Yercaud,IN
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General Information about Yercaud

At a distance of 31 km from Salem, 193 km from Coimbatore, 114 km from Hogenakkal, 349 km from Chennai and 249 km from Bangalore, Yercaud is a beautiful hill station in Salem district of Tamil Nadu and also one of the popular Tourist places in Tamilnadu. It is located in the Shevaroy range of hills in the Eastern Ghats at an altitude of 1515 m (4920 ft). Yercaud is also known as the 'Land of 7 forests'. Yercaud is known for its plantations majorly of coffee, orange, jackfruit, guava, cardamom and black pepper. The forests of Yercaud have an abundance of sandalwood, teak and silver oaks. From wild animals like bison, deer, foxes, mongooses, snakes, squirrels to birds like bulbuls, kites, sparrows and swallows can be found in these forests. Therefore, trekking through all this is a wonderful experience. Yercaud is a hill station called poor man's Ooty with abundant forests, vast coffee plantations and some unique species of flora and fauna resulting in gorgeous Yercaud is a picturesque hill stations on the Eastern Ghats and trekking here can be one of the most pleasurable experiences. The highest point in Yercaud is the Servarayan temple, which is situated at a height of 5326 feet.

Yercaud Lake has a boathouse, and is surrounded by gardens and woods. On the lake’s eastern shore, Anna Park has local plants and a Japanese garden with bonsai. To the southwest, Lady’s Seat vantage point has a watchtower with a telescope. Considered as Jewel of South. Lake forest. Scenic and beautiful surroundings.

Yercaud town got its name from the Yercaud Lake located at its center. In Tamil, Yeri means lake and Kaadu means forest.

Few places of Interest ;
Shevaroy Hills; Emerald Park; Kiliyur Falls; Bear's Point, PagodaPoint, Anna Park; Shevaroy Temple; Observation point Lady's seat; Yercaud-Rose Garden; Yercaud Lake Boat House; TreeTop Adventure; Kurumbapatti Zoological Park; Karadiyur View Point; fish aquarium; Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple; Titch Square


Summer Festival celebrated in Yercaud in the month of May is a special attraction. This festival is marked by a 7-day exhibition of flowers, dog shows, boating races and a village fair.

Yercaud has plenty of accommodation options. The closest international airport is the Coimbatore Airport, which is located at a distance of 185 km. The nearest rail head is Salem Junction, which is 31 km from Yercaud. Salem has trains from Trivandrum, Cochin, Erode, Guwahati, Patna, Mangalore, Chennai, Bangalore, Kanyakumari, Coimbatore, Mysore, Madurai, Trichy, Pondicherry, Alappuzha, New Delhi, Vizag, Kolkata, Jammu, Goa, Gorakhpur, Indore, Hyderabad and Dehradun. There are regular bus services between Salem and Yercaud.

The best time to visit Yercaud is from October to June. It usually takes 1-2 days to visit all the places in Yercaud.


Tamil Nadu people believe that serving food to another living being be it humans or animals, is a service to god itself. Therefore, they are generous when it comes to food, whether it is in their home or temples or even restaurants. Traditionally, this south Indian cuisine is served on a banana leaf and people sit on the floor to eat. It is rich in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.
The food mainly consists of rice, lentils, legumes with spices such as curry leaves, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, garlic etc. Coconut in various forms in widely used. A typical meal consists of Rice, Sambhar(Curry), two types of vegetables, curd and a pickle. Dosas, idilis, Upma, Parota, Sambhar, Rasam, Pongal are the dishes with which the cuisine of Tamil Nadu is identified. Paysam, Kesari, Sweet pongal are the sweet treasure of this cuisine.
Filter coffee is a specialty of the south-Indian cuisine. The making of filter coffee is like a ritual, as the coffee beans are first roasted and then powdered. They then use a filter set, few scoops of powdered coffee, enough boiling water is added to prepare a very dark liquid called the decoction. A 3/4 mug of hot milk with sugar, a small quantity of decoction is then served in Dabarah, a unique Coffee cup.


An Ideal Itinerary :

Day 1- Arrive at Yercaud, check-in and rest. Then visit the Big Lake and Pagoda Point.
Day 2- Begin day with a trek atop the hills. Later, visit Anna Park, Lady's Seat.
Day 3- Visit the Kiliyur Falls, Deer Park, Karadiyur View Point, Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple and Shevaroy Temple.

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