Getting to the top:
The route is pretty well defined but if you are going for the first time, especially in the monsoons, do hire a guide, like we did for Rs. 600.
CAUTION: The waterfall on the route has a really heavy flow, beware while crossing the river.
As soon as you get to the top, secure a cave or a shelter(paid huts) for the night or you will be left shivering in the open while it rains heavily. In our case, two guys stayed behind in the cave.
From the caves, Konkankada is around 30-45 minutes away. Ask people for directions as the route is a little confusing for first timers. Get there before sunset to bear witness to a beautiful sunset(if it isn't cloudy) and reverse waterfalls in monsoons.