Ruban House- 097867 88485
There are other stays like Kodai Haven ( if you can afford it ) and Altaf's.
The Kodai Haven: 09629278674
My favorite was Altaf's Cafe. He is one of the most helpful guy that you might meet in Vattakanal. The food and the view is amazing. Try the CHICKEN SCHNITZEL. The food served is Middle Eastern.
Cost- About 150-200.
Altaf's Cafe- 094871 20846
There are other places like Selva and Misbah.
Way too friendly and welcoming. Pretty much help you out with everything(P.s Altaf's the best). Don't go there asking about mushrooms. You'll be disappointed.
The 'shroom situation-
Buy only if you know the dealer.
Don't agree to buy it from random peddlers. You'll be looted or you'll end up getting fake shrooms. (BIG NO to "honey dipped shrooms")
NOBODY is going to reveal the place you can get it from.
DO NOT carry illegal stuff ( you know what I mean). There are police checkpoints and 'course checking.
Things to do-
These places are all close by. You can walk till there.
Mountain View Point
Echo point ( The farthest but the best)