Tired of explored hillstations? how about Yercaud

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13th May 2019
Photo of Tired of explored hillstations? how about Yercaud by Barani Ram

Whenever you ask someone to suggest a hillstation in south you will surely come across these names Ooty, Munnar, Kodaikannal.., But there is one more ultimate beauty left unnoticed and unexplored. "Yercaud", situated at a 30 km distance from the mango city of Tamil Nadu (Salem) is devoid from people and has a lot more to explore.

How to reach : Nearest airport is Salem

It is still under construction but a single flight service between Chennai to Salem is available. Else by road seems the only possible way to reach here.

Day 1

Yercaud is easily accessed by well maintained roads. It consists of 20 hairpin bends, get your hands on some counter medicines in case you get hill sickness. The climate remains intact even during summer.

Yercaud

Photo of Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram

Roads at yercaud

Photo of Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram

Hairpin bends at yercaud

Photo of Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram

We straightly headed to its peak view point to look how majestic she really was. The viewpoint was less crowded. People grew coffee and spices here for living. Grab a sweet corn and enjoy the view.

viewpoint

Photo of Pagoda View Point / பக்கோடா முனை, Pagoda Point Road, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Pagoda View Point / பக்கோடா முனை, Pagoda Point Road, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram

Habitat

Photo of Pagoda View Point / பக்கோடா முனை, Pagoda Point Road, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram

Then we tried some off roads. This was on my bucket list for a long time but finally I've got a hand on it.

Price :

Rs. 200/- For two rounds (0.5 km track)

Rs. 400/- For two rounds (1 km track)

Photo of Grange ATV Park, Yercaud Town, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Grange ATV Park, Yercaud Town, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram

We headed to Anna park to visit blossoms of this year. A perfect spot to chill and relax. Has a lot of flowering plants for view and for sale.

Photo of Anna Park, Salem - Yercaud Ghat Road, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Anna Park, Salem - Yercaud Ghat Road, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Anna Park, Salem - Yercaud Ghat Road, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Anna Park, Salem - Yercaud Ghat Road, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Anna Park, Salem - Yercaud Ghat Road, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram

Try boating at the emerald lake. The climate was still chill even in summer.

Price :

Motor boat : Rs.500/- (MAX 8 people )

Pedal boat : Rs.130/- (MAX. 2 people)

Photo of Yercaud Lake & Boat House (Emerald Lake), Lake Road, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Yercaud Lake & Boat House (Emerald Lake), Lake Road, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Yercaud Lake & Boat House (Emerald Lake), Lake Road, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram
Photo of Yercaud Lake & Boat House (Emerald Lake), Lake Road, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram

Must try / shop :

All you vegans and non vegans must try Mudavattukal soup ( A soup prepared from the rhizome of a plant locally called as mudavattukal kilangu) tastes exactly like a bone broth.

Yercaud is known for its spices don't forget to shop some herbal oils and spices.

In case your mom still resists the vacation, here's a bonus which you can convince any typical Indian mother "A kg of pepper costs just Rs.450/- here".

Rose apple

Photo of Yercaud Hill Station, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram

Mudavattukal rhizome

Photo of Yercaud Hill Station, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram

Pepper

Photo of Yercaud Hill Station, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India by Barani Ram

I wished to stay but due to some factors couldn't make this a two day trip. Still had enough experience exploring the unexplored.

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