How to reach Mandalpatti: Mandalpatti is about 48 kms from Coorg and if you have your own vehicle then it's perfect, you just have to follow the trail. We didn't had any vehicle so for people like us, Jeeps are available in Coorg (can be found anywhere but most probable place to find it is the bus station). You can book the Jeep for 1500/- per vehicle which will take you to a round tour of Mandalpatti and back to coorg.
Our Jeep came at 6:30 in the morning which is the best time to leave for this place as the heat will still be bearable.
After one hell of a 2 hour dusty Jeep ride, we reached Mandalpatti which didn't really matched the description given to us. It was filled with people all around and looked way too mainstream so we hiked to another mountain whose trail was visible to us so we hiked to the very top of it where no one bothered to came. We hiked until it was just us and no one else. The view was something else from top there, the weather way much colder than the crowded mainstream place.
We had our day, we had our getaway, we were way too happy with everywhere the road lead us. Maybe we didn't even bothered, we were just there together away from the crowd and it felt good and free and non-claustrophobic after a very long time.
Now it was time to return home, back to the life we ran away from.
The only difference was that this time we looked forward to it, we did look forward to do our best.
Caught an evening bus -> reached Bangalore in the morning -> College.