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... the flowers, but display of art made out of chocolate, fruits and vegetables were also beginning to take shape, with just a few hours before the start of the festival.
The next day, our first visit was the Anna Park, but since the flower festival was supposed to be inaugurated by the District Collector from Salem, we had to wade into the opposite park adjacent to the Yercaud Lake. Without a summer crowd, a cool breeze, and lots of flowers and greenery surrounding us, ...
... 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 ...
... was one, they take to the Earth itself for their survival. Abstraction from nature is no reality of India, and though I am happy to have a life of modern conveniences, I stare with endless admiration at what the Indian spirit is capable of. Religion takes a form here that transcends skepticism and begs the onlooker to feel for the logic beneath their feet.
So one Hindu Cave temple, one waterfall, and a dozen scenic views later, we’re headed back towards ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...