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YERCAUD: The hotels in Yercaud are gearing up for New Year celebrations.

With tourists from Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu pouring in, the hotels in the hill station have started giving final touches to the New Year Eve’s preparations. Many of the hotels, which boast of more than 500 rooms, are overflowing.

“The season is very good this year. Besides, the inflow also has increased than last year since the IT Industry has started showing a bounce back with recession also withdrawing,” a hotelier said.

Packages

The place has two three-star hotels, many resorts, private estate houses and many budget class hotels. Shevaroys Hotel, Grand Palace and other hotels offer interesting packages for New Year’s Eve.

B. G. Gopi Viswanath, Resort Manager, Lake Forest Resorts, affiliated to Club Mahendra group told ‘The Hindu’ that all cottages had been booked since the day after Christmas.

Shows

“Many of us are hosting fashion shows, late night dinners, dances with music and games for children with exciting prizes,” he pointed out.

Visu Kaliappa, another resort owner said that the tourists preferred to stay in hotels with rich heritage. “Many British built mansions had been converted into resorts offering the guests a sense of heritage touch. We give Italian and French cuisines too for which special cooks also have been brought,” he added.

With the mercury dipping below 15 degree Celsius, the hill station is now brimming with New Year Eve activities.

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