Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Winter Ride to Kolli Hills, Valparai & Munnar

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Day1: Blore-Hosur-Krishnagiri -Dharmapuri - Thoppur-Salem(A2B)-Sendamangalam-Kollihills-Halt (287kms)

Start at 5am

Place to Stay: SKGV Lodge, Kolli Hills.
Reservation : 91 96590-55699, 91 04286-294383

ATMs and Petrol Pump only at Semmedu(foot hills)

After Salem, Childrens theme park "Paravasa Ulagam" located on the left side of the road. Take Left turn here.  approx 19-20KM from the Seelanaikampatti circle in Salem. There's also TNSTC Rasipuram bus depot here.

Take the right turn at "Pirivu road" and continue towards Kalapanaikampatti.
As you reach Kalapanaikampatti town, start looking for the temple(in the picture) on the right side of the road. Just after the temple, take the left turn for Kolli Hills. Keep following straight all the way upto Semmedu, the town in Kolli Hills.

Places to see in Kolli Hills:
Arapaleeswarar Temple,
Must Visit Place -Agaya Gangai(300ft high water falls 1 km from Arapaleeshwarar temple)
Seeku parai View Point, Selur Nadu View point
Boat House, Botanical Garden,
Water falls: Namma Aruvi and Masila Aruvi

Stay Options

Name Address Contact
Nallathambi Resort Semmedu  - Kolli Hills 94432-09842, 73736-12555,90479-12555
Kolli Hill Resort Semmedu – Kolli Hills 04286-247487 / 9444404220 / 9626700897
PA Resort Holiday Inn

94440 33440/ 94452 96481/ 94452 96483
Youth Hostel Near Arapaleeswarar Temple P04286-247425

Day2: Kolli Hills- Pollachi - Valparai (halt)

Route: Kolli Hills-Kangeyam-Palladam-Pollachi-Valparai


Places to see in Valparai:

Sholayar Dam
Aliyar Dam
Athirapilly Falls (Must Visit)
Chinnakallar Falls (South India's Sirapunchi)
Nallamudi View Point

Day3: Valparai-Athirapally-Valparai-Other Places-Valparai (halt)

Athirappilly Waterfalls – Vazhachal – Malakkappara – Upper Sholayar Dam – Uralikal – Valparai

Day4: Valparai- Bangalore or Valparai-Top Slip/ Parambikulam via Anamalai-Pollachi-Blore.

Route1: (fastest) Valparai-Pollachi-Palladam-Kangeyam-Perundurai-Bhavani-Salem-Thoppur-Dharmapuri-Krishnagiri-Hosur-Blore

Route2: (Not bad) Valparai-Pollachi-Sultanpet-Somanur-Annur-Puliampatti-Sathyamangalam-Anthiyur-Mettur-Thoppur-Dharmapuri-Krishnagiri-Hosur-Blore

Route3: Valparai-Annur-Puliyampatti-BhavaniSagar-Chamarajanagar-Kollegala-Malavalli-Blore

Route4: Valparai – Attakatti – Aliyar – Pollachi – Palladam – Tiruppur – Gobichettipalayam – Anthiyur – Karkegandi (TN-KA Border) – Hanur – Kollegal – Malavalli – Kanakapura – Bangalore

Route5 (slowest): Valparai- Pollachi- Annur-Mettupalayam-Kotagiri-Ooty-Gudalur-Bandipur-Gundlupet-Blore
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