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Yercaud Tourism - Famous Hill Station Tour Vacations in Tamilnadu

Grange Resort
Grange Resort
Address: Cock Burn Road, Five Roads,
Location: Yercaud
Property Type: Business And Leisure Hotel

Hotel Shevaroys
Hotel Shevaroys
Address: Hospital Road, Yercaud Hills
Location: Salem,India
Property Type: Business And Leisure Hotel

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About Yercaud Hill Station In Tamilnadu

The beautiful summer retreat during the British times, today Yercaud hill station is known as the 'Ooty of Poor'. The misty weather, cool surroundings and a cover of plush green valleys make this hill destination one of the best hill station in Tamilnadu.

It is believed that Yercaud Tourism has derived its name from a tranquil lake which is situated at the centre of the town. While your visit to Yercaud, don't forget to peep into the vast coffee plantations and orange grooves which were introduced in the region by the Britishers.

Best Time To Visit Yercaud Hill Station Tamil Nadu:

February to June and September to November.

Famous Tourist Places of Yercaud Tourism:

Nothing can match the natural beauty of Yercaud hill station, mix a hint of popular travel attractions of the region and you are ready to explore the magic of the state with Yercaud tourism.

» Yercaud Lake:
  • Come here in May during the celebrations of Summer festival.
  • Surrounded by beautiful gardens and trees the Yercaud lake is ideal for picnic and also boat rides.
  • Paddle the boat yourself through the calm lake water and enjoy the romantic weather of the hills.

» Lady's Seat:
  • On the south-western side Lady's seat is basically a cluster of many rocks.
  • The rock form a structure that looks like a lady.
  • From here enjoy a panoramic view of Salem and the road going downwards.

» Killiyur Fall:
  • A perfect place for picnic with family and friends.
  • Kiliyur waterfall is located at a distance of 3 km from the Yercaud lake.
  • If you love photography then Killiyur is a perfect place for you.
  • Come here during Monsoons when the water is at high level then usual.

» The Servarayan Temple: Yercaud
Built atop the Servarayan hill at an elevation of 5, 326 m, Servarayan temple is a narrow and dark cave having the God Servarayan and the Goddess Kaveri inside. During the month of May, local tribes celebrate their annual festival in the Servarayan temple.

» Bear's Cave:
  • Located near Norton Bungalow Bear's cave is a nice place to visit.
  • The cave is considered one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya and has religious importance.

» The Grange:
Visit the oldest building of Yercaud built in 1820's by the then District Collector of Salem, M D Cockburn

» Best Time To Visit:
The most suitable time to visit Yercaud is from February to June and September to November, while late November and December tend to be cold and misty. Around April there are the pleasant showers, which bring the coffee bushes into blossom. Never visit during monsoon season (June-August) as heavy rains hampers in movement.

» Accommodation in Yercaud: With Tamilnadu Tourism:
Do not worry much about staying options in Yercaud. There are many good hotels and resorts here operated by TTDC. Some of them are

  • Grand Palace Hotel and Spa - 5 star resort
  • Sterling Resort - 4 star resort
  • Shevaroys Hotel - 3 star resort
  • MM Holiday Inn - 3 star resort

How To Reach Yercaud Hill Station:

» By Air : Trichy, located 163 km away is the nearest airport to Yercaud. Other airports are Coimbatore (190 km away) and Bangalore. All of them are connected to Chennai international airport

» By Road : One can also travel to Yercaud via road. It is just half hour drive from Salem. Regular state run and private buses and taxis ply from Salem and Chennai to Yercaud.

» By Rail : Nearest railway station to Yercaud is Salem junction, which is 36 km away. All southbound trains passing via Salem stop at Salem.