The final stretch of the road to the parking lot at Wild Planet Jungle
Resort is unpaved dirt road, but its patiently drivable in any car. Be
prepared to reverse when someone comes in the opposite direction. This
is a narrow hilly road, but the stay at the resort is worth it. From the
parking lot, they take you in a 4 wheel drive vehicle to the actual
resort which is a bumpy ride!
On the return journey, I almost drove off the hill as I took the wrong ‘exit’ before I went out through the gate. The bumpy dirt road is narrow. I also had to reverse to let a car past. Quite a nice little adventure
Following Google maps is not always a good option. I was driving from Vellore to Yercaud and it instructed me to turn off before reaching Salem and took me on a route through Danishpet. This was the worst road I have driven in. Narrow, broken, lonely and probably dangerous. The scenery at times is great, but I wouldn’t advice this route at all!
A few clips from the dash cam as we drove down from Yercaud. This is the
Yercaud – Salem Ghat road which we took on our way to Vellore via
This route is a bit longer but way better than the other Ghat road that
we took to climb up to Yercaud.