Hill Quest

Nature and adventure.

Discover the lush green hills, rivers, lakes and mountain trails of Tamil Nadu.

A little adventure combined with a lot of relaxation.

About Hill Quest

This is an adventure drive with plenty of quaint old world charm. Traversing through the hill stations of Yelagiri, Kotagiri, and Kodaikanal – the Hill Quest is as much about driving pleasure, challenging hills, and ever changing scenery. To keep the adrenaline ticking over, you get to go zip lining, ATV driving, and bison spotting all in one trip. Fast highway stretches, and twisting mountain roads will keep you busy at the wheel for all the road warriors who decide that they are not armchair adventurers. Just to add icing to the cake – we have ensured a barbeque in this trip as well, though we won’t tell you where!

Route Map


Travel Plan



Arrival in Chennai

  • Check-in
  • Final trip registration formalities
  • Introduction to all the participants
  • Briefing session followed by dinner


Chennai to Yelagiri – Journey to a little known hill station.

  • Flag-off from Chennai at 6:00am
  • Lunch Break
  • Arrive in Yelagiri and check in to the hotel
  • Dinner


Yelagiri Adventure Sports – a day for adrenaline junkies

  • Breakfast by 8:00 am
  • ATVs, Zip lining and a few more adventure activities
  • Lunch
  • Free Time for shopping and souvenir hunting
  • Dinner at the hotel


Yelagiri to Kotagiri – drive with plenty of open stretches and two wonderful mountain drives!

  • Early morning departure
  • Lunch enroute
  • Dinner and check into the hotel


Day trip to Doddabetta Peak – the 4th highest peak in the Nilgiri range of the Western Ghats!

  • Early breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch
  • Time for Souvenir hunting in the bylanes of Kotagiri
  • Dinner


Kotagiri to Kodaikanal – a drive filled with twisties.

  • Early start from Kotagiri, right after breakfast
  • Lunch enroute
  • Arrive in Kodaikanal and check in to the hotel
  • Dinner


Bison Spotting – a drive into the interiors to spot the elusive Bison; a truly majestic animal.

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Drive to the village of Mannavanur
  • Lunch in Mannavanur
  • Free Time
  • Gala dinner at the Hotel


Kodaikanal to Chennai – a fast highway drive.

  • Early morning departure
  • Lunch enroute
  • Arrival in Chennai by 7pm
  • Farewells

Pack List

  • Driving Licence
  • Credit/ Debit Card
  • Cash for personal expenses
  • Comfortable driving clothes
  • Raincoat / umbrella
  • Light Jacket for evenings
  • Sandals / walking shoes
  • Clothes for 8 days
  • Swimming gear
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries
  • Medication
  • Odomos / mosquito repellent
  • Refreshments / snacks for the driving days
  • Camera
  • Battery packs / chargers for phones
  • Car phone chargers
  • Music

Cost & Date