States Tamil Nadu Yercaud

Yercaud Travel Guide

Charming as a blue moon and ravishing as always, the hill station of Yercaud is the perfect escape for a relaxing and reviving holiday in Tamil Nadu. Luxuriant fields, sedating ambiance, and stupendous beauty best define the popular tourist attraction of Yercaud. Located in the Salem District and tucked away in the Shevaroy Ranges in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is one of the most-visited hill stations in South India perched at an altitude of 1515 m above the sea level. The name Yercaud is derived from two words ‘Yeri’ which means lake and ‘Kaadu’ refers to forests. This beautiful hill station is a rich producer of various crops like coffee, orange, jackfruit, guava, black pepper, and cardamom. Moreover, the verdant forest of Yercaud hill station boasts sandalwood, silver oaks, and teak in abundance. These woods are also a home to various wild creatures like deer, foxes, squirrels, bison, sparrows, bulbuls, swallows, and kites. For tourists, this hill station swanks many enthralling travel places to visit in order to make one’s Yercaud vacation memorable. Yercaud Lake, Lady’s Seat, Shevaroy Temple, Anna Park, Bears Cave, Orchidarium, Pagoda Point, Kiliyur Falls, and Arthur Seat are some of the tourism destinations in Yercaud that one must visit.

Amongst these, Botanical Garden is one such place which you surely can’t afford to miss out. This orchadium is nurtured with over 250 species of orchids including the endangered ones. However, Yercaud Lake is another not-to-miss attraction which is a perfect picnic spot. At Yercaud Lake, one can enjoy boating and the panoramic views of the emerald water and lush green lawns in the backdrop. Apart from the tourist places, one can also go for the trekking for the most pleasurable experience in Yercaud. The Summer Festival, held every year in the month of May, is a special mention that is undoubtedly one of the fun-filled festivals in India. For an indelible vacation well-supported by incredible services, arrangements and facilities, consider Tour My India as your travel guide for your next vacation. Our Yercaud travel package is packed with all the essential information on places to visit and things to do, which make it quite essential for travellers planning a tour to Yercaud.

Best Time to Visit Yercaud

Although this hill town can be visited throughout the year, summer and winter are considered as the ideal season to visit Yercaud. During these seasons, the town brings the best of its beauty to be enjoyed on a vacation here.

  • Summer

    Summer

    The season of summer in Yercaud commences in late March and lasts till the month of June. Throughout these months, the weather remains all pleasant and comfortable to explore the town, which makes it the best season to visit Yercaud. The temperature of the region during this time ranges between 10°C and 29°C.

  • Monsoon

    Monsoon

    Yercaud experiences monsoon season in the months between July and September. The town receives a moderate rainfall during these months. Due to the rainfall, it becomes difficult to trek in the region and also visit other attractions.

  • Winter

    Winter

    The month of October marks the onset of winter season in Yercaud which lasts till February. This is another ideal season to visit Yercaud as the temperature during this time varies from 13°C to 25°C and the climate condition is noted to be in the favour of tourism.

Best Places to Visit in and around Yercaud

Such is the charm of this resplendent hill station that even its snake-like-trails urges tourists to explore the enthralling attractions of this place. From spending a family time at Deer Park and sightseeing at Arthur Seat to exploring the ancient Beer Caves and picnicking at Yercaud Lake, the hill station offers many enthralling places from its treasure.

  • Yercaud Lake

    Evidently, the most picturesque tourism attraction in the town, Yercaud Lake is located in the south of the region. Known for proffering the surreal views of the emerald water and verdant greenery, the lake is a prime picnic spot in Yercaud. Enclosed by gardens, this lake gives an opportunity to tourists to indulge in the most exotic experience of boating in Tamil Nadu.

  • Deer Park

    Located in the near distance to the lake, Deer Park is a nice hangout spot for kids. Here, they get to see the sights of Deer, Swans, Peacocks, and Hamsters that will definitely amaze them. To make it a kid-friendly place in Yercaud, the park is also adorned with swings where children can enjoy some playful time.

  • Arthur Seat

    An interesting sightseeing choice in Yercaud, Arthur Seat is a vantage point from where one can savour the spectacular panoramas of the lake, Shevaroy Peak, and the whole town.

  • Anna Park

    Another park situated near to the lake is Anna Park. Japanese Park is a must-see attraction in this park. The place is perfect for travellers of all ages and is an ideal place to visit while on a picnic trip in Yercaud. However, one has to pay a nominal fee in order to enter the park. In the month of May, Anna Park hosts a flower event which lures a larger chunk of tourists.

  • Pagoda Point

    Pagoda Point, also esteemed as Pyramid Point, is another sightseeing place lies on the western side of the town. From this place, one can enjoy the impeccable vistas of Attur and Ayothiapattinam. There is also a Rama Temple located in between the Pagodas where one can spend time offering prayers and seeking blessings of the Almighty.

  • Orchidarium

    Dotted with varieties of rare and exotic orchids, Orchidarium is a place for nature lovers in Yercaud. Every year, thousands of tourists flock just to gaze upon their eyes on the exquisite beauty of this place. Not just the tourist, this beautiful tourist place in Yercaud has also lured various popular dignitaries from South Indian Film Industries. For all the plant lover, the star attraction of this place is the rear Ladies Slipper - an insect-eating orchid.

  • Kiliyur Falls

    The charm of this breathtaking falls is something to remember that is located some 3 km from the Yercaud Lake. One has to undergo an easy to moderate trekking in order to reach to this bewitching place. Given the tag of one of the most resplendent waterfalls in South India, Kiliyur is a perfect travel place in Yercaud for an unforgettable day-out experience.

  • Lady’s Seat

    Lady’s Seat is a vantage point to capture the astounding sights of the town. Proffering the ravishing views of mists, clouds, and luxuriant surrounding, this sightseeing spot in Yercaud is best to visit in the evening during the time of sunset. Lady’s Seat is counted amongst the most-loved tourist places in Yercaud.

  • Bears Cave

    To explore Bears Cave, one has to grant permission from the concerned authorities as it a private property. The cave is believed to be created by the bears and is esteemed as one of the important tourist places in Yercaud. Despite being blocked by the boulders and fallen rocks, the cave can be explored till 60 feet effortlessly.

Where to Stay in Yercaud?

Accommodation in Yercaud is a hassle-free affair with the existence of a plethora of budget and mid-ranged hotels. The hospitality guaranteed here is top class accompanied by lovely views of the surroundings and spick and span airy rooms. For more accommodation options, one can also choose to book in the nearby city of Salem which brims with a wider variety of places to stay.

How to Reach Yercaud?

Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu, the hill town of Yercaud though not directly, is very well-connected by all means of transport, whether air, rail or road. However, the best way to reach Yercaud is by travelling by air or rail.  

  • By Air

    The nearest airhead from Yercaud is Salem Airport (domestic) which is located at a distance of 46 km. However, for international tourists, Tiruchirappalli International Airport (172 km) serves as the nearest airport from Yercaud. Travellers can hire a taxi from the airport to reach the destination.

  • By Rail

    For those who prefer railway as their prime mean of transport, Salem Junction serves as the nearest railhead from Yercaud. The distance between the two is 31 km. Moreover, the railway is considered as the best way to reach Yercaud. Bus or taxi services can be avail from outside the railway station to reach the town.

  • By Road

    In order to reach Yercaud, one has to first react to Salem. From Salem, Yercaud is almost an hour drive away. The hill town of Yercaud is very well-connected with other neighbouring cities and town like Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, and Tiruchirappalli. Buses from these places ply on a regular interval which takes you to the hill station of Yercaud.

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