We were a group of six, four of my classmates and one of my childhood friends. Our trip started on the 9th of July. Everyone, except me, boarded the Alleppey Express in Chennai Central, and I joined them in Arakkonam for reasons best known to us alone! We reached Ernakulam the next day and departed to Munnar by bus the very same day. From Munnar we hired a jeep to reach Suryanelli. The jeep driver helped us in settling into rooms and telling us more about the upcoming trek. The night passed.