We reached Perumal Malai bus stop at 2.3o PM. Kodaikanal was 14 kms from the stop. We decided to take any bus that comes first, either to Kodaikanal or in the reverse direction. We tried to stop a bus that goes to Kodaikanal, but the driver didn't stop the bus. In the opposite direction came an another bus that go to Batlagundu. We boarded the bus and slept. It was a one and half hour drive.