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Old 29th May 2010, 15:09   #16
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Laluks, I studied in Montfort school. It was much more beautiful then (20 + years back) - now heard that there were too many new buildings and too much construction going on inside the campus. Anyway, enjoyed your snaps. How was Sterling resorts? Worth the stay?
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Old 29th May 2010, 15:17   #17
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What are the odds laluks, I change my avatar to the brown spotted pup and Dashy makes her appearance in the very next post.
She sits like a human baby!!
I too noticed you changed your avatar. Is that your pup?
Yes, Dashy sits like a baby with the legs forward. It was so cute to watch her sit like that

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lalu,another travelogue...now i have a doubt do you travel and take photos for living..Jokes apart wonderful and i am loving it, please continue
Hey majic, long time. Seems you are very busy.

This one is from 2008. My TBHP friends wanted me to post a travelogue done with Civvy.

I wish I get a job like that. If any one of you can give me such a lead, I'd like to pursue that seriously. When your job and your passion meets, the result will be exciting.


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Laluks, I studied in Montfort school. It was much more beautiful then (20 + years back) - now heard that there were too many new buildings and too much construction going on inside the campus. Anyway, enjoyed your snaps. How was Sterling resorts? Worth the stay?
Thanks Chennai Indian. Since I had not seen the school before, I did not have a base to compare :( To me as a newbie the placed looked wonderful, and I envy you guys for studying there

Sterling Resorts - I have a mixed feeling. There are a lot of steps to climb up and down everytime. The rooms were a bit damp. Front office staff were untrained. Food and restaurant were bad. But The location is just amazing, near the Seats (Lady, Gent and Child) - all walkable. Also late evenings since the crowd will be less you can leisurely walk around here. You know it better.

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Old 29th May 2010, 15:39   #18
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Day 4, 2nd September 2008 continued...

Yercaud

Serveroyan Temple (Serveroyan Hill)

By 14:45 we reached the Serveroyan Hill. This is the highest hill in Yercaud. There is a modern cave temple here.

When we reached the hill it was clear with nice views around, by the time we finished the cave temple the entire place was engulfed in thick fog. It was an amazing feel.

Wifey enjoying the misty hills
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Senior Power Puff Girl enjoys too
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Junior Power Puff Girl posing
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Some for the family album
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Walking around in the mist
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After slowly climbing down the Serveroyan hills through the mist we continued on to the loop road.
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The narrow road winds through scenic farms lined with Orange trees as fence.
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Plucking some Oranges
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We parked our Civvy amongst the greens.
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We explored the farm nearby on getting an invite from the caretaker. Amazing varieties there. Spoke with him over the various stuff cultivated there and left with more Oranges back to continue the loop road. It is nearly a 32km lake to lake route. It starts immediately behind the Park opposite to Anna Park, and exits on the road adjacent to it.

On a different note, accepting certain hard facts are difficult for a few. Ignorance is bliss..

We finally reached the lake by 17:00PM.

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Old 29th May 2010, 16:17   #19
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Day 4, 2nd September 2008 continued...

Yercaud

Emerald lake (The Big Lake)

This is the first sight that you tend to see once in Yercaud. Emerald lake is a big natural lake and has some parks on the banks. Boating is possible here. And as any other hill station the lake is thronged by all tourists.

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There is another small lake, though not as attractive as the emerald lake. This lake is near Montfort School.

After boating we went to Hotel Grand Palace for evening Tea. The place was getting rennovated or so, hence returned back. But the location of the Hotel was nice.

The views from Hotel Grand Palace
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Before reaching the resort we stopped at Ladies Seat for sunset view.

Wifey waiting for the sunset at Ladies Seat
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Sunset view from Ladies Seat
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After freshening up, we came down to Club Mahindra Lake Forest Resort again for some good dinner. By this time the Chef had found that we are very particular with our tastes and feedback. He himself took our order, and delivered the food to our satisfaction. Further he pampered us with his delicacy Fig and Honey. The fig being mostly available in Yercaud. Amazing customer handling, and amazing food. Quality and service comes at a price though.

After a nice evening and Dinner we reached the resort and retired for the day
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Old 29th May 2010, 17:15   #20
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Thanks yogiii.

The East Coast Road is an amazing road to drive. I know how you'd have wanted to push the indica driver and drive it yourself

Jaguar - you mean the car or the actual black leapord?

I so wanted to do that
and NO not the animal the car
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I too noticed you changed your avatar. Is that your pup?
Yes, Dashy sits like a baby with the legs forward. It was so cute to watch her sit like that
Oh I wish, but no just the snap. The avatar size is small otherwise the pup has quite an expression. Do check my profile photo too, it is all about my first interest 'reading'.

