We had a nice trip to Yercaud on Easter weekend April,2015. It was a nice drive on NH 7.We started from Bangalore by 6:30 am. Traffic was moderate and we took a break at Sri Krishna Inn at Sholagiri near Krishnagiri. (https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Krishna+Veg+Restaurantfirstname.lastname@example.org,78.0003955,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x3badd6d8d513a7af:0x6a9efce13727a835).
It is really good food joint where you have different variety of food including Cafe coffee day , Mac D. Its nearby to BPCL fuel pump. Around 8:30 we continued our drive and reached Salem around 10:00 am. We have to take a left deviation towards the Salem City to reach yercaud. After 10 kms from Salem, starts the hairpin curves. There are 20 hair pin curves to reach Yercaud. Roads were silky and well maintained.
We checked into the resort (Golden Nest) at around 11:10 am. It was near to Yercaud lake (about 500 mts towards kiliyur falls road). Resort was good, views from restaurant was amazing but service was just average. If I am going to yercaud next time , i would prefer to stay in Grand Palace Resort which is adjacent to Golden nest (even though price is on the higher side). It is worth mentioning the good and bad of Golden nest resort so that those who read this can take a educative decision.
- Near to yercaud lake
- View from Resort restaurant is amazing
- Moderate pricing
- Rooms are spacious
- Service is average
- check-out at 10 am
- Facilities available in room may work if you are lucky (A/c , Fride etc)
- Bed sheets etc are ok, not very clean.
We took a short nap and had a nice lunch at restaurant and started our site seeing at around 3pm. Boating, Rose garden, Gents seat, Ladies seat, Pagoda Point, Shevaroy Hills , the Servaroyan Temple are the attractions. All these POIs are in and around 7 kms radius .
We had our dinner at lake front hotel, (Hotel Shevroys group) which is just in front of Yercaud lake. We have missed ATV Quad biking which is available for public in GRT (Grange Resorts). We missed Killiyur falls as it is heard there is no water at that time.
Distance : 250 KMs
Time taken : 5-6 hours including breaks
POIs : Lake, Rose Garden, Pagoda point, ATV Quad biking, Deer park, Gents & Ladies seat.
Nice getaway from Bangalore for one night stay.
Please find some of the snaps
Sunset @ Pagoda point , Yercaud
Hairpin view from Gents seat
Yercaud lake view.