Tourist attractions in Yercaud

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Yercaud is a marvelous picturesque hill station in south India which belongs to Salem district in Tamil Nadu. This naturally blessed sightseeing location is popularly known as ‘Ooty of the poor’. Yercaud is a calm and beautiful place, absolutely suitable to get refreshed with its spectacular sceneries, watercourses, crystal clear water lake etc. It is really eye-catching to view the misty mountain ranges which encircle the region. This elevated area is spread across the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats. The name ‘Yercaud’ is said to have derived from the spectacular water lake located amid dense forest. In Tamil, the word ‘Yeri’ means lake and the meaning of ‘Kaadu’ is forest.
Yercaud was discovered by the British in 19th century and nowadays this enchanting location has been attracting by a number of tourists. When compared to other main tourist locations in the country, the cost of living in Yercaud is very low. The hill station is located at a height of 1,515 meters above sea level and covers an area of 382.67 square kilometers, comprising of Reserve Forest. Since the climate here is very much similar to that of Ooty, the best time to visit the place is during summer. The cool and chill greeneries among the landscape area are popular for oranges, black pepper and coffee plantations. Other wholesome fruits available here are Jack fruit and guava. The entire area is being declared as a town ship and administered by a village council.
Some of the major tourist attractions in Yercaud are mentioned below.

 

emerald lake in yercaud Emerald Lake – This is a natural water source popularly known by the name Emerald Lake. The crystal clear water lake which is encircled by hills and natural sandbank is one of the major attractions of the destination. The view of the floating fountain in the lake is really an amazing experience…. Read more…
ornamental lake in yercaud Ornamental Lake – Ornamental lake in Yercaud is very small when compared to the Emerald lake. The water source which locates in the heart of the town is bordered by Yercaud Library, Sports Club and the Montfort School. Unfortunately, the lake is being concealed by a fort like compound wall…. Read more…
killiyur waterfalls in yercaud Killiyur Waterfalls – Killiyur Fall is located at a distance of 3 km from the Yercaud Lake. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Shervaroyan hill ranges belong to the eastern ghats. This 300 feet high water falls is situated amidst picturesque surroundings…. Read more…
anna park in yercaud Anna Park – Anna Park in Yercaud is one of the prominent places that comes to the mind of visitors. It is a well preserved garden which is to be visited in this hill station. The spectacular sightseeing place is the combination of four small parks known as Lake park, Deer park, Gandhi park and children’s park…. Read more…
botanical garden in yercaud Botanical Garden – The Botanical garden in Yercaud is located at a distance of 2 km from the enchanting Emerald Lake. The spectacular gorgeous garden which encloses Orchidarium and green house is an ideal place to know more about the flora fauna of the region…. Read more…
montfort school in yercaud Montfort School – The Montfort School which established in the year 1917 by Brother Denis was initially a revered European School. The institution was at its tremendous glory and developmental process at the time of First World War. The picturesque environments…. Read more…
pagoda point in yercaud Pagoda Point – Pagoda point in Yercaud is one of the best view points from where the absolute view of Yercaud valley can be enjoyed to its maximum. This location offers panoramic scenes of the Salem town and enchanting views of the nearby the hilly region…. Read more…
ladies seat, gents seat and children seat in yercaud Ladies seat, Gents seat and Children seat – Ladies Seat, Gents Seat and Children Seat are the vantage points on the Yercaud hills which situate south-west to Shevaroy Hill ranges. These spots are present in the form of a seat, which overlooks the Salem town and ghat road which leads to Yercaud…. Read more…
arthurs seat in yercaud Arthurs Seat – Arthur’s Seat is a magnificent vantage point which locates at the top of a captivating hill located at the Yercaud tourist center. This elevated location provides an eye catching view of the Emerald Lake, eternal beauty of Yercaud Town and thrilling appearance of Shervaroyan Peak…. Read more…
karadiyur viewpoint in yercaud Karadiyur viewpoint – The Karadiyur viewpoint is about twelve km away from Yercaud town and approachable through well maintained roads. Visitors can drive their vehicle right up to the view point from where they can enjoy the lush green carpet of forested hills…. Read more…
tipperary viewpoint in yercaud Tipperary Viewpoint – Tipperary View Point is the southernmost sightseeing spot in Yercaud and can be reached by taking drive along Tipperary Road. The journey through the road offers a lot of magnificent views and hence a breath taking experience. This is one of the most popular locations…. Read more…
white elephant tooth rocks in yercaud White Elephant Tooth Rocks – White elephant tooth rocks in Yercaud are another amazing sight that can be collected from the granite embedded Tipperary viewpoint. These are two white rocks located at a height of 120 feet. The spectacular rocks are believed to be the leftovers of a meteorite…. Read more…
manjakuvai viewpoint in yercaud Manjakuvai Viewpoint – Manjakuvai Viewpoint is one of the marvelous sightseeing locations in Yercaud. The climate here is very pleasant and the place is quite famous for its picturesque environments and landscape scenes…. Read more…
heaven's ledge in yercaud Heaven’s Ledge – Heaven’s Ledge is a campsite located on a cliff overlooking a beautiful valley. The name given to the site has the meaning ‘living on the edge’. Here, edge of a spectacular cliff is cleared to arrange a comfortable camp site. The spectacular sightseeing campsite is situated 15 kms distant…. Read more…
annamalaiyar temple viewpoint in yercaud Annamalaiyar Temple Viewpoint – Annamalaiyar Temple Viewpoint is about 8 km away from Yercaud Lake located in the village of Thalaisolai. This is a popular vantage point from where enchanting views of the blessings of nature can be collected….. Read more…
shevaroy hills in yercaud Shevaroy Hills – Shevaroy hills in Yercaud belong to the infinitely lying eastern ghat mountain ranges situated in the north central Tamil Nadu State in India. This is an isolated hill ranges located near Salem. Shevaroy hill ranges cover an area of about 150 square miles (390 square km)…. Read more…
servarayan temple in yercaud Servarayan Temple – Servarayan Temple in Yercaud is a historic cave temple located at the third highest position of the hill station [5,326 feet (1,623 m)]. Inside the temple, there are idols of Lord Murugan and Mother Kaveri. The cave is appeared still deeper behind these idols…. Read more…
bear's hill in yercaud Bear’s Hill – Bear’s hill is an elevated sightseeing spot located about 2 km away from Yercaud town. Montfort school which is diagonally adjacent to the Bear’s hill can be viewed from the south eastern side while Sacred Heart Convent from the eastern side…. Read more…
bear's cave in yercaud Bear’s Cave – Bear’s cave is one of the most captivating attractions in Yercaud. It is located in a private coffee estate near the Norton Bungalow which is assumed to be the oldest European styled bungalow in the landscape region. The Bungalow located on the way to Servaroyan Temple…. Read more…
grange in yercaud Grange – The Grange in Yercaud is an ancient castle built in 1820 by the British collector M D Cockburn who is well known as the father of Yercaud. This mansion is one of the oldest architectural wonders that can be viewed in Yercaud. At the region surrounding the castle there grows coffee…. Read more…
silk farm in yercaud Silk Farm – Silk farm in Yercaud is about 2.km distant from the hill station town. This eye catching place is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. Here, visitors can see the abundantly cultivating mulberry plants on which silk worms are grown comfortably…. Read more…

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