Our station of destination had finally arrived around 05:00 hrs on 13th June. We made our way into a Tempo Traveller as we alighted down on to the platform of Kodai Road along with our entire luggage. We were on our way to our cottage at Kodaikanal, The Princess of Hill Stations. As the name (Kodaikanal, meaning “The Gift of the Forest”) says it all, it was green and surrounded by forests all around. It was just a wow view. We reached the cottage at around 08:00 hrs. We took bath with the chilly cold water, had our breakfast, lunch and by noon vroom, we were off to the most awaited part: Trekking inside the Kukkal forest.