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Yercaud is a hill station just an hour's drive from Salem. It is part of the Shevaroys range of hills in the eastern ghats. With an altitude of approx 1500 meters, it is a popular tourist destination, for those who intend to escape the heat as well as the hustle of the cities we live in.
With Uncle Robert on the wheels, we were able to start on the drive at around 6PM. After tackling 20 hair pin bends, we reached the Shevaroy's Hotel in an hour or so. We felt the ...
... 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 ...
... I was with weren’t willing to spend more than 50 rupees per meal. That’s 1 US dollar. THis is opposed to “splurging” which could get as high as, hold your breathe folks, 3 whole US dollars. Could you imagine spending that much money? I certainly couldn’t, and didn’t, instead eating rice off a banana leaf in some hole-in-the-wall spot more days than not. Not surprisingly, 3/4 of us got sick during the trip. Christina and Will ended up with ...
... sigh and close my eyes, glad that soon enough the bus will be moving and we’ll get a bit of peace.
That’s on the way back though. For now, we’re meandering through the Salem bus station at 11pm looking for a hotel. Luckily there are several set up directly parallel to the station, and we’re able to find a cheap room with ease. The four of us ended up paying 800 rupees for the night. Split between everyone, it came out to 4 US ...
... spend much time there, just walked through. The Vista point in Ladies seat is good, with a nice view from very high altitude. Lots of macaques were there in the view point. When we returned to the parking lot, it was little irritating that some moron had scratched my car near the rear bumper.
After all fun, started the drive back to Bangalore. Enjoyed the drive back through the winding roads from Yercaud to Salem. Reached home around 8 PM after ...
Other places to stay in Yercaud
PB No. 11, Lady's Seat Road, Yercaud | 3 star hotelfrom $71
Killiyur Falls Road, Yercaud | 4 star hotelfrom $66
Hospital Road, Yercaud | Hotelfrom $45
Pagoda Point Road, Yercaud | Hotelfrom $36
Opp. Union Office, Near Yercaud Lake, Yercaud | Hotelfrom $20
Opp Union Office, Yercaud | Hotelfrom $10
Five Roads Near Montfort School, Yercaud | Hotelfrom $15
Lake Point, Yercaud | Hotelfrom $12