Went on a trek with the $16 Trekkers gang, on Jan 26th weekend . It was six hours trek. It's got to be the most difficult trek i have done till date in South India. It wasn't as bad as Kodachadri though. That one still holds the top spot in my 'worst treks ever' list.
Losing the way made it interesting and added atleast an hour to the climb. There are some nice views of tea plantations and mountains along the way.
The 'heart shaped' lake located about halfway to the peak is a perfect spot for long and refreshing break. The view of the mountains from the peak was amazing.