Twisties on the way to Kodaikanal - Low visibility due to Fog
I took the following route on my way to Karuna Dham: Bangalore - Salem - Namakkal - Dindigul - Theni - Karuna Farm
Now, here's a peculiarity about Karuna Dham, and this is exactly what happened when I went to Butterfly Island for the first time - Google Maps does not show the way to Karuna Dham. It just stops a few kilometres from the exact location. The map ends in the middle of nowhere! The route just stops and shows Karuna Dham at some distance with no clear route leading to the Dham.
The road from this point onwards is just an unpaved trail full of potholes, dirt and rocky terrain. As I mentioned, it was foggy that day, and there was nobody to be seen around the trail. I tried calling the people at Karuna Dham for help, but there was no cellular network.
What followed, was the most difficult off-roading experience of my life.
There were multiple factors that led to me being disoriented - Visibility was low, nobody knew where I was, and I was not sure if I was on the correct route towards Karuna Dham. But I kept going (not like I could have done anything else). It was evening by then, and the sun was setting. There were steep highs and steep lows, and slippery ditches that I somehow navigated through and ultimately reached the destination - Karuna Dham.