Nagalapuram is a small scenic village situated in Chittoor Dst of Andhra Pradesh close to Tamil Nadu. It is about 70 km from Chennai which makes it a great choice for an outdoor trip. It is well connected by bus to nearby cities especially Chennai. People here speak both Telugu and Tamil. There are no hotels here but home-stays are prevalent and they serve home cooked food.What makes this place so special?The most beautiful thing here is the Nagalapuram waterfalls. The river flowing from the mountains creates a cascade of waterfalls on its way and finally ending in a dam.
(Note: Nagalapuram is the town, the trek and falls are farther 15 kms away and Nagala Dam is the nearest landmark)By the time we got out from Bangalore it was 10 pm in the night. The reason we decided to drive out at night was because we wanted it to be a single day trek. The plan was to reach Nagalapuram early in the morning, set out for the trek and return to Bangalore on the same day. This is a hectic plan but doable if you don't plan on spending the night in Nagalapuram.Difficulty level Moderate-DifficultThe entire climb and descent will take you close to 6-8 hours, swim time + snacking time included. This is a 12 km trek (two ways) and is quite a steep and rocky trail, also slippery on some bits, so a walking stick can be quite handy.DIY or notAlthough you will find a lot of trekkers on the way to the top, it is advisable to get a guide along, as it is quite easy to lose track of the trail because of the thick vegetation. They charge a very small amount and can provide you tubes if you are keen on swimming.
It was cold new year's eve night and we were about to go on a trek in Nagalapuram in Andhra Pradesh the next day. Little did I know that it will be one my most memorable experiences.I had trekked in Antaragange, Shivagange and Ramanagara hills when in high school and college. But I would still like to think of this as my first trek, because this was the first time I went for the pure experience of a trek and not for anything else
-NAGALPURAM -situated at Chittor, Andhra Pradesh, Nagalpuram offers exotic,scenic, nature delights. Nagalpuram hills are dense with innumerable streams and boulders. On weekly basis for regular Trekkers, the treks are organised. Starting from Nagalpuram taking help from Arai village this trail is clear and straight forward. 18kms from Nagalpuram town is Nagalpuram trek. Summers are the best time to trek. ESSENTIALS TO CARRY - compass-Backpack-LED torch-sleeping mat.
Known as the heaven on earth. Situated in the foothills of Tirupati just 60kms away near Puttur, Nagala is blessed with some of the best water sources & the canopy of the greens. Known for its natural beauty along with the exceptionally beautiful & crystal clear water sources. Provides a great opportunity to do TREKNIC - A unique combination of Trekking & PICNIC.Detailed Plan25th April 2014 - Start from Bangalore by AC Volvo BUS - 10pm26th April 2014 - Reach Nagala in the morning after breakfast, Trek to the camping spot, Have packed lunch on the way26th April - Cook a tasty / sumptuous meal along with some fun activities27th April - Have breakfast & tea, Carry packed lunch for return journey & reach Tirupati by 6pm27th April - Catch 9pm Bus back to Bangalore28th April - reach Bangalore by 5 amClick on the link below to Register https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11-zR7LvbJGLtjBFq2iN6YTfNzI8jE2NuFf46Ojvok0U/viewformIt is Mandatory to Register & make the payment in advance for confirmation.What is included?1) AC Bus from Bangalore to Tirupati & back2) Non AC transport Tirupati to Nagala & back3) BF/Lunch/Dinner on 26th April4) BF/Lunch on 27th AprilWhat is not included? Any expenses of personal nature Any cost incurred owing to natural calamity or any emergency Any cost over & above what is mentioned in the inclusion