It has been 3 months since we brought home our new blue boy Alto 800.
All this time, I rode him in the Chennai city (meaning heavy traffic and senseless auto rickshaws) and occasional highway drive from one of my workplace. Both, I and our boy were itching to get onto a NH and throttle like we never did.
I was waiting for an occasion and a reason to take him out for a long drive and there it was. On August 19 we will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary. Is there any better occasion and reason to plan a getaway? As the milestone falls on Monday, I won’t be able to take a break from work because of official reasons. So we shifted the plan to the previous weekend were Ramzan fell on a Friday and we had 3 days to spend.
I evaluated destinations that our boy could get us within 6-7 hours. Pondicherry was too close and doesn’t offer anything special for someone from coastal region and also I planned for a 2 night stay. I did not have much choice other than Yercaud. Thus we pinned down the destination.
This being an economical trip (Leave alone petrol expenses:-P), I evaluated economical and safe stays through Tripadvisor and HolidayIQ. Finally depending on the reviews, I booked MM resorts.
Wify packed all the needful and was ready for the travel. I filled up our car on the previous day itself at Shell. I woke up at 4 30 AM and cleaned up the car. Our blue boy was ready to take us long.
We started from Chennai at 5:30 AM.
Our first out of many breaks at a fuel station on outskirts of Chennai.
Four lane narrowed down to two lane at few points. But if it is as smooth as you see below, who cares.
We maintained a steady speed between 85-95 KM’s. I didn’t want to stress our little boy.
Suddenly we were surrounded by hills.
My wify was laughing at my speeds. All the other cars were big boys and they zoomed past us. Even 90 felt like 30. But I stressed on safety and smoothness of the journey.
After the delay caused by so many breaks, we reached Yercaud at 2 PM. Following are few snaps at MM resorts.
At Anna park
Boy resting while we have lunch at the Water front.
View from hills
We had a lot of these guys everywhere.
Enroute Servaroyan Temple. Highest peak at Yercaud.
At maha meru Temple.
Route to Yercaud