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Old 16th November 2010, 20:04   #1
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Default A short trip to Yelagiri Hills - A Photolog

This is my First T-log at Team BHP. Please excuse if you do not find anything legitimate.

Weekend again and we made yet another short trip to Yelagiri Hills.

Summary:

Destination: Yelagiri Hills

Duration: 2 days.

Route: Chennai -> Sri Perumbudur -> Vellore -> Vaniyambadi -> Yelagiri

Total Distance: 469 kms

Drive Duration: 9 hours 20 minutes

Average Speed: 50.4 kmph

Fuel Efficiency: 17.88 kmpl

Steed: Hyundai i10 Kappa

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Old 16th November 2010, 20:35   #2
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The Roads:

The first part of the drive is from Chennai to Vaniyambadi along the NH4. This road being a part of GQ is near flawless. I have driven through this road numerous times and every time this road never fails to impress me.

The second part is a small 6 km stretch from Vaniyambadi which is along the state highway. Though 2 lane, the quality of the road was very good with enough turns to bring a smile

The Ghat roads were for the next 15 kms. The quality of the road was excellent and lots of twists with 14 hair pin bends to bring delights to a driver. As exepected from a Ghat road, it was a bit narrow.

Otherwise it was a 15 km of sheer pleasure. I screeched tyres at 2 hair pin bends putting 2 other vehicles to a scare

Pics of the NH4, The state highway and the Ghat Roads. There are also two pics of views from the Ghat Road.
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Old 16th November 2010, 20:52   #3
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@para_7k,
Good pics, reminded me of our tbhp meet which we did from bangalore.
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@para_7k,
Good pics, reminded me of our tbhp meet which we did from bangalore.
Thanks rk_sans!

Resort:

We reached the Resort just before lunch. This is one of the popular resorts in the place with good service, good rooms and manageable food.

One thing which I liked is the drive anywhere facility.

After all, how many places allow you to park your car right next to your room ?
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Old 16th November 2010, 21:31   #5
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Close ups:

I cannot avoid taking close ups wherever I go. Some Close ups:
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Later in the evening, we visited the Nature Park. It was already 6:30 PM and the park was closed. There was a musical Fountain show though which was supposed to start at 7 PM.

We saw through the show. The pattern was random and it was just repeating. But our minds easily sync the pattern with the music that plays.

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Hi - which resort is this? I just went to elagiri and had a not so great accomodation experience so would be useful to know.
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Good shots para!! Specially of the musical fountain & the winding roads.

And if you could please share the details of the resort it will help future travelers.
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Yelagiri is just about ~150Km from bangalore which is much closer than chennai.
The best part about Yelagiri besides the mighty hill is its weather which is cool most part of the year.
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Hi - which resort is this? I just went to elagiri and had a not so great accomodation experience so would be useful to know.
This is Taj Garden Resort. 04179 245231
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Hi Parameswaran,
Very nice pics here and you seem to have a good time in Yelagiri.
Also as everybody asked, can you please share the details of the resort and the tariffs. Looks very good.

Thanks.
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This is Taj Garden Resort. 04179 245231
Hi sultan i too took this route to reach yercaud few months back.ignored yelagiri as it is not a cold place.

Few questions
> do you mind giving us the room rates?
> which camera did you use? Nice pics !
> any other attraction there except for park and fountain?
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Sorry for the late updates.

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Hi - which resort is this? I just went to elagiri and had a not so great accomodation experience so would be useful to know.
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Good shots para!! Specially of the musical fountain & the winding roads.

And if you could please share the details of the resort it will help future travelers.
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Hi Parameswaran,
Very nice pics here and you seem to have a good time in Yelagiri.
Also as everybody asked, can you please share the details of the resort and the tariffs. Looks very good.

Thanks.
Thanks guys. As Sameer mentioned, it is the Zeenat Taj Garden Resort.

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Hi sultan i too took this route to reach yercaud few months back.ignored yelagiri as it is not a cold place.

Few questions
> do you mind giving us the room rates?
> which camera did you use? Nice pics !
> any other attraction there except for park and fountain?
- The room rate for a day is 1500 if you book directly. I booked online and it was 1692

- Thanks. I used the Fujifilm HS10

- There is a lake where you can do pedal boating. There is a trek on a hill called swamimalai.
- There is a waterfall called Jalagamparai. You have to come down the hill and its about 20 kms from Vaniyambadi.
- If you're interested in temples, there is a temple on the hill as well as a nice shiva temple near Jalagamparai.
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Pics are really good..Planning to drive there sometime soon.
Can you post some more pictures?
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A Trivia:

I logged the points from Bangalore to Yalagiri on my Garmin. Look at the Altitude Profile versus the distance covered.

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1. Bangalore altitude is almost same as Yelagiri.
2. You go down the path and then climb at the end!
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