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Yercaud Attractions

 

Yercaud Attractions

yercaud beauty Yercaud is a destination that must be visited. This hill station, located in Salem District of Tamil Nadu is an enchanting destination which can be explored during a romantic honeymoon, family vacations, or while vacationing with friends or colleagues.

A part of the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud has several hills and bountiful areas to explore. Some of the best places to visit in Yercaud are filled with natural beauty and abundance of flora and fauna, making this sleepy hill station a mesmerizing and enthralling holiday destination.

Weather condition

  • Location: Tamil Nadu, India
  • Altitude: 1500 m (approx.)
  • Summer Temperature: 30°C (maximum), 16°C (minimum)
  • Winter Temperature: 25°C (maximum), 13°C (minimum)
  • 2000 mm (maximum), Rainfall: 1500 mm (minimum)
  • Best Time to Visit: Through Out the Year (Due to its Not-So-Extreme Weather both in Winter and Summer)

Session - 1

YERCAUD LAKE
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YERCAUD LAKE

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The greatest attraction in Yercaud is the big natural lake or the Emerald Lake. The lake with its wonderful hilly surroundings and a well maintained garden on its banks is a feast for the eyes of any person. There is a floating fountain in the lake and boating facilities are available at a reasonable charges

BOTANICAL GARDEN
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BOTANICAL GARDEN

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Any tourist who is interested in flora and in knowing about various species of plants has to surely visit the orchidarium and the green house in the Botanical garden. Yercaud is the place where the famous Kurinji flower blooms in plenty and the specialty of this flower is that it will bloom only once in 12 years.

KILIYUR FALLS
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KILIYUR FALLS

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This exciting and amazing waterfall is about three km from the Yercaud Lake and is at its best when visited after the South West monsoon or the North East monsoon. The excess water of the Yercaud Lake as well as the water from the Shevaroy Hills fall deep into the Killiyur valley from a height of 3000 ft and its view is breathtaking.

DEER PARK
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DEER PARK

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When traveling to Yercaud leave plenty of time for sightseeing - you wouldn't want to miss out on top attractions like Deer Park! It is situated in an island in the middle of the lake.

ANNA PARK
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ANNA PARK

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Anna Park is located along side the Yercaud lake which adds more appealing to the surroundings. The park has decorated with many colorful and captivating plants and flowers. One can enjoy the nature of Yercaud and aroma of the alluring flowers in this park. It is ideal place for families as the park has facilities for kids entertainment.

 

Session - 2

SHEVAROY TEMPLE
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SHEVAROY TEMPLE

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This temple is located at the ultimate peak of entire Shevaroy range of hills. The Shevaroy temple is situated on top of the flat-topped Shevaroy hills and is dedicated to Lord Shevaroyan. The temple consists of a narrow and dark cave which is impenetrable and the idols of Lord Shevaroyan and Goddess Kaveri are placed inside it.

KARADIYUR VIEW POINT
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KARADIYUR VIEW POINT

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It is a vertical cliff with a beautiful view of valley and Mettur Dam. It is located in Karadiyur Village about 12 kms away from lake.

MAHAMERU TEMPLE
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MAHAMERU TEMPLE

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Very intricately sculpted temple. A must visit place in Yercaud.

SUNRISE VIEW POINT
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SUNRISE VIEW POINT

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Manjkutty (Manjakuti) Sunrise Point in Yercaud gives you a taste of what this region is all about. Right in front of you are bare and arid hill slopes that seem to get increasingly green and fresh as they roll into the distance. Being only six kilometers from Yercaud, it is a good place to trek or drive to if you want to make a quick getaway for a couple of hours.

 

Session - 3

PAGODA POINT
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PAGODA POINT

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Pagoda point or pyramid point is a viewpoint located on the eastern part of Yercaud hills. This has four piles of stones arranged so as to form a pyramid shape. It is said to be built by the local tribes and now there is a Rama temple located between the piles of stones.

LADY'S SEAT, GENTS SEAT AND CHILDRENS SEAT
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LADY'S SEAT, GENTS SEAT AND CHILDRENS SEAT

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This is a cluster of Rocks on the South West of the Yercaud hills over looking the ghat road and the town of Salem to the South. There is a natural rock formation in the form of a seat where reportedly a white English Lady of yester years spent her evenings viewing the magnificent panorama before ones eyes. There is a sheer drop of about 200 feet at this point into a private estate in the valley below. There is a man made viewing tower with Telescopes. One can see the magnesite deposits on the plains and on clear days a view of Mettur Dam. One should not miss the night view of the Salem town with millions of twinkling lights. On the right of Ladys Seat are Sterling Resorts, Gents Seat and Childrens Seat. There is a mini park and it is a breath taking spot for a picnic. 2 km from town.

SILK FARM AND ROSE GARDEN
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SILK FARM AND ROSE GARDEN

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It is situated very close to Lady's Seat. This is the place where Silkworms are reared. Located 2 Km from yercaud town, one can see the cultivation of mulberries, the growing of silk worms and the method of spinning silk.

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