A perfect weekend road trip drive from Bangalore - Yercaud :)

Tripoto
24th Mar 2017

If you are looking for a weekend drive away from the Bangalore city, Yercaud is one of the best options.

It's around 250 KM from the Bangalore and the till Salem you can cruise on the Highways at the good speeds. There are a lot of good places to eat on the way.

Photo of A perfect weekend road trip drive from Bangalore - Yercaud :) 1/8 by Kapil Kumar
The real view is on left side of the photo, which i missed out ;)

We left early around 6AM and stopped for the breakfast once we crossed the city. It's a good food joint with CCD, MC-D and other south Indian restaurants, you can find easily on the left side along with the HP petrol pump after crossing around 50KM from the city.

Photo of A perfect weekend road trip drive from Bangalore - Yercaud :) 2/8 by Kapil Kumar
The road to Yercaud is mostly highway, with small 40km stretch of narrow sections with twists

The highways are bliss till you reach Salem. If you love corners then 20 hairpins on the way to Yercaud won't disappoint you for sure.

Photo of A perfect weekend road trip drive from Bangalore - Yercaud :) 3/8 by Kapil Kumar
Thats one out of 20th hair pins

I stayed at Sterling resort, which has good location and ambiance. The spa experience is rejuvenating. On the other hand, I felt the food was average as per the prize.

Photo of A perfect weekend road trip drive from Bangalore - Yercaud :) 4/8 by Kapil Kumar
Even though there were no signals, still it didn't stop me to checking in :)
Photo of A perfect weekend road trip drive from Bangalore - Yercaud :) 5/8 by Kapil Kumar
The good thing about the resort is the location and the confusing construction, which adds to its charm
Photo of A perfect weekend road trip drive from Bangalore - Yercaud :) 6/8 by Kapil Kumar
with this amazing view in the morning, i just need a hot tea :)
Photo of A perfect weekend road trip drive from Bangalore - Yercaud :) 7/8 by Kapil Kumar
Dinner had few options, but all seems to be average taste

Overall, it's a wonderful weekend getaway :)

Photo of A perfect weekend road trip drive from Bangalore - Yercaud :) 8/8 by Kapil Kumar
The breakfast featured south indian and western options too.

Note: Don't follow the google maps till you reach Salem. Google maps show a shortcut to reach Yercaud before we reach Salem, which leads to the horrible small roads through the hills and woods. The road condition is very bad and that too its' very steep. I had trouble even switching to 2nd gear on most of the turns. As its very remote section so not safe too.

The best way is to reach Salem first and then use the exact destination in yercaud.

The other thing to be noted about the poor wifi(which is only available at the reception) and no mobile signals, so make sure you don't expect any office work related calls :)

I hope you enjoy the drive to this wonderful place too :)

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