This is Amal Joe from Madurai. Me and my 5 friends had decided to explore some adventurous trip and that should be in TamilNadu. So after long discussions and objections we all had came to the bottom line of visiting Valparai and Parambikulam Tiger reserve forest. As we had shorter days to execute the plan and so with the budget crisis we decided to move on only for Valparai.
Our plan is
Madurai - Palani - Valparai - sholayar - Athirapalli - Valparai - Madurai .
The reason why we hit a pit stop on Palani is the matter of which we found a hidden falls after 8kms to Palani there is a village called Kanakkanpatti. Where the village is surrounded by small mountains and peacocks dancing on the ground glances and attracts our sight towards them making us get lost in the hands of Nature. Once you reach Kanakkanpatti just ask for help to reach the falls the villagers would help you take there but who ever you see over there will warn us about the falls and give cautious about don't dive in there or don't get too down inside the falls. And we found the mistery of Nature hidden inside the Forest with some trail roads which could be enjoyed with the scenery for bikers.
The started to head towards Alayar which is in the way of Valaparai. As it is my first visit to valparai. I got mesmerized with the scenary while climbing the mountains. We stopped there for more than half an hour to get admired with the nature where we took so much of snaps and memories. Memories are the only thing that could not be fade out from our life. You won't believe that there is 40 hairpin bends to reach Valparai which would be amazing to drive and ride. Then you can see the challenge to the bus drivers who could take all the hairpin bend with high speed driving like holding a thread. Once you reach 40th hairpin you could find the Nature mother welcomes us with the plantations and greeneries. I have to admit that every one who passes by this way will take a stop over here. They will just lost their minds that will go on crazy thinking about how could this can be created. That's Nature Gift to us.
The climate is about 15° to 17°c. As of that temperature we every one needed sweatshirts. That day we climbed up to sholayar which is 25kms ahead to Valparai then we had a nice stay in a resort with sholayar dam view. We had a wonderful day 1 over there.