BUDGET TRAVEL

A Journey To Yelagiri Hills

It was a cold morning on the fifth of Feb’ 2017 and the whole lot round had an air of pleasure as we headed to a hill station for a fast get away on the weekend. At only one beck & name, youngsters have been up and as excited they have been concerning the journey, bought prepared with their treasure of video games.With our sweaters and caps, we decked up ourselves and in a Qualis car began our journey at 7am from Bangalore.The driving force (employed taxi) was to be blamed for late-coming and we set off to hitch with a buddy’s household.Breezing previous the highways of Bangalore and the hustle and bustle of the group, we quickly discovered ourselves engulfed within the serene great thing about nature. The coconut timber, the plantains and the inexperienced pastures welcomed us on the path to Tirupattur. Gliding via 11 hairpin curves, we made it to the hilltops of “Yelagiri” and have been mesmerized by the sweetness and the calm. The contemporary air stuffed our nostrils and we reached our vacation spot by 11.30am. With the thrill at its peak, youngsters longed to go for boating. The ‘Punganoor Lake Park’ provides paddle boating in addition to row boating and the surroundings round is breath- taking. We opted for Row boating and went the size & breadth of the lake. This was only the start as extra adventures awaited on the “Wild Adventure Zone”. Right here, the youngsters misplaced themselves utterly with quite a few video games – Archery, automotive using, wall climbing, zip-lining and many others. Earlier than they may enterprise extra, it was a much-needed lunch break. Having savoured the native specialties paddu, mirchi, vada and several other types of fruits – litchi, jackfruit, bell fruit, panir, Guava, and many others, we headed to a farmhouse. An exquisite place to unwind and the right place to relaxation was an enormous room with 2 double beds that was kingly in measurement.

Youngsters bought their Shuttle bats and Frisbee to play, whereas two of us settled for chess on the comfy mattress. Night got here, with a plan to the Murugan temple and Venkataramana temple, after which we needed to go to the character park. After fulfilling prayers to the deities, it was getting darkish and we lower brief the character park to the musical fountain. With the colorful water sprinting to the songs of well-liked music, youngsters had fun munching sweet and chips. After a protracted day, it was time to name it off with a fast dinner nearly half asleep.The subsequent morning, we awoke re-energized for a a lot awaited trek to the Swamimalai Hills. With a cup of scorching tea/espresso and bournvita, all of us tied our shoelaces with the trek pants and water bottles to climb as much as the height of those well-known hills. Beginning at eight.30am the way in which led us deep into the forest, surrounded by enormous timber, with steps, rock stones and a muddy path. By 10 am, we efficiently reached the height to have skilled this feat of climbing the hills and really feel the sweetness round us. The happiness and the pleasure felt can solely be skilled. Having spent nearly an hour, consuming snacks, biscuits, watermelon, papaya, uncooked mangoes, we took a bow on the temple and began our trek down the lane. Balancing the uneven floor, we reached round 12 p.m to the bottom.

It was time to take a look at from the farm home and we readily did so, as a result of the following factor was the waterfall. Dreaming of waters within the scorching afternoon, introduced smiles on the youngsters and on the similar time they have been bored with the lengthy trek. The Jalagambarai waterfalls was located round 40 km from Yelagiri and we fell asleep as quickly as we headed our car. The afternoon nap did wonders, as might be seen with youngsters and adults equally excited to leap and soak within the falls. A neat flight of 80 stairs took us to the waterfall and everybody willingly drenched.We returned from the falls and after a small tea break, we stated ‘goodbye’ to Yelagiri and began again to Bangalore.A healthful household bundle with the most effective of refreshing change. Advocate anyone for a fast getaway (170 kms from Bangalore).

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