Cloud Farm Camp at Top Station, Munnar - Review


Are you looking for the best camp sites near Munnar area? Read more about Cloud Farm campsite at Top station which provides accommodation in tent cottages in the forest area at the top of the hills.

Cloud Farm Camp is a beautiful camping station, located at Kottagudi Hills near Top Station, Munnar. It is a ridge between the Palni Hills and Kannan Devan Hills in the High Ranges in Western Ghats. One of the specialities of Cloud Farm Camp is, it is honored as the highest camp in Kerala, situated at an elevation of about 7,200 ft above sea level. The surrounding forests of this camping location are grasslands and shola forests.



About Cloud Farm Camp


Cloud Farm Camp is managed by a small group of nature lovers, from Munnar region. More than a typical business, this camping program is organized as an activity out of passion for the nature and adventure. The location of the camping is very unique with beautiful view of nature. You can immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of nature with no human life anywhere near. Really far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Sometimes you can even feel the clouds touching you as they pass by. On lucky days, you will see the mist covering you, making it impossible to see someone standing next to you, which gives a heavenly feeling. On sunny days, you can even see the other end of Palani Hills, Bodinayakannur and Theni Plains.

The camp site is a private property located a high elevation, surrounded by thick forests and mountains.



Facilities


As expected in any eco-friendly camping locations, you won't find any concrete structure or premium accommodation. Cloud Farm Camp has tent accommodation, which can accommodate group of 10 or more people. If you are coming as a big group, you must book well in advance so that they can arrange more tents for you.

There are multiple tent cottages setup to accommodate the guests.

Bath room facilities are available in the camp location. Natural water from the streams are used for bath rooms and refreshing. Safe drinking water is carried in bottles and are available for guests.

There is a kitchen and dinner/breakfast is provided at the camping site. Even though you cannot expect a buffet kind of meal with lot of varieties, you can expect decent food.

There is no electricity, no air conditioner, no Wi-Fi.

You will feel you are so close to nature. You will feel and experience the birds and animals in the thick forests. But don't worry, you will be safe. There are expert guides to help you.

Words from the camp promotes:

While camping and trekking we ensure that, we do not get in the way of the habitat of the animals and birds because we always believe in doing our part in conserving the nature. After all, we are passionate about the grasslands and shola forests. In addition, we strive hard to make it flourish again.




How to reach the camp site


There is no vehicle access to the camp site. You need to travel about 28 km from Munnar towards Top station by jeep up to a place called "Ellappetty". You can park your vehicle safely at Munnar or along the route at a proper parking area facilitated by the camp promoters.

After you are dropped off at Ellappetty, you need to trek for around 1 hr (4KM ) through plain terrains, tea estates , Eucalyptus plantations , Shola forest, and grass lands to reach the camp site.

Rates & timings


There are 2 camp sites at Cloud Farm. One if walking distance from the Jeep parking area and other one is a long trek to reach the destination.

The rates are Rs 1,500 per head at one of the locations and Rs 2,500 per head in the other location. A minimum of 10 people are required to arrange camping since each camping require a lot of efforts including food and arranging tent facilities at the location.

Activities in Cloud Farm Camp


As you can imagine, you are in the midst of thick forests. There are no modern entertainment programs. Not even a television. The primary activities here include nature and wildlife photography, bird watching, and trekking. Relaxing in the camping site itself is considered as the main activity here. Those who practice Yoga would find this as the best place for meditation and Yoga, in the lap of nature.



There are lots of high-altitude dwelling birds and small animals around this region. Go around with your zoom camera and you will come back with a lot of beautiful pictures. You can spot many varieties of butterflies and small animals. Some common animals in the region are Sambhar deer, elephants, Indian gaur, barking deer etc.

The real fun starts after the sun goes down and hides behind the hills. Lie down on the rocks or inside the tent in the starry night with the moon light playing game of shadows! For the more adventurous type, night or an early morning trek is highly recommended. But be aware that there could be wild animals and don't go far from your tent. If you really want to go out in the night or want to explore the mountains, always seek the help of your guide.



Who can use this campsite?


Cloud Farm Camp at Top Station, Munnar is ideal for small and large groups, families, corporate team building activities, students, scouts, adventure team camping etc. However, we do not recommend this for small children, people with disabilities, heart patients etc.

Contact details of Cloud Farm Camp


You can contact the promoters for booking.

1. AMAL K. SOM
Mob No : +91 7025709999

2. ARUN JOY
Mob No : +91 9562450545

Read user reviews of Cloud Farm at TripAdvisor.


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