Using our GPS we guided ourselves from Vellode back to the Salem Highway No.544. Before Salem we briefly stopped over for coffee at A2B. Then we reached Salem town and again with assistance of GPS steered through the labyrinthine traffic onto the Yercaud road. Yercaud is a relatively less known hill station situated atop Shevaroy hills around 30 Kms from Salem. Negotiated 21 hair pin bends saw armies of rhesus monkeys & encountered phalanxes of tall trees enroute.The entire landscape was swathed in sunlight & there was virtually no traffic. What a fantastic and enjoyable drive uphill. Took us a little over one hour to reach Yercaud and we straightaway drove into the Forest Dept. Guest House - a cosy cottage set amidst sylvan surroundings.We were accorded VIP treatment and allotted the special room normally reserved for the Conservator of Forests.The room was chill and we climbed under the thick blankets for a brief nap.