yercaud City - Tamilnadu
Also known as ‘A poor man’s Ooty’, Yercaud is a hill station which is situated in the district of Salem, Tamil Nadu. It is a popular tourist attraction and is famed for its exquisite greenery, lush forests and coffee plantations. The hill is carpeted by a green sea of coffee and spice plantations.
Best Places in Yercaud
Pagoda point: A destination view point, the Pagoda point is the perfect location to catch the tranquility set in Yercaud. It is also known as Pyramid point owing to the fact that four piles of stones arranged in the shape of a pyramid resembles a temple tower is present in the region.
Shevaroy temple:Situated in the highest point of Shevaroy hills, the Shevaroy temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Shevaroyan who is the god of the hills. He is seen to appear with his consort Mother Kaveri.
Big Lake:The Big Lake also called Yercaud Lake is popularly called as Emerald Lake owing to the color of the lake. It is the only natural lake situated among the hill stations of South India. The Lake is surrounded by green hills covered with lush green trees and misty clad peaks.
Botanical garden: Situated in the heart of Yercaud the Botanical garden is a popular attraction in Yercaud. The garden is home to a variety of exotic and rare plant varieties especially flowers. It consists of an Orchidarium which is the third largest in India and a green house.
Killiyur falls: Sitated in the Shevaroy hills, the Killiyur falls is a tremendous attraction among tourist. During the monsoon the beauty of this falls is unbeatable and is at its maximum. The falls is surrounded by the existence of an evergreen forest that adds to the beauty of the waterfalls.
Bear’s Cave: According to the primitive people living close by, the Bear’s Cave is believed to be created by bears. This cave also served as a hideout and an excellent escape route to Tipu Sultan.
Other top places to visit in yercaud : Deer park, Lady’s Seat, Orchidarium and Norton’s Bungalow.
Best time to visit Yercaud :
Yercaud being a hill station is best visited during the months of October to June when the region receives less rainfall and holds a pleasant climate.
How to reach ?
By Air :The nearest airport is the Tiruchirapalli international airport which is at a distance of 163 kilometers away from Yercaud.
By Train : The nearest railway station is at Jolarpettai situated 20 kilometers from the hill station.
By Road : A good stream of network connects the hill station to a number of cities and towns of the state. A lot of public transports are also available to reach Yercaud.