Banagudi Shola: Banagudi Shola (Sacred Forest) is the best way to explore the grove and an archaeological place with rock carvings. There is even a tribal settlement; the Kurumba tribe, that thrives in its forested expanse to this day.
Make your way to Toriya (a tribal village) close by, and take a beat before heading back. This is a great place for adventure lovers
, as they are some nice trekking routes. A total of 30,000 acres make up the tea plantations here, and some of them can be visited as well. Catherine Falls is a double-cascaded waterfall located in Kotagiri. The Nilgiris are the land of seven major tribes, the Todas and Badagas being the most numerous.
The height of water falls is about 250 ft.Catherine Falls is named after the wife of M.D. Cockburn, believed to have introduced the coffee plantation. The native name of the Catherine Falls is Geddhehaada Halla, meaning 'Foothills Dale River'. It can clearly been seen from the top of Dolphin's Nose if seeing the entire waterfall as one total impression is what you are looking for.Total Trek Distance:
13 Km Level Of Trek: ModerateAccommodation
: Tented. Sleeping bags will be provided.Attractions:
Trekking, Catherine Waterfall Visit, Dolphin Nose, Cave visit, Shooting Spots/Nilgiri Ooty, Bandipur safari, TEA estate camping.
Wildlife: Chances to spot species of birds, bisons & mammals.Cost Includes
: Transportation (two ways), accommodation, 2 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner(veg/non) forest dept permissions, coordinator charges, 1st aid, bonfireCost Excludes:
Final day lunch, Bandipur safariThings to carry:
Raincoat/poncho, id proof, backpack, sweaters/jackets, torch, personal medications/ necessary toiletries, shoes with a good grip, snacks/glucose/energy bars.
Tour type: This is a group tour.Pick up points
09.00 pm: Hebbal/Manyatha Tech Park Junction
09.15 pm: Kr Puram/Byapannahalli Metro Station
09.45 pm: Marathalli Bridge Junction
10.00 pm Eco Space/Bellandur
10.30 pm: Silk Board JunctionParticipants
staying at metro regions can access the pickup points at Byappnnahalli metro station.