Wednesday

yercaud trip



Yercaud is a beautiful hill station near Salem ,Tamil Nadu(India). It is at an altitude of 1,500 metres (4,920 feet) from mean sea level. The town gets its name from the lake located at its center - in Tamil "Yeri" means "lake" and "Kaadu" means "forest".
Its not so known hill station ... but that is w
hat makes it great for peace lovers. Its not so commercialised and so theres much of naturality and beauty than other hill stations.
we were 6 guys in a desparate need for fun jus after finishing our mid- Exams... we guys started at 4 a.m. (crazy!!) from our college and we reached salem by 10.30....
from salem frequent buses are available to yercaud at i
nterval of every 1 hour... so its not a problem once u reach salem. we started from salem by 11.. after jus 15-20 mins. the real journey started. we were now going uphill in the bus and this is really one of best parts i feel when u go to a hill station... the scenery outside was awesome.. yea but for this you must sit on the left side seats of bus, otherwise you will miss most of this part and end up looking only at the mountain walls.
i took couple of snapshots with the cellphone cam.
Finally we reached the bus stand of yercaud after 1 hr. journey.

Then there is problem is of stay!!
wch hotel to choose...??
there are very few hotels here, yeah but mostly no problem of accomodation as theres not much of rush over here. But still if you dont want to take any risk then better contact some hotel and make the bookings be4 u go.

we hadnt had any luggage wid us apart from two small bags for 6 guys so we were in no need of any hotel xcept jus for relaxation purposes....
so we all took one room for 2 hrs. @rs.150... after a good bargain.
Then finally we started for wht we came here for....
wht??
enjoyment ofcourse...!!

initially we started towards the lake, its the nearest place to visit from bus stand. In the way we looked for a good restaurant hotel as all of us were feeling damn hungry.
but one problem is that you cannot find much of north indian food
in here. There are jus 2 big hotels and the food is very expensive there.. so its better to take south indian meals if you are pocket concious... ;)...
after meals we were now ready to get set and go...
we went to lake..
There are taxis available (also frm the bus stand) wch will take you to all the places to visit @ rs.450 but you can bargain to bring them down, we hired one for rs.330...

Its better to hire a taxi bcoz most of the places are far away and theres no other ways of transportation. (u cant expect city bus etc. at a hill station ofcourse!!).. Also this guys are good guides so feel relaxed once you get in... :-) ...

we all got into the Omni ...
me n gaurav took the back seat and asked him to open the back door... its the best way to enjoy ur trip if u are a crazy mind (like us :-D) !!!
First we went to Servarayan temple. It is one of the farthest places but also one of the best ones...
it gives u a very sexy look of the green hills
around...
Then he took us back to Pagoda point wc
h is on the other side of lake ...
but wait..!!!
in the way we were stopped by a jam, due to the accident of a truck (look at the picture). People were trying to get the truck up with the help of crane. They had almost got it but then they silly lost the grip and it was ditched
back...
we thought to go ahead as we hadnt had much time.
we reached pagoda point.
And tell u, its a damn good place...
one of the sexiest place i've ever been to..!
i liked this one the most...
one more important place is rose garden,
theres so much to roam around and look at the maintained natural beauty.. a good one.


but as soon as we got out of the rose garden, it started raining. wht more you can expect to make your trip better!!
If you come to a place like this and it doesnt rain, then dude!! you've got a bad luck... :-)...(yeah but hope your luck is not even so good to get the rains, enough to spoil the whole trip ... ;).. lols..).

Then, you'll be taken to some small but good places like ladies seat, children's seat and gents seat... (they guys cudnt find any better names to this places so kept those sick names ... as it has nothing to do with whether u r a male or female !.. they are just places to get a good sight of beautiful greeny hills...)...

but yeah.... rain washed away our plans of boating in the lake..
. :-(...
Then it was already 6.30 pm and most of the guys wanted to watch the new released hindi movie in salem [as we dont get to watch it in trichy theatres, all playing tamil versions.. :-( ].
so we caught a bus back to salem.
In salem 4 of us(sunil, nikunj , avinash n gaurav) went for the latest released movie. Whereas me n abhishek decided to come back to college as i was really feeling drowsy with no sleep for almost last 30 hrs and still to complete mah practical records for submission the next day... :-(....
we both had a good dinner there, in a restaurant.
And then started our way back to "The most weird place on The Planet, our college... NITT "... :-D...
It was a memorable trip and all of us enjoyed it to the max.... :-)..


you can find more details about yercaud at the website
www.yercaud.com

3 comments:

gaurav pathak said...

gud work bhuvan...i sort of relived that memorable trip while reading ur blog.....

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