Left Bangalore at 12 am and drove down Via Salem to Pollachi. Superb highway no issues on the way on stop at a toll for coffee and stretching. Bangalore to Valparai total distance is about 450 KM's
Pollachi is the foothills of Valparai and we stopped there for Breakfast at A2B Good south indian fare and coffee to go along with that.
Pollachi to Valparai is a good two hour ghat drive with 40 hair pin bends. The road is thru forests and if lucky you will see more animals than just monkeys.
Valparai has decent home stays no Proper hotels or resorts. We were lucky to stay at a Tea Estate as Guests and the estate was on a massive 5000 acre property.
We had lunch and rested the day with some sports in the evening.