Yercaud is located in the Shevaroy Hills of north-central Tamil Nadu about 4,500 ft above sea level. It is a quiet, calm and full of natural charms hill station in Tamil Nadu. The Yercaud Hills as a whole provide you many scenic beauties and panoramic views with a pleasant cool climate. Due to its moderate temperature all year round Yercaud can be visited whenever you wish to. Popular as the' Poor man's Ooty', Yercaud is one of the cheapest hill station destination in India.
Tourist Activities : Famous for its scenic beauty, calmness and natural charm, the place has bounty of beautiful and exotic flowers like sunflower, roses and dahlias giving you a sense of serenity when you pass through them. As you approach Yercaud, you can't afford to miss the coffee plantations and orange groves on the way.
Local Attractions : The main attraction of Yercaud is the Big Lake. If you are fond of boating then you can hire pedal boats and rowboats according to your choice. Near the Lake is Anna Park, with a beautiful garden. During the month of May many summer festivals are organized here. Prominent among them are kids fancy flower shows, dog shows, boating races. There is also a small lake fed by seven wells, situated in the close vicinity of town.
There are some fantastic viewing points in Yercaud. Lady's Seat offers you a spectacular view of Salem Town and Mettur Dam on the Cauvery River. Gent's Seat or Pagoda Point is other viewing point that is situated very close to Lady's Seat.
Shevaroy temple dedicated to local deity Servaran is situated atop Shevaroy Hills, at the highest point in Yercaud at 5.326 ft above sea level. Local tribes celebrate their annual festival here in May. It's one of the main attractions of tourist visiting Yercaud.
On the way to Shevaroy Temple, there is the famous Bear's Cave believed to be an escape route of a long gone raja (king) when he was attacked and fleeing.
Other famous tourist destinations here include Killiyur Falls, Botanical Gardens and Montfort School.
Hotels in Yercaud : Most famous hotels and resorts in Yercaud are Hotel Shevaroys, Sterling Days Inn Resort, Green Fort Inn, Hotel Shoba, Silver holidays Cottages, Hotel Tamil Nadu and The House of Peace.
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When to visit
Avoiding monsoons when the rains are heavy here you can visit Yercaud all year round.
Tourist Information Centre
Government of Tamil Nadu
Bangalore City Railway Station
STD code- 0423
Tamil Nadu Tourist Office
Tourism Complex, Wallajah Road
STD code- 04179