness the sun rise over the horizon to spread its orangish glow.
    Ambukuthi Mala is a mountain in the Sultan Bathery taluk of Wayanad district located at a distance of 12 km from Sulthan Bathery and 5 km from near Ambalavayal. The town became famous for Edakkal Caves which can be reached by a downhill walk of a km. It is trusted that caves are formed as a result of an earthquake and the spot got the name Edakkal caves (Edai+ kal = rock in between) from the rock that is supported in between other larger rocks. A big rock balancing itself on two smaller rocks created this scenic wonder. The pictorial descriptions inside the caves date to 6000 BCE which indicate the existence of prehistoric civilization of the Neolithic era, the only existing stone age depiction in South India.
    Pack up and come back to homestay.
    Have authentic Kerala breakfast and get a jeep drop to Ambalavayal town.
    Get into the bus and journey to RARS for a nature walk amidst majestic birds and vibrant ornamental flowers.
    Ambalavayal is a village in Wayanad district in the state of Kerala, India which is famous for Regional Agricultural Research Station. RARS in Ambalavayal hosts an abundance of ornamental plants and multicolored flowers. They develop 13 different types of paddy. One can take a walk in the nature and witness a cluster of birds flocking around.
    Later, commence your return journey to Bangalore.
    Have a self-sponsored lunch enroute.
    Wind up the tour after you get dropped back.

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Basic Gears

Backpack & Day Pack (50-60 litres) With comfortable shoulder and waist straps
Day pack + rain cover 10 - 20 litres (For the trek)
Head Torch 1 No.
Water Bottle/ Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each. People who use hydration pack: 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter.
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ORS
Personal Medical Kit Consult your Doctor

Wear

Trekking Shoes 1 Pair
T-shirts 2 Quick Dry Tees (Non-Cotton)
Trek pants 2 Nos. (avoid fitting denims)
Floaters or Sandals 1 Pair (for easy movement while at the campsite)
Cotton Socks 1 Pair
Raincoat If incase, it rains
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected

Personal Utilities

Toothbrush & toothpaste
Hand Sanitizer
Quick dry tower
Toilet paper, wipes and other toiletries
Moisturizer, Lip Balm & Sunscreen Cream (SPF 40+)

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Pickup Points

09:00 PM: Baroda Bank, Koramangala
09:45 AM: New Shanti Nagar hotel
10:30 AM (Hard rock café) MG road

Inclusions

All the activities mentioned
Jeep Safari
Local and experienced guides and Trek Leaders
Permission from Forest Dept
Basic First-Aid kit
Bonfire
Lots & Lots of Fun

Exclusions

Any personal expense
Anything which is not a part of our inclusions

Transportation

Pick up and drop from Bangalore in a vehicle and the type of vehicle depends on the size of group

Stay

Tent Stay (Sharing basis)

Meals/Snacks

2 breakfasts, 1 packed Lunch and 1 dinner

Advisory

Carrying torches and insect repellents is essential on this trek.
Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
The amenities along this route are basic. It is advised to carry adequate water and beverages

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 5-7 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 3-5 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions or low number of travelers, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However, a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
  • Safarnama Travelers reserves the right to cancel a customer's booking with prior information and will process the full refund in case of Bad weather or not enough travelers to conduct a trip.
  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies & are irrespective of the date of booking.

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Reviews

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Sadhana Yadav

(18 Dec 2018) Reply
Travelled On : 25 March 2018

Have a trip with "Safarnama" Woo huuu, all got Ten on Ten completed. But there were something else too, which in wildest dream also I may have not thought like .. A team of travellers, giving one one sec moments, so energectic, knows how to fill one one sec, not a leaving a single 'Safari' in boredom. With these Safarnami's, you try to be silent and bored,....hell no you can't be. Even if you are a great introvert, your conscious will attract you to join their peacefull crezzies.

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Sadhana Yadav

(18 Dec 2018) Reply
Travelled On : 25 March 2018

Have a trip with "Safarnama" Woo huuu, all got Ten on Ten completed. But there were something else too, which in wildest dream also I may have not thought like .. A team of travellers, giving one one sec moments, so energectic, knows how to fill one one sec, not a leaving a single 'Safari' in boredom. With these Safarnami's, you try to be silent and bored,....hell no you can't be. Even if you are a great introvert, your conscious will attract you to join their peacefull crezzies.