Yercaud , Tamil Nadu


Yercaud is a hill station in Salem District in Tamil Nadu. It is located in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats; the Yercaud hill area is called theShevroy Hills. It is situated at an altitude of 1515 metres above sea level, and the highest point in Yercaud is the Servarayan temple, at 5,326 feet. 

As a popular tourist destination, Yercaud  is also called as Jewel of the south. The temperature never rises above 29 °C  or goes below 13 °C . Coffee and citrus fruits, most notably oranges, are grown in abundance, as well as bananas, pears and jackfruit. Scenically, Yercaud is as enchanting and picturesque as the hill stations on the eastern ghats and trekking here can be one of the most pleasurable experiences.

There is a 7-day exhibition of flower shows, dog shows, boating races and a village fair is held during the month of May. 

Places to visit

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Emerald Lake

 In Yercaud town,  the lake in a wonderful surrounding of hills and natural shoals. Also a beautifully landscaped garden on one bank. It has boating facility. This lake is the only natural lake among all the hill station lakes in the South. 

Deer Park

Situated in the Lake. Suitable for Kids to playground.

Anna Park

 The park is situated next to the Lake. It is typical park used to host the “Flower Show” in the month of May. The “Japanese Park” inside Anna Park is a must see.

Arthur Seat

A bird’s eye view of the Big Lake, Yercaud Town and the Shevaroyan Peak is available from this vantage point, which is reached by taking the steep road going north from the centre point of town 1 km from town.

Lady's Seat, Gent's Seat

There is a mini park and it is a breath taking spot for a picnic. 2 km from town.

Pagoda point

This lies on the Eastern side of the Yercaud hills and is also known as Pyramid Point.  One can get a grand view of Attur and Ayothiapattinam from this picnic spot. 5 km from town.

Kiliyur Falls

The surplus water from the Yercaud Lake and the other reaches of the Shevaroys Hills fall deep into the Kiliyur Valley in a breath taking 300 feet fall. The views from the bottom and top of the falls are breathtaking. 

Shevarayan Temple

The Shervarayan Temple is situated at the top of this hill. It is dedicated to Lord Shervaroyan. The temple itself is a narrow and dark cave and seated inside are God Shervarayan and Goddess Kaveri representing the Shervaroyan Hills and the river Kaveri. 

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