I am planning to go on a roadtrip from Chennai to pollachi-parambikulam-valparai-athirapally from 22nd Jan Sat to 26th Jan Wed.Going with family of 5adults + 1 baby including 2 ladies in my Innova. After browsing the net and reading Mr.Rajans posts here on tripadvisor i have finalised on 2 options. I need suggestions/ changes to my itinerary and place of stay,etc. Budget for stay around Rs1.5k per room per nite.around 4k for all of us.
6AM- Chennai Departure
6PM- Pollachi arrival –check-into hotel (wild country resort/banyan tree)
8AM- Pollachi to Parambikulam sanctuary and overnight stay at sanctuary-machans/Island)
Leave Parambikulam to valparai –en route-Aliyar dam, monkey falls,etc.
Stay at Valley view-waterfall estate
Valparai to sholayar, neerar dam -vazhacahal, Athirapally. Stay at Riverok/kanova
Athirapally to Chennai via chalakudy, thrissur,plakkad.
6AM- Chennai Departure 6PM- Thrissur arrival –check-into hotel
6AM- Thrissur to Valparai via vazhacahal, Athirapally, sholayar, neerar dam and overnight stay at Valley view-Waterfall estate.
Valparai –local sightseeing
Valparai to Parambikulam sanctuary and overnight stay
Parambikulam to Chennai via Topslip,pollachi