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Old 10th April 2011, 17:20   #61
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Day 02, 03.04.2011
Yercaud

We decided to check out the play area at Shevaroys.

Civvy and the PPGs.
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The Yellow Flower up close
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Some kids have already occupied the Play area
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PPGs checked out the ones the other kids left
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The plantation walk amongst Silver oaks
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Jr. PPG checking out the big leaves
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A beautiful flower
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By 12:00PM we decided to go to Shevaroys temple

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Old 10th April 2011, 18:11   #62
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Day 02, 03.04.2011
Yercaud

We reached the serveroyan hill by 12:15PM. This place was crowded by the visitors to Yercaud for the day. We skipped the temple since there was a crowd waiting to get inside.

Some Panoramas
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Up in the sky - Wifey enjoying the beautiful views
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Beautiful!
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I loved the place where this baby was parked. So one for the place!
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A rocking boat - non functional though
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Ghost house with antennas to contact the aliens
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Civvy enjoying the views too
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It was 23 degrees at noon. Pleasant! It was drizzling too
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The highest point in Yercaud. All other areas are at 1400ish.

We were at 1632 meters above sealevel
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Sr. PPG likes the drizzle
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We left the place soon as it was very crowded.

We decided to drive on the loop road. Loop road never ceases to amaze me, this time was no exception.

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Old 10th April 2011, 19:26   #63
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Day 02, 03.04.2011
Yercaud - Loop Road

Yercaud to Yercaud loop road is via some beautiful green routes and is all of 35Kms. A leisure drive is advised - though I saw many KA registered cars driving around these roads like Ferrari and a race track!

We passed through these villages
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We stopped by to enjoy the beauty
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Wifey loved the place, sat amongst the flowers and was awed at the beauty of the place
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The winding roads
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Kiddies from Yercaud - very friendly
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We stopped by a Bamboo garden
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Jr. PPG enjoying the views of the bamboo
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Bamboo
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Yet another beautiful location
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Day 02, 03.04.2011
Yercaud - Loop Road

Yet another beautiful and lovely place
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A tall tree
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Another pleasant view
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The curvy roads ahead
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Day 02, 03.04.2011
Yercaud - Loop Road


We reached a very romantic place. Loop road never ceases to amaze us.
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Baharon phool barsao, mera mehboob aaya hai...
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Everybody wanted to get photographed there.

Sr. PPG at the beautiful locale
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Jr. PPG at the beautiful locale
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Jr. PPGwalking on the flower carpet
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Our Civvy on the flower carpet
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The place had a feeling, and our family instantly connected together. We stood there gazing at the beauty for a long time.

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We saw coffee plantation enroute.

Sr. PPG checking out the coffee beans and plant
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PPGs checking out the coffee beans and plant
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Jr. PPG checking out the coffee beans and plant
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Coffee beans
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A small cottage
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Nice!
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We passed by this village
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We are now near to Yercaud
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Day 02, 03.04.2011
Yercaud - Loop Road

We reached yet another beautiful loacale soon. The place was planted with Silver oaks in lines. I call them the needle plantation view road

Civvy amongst the beautiful Silver oaks
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The Silver oaks in line
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Jr. PPG enjoying the place
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Wifey too gets curious
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Civvy amongst the beautiful Silver oaks
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Wifey enjoying the drive amongst the beauty
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We drove on and reached Yercaud by 14:30PM. Near the lake there was a juice stall and we had green grapes juice, and immediately it lifted our already high energy levels.

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Day 02, 03.04.2011
Yercaud

We decided to checkout the route to Killiyur falls. There was a resort which was getting constructed on a grand scale in 2008, wanted to check that out too.

The resort now seems to be functional. Was looking good from outside.
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We reached Killiyoor Falls parking by 15:00PM. The place was full of parked vehicles.

We were not inclined to do the trek this time to the falls. We took a look around at the facilities and it pretty much is the same as in 2008.

Had a look from the parking area to the hills
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PPGs doing some games
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The blue flower is still there!
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Entry to an estate
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by 15:15PM we started from there to Pogoda point.


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Day 02, 03.04.2011
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We reached Pogoda point by 16:00PM. This place too remains the same as in 2008, no change at all.

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A panorama
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Views from Pogoda point
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Beautiful tree and flowers
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Jr. PPG at Pogoda Point
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PPGs at Pogoda Point
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A Roman influence?
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These cottages are never used and shrubs have grown in them. There were many such cottages. May be they all were too early for their time in the tourist economy.
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By 16:30PM we left towards Yercaud Lake.

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Enroute we found a place with mountain bikes. This place is very near to Grange Resorts. We did not hire any of them.
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We moved on towards the lake and reached the lake by 17:00PM. Spent a few moments at the lake. We did not hire any boats.
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An information board near the lake
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We finally reached back the resort by 17:30PM
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Day 02, 03.04.2011
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After a few hours of rest, we lazed around at the resort.

Some artefacts from the room
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Very old switches - They still work though I was apprehensive at first
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We got out of the room to look around the resort at night.
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Lake Forest Reception at night
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PPGs at the activity center
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Beautiful
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BUM!!
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Jr. PPG doing a Three idiot style!!
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PPGs ready to go for dinner
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We decided to check out the Chinese restaurant at Shevaroys for dinner.

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Day 02, 03.04.2011
Yercaud

We reached the Red Dragon Chinese restaurant at Shevaroys by 20:00PM.

At the Red Dragon Chinese Restaurant
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We had a liberal serving of all of these
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Sr. PPG very happy after polishing of the above desserts
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At Shevaroys entrance
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We reached Lake Forest Hotel back.
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A foggy night
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We retired for the night by 22:15PM
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Lalu, I have only looked at the photos of Yercaud. Loved them all, especially those taken from around the loop road. Some of those compositions are outstanding. Brought back the memories of my long walks around that road in 1991 & 1992. In that weather and with those beautiful views along the road, you do not get tired of walking 35-40 km. I want to take my family there some day. Too far for a drive from Pune. Yercaud is one place I like a lot.

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Lalu, I have only looked at the photos of Yercaud. Loved them all, especially those taken from around the loop road. Some of those compositions are outstanding. Brought back the memories of my long walks around that road in 1991 & 1992. In that weather and with those beautiful views along the road, you do not get tired of walking 35-40 km. I want to take my family there some day. Too far for a drive from Pune. Yercaud is one place I like a lot.
Thanks Biju. It is a very unassuming destination. The beauty of the place just grows on you if we are willing to see it. Eventhough it was summer, the place had kept its green and charm.
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Nice detailed travelogue with some stunnning pictures.
Yercuad seems to be a much better destination than yelagiri.
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