You know I am hoping that Dashy has a litter soon, then I can request you for one of hers. It will be great to have a pup whose mum took her first road trip at 30 days of age. I am sure the travelling genes will be handed down and then I will have a companion on all of my trips whether for work or for leisure.

BTW this(first line of above para) is called "Maan yaa Na Maan pur mein tera Mehmaan" translated it says "whether you like it or not I am your guest". But I am serious about my request
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Lalu, as usual, another comprehensive this-is-the-last-word tarvelogue.

AS usual, let me pester you with:
- How bad was the Ulundurpettai route vis-a-vis the Veppur route? Both of them are normally bad!
- Was road widening happening?
- How are the facilities on either of the routes?
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Lalu, And I thought I was the one late in posting TL here.
Excellent travelogue & photos yaar, but what made my day was the photos of Dashy. Reminded me of my Cherry. Sigh!
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@ laluks,
Sirji each one of your travelouges has life in it whether civved or swifted, really I love them all.

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I so wanted to do that
and NO not the animal the car


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Oh I wish, but no just the snap. The avatar size is small otherwise the pup has quite an expression. Do check my profile photo too, it is all about my first interest 'reading'.

You know I am hoping that Dashy has a litter soon, then I can request you for one of hers. It will be great to have a pup whose mum took her first road trip at 30 days of age. I am sure the travelling genes will be handed down and then I will have a companion on all of my trips whether for work or for leisure.

BTW this(first line of above para) is called "Maan yaa Na Maan pur mein tera Mehmaan" translated it says "whether you like it or not I am your guest". But I am serious about my request
Khoj, When that happens - I'll drive down with one of the sweetest one to your place and give you to see that smile in your face

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Lalu, as usual, another comprehensive this-is-the-last-word tarvelogue.

AS usual, let me pester you with:
- How bad was the Ulundurpettai route vis-a-vis the Veppur route? Both of them are normally bad!
- Was road widening happening?
- How are the facilities on either of the routes?
Sirji, I had done this trip in 2008. But I had driven through both the routes in 2005, and only the Ulundurpettai - Kallakurichi route in 2008. In 2005, both routes were bad, the veppur one being too bad. But the Veppur one on those days had a drain being constructed on the sides. Hopefully after 5 years now, the road must be ok. The ulundur pettai - kallaikurichi road was good in 2008, and right from Villupuram the construction of 4 lane were in progress, and though diversions were there it was a breeze then due to less vehicles.

2010 - I have no idea :(

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Lalu, And I thought I was the one late in posting TL here.
Excellent travelogue & photos yaar, but what made my day was the photos of Dashy. Reminded me of my Cherry. Sigh!
This one, I am late by 2.5 years. Thought never to write about this, but since I saw some logs which are just emotionally written, than actually experiencing the place I thought to put up what the place offers.

Cherry - was she a lab ?

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@ laluks,
Sirji each one of your travelouges has life in it whether civved or swifted, really I love them all.

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Thanks Sree for the encouraging words.
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Thank you laluks, I am speechless thank you
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For the benefit of Laluks.

Here's the bigger version of Kohj's (typo is due to his previous avatar) avatar.
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And no secret planning between you and Kohj. Remember, Pune is in between Bangalore and Mumbai.
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Thank you laluks, I am speechless thank you
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For the benefit of Laluks.

Here's the bigger version of Kohj's (typo is due to his previous avatar) avatar.

And no secret planning between you and Kohj. Remember, Pune is in between Bangalore and Mumbai.
Thanks MX6. We'll byepass Pune some how, I'll drive via NH17
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Thanks MX6. We'll byepass Pune some how, I'll drive via NH17
NH17 is my adda. Which ever way you go, you can't bypass me.
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Day 5, 3rd September 2008

Yercaud

We woke up quite leisurely and had lazy breakfast till 10:30AM. Had a walk around the resort to see the orientation of the place. It is a very small resort, and the space is managed by building it in different levels, which inherently ended up in having steps all around. Climbing up and down often can be a pain.

The play area of the resort
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The steps
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Pepper Vine
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The view of the winding roads from the resort
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Kiliyur Falls

Around 11:00AM, I suggested that we visit the Kiliyur falls. Its almost a 100feet high falls. The difficult part here is the trek down. there is no proper trekk path and it adds to the risk. But the place is worth the trouble.

Senior Power Puff Girl checking out the views
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Power Puff Girls are enthusiastic as usual about the trek.
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Senior Power Puff Girl before seeing the trekking Trail
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Senior Power Puff Girl all worried after seeing the trail. The trial was difficult, and dangerous
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