Visited Yercaud end of April when it was really hot in Chennai. The climate at yercaud was cool. Not too cold either. Since it is only a short climb from Salem, the ride to yercaud was pleasant. 20 hairpin curves, 1 hour drive from Salem. Though it is a hill station, there isn't much in terms of sights to see here. Come here more to relax and enjoy the climate.
Grange resorts I would say was an average place to stay for the following reasons. They have around 12 cottages consisting of a room and a bathroom. A few rooms face a flat ground where you can play ball, and where they arrange a campfire if you request. The view from the rest of the rooms are the driveway and coffee plantations. Rooms were neat, but the bedsheet had stains which they promptly replaced when brought to their notice. Plumbing was not great and to get hot water was tough. More to do with the pipes and the plumbing.
Breakfast generally starts at 9.00 am as they take a long time preparing the food. Food tastes good if you stick to the usual fare. However, you need to push them to get food prepared on time.
What was missing was recreation rooms and the pool. Swimming Pool was built only for the name. It doesn't work - ever. No fun activities unless you plan your own. No gaming equipment available either.
- Also Known As:
- Grange Hotel Yercaud
- Grange Resort Yercaud, Tamil Nadu