Don't ask my age
After lunch, we headed for the Kiliyur falls, but we had to abandon halfway. There was a very narrow trail downhill; we could hear the roaring sounds from down below in the woods. Wrong timing! Shadows had started growing longer, the fear of return uphill climb in the darkness made us call off the trip. :(
No picnic experience can be complete without a boat ride. We had a good 20 to 25 minutes ride in the pedal boats in the Yercaud Lake. The view of the lake is good no doubt, the view from the lake is even better! The lake is lined with tall trees all around, beyond the trees were the blue hills and beyond them the blue sky.
We packed up for the return trip. One last glance from the balcony and we were on our way back! We spent some time in rose garden.
The drive down to Salem city was smooth. We packed lunch from the A1 Plaza at Omalur and took the diversion to Mettur Dam. We reached the Stanley Reservoir one of the largest fishing reservoirs of South India. We would have had the lunch there had not some of the employees there told us we have to drive 4kms further to reach the actual dam.
The roads were good; we finally reached the Mettur Dam. It is one of the oldest in India with a total length of 1700meters, we had read. “Oh! It is just like the one we see in our books!” screamed the children on seeing the dam. A good park and hills around, and we found plenty of locals holidaying there.
After lunch we drove non-stop to Bangalore.