Pear Orchard Camp

5/5.0 (10 Reviews)

  Poombarai, Kodaikanal , Tamilnadu

Highlights

Great Weather

Complete Wilderness

Raw Nature

Known for wildlife

About the campsite
Imagine a setting of cloud kissed mountains, thick shola forest, rolling velvety meadows, distant deep valley and sprawling pear orchards, far far away from civilisation. Now place a tent, put a blanket of stars on it, and add a super cold night, a campfire & few likeminded people. Sounds like a dream isn't it?

Presenting The Pear Orchard Camp - Kodaikanal. Eject yourself from the chaotic city life and land in the lap of nature at the ever beautiful Kodai hills. Located at 7k ft above Sea level and far away from the mainstream touristy Kodai 'The Pear Orchard Camp' introduces a Delightful new side of Kodai which remains untouched till today. Located 45 mins away from Kodai town spend your weekend in complete tranquility going on short hikes, catching breathtaking sunset & taking gentle stroll through the vast Pear Orchard

The camp also boasts of Carrot, Potatoes, Cauliflower & butter beans farm and the produce of which will be served to for two days. This camp will be a soother for all the mechanized souls.
Activities
Hiking
Waterfalls Visit
Pear Picking
Campfire
Bird Spotting
Stargazing
Wildlife Spotting
Amenities
Bedding & Blanket
Parking Facility
Basic Indian Toilet
Stay in Dome Tents
Meals
Safety Features
Gated Private Campsite
First Aid Kit
Itinerary
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Day 1
Noon:

Check In Reach base camp by 11.00 am, park your vehicle and start hiking to the campsite. You could also take the jeep to the campsite

Noon:

Pear Picking
Reach campsite, finish lunch, relax for a bit, take a tour of the campsite and indulge in some pear picking & tasting

Sunset Hike
Come evening, go on an enthralling sunset hike

Night:

Campfire
Return form the hike, finish tea and assemble for a magic campfire session under the carpet of a billion stars

Stargazing
Post campfire, finish dinner, lay down on the grass bank and indulge in DIY stargazing through Sky Map / Sky View app. Zero light pollution & crisp sky makes for a magical stargazing experience

Day 2
Morning:

Wildlife Spotting
Wake up, freshen up, finish morning tea and talk a walk around the campsite for spotting some endemic birds and wildlife (Indian Gaur, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Dogs etc)

Noon:

Waterfalls Visit
Finish breakfast & hike to a hidden waterfalls

Noon:

Check Out
Return from the waterfalls, check-out and start your hike back to the base camp by 2.00 pm

Lake Visit
Return from the waterfalls, check-out and start your hike back to the base camp by 2.00 pm. On your way back, visit the beautiful Mannavanur Lake (Self Explore - Location will be shared) Customize

Included in the price:

Lunch & Dinner on Day 1
Camping in tents with required gear
Off-Road jeep drive/Trekking Charges
Campfire, Orchard visit & Hike charges
Breakfast on Day 2

Cost Excludes

Transportation from Kodai to Base camp and back

Important Info

Check-In - 12.30 pm
Check-Out - 2.00 pm

Accessible By:
Bikes, Cars & Public Transport (Bus + Jeep)

Jeep Pick-up:
Jeep could be arranged at an additional cost of Rs. 3500/Jeep (500/Person).
Jeep could accomodate 7 people. The Jeep would pick you up from Kodaikanal Bus Stand in the morning, take you to the base camp & drop you back on Day 2 at the bus stand by evening.

Best Time to visit:
All through the year

Cancellation Policy:
Full refund minus taxes & service fee (5%) if cancelled 4 days before the date of stay
No refund if cancelled within 4 days from the date of stay

Important Note:

The campsite could only be accessed by an off road Jeep from the base camp or by hiking (1.5 hrs). The campsite is set amidst absolute wilderness (a private pear orchard) & features only basic amenities. Toilets are Indian, there is no electricity & intermittent mobile signal. If you are a luxury seeker, this is not the campsite. 

Campsite Rules
No Alcohol
No Smoking
No Littering
Valid ID required
How to get here?
Campsite is located in Poombarai Village (30 Kms from Kodaikanal). There are buses to Kodai from Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore & other major southern towns. From Kodaikanal cab pick up could be arranged at an additional cost.
Nearest railway station is Kodai Road and from there, there are frequent govt buses & cabs to Kodaikanal (3 - 4 hrs drive)
Map

Exact location to be shared on booking

10 Reviews
Shefali Ganesh
(5/5.0)

Our family of three made our last minute weekend plans with Exoticamp's Kodai Pear Orchard camping. This was our first real camping experience and it was with some trepidation that we went for it. If there are more families reading this, I would say, this is by far the best ever experience you could have with your kids. Pleasant hikes, pear orchards loaded with fruits, and most importantly, no signals! The city slicker's paradise and easy intro to the outdoor life. Not to forget - the most amazingly helpful, enthusiastic team. Three cheers to Sukanya, Avi and Roshna! Folks, do try them out!

Vaishnavi Vasu
(5/5.0)

We were 4 girls who went for kodaikanal camp..which was really an exciting experience... very safe for even solo women travellers... astonished with the arrangements made by them.. they provided 3 meals for 2 days... helped us for sightseeing and we visited all the places at kodai.. excellent, safe experience for v gals and v had loads of fun..!

Suresh Soundararajan
(5/5.0)

That was an awesome camping experience at Kodai. Perfect coordination between the organizers. Every little things were planned and executed very well. You are safe, you hav fun. One can definitely do their first camping with exoticamp without any hesitation. They make it easy n comfortable. You will ask for more once u complete one.

Thanesh Raja
(5/5.0)

Had wonderful experience in Kodai Camp.. enjoyed the trip a lot with my frnds... hats off to the exoticamp team for making it happen with all facilities and good planning... :) felt the camp to be a Home away from home... keep going guys... good work..



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