One day trip spot from Chennai in car Yercaud Review

One day trip spot from Chennai in car

Review of Yercaud, Tamil Nadu

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Dhananjjeyan t r

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  • Dhananjjeyan t r
  • 3 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  4 readers

"One day trip spot from Chennai in car"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 6, 2018
I was searching for a destination to spend long weekends 12/23 - 12/25 & 12/30 - 1/1 during 2nd weekbof december. But most of the lodges/resorts were sold out and rest were costly. But I have to use any of this long weekend. I am residing in Chennai so the options I got was pondy, yelagiri and Yercaud. In pondy no decent rooms were available for family so checked yelagiri. Many says its not worth hill station. Final option was Yercaud, which is 350 km from Chennai. I started with MMT, only sophys resort was available under my budget. Even after seeing the very poor review comments I booked it. Stay st sophy was very disappointing except the people who takes care of resort was very polite, helpful and good.
I started packing a day before 12/28 with the help of my usual checklist for my usual car trip. 12/30 morning 9. 30 am started from velachery in my alto with full packed 3 day trip with my wife and 2yr daughter. I took GST till ulundurpet had breakfast in between which was prepared by my wife and from there took right via chinna Salem I reached Yercaud at 4pm. Between I stopped 2 times for lunch and break for my daughter.
Very short ghat road (kuppanur) entry fee 30 not like Munnar or kodai. Road was narrow but no issue to drive in day time. Yercaud is very small hillstation, so do not bother about finding the booked resort. After check-in in the resort, started back to lake in car to roam around it. Climate was awesome 14c we had mirchi bajji and gobi fry. All the spots closes by 4 pm, so we returned back to resort which was not worth for 1400 bucks. We had dinner in the resort and next day BF also.
On 12/31 we started at 9. 30 am to lake (110rs), shelf pedalling. Then to pagoda view, ladies, gents & children(30 rs) seat. Went horse riding (150rs) at ladies seat. Returned to the deer park (10rs/head) located near lake, good to spend with kids. Took instant foto and started searching for good non veg restaurant since it is 2. 30 pm.
Only the frontlake view restaurant was there in Yercaud, all others are along with its resort. This was good and rate was little high. No other spots in
Yercaud for families. So returned to resort and spent time with my kid inside resorts park.
For dinner went to sri saravana bhavan (self service) was good. Returned to resort at 9pm and campfire was getting setup.
1/1 morning 10am started from Yercaud and took krishnagiri, ambur route. Had lunch at 3pm at star briyani in vaniyambadi NH. Then stopped at ambur for shopping shoes (1. 30 hours). Then reached Chennai at 8. 30pm.
Hope this review is useful ... Happy travelling.
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Pravin ps

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  • Pravin ps
  • 3 Reviews
  •  11 readers

"Yercaud Lake"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 27, 2017
Entire town is built around this lake. Calm and serene. Can take a walk around the lake, sit and relax. Can enjoy boating. Can opt for boat to row, pedal boat or motor boat. Can sit and relax in the park with hot tea and mirchi bajji. Overall very good experience.
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Jiban

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  • Jiban
  • Lives in Purulia
  • 4 Reviews
  •  6 readers

"Wonderful and enjoyable place"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 27, 2017
It's as similar as other Hill station's with the same boat house and water falls. However the climate and the natural beauty feel me good. I love the coffee agriculture and experiencing traditional foods. The usual tourist spots like Gents seat, ladies seat and the obscure Children's seat is hardly maintained well. But the Rose garden which meanders up to a tastefully planned view point and the Orchidarium and lake are worth visiting. Kiliyur falls was a nice. The highlight of our trip was the stay at a picturesque resort called "Summer house resort".
This place is not meant for shopping in my scope. However I enjoyed my trip here with my family.
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Rishika komarla

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  • Rishika komarla
  • 1 Review
  •  7 readers

"Walking on Clouds"

  • Posted Oct 24, 2017
Small, quaint and beautiful can best describe the place. Perfect sweater weather and most picturesque views. Has many reasonable and luxurious stay options, perfect for friends and family.
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Suresh

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  • Suresh
  • Lives in Marisa
  • 12 photos
  • 95 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  2945 readers

"It was a bike trip from Pondicherry .. Amazing place with good weather .. Bike ride was cherry on th"

  • Posted Oct 24, 2017
It is tiny hillstation, make sure you hit the off season to be able to enjoy the natural beauty. The temperature goes down to 18/19 degrees. Carry your warm clothes. If possible take you own vehile preferably bike to explore the unknown places and enjoy as a traveller and not a tourist
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