Friday, May 31, 2013

Yercaud, Dream Destination- a trip in the making :)

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Yeri means lake and Kaadu means forest. 
so Yercaud means LakeForest :)

a Hill Station in Salem district of TamilNadu. 
Height- approx 5000ft from Sea level.

also called "Shevaroy Hills", 
"Jewel of the South" & "Poor Man's Ooty" :)

Isst info saaku!!

pls note: i'm probably the first person to start a 
travelogue on a place even before visiting it :p
Question: What business do we have there?

Answer- a long drive to a hill station on a weekend,
in the early hours is soothing enough to keep us
'Happy & Content' untill our next trip :p

Basically, we are poor jobless souls(on weekends), 
seeking temporary Salvation from our "Hectic IT Lyfu".
How to reach: 
Options: by Air, by Rail, by Bus, by Car etc.

Our choice: by BIKES :)
So, when are we leaving?
leave namma Bengaluru on Friday n8:- 11 pm. 
Reach Yercaud by Saturday 6am. 
Distance: 250kms. Time: about 6 hours with breaks.

Whaatt to do?

Yercaud Lake-Boating, Grange Resorts- Dirt Biking 
n off course riding our Bikes in the Hill Station.

Whaat to see? Lots to see!!

Deer Park, Leisure Park, Arthur's Seat

Lady's Seat, Gent's Seat n offcourse Children's seat :)

Killiyur falls-Trekking, Servarayan Temple (on the hill): Cave with Goddess Kaveri & Lord Servarayan

Bell Rock, Bear's Cave, Pagoda(Pyramid) Point, Karidiyur View Point,  Tipperary View Point

Anna Park, Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple.

Silk Farm, Rose Garden, Orchidarium-Botanical Survey of India.

Heaven's Ledge: Beautiful views of the sunset, situated in "Gowri Estate" on the loop road
Whats the PLAN? 

1st Day: Have breakfast, Check-in, sleep for some time & 
then have Lunch, Roam around, Do Boating etc. eat  n again Sleep

Next Day(Sunday) : Dirt Biking after motorbiking. trekking. etc.
Cover as many places as possible n check-out.
Reach Bangalore safe n secure by monday early morning.

as if we do things as per the PLAN :p
Sarvana Bhavan Elite, The Regent Hill Side- Dinner, 
Renowned for some of the best food in South India.
"chenagilla andre bai bedi"

Melaga Bhajji (Fried Green Chillies), 
Egg(Mutta) bonda with spicy chutney (Sauce) etc 

Where to sleep? Sterling Resorts, GRT Nature Trails
GlenRock Estates (Dormitory, tree house etc), 
Hotel Shevaroys, Star holidays Inc 

Below content is Only for interested people
                                                                       Route Map1
Route Map2

                                                                   Yercaud Tourist map

Route from Blore: (via. Hosur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Yercaud) 

Some notes:- 
Grange Resorts: 4 kms from the lake. Take the road to Pagoda point from Anna Park and it is carried out next to the T junction to the right.

If you are driving to Yercaud, you must enter Salem in the by-pass road, drive towards 5 roads, take the Sarada College road and take a left at the Hasthampatty traffic signal. There are twenty hair-pin bends, some of them very narrow, so great caution is advised.
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