Yercaud trip – the best excursion EVER


originally posted July 15th, 2006

On Thursday night, we left Chennai via Central station to Salem.
The teachers accompanying us were:
Mr. Ramu (A)
Subashini (B)
Srini (C)
Sundari (D)
UV (11th in-charge)
KPK (jalra)


The train ride was good at first, when all of us were nearby. But then, the whole group got scattered. I couldn’t catch any proper sleep there, especially after seeing sparks inside the fan next to me. (I was in the upper berth)

By the time we reached Salem it was so cold that I had to wear my jacket (atleast for me, it was cold) … then we left to Yercaud via van. There were fifteen of us in our van.

I still don’t know why Mr. Ramu was acting like he was in-charge telling all the vans what to do and getting in on our van the last. Maybe it’s cause UV is too immobile.
The uphill journey was pretty head-spinning… and finally we reached our hotel. The hotel was excellent … comparing this with last year’s “Mysore Palace” or whatever, Mysore Palace was SHIT. We went to have breakfast. The best thing there was Pal Payasam … I loved it. πŸ™‚

Then, we were in our rooms for a while, where we took bath, watched TV, etc.
It’s not even 2 days, and I forget in what order these happened. I guess we went to that Anna Park for a minute, after which we were sent off to some forest-ish garden. Me, Rohit and BK went up those rocky trails and all towards one side end. Pretty scary with so many insects around.

Then we again went to the Anna Park for the drivers’ lunches. There we all had corn and bajji. Back in our hotel after having lunch, something super comical happened.

Our (me, shri, arj, gok) and chappli’s (chappli, bk, dk, navneeth) rooms were slightly lower than the rest of the rooms, which we that was a good thing to enjoy the view. That’s not a good thing, that’s a bad thing cause there were MONKEYS all over the place.
We got scared of them, but Mr. Ramu tried to send us to our rooms, as a monkey tried to scream at us and chase us!!! He told us not to run (WTF can you do if you see some 20 monkeys?) and somehow managed to send us in. We saw those monkeys scratching, doing acrobatics and um… something else too.

Me, Arjun and Chappli were the only ones in our rooms hiding from the monkeys. Why should we have all the fun? So we called Vichu and Jeyenth there. Vichu ran away near the turning itself, but Jeyenth came alone. He left again also. Then I sent SOS SMSs to Sudarshan, GL, AK and Pradhum. Then Jeyenth, Vichu and Sharth came along. We had some fun with Chappli, his cell and a voice mail-box. Then Sudarshan, Vijay, Rohit and Sreenath also came down. We were all trapped for a while, but later managed to get out.

I think we went up to the bonfire next…. it was pretty stupid too. Us boys had to sit right next to the fire and my hair got full of ash -_-
Atleast UV was on our side…. the best part of the “games” we played there.
That guy who organized is one vazhiyal case…
The first game was some crappy game, in which UV helped us by suggesting strategies and all, but we still lost… Pepsi > Coke … Blue > Red
Then we played a game of Dumb C… t’was fun
We got some movies like Poison Ivy: The Last Seduction and all, which in the first place is WRONG!
It’s NEW not LAST.
Bloody girls, can’t even get their movies right.

We retalliated by giving Naked Gun 331/3: The Final Insult, which I thought no one would know, but got PWN’ed. The game ended in a draw. Then came the tie-breaker during the extra time, which AGAIN ended in a draw.

Then we went to have dinner. Then was the best part. Since we shifted our bed (the one on the floor) from our room to Vichu’s room thinking that we’ll sleep there to be safe from the monkeys, we had no bed. Then we decided to go to AK’s room… this was the best part… their room was so separated that Mr. Ramu did not even know about it!!!!

We arattai-adichified there… me, shri, arj, gok, ak, pradhum, satya and aj. We ordered room service and all for Coke then saw E-C-Dubya!!!
RVD vs. Kurt Angle FTW!!!!

But the strangest part of this was Sharan getting Satyaki’s number and knowing I was with him and calling ME!!! o_0

We played a bit of cards, but then eventually slept off [Shridhar (the elephant) was sleeping along with me, ak and aj (the sticks) in the bed according to Satyaki]

We woke up and left to our rooms where we got delayed taking bath. We rushed to eat breakfast again and then left to those Seats. On the way, there was a huge demand for Cadbury’s Diary Milk. (which I must say am eating at 4:30 in the morning … yep that’s right … I’ve been writing this since 1 AM!!!!)

Then we went back to the hotel and left for Salem. The trip was pretty nauseating, with Jeyenth throwing up. After reaching the station, something super funny happened.

Srikrishna, KS and Siddartha were near a coffee stall. A beggar approached them.

Beggar: Could you buy me some coffee (IN ENGLISH!!!)
S/KS/S: o_o
Beggar: I’m an intergalactic space traveller. Today I’m in Milky Way, tomorrow I’ll be in Andromeda
S/KS/S: o_0

They then recited the story to us, and then tried to show that guy to me, but the guy had vanished.
All of us: 0_0

The train journey was pretty cool…
First I was playing cards with Arj, Rohit, Shri, Nitish, Shreyas, Prasadh, Narayanan and DK.
Then I was hearing songs with the Zombie.
Then stupid Mr. Ramu made me sit with them girls.
Then I sneaked back in to the other end and played Dumb C.

I gotta admit, I finally found someone who’s as good as me (if not better) in guessing movies: PRADHUM!!!!
Me, Arj, Vijay, Gok, (Naren || AK) vs. Shri, Pradhum, Satya, AJ

was really good. Then we finally came back to Central, where I went off to the other end again and was talking to Chappli. I guess I was the first one to step out of the train!! πŸ˜€

We all split up after that, and as usual, I came online as soon as I reached. πŸ˜‰
I was transferring the video to my comp as I started to write this post… which started at 1 AM and ends now at 4 AM!!!!!


One Response to “Yercaud trip – the best excursion EVER”

  1. Vaibhav Says:

    The beggar actually said that?!

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