The Nilgiris Road Trip

April 3 | 9PM - April 20 | 1AM
Nilgiris
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About

Do you wanna explore the quaint little villages in Nilgiri mountain range?

How about unwinding at majestic lakes like Emerald & Avalanche?

A drive through absolutely amazing views of majestic mountains?

Take Bollywood style selfies amidst beautiful Tea estates?

Get thrilled by Shola forests so dense that feels like even flies can’t pass through?

Get chilled and have garam chai in the mountains?

Or

Just put your feet in a river stream & feel how beautiful life can get while traveling!

A little bit of wildlife maybe?

Come, #getmuddy in the hidden side of Ooty 


About the destination:

Nilgiris, one of the oldest mountain ranges, located at the tri-junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka states of India. They are a part of the Western Ghats around Ooty the “Queen of Hill Stations”. Nilgiris is India’s first biosphere. It has been declared as one of the 14 ‘hotspots’ of the world because of its unique biodiversity.

Rolling grasslands, dense Shola forest, waterfalls, streams, lakes, vast expanse of tea plantations, interspersed with vegetable gardens.

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Basics:

  • Total slots for the trip: Usually 10-12 or more
  • Food: 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunch (Veg), Dinner (Non-Veg) included. Rest is self-sponsored.
  • Stay: At our beautiful village home-stay in Nilgiris
  • Transport: Non-AC Tempo traveler
  • Starting time: Friday night 10 PM
  • Ending time: Monday morning 5 AM
  • Pickup/Drop spots: Tin Factory, Indiranagar, Koramangala, Silk Board, Electronic City

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Highlights:

  • Offbeat Nilgiris Roadtrip,
  • Thrilling trek into the estates and forest
  • Emerald & Avalanche lakes
  • The silent valley & misty mountains
  • Tea estate nature walk
  • Tea Factory visit
  • Campfire (if it doesn’t rain at that time)

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Things to Carry:

  • Basic essentials like toothbrush, soap, towel etc
  • Shades/cap/sunscreen
  • Full charge mobiles with power banks – to take lot of selfies

  • Selfie stick or DSLR if you are interested.
  • Small first aid kit if you have and your personal medications if any
  • An extra polythene cover to dispose of your trash – this is important, we have a no-littering policy! 

  • Carrying a handwash/sanitizer/tissues will help.
  • Carry a little bit of cash for Sunday lunch & misc expenses
  • Don’t carry expensive items. You are responsible for your own belongings during the trip. 
  • Mandatory: A photo ID card xerox- like Aadhar or Driving License – one of the organizers will check this after boarding. 
  • Comfortable sports shoes/sandals for the trek, slippers to walk around at the homestay.
  • Carry your jerkin/sweater – it can get cold at night.

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Pickup and drop points:


Stop 1: 9:00 PM

Tin Factory Bus stop 

  • Towards HP Petrol pump side
  • Underfoot over bridge
  • https://goo.gl/maps/3BuuqBF7BzN


Stop 2: 9:15 PM

Indiranagar 100 Feet Road 

  • Opposite Barbeque Nation
  • Just in front of Domlur Fly Over
  • https://goo.gl/maps/ughhwBgXrUR2


Stop 3: 9:35 PM

Koramangala – Sony World Signal 

  • Just in front of Sony World Bus stop
  • On Intermediate Feet Road
  • https://goo.gl/maps/rFAmrkkiwCx


Stop 4: (10:00 PM – 10:15 PM) Based on the traffic

Silk Board

  • Silk Board Junction – end of flyover towards EC,
  • Just in-front of Aswad Hospital
  • https://goo.gl/maps/86b65NMqsjz


Stop 5: (10:30 PM – 10:45 PM) Based on the traffic

Electronic City 

  • BMW Navnit Motors | Main Showroom | Electronic City,
  • https://maps.app.goo.gl/TFyBBWrrfU7mZkF5A

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Schedule:


Day 0:

  • Start from BLR, overnight journey


Day 1:

  • Brief rest at Bandipur check-post that opens at 6 AM
  • Drive through Bandipur and Madhumalai Wildlife sanctuaries whilst spotting Deer, Peacock and if lucky the Elephants and other wild animals
  • Breakfast at the outskirts of Ooty
  • Check into Homestay before noon, freshen up
  • Head to our Tea estate overlooking a deep valley, nature walk, taste Nilgiris special Tea/Coffee
  • Break for Lunch
  • A picturesque toad trip into Nilgiris, stop in the quaint little villages to experience the culture, stopover at a chilling stream formed by a waterfall, witness most beautiful Tea estates with a 360-degree view, enjoy the stunning silent valley view & misty mountains
  • Look out for wildlings in the dense Shola forest, enjoy the soul-soothing tea in the remotest village
  • Head back to Homestay, Campfire in the night with long conversations & hot dinner in the really cold night!


Sunday:

  • Wake up a little early, have breakfast
  • Head to a Temple located at a serene location atop a mountain with a fantastic view. Hike down the mountain into the valley filled with Tea estates and Jungle. A 3-hour trek into the woods will refresh our mind and body.
  • Break for Lunch, check out of the Homestay
  • Visit picturesque Emerald & Avalanche Lakes, click a hundred selfies
  • Drive towards Ooty Tea cum Chocolate factory, taste different kinds of Chai, shop for your favorite Nilgiris Tea
  • Start back to BLR, cross the forest check-post on time, a stopover for dinner at a Dhaba
  • Reach home early morning.

