4 Must-visit Places in Yercaud

Situated at an altitude of roughly 1500 meters ASL, Yercaud is located in what is called the Shevaroys hill-range on the Eastern Ghats. Like in the case of almost all hill-stations of the Indian sub-continent, Yercaud too came into being during the British era, thanks to the sahibs and Christian missionaries and their love for the cool climate of hills, Yercaud happened. This small hill station has a handful of places that are worth spending your time at. Talk about paying a visit to all of them at a relaxed pace and you probably would be needing an entire day. However, if you want to pick only the best of the things to see in Yercaud, this post is for you.

The Plains of Salem below, Yercaud lady's seat

The Plains of Salem below, Yercaud

Of the close to a dozen places which include temples, lakes, gardens, and parks to name a few, which you can visit and spend your time at, I list here what in my opinion are the top four must visit places in Yercaud.… continue reading

In Pictures: Trip to Ooty and Kodanad

While shuffling through photos I had taken during my various trips over the years, I bumped upon some old images from the first trip I did soon after I moved to Bangalore.

Though these photos are nothing great if we talk about ‘quality’ but photos, according to me, are more about ‘taking us back to the moment when they were taken and less about the ‘quality’ or anything else?

Aren’t they?

bangalore mysore road

Beautiful roads

Let me share some of my memories I have with this trip. Memories of leaving for a long ride for the first time on my newly purchased motor-cycle, memories of riding through the narrow roads of the Bandipur and then the Mudumalai national parks, memories of taking on the hair-pin bends of the Nilgiris one at a time and thinking, what if there was an elephant or a tiger across one of the ‘hair-pins’!!… continue reading

Weekend drive to Hogenakkal falls

I have been to the Hogenakkal falls at-lest more than once and I kind of love and hate the place.

Love because the falls are beautiful and gorgeous and hate because all the people getting the oil massage in the waters of the Cauvery river before it actually becomes a ‘fall’, make the water so dirty that I don’t feel like getting into the water for a bath.

Hogenakkal falls

The gorgeous falls

On a lazy weekend with nowhere to go, I again planned to make a quick dash to the falls but this time around, it was just a quick drive from Bangalore and hence, did not click much photos but enjoyed the place nonetheless.

The roads from Bangalore to hogenakkal are mostly green and well maintained, not to forget the beautiful villages that you cross every ten – twenty kilometers or so, making the drive even more beautiful.… continue reading