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Yercaud; all this place needs is a Mr.Darcy and an Edward Rochester to be perfect...

A few pictures from my trip to Yercaud, its such a charming little place... you can almost expect to see Jane Austen characters walking about, its that lush and beautiful and sparsely populated. The word Yercaud comes from two tamil words 'Yeri' & 'Kadu' which mean lake and forest and that precisely sums up this hill station. There's a pretty lake and the rest is basically forest with a few coffee/orange estates thrown here and there.
A little stream on the way...
The rocky terrain...
 A quaint little bench under the roots of a tree...
The view from my room.... 
A sleepy little hamlet...
Everywhere you look, you see sights like this....
Pretty flowers swaying on a breeze...
Don't they look delightful...
There were monkeys all over the place, caught this fellow staring into the room... 
A little bridge connecting two rocky ridges...
The swimming pool at the resort, check out those bar stools... pretty neat right, sipping and soaking and taking in mother nature in all her pristine beauty. 
At the Don Bosco Retreat Center, run by the Salesians priests...
The really beautiful church at the Don Bosco Retreat Center...
Inside the church... (the picture doesn't do enough justice), this was one of the best chapels I've been to...
The Sacred Heart Church, where we attended Sunday Mass...
Inside the Sacred Heart Church...
The twinkling lights of Salem seen at night... the whole town glows, its pretty amazing.

Comments

Susan Deborah said…
A true-blue Austen reader, I see! What will happen if you walk through London's country side. You will be on the seventh heaven!

Nice to see a post after a gap.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Joy always,
Susan
Beth Niquette said…
I adore the pictures of the little falls...you're right, it would fit with Mr. Darcy! lol I love Jane Austen.

Thank you for your kind comments about my artwork. Yes, I often put up my lineart, then later on will color the work. Sometimes I sell the original works online.

I use Prismacolor pencils, to add the color and each picture takes me from 4-6 hours to finish.

Thank you for asking about that! Have a wonderful weekend!
BackStage said…
Nice pictures...its an amazing place and the best part is its really quiet and calm there...
Karen Xavier said…
Hey Susan, yeah England's countryside must be fabulous indeed!

Beth, can't wait to see that mermaid and the heart picture painted.

Gibsy, yeah.. I hope it stays that way and doesn't turn populated like Ooty or Kodaikanal.
Salmon Ponross said…
You are an excellent photographer too! pls. visit www.salmonwrites.blogspot
Jane Hamilton said…
Hey lucky you! Going to Yercaud and all!! hehe! So envious of you right now. Stuck in Ngl wishing I was there, seated on that little stone bench and soaking in the sights and sounds of beautiful Nature!! Your photographs are really good. And I must say, that view of the altar in the church is...Just....Breathtaking! That mural! Gosh! I wonder who created that! Thanks for sharing this with us. I've never been to Yercaud....well, at least now I know what I'm missing! :P
Karen Xavier said…
Jane, that is exactly how I felt seeing that little church, breathtaking... its so simple yet magnificent. I'm trying to get them (the folks in my colony back in Nagercoil) to make an altar similar to this... but they are old folks, they prefer garish and outdated structures. In case you are wondering, a church is coming up in my colony... and I really hope it is half as pretty as this. Yercaud will wait for you, don't fret... time seems to stand still there.
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