|Destination Type: Hill Station|
This quiet little hill station on the Shevaroy hills of the Eastern ghats is the only one of its kind in northern Tamil Nadu. While the rest of this region is generally dry, including the predominantly short and rocky hills of the Eastern ghats, Yercaud presents a welcome contrast with its cool climate
where temperature never rises above 30ºC and dip below 13ºC . It is also a less expensive place than either Udhagamandalam or Kodaikkanal.
Coffee and citrus fruits, most notably oranges, are grown in abundance apart from bananas, pears and jack. Scenically, Yercaud is as enchanting and picturesque as the hill stations on the Western ghats and trekking here can be one of the most pleasurable ways to pass time.
Places for sight-seeing include the Lake, Lady's Seat, Killiyur Falls, Pagoda Point, Arthur's Seat, Kaveri Peak and the Shevaroyan temple
By Air : The Nearest Airport is Coimbatore Airport 200 kms & Bangalore Airport 230kms
By Rail : The Nearest Railway Station is Salem 30kms & Karur 123 kms
By Road : You can easily get regular buses to Yercaud from other major cities of the country.
Yercaud Lake : The first thing that attracts a visitor is the lake. It is a picturesque pool surrounded by gardens and well wooded trees. Boating in the cold water of the lake is enchanting as well as refreshing.
The Anna Park : Near the Lake. It is a lovely garden.
Lady's Seat : It overlooks the winding ghat road and provides a breath - taking view. This view is spectacular at night with the twinking lights of Salem town in sight. The Tourists can have a panoramic view of the plains below through the telescope mounted at the Lady's seat.
Pagoda Point : Another vantage view point.
Killiyur Falls : This 3000 feet high water falls is situated amidst picturesque surroundings.
The Servaroyan Temple : It is situated atop Servaroyan hill. The tribals here celebrate their annual festival in May every year.
The Montfort School : The Montfort School and the Sacred Heart Convent are the two famous educational institutions at Yercaud imparting education to boys and girls respectively.
The Retreat : Started in 1945 by the brothers of Don Bosco. This institution serves as a Novitiate House where students of the religious order stay and study.
Visit 32-km Loop Road, Big Lake, Namakkal, Salem, Mettur