Thursday, 1 December 2011

Yercaud - Day 2

After a fun filled first day in Yercaud, we were all awaiting for an activity packed second day of stay :)

The misty mornings in Yercaud are so blissful and the monkeys that visited us in our balcony added more fun and was the only factor that made me get up that morning. I am so used to sleeping and never getting up when the weather is cold and the place is nice and cozy. I have been doing this for right form the time I was 2 years old when I visited Kodaikanal for the first time, and it continues even after two decades ...

The guys wanted to take a dip in the pool and the rest of us wanted to visit the touristy places in Yercaud. After, a bit of discussing about who does what.. we all finally landed in the restaurant to have breakfast and we totally gorged it all .. burrp! The one thing about buffets in GRT is there is a lot of variety, the food is good and with good company, there isn't anything else that one could ask more.

We started with an english breakfast and gradually moved to Indian and ended with some breakfast desserts, that is how elaborate and sumptuous our day began. The guys went to the pool after a failed attempt in trying to cycle around the place and the rest of us got ready to tour around yercaud..

Our first stop was at the lake which was about 2km from our resort. Around the lake were numerous places of interest and activities .. after visiting the garden, the kids park which had some pets and after finding that the Shevaroyan temple was closed we finally ventured into boating .. Five of us in one boat and it starts drizzling, it was beautiful :) :)

On the way back to our resort we visited the Pagoda point where I got to view the beauty of the hills as the mist settled, nothing can beat the beauty nature creates :)

After finding out that the places to see in Yercaud were the same as any hillstation in Tamilnadu and as it was time for lunch we decided to head back to our resort to join with D and H for lunch. It also happened to be friend D's dad's bday.. We had planned a surprise cake cutting in the room for uncle that evening, the staff in the resort were really friend and ever so willing to help :)

We had a relatively easy lunch as we had plans to go around Yercaud after lunch as well. We visited the nursery that was a stone throw away from our resort and got couple of dozens of plants and when we loaded it all in our Tempo traveller, there were more plants than people in the vehicle.

The adventure started when we decided to visit a waterfall, it started becoming cloudy and by the time we reached the waterfall, heavy drizzling had started.. rain did not dampen our spirits and we started walking under umbrellas towards the waterfall, which we were told was couple of 100 meters away from where we were but it actually was about 4km away and the path to the water fall turned out to be very slippery due to rains .. after having a fun walk in the rian for about 500 meter we decided to return back to the vehicle to get back to the hotel..

The best part of going around Yercaud was when we got on to a viewing tower when it was raining like crazy and the wind was so chill and we spotted our resort. It is one of the bad photos that I have taken, but every time I look at this it makes me smile thinking about the experience we had while clicking this pic :) :)

The image with a lot of lights is our resort

The evening fun of Day 2 .. coming soon !!