Yercaud is a small hill station situated on the Shevaroy Hills of the Eastern Ghats in Salem District of Tamil Nadu. Yercaud has an untouched landscape and has a very pleasant climate. This city is popular for oranges and coffee plantations. Another name for Yercaud is 'Poor Man's Ooty'. Teak, sandalwood and silver oaks are there in great quantity in the forest areas of Yercaud. It’s an amazing place to visit.
PLACES TO SEE
This temple is located at the top of Servaroyan hill. It is very vital place of worship for tribal people living in these hills. The temple itself is a narrow and dark cave and seated inside are the god Servarayan and the goddess Kaveri representing the Shervaroy Hills and the Kaveri River. The local tribes celebrate their annual festival in this temple during the month of May.
Killiyur Falls is refreshing and looks marvellous and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls, they fall from the height of 300 ft...
These are there in the form of a seat, which overlooks the Salem town and ghat road. The Lady' Seat has derived its name from a set of rocks made naturally. It is supposed that an English lady used to spend her evenings at this place watching the panoramic view from this rock. In addition, the place also houses a viewing tower, which is equipped with a telescope so as to enjoy the beautiful view of Mettur Dam and Salem town.
The majority attraction in Yercaud is the big natural lake or the Emerald Lake. The lake with its breathtaking hilly surroundings and a well maintained garden on its banks is worth seeing for any person.
Bear's Cave, situated within the private coffee estate, is formed by two huge rocks is required to see for any tourist visiting Yercaud, which was believed to be home for the bears.
The Pagoda Point
Pagoda Point situated on the eastern part of Yercaud Hills and is also known as Pyramid Point. This has four piles of stones in order so as to form a pyramid shape. There is a Rama temple situated between the piles of stones.
HOW TO REACH
The nearest airport to Yeracud is at Tiruchirapalli. The other airports are at Coimbatore and Bangalore.
The nearest railway station is at the Salem Junction and the Salem Town.
Yeracud is well connected by road with the towns of Salem,Trichy, Madera, Bangalore and Coimbatore.
Yeracud experiences a moderate and healthy climate all through the year and Best season to visit Yercaud is from October to June.