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Yercaud Travel

Situated about 1500 mts high in the Shevaroy (Servaroyan) Hills, Yercaud is a peaceful hill station, sans the trappings of most commercialized hill destinations. Yercaud owes its name to 2 words of Tamil origin - Yeri - lake and Kaadu - forest. Rich with coffee plantations and pepper cultivations, Yercaud offers a serene weekend getaway from Madras. An hour uphill from Salem and you will find yourself amidst thickly forested slopes.



Travel to Yercaud

Yercaud offers cool climate the year round. It can be reached from Bangalore, Coimbatore, Trichy or Chennai. Located on the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud offers trekking paths and opportunities for a relaxed laid-back holiday. Bananas, pears, oranges and jackfruits are grown aplenty.


  • The lake is the first thing that you will see on reaching Yercaud. You can avail of boating facilities here.

  • The Anna Park is located close to the lake.

  • Lady's Seat is a viewing point in these mountains that offers a breathtaking view of the area. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Salem.

  • A series of pyramid like structures constitute the Pagoda Point, yet another location that offers a wonderful view of the area.

  • You will find a temple dedicated to Lord Servarayan, the reigning deity in these hills. This temple is located inside a cave.

  • Check out the orchidarium run by the Botanical Survey of India.

  • Arthur's Seat allows tourists to catch a majestic view of the Yercaud Lake and the Shevaroyan Peak.

  • Located about 3 kms from Yercaud Lake, you can catch the cascading waters of the Killiyur Waterfalls.

Yercaud is frequented by those seeking a quick break from their busy schedules. It is also a preferred destination for conferences and business training meets. You can spend a couple of days, taking long walks and soaking in the idyllic ambience. If you can arrange a visit through a coffee plantation, it would be worth your while. Coffee plants and various types of spices are grown extensively. Greenhouses are home to grafted varieties of different fruits. Laze around a gurgling brook that flows through the plantation. You are sure to come back refreshed and ready to take on the rigors of city life.


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