INFORMATION IN NUTSHELL :
Location: Top Station >Theni(District) > Tamilnadu (State) > India (Country)
Trek starting point : Kurangani
Distance from Bangalore: 478 Kms
Trek difficulty Level: Moderate
Top station trek distance : 9 Kms (One side)
Altitude: 1880 Mts
Time to trek: 5 – 6 hours (One side)
Camping site : Middle Station and near to Top station
Best time to trek: Oct to Feb
Permission : Not Required
Beware of : Cold Wind
Trekking fees : Guide fee : Rs 1000 / day
Campsite fee(Without food): Rs 1000 / person (includes space for campsite and woods basic toilet room)
Campsite(with food) : Rs 1500/person (includes space for campsite and woods and basic toilet room, lunch, dinner breakfast and tea)
Contact Number :Yogesh (Guide) Phone No :09787019675, 09245963375
DETAILED INFORMATION :
Bangalore – 42Kms -> Hosur – 51 Kms -> Krishnagiri – 110 Kms -> salem – 170 Kms -> Dindigul – 74Kms -> Theni – 15Kms -> Bodi – 16Kms -> Kurngini
Bangalore – 478 Kms-> Kurngini
Top station trekking :
Top station name came because it was uppermost railway station in this region. This “Top station” railway station was used to transport tea from Munnar. From Top station there was a ropway to transport tea to Kottagudi. Then tea was shipped 15 km by cart to Bodinayakkanur, after that by rail to other places in India.
TREK STARTING POINT :
Kurangini is small village which is there in Theni district of Tamilnadu. Nearest town is Bodi which is 16Kms from away from Kurangini.
HOW TO REACH KURANGINI (FROM BANGALORE) :
There is a KSRTC bus which goes to Theni, then you can hire privite vehicle from theni to reach Korangini (Distance 30Kms), Other option is to hire vehicle from Bangalore itself (But you need to pay money for tolls and road tax)
TREK DIFFICULTY LEVEL :
Difficulty level is Easy to Moderate. There is visible path to trek. Trek trail is much wider almost every where. There are two paths from Kurangini to Middle station Path-A) Normal stone laid path, Path-B) Path through coffee estate. Path-A is very much easy. Path-B trek difficulty is Moderate. Trek becomes bit difficult just after Middle station ( For 1.5 KMs stretch). After 1.5 Kms from Middle station trek becomes again easy which goes through small village. You can even find many local people taking this path to reach Kurngini from Top station.
TOP STATION TREKKING DISTANCE :
Trekking distance from Kurngini to Middle station is about 4Kms. Distance between Middle station to Top station is about 5Kms. Total distance from Kurangini to Topstation is about 9Kms
TIME TO TREK TOP STATION :
Trek from Kurangini – middle station requires 2-3 hours. It requires another 3-4 hours to reach top station from middle station. Total time required to trek is about 5-6 hours.