Ornamental lake in Yercaud is very small when compared to the Emerald lake. The spectacular 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 and hence the beauty of the lake as a whole cannot be collected with a mere view. Although it is not as attractive as the Emerald Lake, the surrounding areas of the water source have the appearance of a wild beauty. The wildness of the scenic lake is because of the presence of thickly growing greeneries and wooded trees in the adjoining areas. Hence, in other words the small lake can be referred as the ‘beauty in the wild’. As this lake preserves its natural wild appearance with thickly growing flora, it is a place to enjoy the blessings of nature in its original form. This is the reason why tourist flow to this hill station in abundance.
The water to the ornamental lake in Yercaud is fed by seven wells and hence the small lake can be considered as a man made water source. It is said that the lake does not dry up even during summer. The small lake is assumed to have developed from rocks that were cut out during the construction of the nearby Montfort School.
The lake is one of the renowned tourist attractions in Yercaud. Visitors can relax at this place while taking a walk along the lake banks for viewing the panoramic scenes present in the nearby area. This is an enchanting place to be visited in the Yercaud hill station.
The lake can be viewed perfectly while entering into the Montfort school campus. Visitors can experience the goodness of calm and quietest environments prevailing in the adjoining areas of the lake. This unique tranquility is the main feature of this locality. These specialties have made this landscape region an ultimate place for relaxation for the visitors who come with their family members. The lake is surrounded by a road, the quarter of which is marshy and disgusting and hence looks unimpressive.
Even though boating is possible through the water source, there are not much boating facilities at the lake to meet the requirements of the visitors.
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