Yercaud, at a height of 1515 metres, is situated in the Shevaroy Hills of Tamil Nadu. A serene little hill town, Yercaud is located on the Eastern Ghats and promises a unique experience because of its unusual topography.While the rest of this region is more or less dry, Yercaud stands out in welcome contrast with its cool climate and temperatures that never go above 30ºC. Its low profile makes it a less expensive destination than its popular counterparts in south India like Ooty and Kodaikkanal. Yercaud's pretty landscape mostly comprises coffee plantations and thickly forested slopes. It offers good trekking and boating opportunities. It is believed that these hills were part of the ancient megalith-builders' domain which stretched from Cornwall through Brittany and Iberia to India. Legend has it that Yercaud's visitors predate recorded history.
Tourist attractions in Yercaud
We recommend following Popular Sightseeing spots in Yercaud:
Yercaud Lake : The Yercaud Lake with a picturesque pool surrounded by gardens and well-wooded trees are the first things that catches the attention of travelers. The water is cold and plea sing and it leaves you refreshed to your deepest self. The garden surrounding the lake is well groomed and best seen during the month of May when the Summer Festival is organized. Enjoy a scintillating boat ride in the lake, which is amidst the most breathtaking gardens and trees.
Lady's Seat : Lady's seat is name given to a cluster of rocks on the south west side of Yercaud. There is a steep drop of about 200 feet below from this point. One gets a panoramic view of distant Salem and the winding road up. It surely is a breath-taking view. The view is spectacular particularly in the night with the twinkling lights of Salem town in sight.
Killiyur Falls : The Killiyur waterfall is located at a distance of about 3 km from the Yercaud Lake. The ideal time to visit the waterfall is immediately after the monsoons. The water comes via a stream all the way from the Big Lake. The water comes via a stream all the way from the Big Lake.
Bear's Cave : Situated near the Yercaud's oldest bungalow, Norton Bungalow, Bear' s Cave is formed by two huge boulders and lies on the way to Servaroyan Temple. The cave is about 7 feet below the ground level and is said to extend beyond the Servaroyan temple till Kaveri in the state of Karnataka which is around 485 Km away.
The Grange : The Grange is one of the oldest buildings in Yercaud, built in 1820's by the then District Collector of Salem, M D Cockburn.
The Servarayan Temple : Situated at the highest point in Shevaroy hills, the Servaroyan temple is a beautifully carved cave temple. This temple is famous for the festival, which is organized here by the local tribes in the month of May. The temple is a narrow and dark cave having the God Servarayan and the Goddess Kaveri inside, which the Shevaroy Hills and the Cauvery River.
Anna Park : Situated near the Yercaud Lake, Anna Park is very beautiful. Nearby, there are few other parks like Lake Park, Gandhi Park, and Children Park.
Small Lake : Small Lake is situated very close to town, which is famous for being fed by seven wells. A road bound the lake and towards one end of the lake is Montfort School and towards the other end is the town.