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Inclusions:

  • Travel
  • Homestay
  • Food: 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • Campfire (if it doesn’t rain at the time)
  • The Nilgiris experience you will remember for a long time
  • Organizer from MT
  • Hell lot of entertainment!

Exclusions:

  • Food while traveling
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions above

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To register:

If you agree to following Terms & Conditions and Refund Policy: http://bit.ly/MuddieTerms

You may register by using the Book Now button and join the Muddie Gang


What’s next after booking tickets:

  • A Whatsapp group will be created for all the registered folks a night before the event
  • Information like exact pickup locations, things to pack, Organizer details, etc will be shared in the group

Important notes:

  • The facilities are really basic, close to nature on this backpacking trip. Not for luxury seekers.
  • Book only if you can withstand long journey by push back tempo or minibus
  • Do not forget to read our “Terms & Conditions” before registering!

 

Call or WhatsApp Muddie Trails on 8197949010 or 9827032009 for any doubt! 


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Highlights

Slots: 12 or more
Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner all included
Stay: At our beautiful homestay amidst nature south of Ooty
Transport: A mini-bus or tempo depending on final numbers
Activities: The stunning Nilgiris, Upper Bhavani drive, Emerald, Avalanche lakes, Tea estates, Campfire, Lots of Entertainment!

Itinerary

Friday: Start from BLR around 8 PM (4 pick up spots - Tin Factory, Indiranagar, Koramangala, Mysore Rd), overnight journey!

Saturday: A picturesque drive into Nilgiris & tea estates, stop in the quaint little villages to experience the Nilgiris culture, touch the last village in Tamilnadu border, peek into the Silent Valley, Tea estate hike, look out for Wild animals, enjoy the soul-soothing tea in the remotest village. Campfire* at night with long conversations!

Sunday: The dense Shola forest Protected Zone Safari, visit picturesque Emerald lake & Avalanche Lake and click a hundred selfies! Drive towards Ooty and shop for famous Nilgiris Tea & homemade chocolates and start back to BLR in the evening. Reach home around 10 PM.

Inclusions

Travel
Stay: at our lovely homestay!
Food: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Campfire (if weather permits)
The Nilgiris experience you will remember for long long time!
Organizer from MT to look after all the activities and a hell lot of entertainment!!!

Exclusions

Anything not mentioned in inclusions above.

Important Note

Everyone must get their photo ID cards - like Aadhar or Driving License!
Muddie Trails is NOT a tour operator. Muddie Trails is an offbeat travel experience provider.
Our facilities are basic. If you expect any luxury, please do not register.
Our itinerary is flexible & Organizer may choose to switch/re-arrange parts of itinerary based on need. Please co-operate with organizer & other travelers.
Do not forget to read our "Terms & Conditions" before registeting.

Things To Carry

Basic essentials like toothbrush, soap, towel etc
Shades/cap/sunscreen
The blankets will be provided at Homestay
Selfie stick or DSLR if you are interested.
Small first aid kit if you have and your medications if any (I'll get one first aid kit anyway)
Carry cash - the remaining amount all of u need to pay. We will collect after boarding
Don't carry expensive items. You are responsible for your own belongings.
Mandatory :A photo ID card xerox- like Aadhar or Driving License - one of the organizers will check this before boarding.
Comfortable sports shoes/trekking shoes/sandals - anything is fine as we dont have tough treks to do
Carry your jerkin/sweater - it is very cold at night there " Dont carry liquor. There will be thorough checking before Bandipur forest checkpost and they will take away everything.

The "Offbeat" theme of Muddie Trails

Muddie Trails provides real offbeat experiences for the travelers like trekking, adventure activities, camping in tents, bonfire, barbecue, visiting exploring and experiencing the unknown but awesome destinations that are not crowded with tourists. We do NOT take travelers to a tourist place unless it is required as a "filler" in the itinerary between two offbeat places.
Travelers are requested to refrain from asking our organizers to take them to ABC temple or XYZ church. The itinerary is already decided and posted based on our offbeat theme. Organizer will only change the itinerary if any place cannot be done because of unpredictable reasons. If you have a wish list of tourist places to tick off in your mind, then probably Muddie Trails is not for you and we request you please do not register.
By paying the registration fee you are giving unconditional acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Muddie Trails:

Trek Policies

Nobody shall deviate from Trek path led by Organizers/Guide.
During the meetup Muddie Trails is not responsible in case of any injuries or animal attacks or reptile bites.
Expect the unexpected in case of wild forests like the sudden closing of trek path by govt/ forest department(because of wild animal sighting/landslide/some crime), in which case we may have to cancel the trek (This is very rare never happened till now). In this case, the Organizer will plan for alternate trek/trip. If this is not possible then Muddie Trails will refund the remaining amount after removing the travel cost.

Refund Policy

10% convenience charges of the total amount will be deducted in any kind of refund done online
90% refund if you make a request before 3 days of the meetup start date.
50% refund within 3 days and before 24 hours from meetup start time.
No refund within 24 hours from meetup start time
No refund during/after the meetup.

Behavioral Policy

Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other.
Avoid discussing sensitive matters like SEX, POLITICS and RELIGION/RACE.
Using foul or abusive language or arguing with fellow travelers/ organizer will not be acceptable and will stand a chance of being deserted by the travel group.

Cancellation Policy

10% convenience charges of the total amount will be deducted in any kind of refund done online
90% refund if you make a request before 3 days of the meetup start date.
50% refund within 3 days and before 24 hours from meetup start time.
No refund within 24 hours from meetup start time
No refund during/after the meetup.

Venue

Nilgiris

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