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Old 17th April 2011, 16:09   #91
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Day 03, 04.04.2011
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We strolled to the other park near the lake.
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Some close ups from the park
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A giant tree in the park.
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Cattle inside the park!
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Day 03, 04.04.2011
Yercaud

Everybody took some rest
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Sr. PPG enjoying the cool breeze
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Jr. PPG did some posing
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In 2008, she gave a similar pose at Anna Park


Time flies, kids grow up faster than you ever imagine. The time that you have together with them is a real treasure. How long? One day their wings will become strong and they will fly into their own lives.

Sr. PPG is already like a friend to Mummy
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Jr. PPG is not too far away. For now she learns from the elder one.
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By 14:00PM we decided to head to Shevaroys for lunch.

At Shevaroys I was greeted by this. Couldn't resist clicking.
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The future belongs indeed to our kids. These small happiness that we are able to give, puts a beautiful smile on their face and that to us is - priceless.

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There were a few livestock at Shevaroys to attract the kids.

Some pictures.
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We finished lunch by 15:30PM and decided to head back to Bangalore.

After and uneventful driving we reached home by 19:30PM. Ordered some pizzas and lazed in front of the TV.

Around 22:00PM we called it a day, and a nice trip to Yercaud goes into our memories.

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Here is the GPS trail of the trip.
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The Loop road
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Yercaud point of interests.
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Finally what does Yercaud mean, Yeri = Lake, Kadu = Forest. Hence Yercaud = Lake Forest!


Till the next time to Yercaud signing off.
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Old 25th April 2011, 10:15   #95
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Coming to think of it, does altitude alone change a place's weather and vegetation?

Yercaud has an average altitude of 1400m, with peak of over 1635m. Salem from where we start the climb to Yercaud has an altitude of 285m.
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Valparai on the other hand had an average altitude of 1200m and a peak of over 1470m. The terrain and the vegetation is completely different. Pollachi from where we start the climb to Valparai has an altitude of 225m.
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This draws a lot of similarities between the two hill stations. Both these are separated by around 200Km, but still both places are very different. Both of them having a charm of their own.

Parambikulam and Topslip with an averaging altitude of 600m (circled in the graph), it is definitely a surprise!

Anybody knows more please let me know.
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..... You should try the Salem-Ayodhyapattinam-Sukkampatti-Kuppanur-Yercaud route. This route is bit lengthy than the usual one, but will be thick in greeneries. This is my favorite route to Yercaud.
Ramesh,
how is the road condition of this route compared to the regular one that laluks took ?
also, since i may stretch my chennai-tiruvannamalai run until yercaud, i wonder whether you would know the road condition of harur-kuppanur SH stretch ?
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Ramesh,
how is the road condition of this route compared to the regular one that laluks took ?
also, since i may stretch my chennai-tiruvannamalai run until yercaud, i wonder whether you would know the road condition of harur-kuppanur SH stretch ?
Venky, the kuppanur route will be decent and it is doable. I didn't do the Harur-Kuppanur road recently, but heard that the road condition is bad.

Any recent travellers have to confirm this. You can post the query in route/travel section.
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Been through the Kuppanur route last Sunday. Very scenic. Roads are narrow and patchy at places. 28Km to Yercaud from Kuppanur.

The Salem Attur road is having some 4 laning work and deviations till you reach the Railway gate, from where you take left to Kuppanur and again a left from Kuppanur to Yercaud.

I tried to attempt the kanavai pudur road, and localites advised me against it. It is a total of 22Km, the initial 7 kms are good and the last 15km are not yet done. For the last three years some work is happening, but nothing to call a road for cars. Sumos go, but the drivers said even their belly hits the stones. They expect another 2 more years to get a road!

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Happened to have a quick drive through Yercaud last weekend on my return from a long vacation to Poovar. Was at Salem by 14:30PM and did a drive to Yercaud through the Kuppanur route. Was at Yercaud till sunset and reached Salem back by 19:30PM to continue the trip back to Bangalore.


Reached the entry to Yercaud at Kuppanur by 15:00PM. It was 36 degrees then at Salem.
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As promised here are the pictures from the Kuppanur route.
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We reached a temple
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The vegetation changed to bamboos
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Immediately after we passed through the typical coffee and pepper plantations
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We reached Kottachedu
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Yercaud is another 16Km more
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A Special(SPL) Bungalow Wonder what that is
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Immediately after you have to take a left turn to Yercaud. Since the route was beautiful I continued another 10Kms to reach a village.

Pictures from that route.

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We returned back from the village. This drive added another 20Kms to the trip.

We reached Yercaud by 17:00PM and headed to Shevaroys for Dosas

It was 25 degrees at Yercaud, a cool 10 degree difference from Salem.
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By 18:00PM we finished with our Dosas and drove upto a resort near by for the views.
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After that We drove on towards the Kanavai Pudur route. The localites advised me against taking that route, and that made us return to Yercaud to take the most used Salem route.

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Before reaching Yercaud, we stopped by at a vantage point to view the sun set.

These fellows got cozy with me and were very friendly. Look at their expressions. I really miss my Dashy. Its been almost 3 months since she faded away to a terminal cancer.

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