Sunday, January 22, 2012
PeriyaKulam to Kodaikannal Via VelaKavi
Its been a Really long since i trekked, was waiting for perfect break through.
My self & Vadivel ver al set for Bodi Munnar Trek, I also got the GPS for the Trek.
Cause of the Damn Dam ( the Mullai Periyar issue) issue, all the check Post to the Kerala Routes were blocked. Thanks to Mayuresh who helped us in combing the entire area. As v ver certain tat we cannot do a Bodi to Munnar trek. The Tickets were already booked till bodi and time was running out.
The day was getting closer and immediately vadivel came up with the kodaikannal trek.The message was spread as fire to all the participants to get their consent. Everyone was ok wid it.. ryt then i know m gonna trek wid lyk minded souls , we planned for Kodai Trek in two days time. We all started of from Chennai on 16th Dec 2011 night to periyakulam, we reached the place at morning 5:00 Am. The troop was waiting for one more participant who joined from Chennai(Aditya). we reached Kumbakarai waterfalls at periyakulam.we dipped ourselves into the kumbakarai water falls (rather v can call it as rain drops cuz t was soo fresh n pure) and had our morning breakfast (guess itz d decent way of saying “we ver fighting for it actually” ). The trek started at 8:00 Am.The trail was properly marked and no GPS required for the trek. Periyakulam to kodaikannal is 21 Kms and we will come across Velakavi which enroute to Kodaikannal, it is 10kms Up hill trek from Kumbhakarai waterfalls.
The group came across lot of step climbs and got split in to 3 groups, the Sweeper was Gurumurthy and did super job in motivating the slow walkers.So sad he had to carry 3 bags ( “god bless thee“ ). The 1st group reached velakavi at 12:30 Pm. After Reaching the village we came to know the Myth and suprising factor that we are not suppose use sandals inside the village and they have strong belief that god Lives in the Village.