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He who would travel happily must travel light.

- Antoine de St. Exupery

Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.

- Matthew Karsten

Once a year, go someplace you've never been before

- Dalai Lama

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

- Anonymous

To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.

- Freya Stark

I enjoy the preparatory elements of travel - packing my bags and choosing my outfits - but my favourite part is getting there

- Dominic Monaghan

It is not down in any map; true places never are.

- Herman Melville

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.

- Moslih Eddin Saadi

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.

- Anais Nin

There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.

- Charles Dudley Warner

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen

- Benjamin Disraeli

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

- Ibn Battuta

To travel is to a journey into yourself

- Danny Kaye

Wherever you go, go with all your heart

- Confucius

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.

- Susan Sontag

It's been a huge blessing, being able to travel and have a great life

- Seann William Scott

One way to get the most out of life, is to look at it as an adventure

- William Feather

Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.

- Zoey Sayward

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.

- Robert Frost

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.

- Edith

Life is a trip. Plan your next vacation.

- Matthew Fryer

Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.

- Lawrence Block

My Favourite thing is to go where I have never been

- Diane Arbus

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.

- Samuel Johnson

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.

- Caskie Stinnett

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page

- St Augustine

Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in this world

- Gustave Flaubert

In both business and personal life, I've always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do

- Ivanka Trump

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

- Mary Anne Radmacher

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.

- Shirley MacLaine

Six kilometres from Yercaud town, Servarayan is the highest point in Yercaud. The temple itself is a narrow, dark cave, with the idols of Lord Servarayan and Goddess Kaveri inside. The two deities are believed to represent the Servarayan Hills and the Cauvery River respectively. People come here in large numbers in May to celebrate the annual festival. The view of the countryside from Servarayan is spectacular.

As with most hill town lakes, the Yercaud Lake is the centre of all activity in town. It’s among the few natural (not man-made) lakes among India’s hill stations, and is also called Emerald Lake due to its distinct greenish hue. Boating on the cool waters of the lake is very refreshing. Anna Park near the lake is a great place for children to run about and play. Apart from the rich native flora, there is an exquisite Japanese garden inside the park.

Lady’s Seat is a rock in the form of a seat that overlooks Salem town as well as the numerous hairpin bends along the road leading to Yercaud. The view from here is enchanting, more so at night when Salem and the valley light up with thousands of twinkling lights. There is a viewing tower with a telescope open to tourists during the day. Gent’s Seat and Children’s Seat nearby are other vantage points to view the landscape.

An unusual landmark on the tourist map of Yercaud is the 32-kilometre Loop Road. Beginning and ending at the lake, the road goes through thick forests and coffee plantations across the villages of Nagalur, Semmanatham, Kaveri Peak and Majakuttai. Driving through this tree-fringed road is one of the most memorable experiences of Yercaud.

The Silk Farm is a fascinating place where you can see silkworms fed on mulberry leaves and their cocoons turned into silk thread. The live demonstration of the life cycle of silkworms and the methods of spinning silk is an educational experience no textbook can ever match.

The National Orchidarium and Associated Garden run by the Botanical Survey of India is one of the largest orchid nurseries in India. It nurtures and showcases 249 different types of orchids and other rare and endangered plants, including the highly-sought lady’s slipper, the intriguing insect-eating pitcher plant, and the kurunji plant that blooms only once in 12 years. The orchidarium is closed on weekends.

The overflow from the Yercaud Lake drops 300 feet into the Killiyur valley, creating the scenic Killiyur waterfall. The falls are extremely soothing to watch and hardcore trekkers can trek through thick forest from the lake to the bottom of the falls in about an hour.

This garden has roses of various colours and sizes. Note that the garden closes at 5 pm so be sure to reach before that.


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