Travel Blogs from Yercaud
... ourselves amidst utmost peaceful serenity and beauty.
We then strolled through Yercaud, getting a glimpse of the procession of local artists who were accompanying the collector for the inauguration, while we enjoyed the drums and the trumpets tearing our ears apart.
Before entering the flower festival, myself and Shirley Aunty finally got a chance to gobble a couple of hot chilli bhajjis, ensuring our stomach is also satisfied with the weekend ...
... for New Year were going on in full swing.
Afterwards, we went to visit a local Granite factory, which specialised in making monuments for tombs in cemetries, both locally and abroad. It was an enriching experience, considering it the first time, and the fact that we never knew so much of effort goes into transitioning huge boulders into small pieces of monuments. The cutting technologies, the cleaning, smoothening, shaping as well ...
India Blog 19, To The Hills: September 5th
Our trip to Yercaud really felt like a vacation away from all the frustration and ridiculousness that seems to so consistently define Indian life. In the past couple days before writing this, I have been writhing in pain from the shelter of my single twin mattress. I wont go into detail about all of it, but let me assure all my readers that it was absolutely horrific, and there are few instances in my life where I can remember ...
... the planet. We didn’t see much, but what we did take in smelled of that same spicy Indian madness that has come to define all our lives. Laying my head to rest on a single mattress brought into our double room at the hotel, I think about all I’ve witnessed since arriving in India.
Smiling, I let myself slip away. Today was another one of those unpredictable memory makers that lasts a lifetime. I take solace in knowing tomorrow will be the same.
... up the hills. Drove through 20 hair ping bends to reach the top. The view of Salem town and the scenery in the sides were amazing to lookout from the vista points in the uphill drive. Yercaud is a very small town up the hills with very few shops, attractions and roads.
We checked into Grand Palace hotel and there was a another surprise, the room didn't have AC rather a ceiling fan. Cursed the hotel and rested for few hours. It had a nice ...
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