A Serene and Pristine Mountain range, located in the Central Tamil Nadu, on the Eastern Ghat, located at a height of 4000FT Approx. It runs almost parallel to the east coast of South India. The tallest peak is Vettakaramalai and it rises up to 4663 feet. A view of Kolli Hills, from the plain of Namakkal will look like a flat-topped table. That ghat road with 70 hair pin bends takes the tourists to the hills.
Legend ‘Ramayanam’ mentioned this as ‘Madhuvanam’ (Honey Forest) in the epic. Kolli Hills once formed a natural boundary between the Kongu Nadu and Chola Nadu. A stone image of Theerthangar, reminds us of the earlier Jainism influence. The beginning of the Christian era saw the Mountain and its habitants ruled by the Mazhavar rulers and the most popular and celebrated Archer, Great Philanthropist and the King VALVIL ORI. The other important place is, the tribal market located at Semmedu where one can get fresh fruits grown at the hilltop. Agaya Gangai a 300 ft tall waterfall, Namma Aruvi and Masila Aruvi are the falls that attracts tourist in large numbers.
Seekuparai and Selur Nadu are two view points of Kolli Hills, to view the abundance of beauty. Telescope House (Solakadu) at 34, 35, 36 and 37 hairpin bends. Solakkadu, Akasa Gangai, Selur Nadu are other viewpoints available on the way and in the hills. Akasa Gangai is an enchanting 300 feet waterfall of river Aiyaru, located near Arappaleeswarar temple. Thousands of steps lead down to the falls and a great Trekking path is available too.
Ride Meeting Point & Time: Service road after Electronic City Elevated flyover at 6:30 AM. (Few meters after AUDI service Centre).
Google Link for Meeting Point : http://maps.google.com/
19/08/2017: Leave from Bangalore and have breakfast on the way. Have lunch at resort and ride to nearby waterfall if time permits.
20/08/2017: Post breakfast leave for Bangalore.
Bangalore ->Shoolagiri ->Krishnagiri -> Dharampuri -> Salem -> KolliPavai
RIDE DISTANCE : 600 KMS (Both Ways)
[Ride plan is subject to change at the discretion of the club depending on on-road situations and incidents.]
THINGS TO CARRY:
2 liters water bottle
Sun screen lotion
Toiletries (Comb, Shampoo, Tissue paper, Soap, Tooth Brush etc.)
Small Torch with new Batteries
Energy foods such as chocolates, Nutri-bars, juice packs, etc.
Shoes, Helmet, Jacket mandatory for both rider and pillion
Spares (Clutch Cable, Throttle Cable, Chain link lock, Spark Plug, Fuse, tube etc.)
FARE: Rs.1900/- Per head.
This fare includes 1 night stay in resort on sharing basis, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
Riders should be ready to adjust in any kind of accommodation and food depending on the place.
This fare DOES NOT include mineral water, lunch on Day 2, other fare, entry charges, toll fee and anything else not mentioned in includes.