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Old 2nd August 2014, 16:55   #1
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Cool The Shervaroy Hills beckon ! Team-BHP meet Yercaud 06 September 2014

When: 06/07 Sep 2014
Where: Yercaud
Why: a long overdue overnighter

Family / friends / significant other are welcome

The drive: http://goo.gl/maps/bS5E9 and http://goo.gl/maps/upEiz

Accommodation: GRT Nature Trails Sky Rocca, Yercaud
http://www.grthotels.com/yercaud

15 dbl rooms blocked upto 22 Aug ‘14
Allotments on first-paid, first-allotted, basis.

Thereafter, subject to availability

No tentatives, pl. Thanks for your understanding.

Confirmed participants will be pm-ed the designated account to which payments are to be made.

Prepaid Board & Lodging Costs @ Yercaud:

Estimated Rs. 6,000/- average per person per night on twin-sharing basis, plan: bed & breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner.

En route expenses, extra, to be borne by respective participant/s

Route teaser:

1. “Not just Harur - Salem but the Whole stretch from Karimangalam - Morappur - Harur - Kuppanur is fun to drive. Winding roads with old trees on both sides. I loved the short drive through Kalrayan forests just before Kuppanur”

2. “As you mentioned, Harur-Salem is busy with trucks. But for most cases its empty and one can easily maintain 60-80 on this SH.
Add to it the beautifull ghat section around Kalrayan forests. The winding roads from Karimangalam-Morappur to Harur are a different fun of their own.
Harur has a bypass too and its very decent.

But what folks need to note about climbing the ghat from Kuppanur to Yercaud is the following:

- The exit to Yercaud from Salem-Harur highway is not at all marked. Its a very narrow exit point, which can easily be mistaken for a village road.
- The ghat road is very narrow and one needs to keep vigil for on coming traffic. (Though its hardly there)
- It meanders though coffee and pepper plantations and makes for nice views, but parking is difficult.
- Very few hairpin bends, but the route through the ghats is longer.
- Overall a very nice option, but one needs to take care as the road is very narrow”

so said two bhpians

Itinerary - 06 Sep:

6.30 -7.00 am: “Hi” @ Navnit Motors, on the service road, taken from Hosa road-Hosur road junction.

000 km 7.00 am: depart
045 km 7.45-8.30 am breakfast break @ McD / Sri Krishna Inn
100 km 9.15 am Karimangalam – Harur turn off
145 km 10.15-11.00 am refreshment break @ Harur
185 km 11.45 am Kuppanur – Yercaud turn off
220 km 01.00 pm arr Yercaud check in to resort

1.30 – 2.30 pm: Lunch

3.30 pm : Loop road drive

“The loop road starts from Lake Circle and ends at the Lake Circle going through coffee and pepper plantations via a few sleepy villages. We took a good 2.5 hrs to cover the loop road for all of 40km. Its best enjoyed driving slow. The roads are excellent throughout.” … quoting a bhpian,

6 pm : DIY @ town centre

8 pm onwards: Fellowship and dinner

07 Sep:

9.30 am: after breakfast, check-out and depart Sky Rocca

9.30 – 11.00 am: @ the Lake

11.00 am – 12.45 pm Killiyur water falls

01.00 - 2.15 pm lunch @ Grand Palace Hotel & Spa

000 km 2.30 pm depart for B'lore
080 km 4.00 - 4.45 pm refreshment break @ A2B, Toppur
185 km 6.30 - 7.30 pm : refreshment/dinner break and “Bye” @ Ramee Guestline Hotel, Attibele


Suggestions to embellish the above itinerary, most welcome.

Setting the ball rolling...

Confirmed:

1. RSudarsanan

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Sirji, adding to the Confirmed list:

1. RSudarsanan
2. Abirnale (1+1/2): That's myself and the little lady of mine, riding or driving!

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Suggestions to embellish the above itinerary, most welcome.

Setting the ball rolling...

Confirmed:

1. RSudarsanan
I would suggest you this route Via Hosur, Rayakottai,Vellichandai,Karimangalam,Kambainallur, Morappur,harur and kuppanur. The only bottleneck that i foresee is the traffic at Karimangalam.

