Started from Bengaluru to Periyakulam (Theni, Tamil nadu). You can get SETC or KSRTC buses. Bus fare - 450. It's an overnight journey. If you start by night 9.00 pm, you can reach there by morning 6.00 am. Have a fresh ingredients tea made with real cow milk in any of the tea stalls.Trek starts from Kumbakarai falls and one can reach vattakanal via vellagavi village.You can get bus to Kumbakarai falls from Periyakulam every two hours. Total distance is 8 kms. You can get share auto's too. If you are fit enough, you can actually walk. Have your morning breakfast in Periyakulam and pack your afternoon lunch.Trek Permission - you can get permission on spot in Kumbakarai falls and they charge 250₹ and another 250₹ if you need a guide.
Mean while discussions started between us (where to go). At last we decided to go to Maatuthavani Bus Stand, from there, we will leave to Periyakulam. There was no direct bus from maatuthavani bus stop to Periyakulam. Inquired the time keeper in bus stand and he told us to go to Aarapalayam. Took another bus from Maatuthavani to Aarapalayam. From there we got a bus to Periyakulam. Window seat. Three hours sleep. Eyes open, we are in Periyakulam. Sema pasi (Height of hunger). Went it search of soaru (rice). Stomach full and we started feeling sleepy again. Decided to take a power nap in bus stop itself, but Ela suggested that we will go to #kumbakarai falls and will take a power nap on the way.