In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal

Tripoto
30th Dec 2018
Photo of In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal by Romon
Day 1

Being a person that prefer "nature and silence" over "pub and loud music", I decided to go for a trek on new year's eve, in the search of peace.

The search begins with deciding the place. While googling I landed to BMC's (Bangalore Mountaineering Club) website and came across a trekking event to Canopy Hills, Vattakanal (Tamil Nadu) and my searching for the place ended there.

We started our journey on 30th December around 8:30 pm from Silkboard, Bengaluru in mini-bus (tempo traveller) and reached Theni, the other day around 4:30 am.

Day 2

After having our breakfast in a shop, we headed towards the base and started the trek.

Photo of In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal by Romon


The trek was mostly uphills and as the day was very sunny, it added more difficulty to the trek. After trekking for around 10kms, we reach a 50 house village up the hills called Vellagavi. We had our lunch in the local trek guide house there.

Photo of In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal by Romon


Post lunch we started our remaining part of the trek for the day to Canopy Hills, where we was going to put our tent and end for the day.
It was a small trek of around 2kms uphills to the Canopy Hills. On reaching there, we were served with hot black coffee. After coffee we roam around the hills, put our tents, had chit-chat in bonfire, had dinner and ended our day.

Photo of In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal by Romon
Day 3

It was new year day (1st Jan, 2019). I woke up around 6am and the first sight upon opening the tent was quite pleasing and mesmerizing.

Photo of In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal by Romon

It was possibly the best way to start the first day of the year. The sunrise view was something that I can't explain, so peaceful and beautiful at the same place. The view is definitely going to be in the mind for a long period of time.

Photo of In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal by Romon
Photo of In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal by Romon
Photo of In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal by Romon


After having our breakfast, we started our trek for the second and the final day to Vatakanal Hills, Kodaikanal. The trek was around 6kms and again mostly uphills (continuously steep and equally spooky with the mist).

After a tiring 3 hour hike, we reached Dolphin Nose viewpoint in Vattakanal and ended our trek. We started our return journey to Bengaluru around 1pm after having our lunch in Altaf's cafe.

Few of the images clicked during the trek -

Photo of In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal by Romon
Photo of In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal by Romon
Photo of In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal by Romon
Photo of In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal by Romon
Photo of In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal by Romon
Photo of In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal by Romon
Photo of In the search of PEACE!! Canopy Hills Trek, Vattakanal by Romon
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