When you feel like traveling, hit the road without second thought! I always believe in unplanned trips and one such was short weekend trip to Kodaikanal. Another taken from the list! my first back packing.
The day before the d-day, I called my friend and confirmed the plan. Then booked a room(just to avoid being stranded :p) in Vedanta fern. Good place for a short stay and the person in charge was very friendly and also assisted us by arranging vehicle for the local sightseeing.
To be precise I had to travel continuously for more that 14 hrs (Chennai - Trichy - Dindigul - Vanthalagundu - Kodaikanal). But it was all for good, and I realized the same when the first breeze came in as we were nearing Kodaikanal. I was completely lost. We got down and decided to walk to the hotel which was 1 km away from the stop. God! the climate, after the tiring journey, this was the medicine to feel refreshed. Darkness, mist, chill breeze short walk yes just amazing!
We wanted to take the forest tour package, to our luck there was two seats available with an operator. Thanks to the hotel manager for quickly arranging the trip.
The climate was normal till 10:30 but suddenly it started raining and within minutes it was covered with mist. The forest area was so secured and had only limited access. So if you're planning to visit the forest you need register and get permission if you have own vehicle or book in advance with any tour operators.