I walk because it is hard.
Po sted o n April 18, 20 12
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Walk to Yercaud
Good Morning Salem!
Our bus reached Salem too soon at 0330 morning. We walked past the town in the dark. It was
quite hot even early in the morning.
We hit the ghat road at dawn. It's 22 km uphill to Yercaud.
We soon learnt Salem- Yercaud Ghat road is popular among morning joggers.
We weren't alone.
There was no hairpin bend #1 or we missed it.
Hairping Bend No. 2.
Now as high as Bangalore. Salem is at 278 metres , Yercaud at 1,515 metres .
Scary? (Almos t) Every road back home in Miz oram is like the ghat roads here. And without barriers .
The only vendor on the way. No tender coconut anywhere. Why?
That's me in the corner - in complete Decathlon outfit except for the wrong pair of s ocks .
O h boy! That was a lot of hairpin bends .
Packed lunch - my homemade pulao from Bangalore.
Yercaud is the kind of town that suddenly appears. No preview miles ahead.
At las t the finis h line. No ribbon to break though.
It’s about a Kilometer from here to the lake. On the way we saw cottages to the left. In particular
Star Holiday cottages look quite appealing.
Warning s ign at Yercaud lake
We made a short trip to the lake. Nothing spectacular if you have been to any other lake in India.
The usual tourists and pedal boats. Like the lake in Kodai, there are cycles for rent.
Would I come back for pleasure? Yes I would.
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5 THO UG HTS O N “WALK TO YERCAUD”
Sandm an o n May 4 , 20 12 at 10 :5 7 pm said:
lolz z z z …. why didnt you tell me you were going there? There’s where I did
my schooling. Montfort, Yercaud. You brought back a lot of memories!
From 7th till 9th, I used to puke whenever we went down from Yercaud to
Salem because of the hairpin bends (motor rui), but from 10th standard
onwards, my body (and stomach) was used to all the turnings and motions.
o n May 4 , 20 12 at 11:19 pm said:
And if I told you?
Of course I know. Spent barely 30 mins and took the bus down. Slept all the
down:) I hit my house real hard that it almost bled once
Ale je ndro o n May 7 , 20 12 at 11:4 6 am said:
Adidas leh Nike socks bun kawp ngei… in lak neih thlak e..
hmel khawp mai..
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o n May 7 , 20 12 at 7 :4 6 pm said:
I originally intended to title it Walk to Yercaud with the wrong
pair of socks.
El Chham anat o re o n May 20 , 20 12 at 7 :4 1 pm said:
A van bon em em
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