I embarked on another road trip and this time to Yelagiri, which is a hill station about 250km from Chennai. The route is basically Chennai-Kanchipuram-Vellore-Yelagiri.
I clicked about 15 pictures with the DSLR as I found it decidedly inconvenient to whip it out from the bag every time. Phone cam was a much better alternative. And perhaps, when I have to buy my next phone, I can keep this in mind.
The ride was absolutely brilliant. It took me over 5 hours to reach Yelagiri. But that was mainly because I was riding slow and also stopping every now and then to click pics. The roads, especially once you reach Kanchipuram, are really good. So you can glide through without much effort.
But the best bit came after I got off the highway . The 15km ride to the top of the hill is the best part. There are 14 hair pin bends along the way. And as dangerous as they can be, they are also, equally satisfying. Mountain roads are really amazing. And that feel of riding right through nature is unparalleled.
Yelagiri has very few things that would genuinely be attractive to a serious tourist. There’s the manmade lake where boating is the thing, a nature park, an adventure park and some treks. Honestly, the last option seemed the most exciting, but I was tired and didnt really fancy trekking alone. In hindsight, I should have just gone anyway. Checkout this link for more info.