Karuna farms : It is a peaceful place surrounded by forests and peaks on either side, with paths for a short forest stroll or an all day trek, with spectacular views, tropical forest and wildlife. It is located 12 kms away from the main Kodaikanal city and you have to book the place online, a week in advance.
Part 1 – Bangalore to Karuna Farms
We did a road trip over a weekend in the last week of february 2017. We took our own car and drove down till karuna farms. I had taken this trip along with my friends Paritosh and Pratyaksha and my brother Nikhil. We started from Bangalore at around 11:30 PM on friday night and managed to reach Kodaikanal in 8 hours with one stop in between for having our dinner. From Kodaikanal, you have to meet a representative from Karuna farms at the famous Dominos circle. Drive from Kodaikanal to karuna farms is another one and a half hours.
We were staying at Shashi Big and the view from the balcony was amazing. We were lazing out at our place playing Taboo. At night we went out to the only cafe in the area for having our dinner and later did a bonfire at our place. Watch complete video for more details:
Part 2 – Karuna Farms to Bangalore
Day 2 was sunday and we had to start our journey back to Bangalore. We started at around 10:00 AM, had a heavy breakfast and started our drive back to bangalore. There was heavy traffic right before entering Bangalore and we reached our place at 11:30 PM. Watch the complete video for more details:
Fuel Charges – Rs. 3000 (approx.)
Stay – Rs.4,200 for the entire villa
Food & Miscellaneous – Rs.6000
Overall expenses per head – Rs.3300