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Adding to the Confirmed list:

1. RSudarsanan
2. Abirnale (1+1/2): That's myself and the little lady of mine, riding or driving!
3. Diesel_convert + 1
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Confirmed:
1. RSudarsanan
2. Abirnale(+1/2)
3. Diesel_convert(+1)
4. shetty_rohan(+1) Polo GT TSi

@Ravi Sir: Adding myself into the confirmed list.
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Adding myself to the list:

Confirmed:
1. RSudarsanan - BMW 320D
2. Abirnale(+1/2) - SX4 / Thunderbird
3. Diesel_convert(+1) - Rapid
4. shetty_rohan(+1) Polo GT TSi
5. KarthikK - Linea T-Jet
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Guy's please note the change in dates for this meet.
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Removing my name due to date conflicts as of now. I am still working on the rearrangements and if everything goes as per plan, I will make entry to the list for. ETA - before Tuesday.

In any case, I will be there on 6th up to breakfast point for sure!

Updated List of Confirmed:
1. RSudarsanan - BMW 320D
2. Diesel_convert(+1) - Rapid
3. Shetty_rohan(+1) Polo GT TSi
4. KarthikK - Linea T-Jet
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Adding myself to the list:

Updated List of Confirmed:
1. RSudarsanan - BMW 320D
2. Diesel_convert(+1) - Rapid
3. Shetty_rohan(+1) Polo GT TSi
4. KarthikK - Linea T-Jet
5. ArunP_Terry (+1 Wife, +Son (<5yrs)) - Terrano
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1. RSudarsanan - BMW 320D
2. Diesel_convert(+1) - Rapid
3. Shetty_rohan(+1) Polo GT TSi
4. KarthikK - Linea T-Jet
5. ArunP_Terry (+1 Wife, +Son (<5yrs)) - Terrano
6. Nikhil - Honda Civic.

I am not sure if I will join you guys from BLR but I will meet you for sure in Yercaud. I will be driving back from Kerala and mostly will take Coimbatore route. So, I'll sync up somewhere along the way.

It's easy to just say "Chuck it" but I dont want to miss out on this trip!
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I drove to yercaud last weekend, there is no water in Kiliyur Falls, so didn't plan to go there. The pagoda point is a must visit solely for the photo sessions, with all yours cars lined up

It was pretty cold at night, so carry our socks and sweater.

The return path for around 30-35kms between salem-dharmapuri was bad, best to keep a low speed due to undulating & deformed road surface.

I hope this helps. Has anyone tried the yercaud-kuppanur ghat road?

Here is a picture of excellent road surface in yercaud.
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Updated List of Confirmed:

1. RSudarsanan - BMW 320D
2. Diesel_convert(+1) - Rapid
3. Shetty_rohan(+1) Polo GT TSi
4. KarthikK - Linea T-Jet
5. ArunP_Terry (+1 Wife, +Son (<5yrs)) - Terrano
6. Nikhil - Honda Civic.
7. Tilt (+1)
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Ravi - Adding another person (cousin) to my car

Updated List of Confirmed:

1. RSudarsanan - BMW 320D
2. Diesel_convert(+1) - Rapid
3. Shetty_rohan(+1) Polo GT TSi
4. KarthikK - Linea T-Jet
5. ArunP_Terry (+2 Wife, Cousin +Son (<5yrs)) - Terrano
6. Nikhil - Honda Civic.
7. Tilt (+1)
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Ravi - Another friend joining (He has just registered his name with TeamBHP, yet to be approved)
Updated List of Confirmed:

1. RSudarsanan - BMW 320D
2. Diesel_convert(+1) - Rapid
3. Shetty_rohan(+1) Polo GT TSi
4. KarthikK - Linea T-Jet
5. ArunP_Terry (+2 Wife, Cousin +Son (<5yrs)) - Terrano
6. Nikhil - Honda Civic.
7. Tilt (+1)
8. DSP - Getz
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Updated List of Confirmed:

1. RSudarsanan - BMW 320D
2. Diesel_convert(+1) - Rapid
3. Shetty_rohan(+1) Polo GT TSi
4. KarthikK - Linea T-Jet
5. ArunP_Terry (+2 Wife, Cousin +Son (<5yrs)) - Terrano
6. Nikhil - Honda Civic.
7. Tilt (+1) - i20
8. DSP - Getz
9. Vivek R (+1) - Honda City
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