Yercaud Hills, Salem

Yercaud Hills

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About Yercaud Hills

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Yercaud is one of the most well known hill stations of Tamil Nadu, at a distance of 22 km from the city of Salem. These hills form a part of the Servarayan Range in the Eastern Ghats and are situated at an altitude of 1515 m above sea level. The area of these hills is also popular for coffee plantations and orange groves, along with an orchidarium, which is run by the Botanical Survey of India. The highest point at these hills is the site of the Servarayan Temple, due to which, these hills are also sometimes referred to as Shevaroy Hills. It is also home to the Murugar group of temples. The place also has a nearby lake, which is famous as a boating site, and also for its gardens.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Nitin Pethkar

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  • Nitin Pethkar
  • Lives in Nagpur
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  • 78 Reviews
  •  61 helpful votes
  •  60899 readers

"Jewel of the south"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Yercaud in the Servarayan Hills (Shevaroy Range) of Salem District. It is a quite pleasant hill resort in Tamil Nadu. The name is derived from the Picturesque Yeri (Lake) once surrounded by Kadu (forest). Yercaud is a Beautiful hill station with a pleasant cool climate. Yercaud's temperature never rises above 30 C or falls below 13 C. This is one hill station where one does not feel the biting cold of winter. With such a salubrious climate, Yercaud can be visited round the year. It is 30 Km from Salem and is the least expensive hill station in India.
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Arun Rajan

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  • Arun Rajan
  • Lives in Chennai
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  • 98 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
  •  22705 readers

"Best trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 28, 2016
This hill station is near to Chennai and the trio from bottom to top of hill is long and you will enjoy the view of city from the top. There are many hair pin bends and you will enjoy the ride in bus or bike or car no matter what.
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Srinivasan Thangavel

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  • Srinivasan Thangavel
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1134 readers

"Other way to reach heaven"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 18, 2015
Yercaud - located to the north of Salem, Tamil Nadu. Whenever we travel towards Yercaud we go only through the Hasthampatti- Korimedu- Yercaud. Even though the views from the hill road is good there is much traffic and its exploited. We forget that there is another way to reach Yercaud which is beautiful and majestic while travelling through a 6 feet wide road. Route map is as follows Salem - Valasaiyur- Kuppanur - Yercaud. It's the road which is less taken by the visitors. We locals travel mostly by this road enjoying the fresh air and making stoppage at any place we need. It goes through the coffee estates and it's not been much exploited I recommend tourist to try this route at least once!!!

PS: Road is closed from 9. 00 PM to 6. 00 AM. So please plan accordingly. Also keep a spare tyre as there would be no shop found in this way.
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Sathish Kumar

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  • Sathish Kumar
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"It's an excellent place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 18, 2015
It's one of the best and coolest place in Salem. An awesome experience to me when I had gone to the Yercaud Hills. I visited many places in Yercaud - Boating in Lake, Ladies point, Gents point, Flower Garden, Zoo, Gardens etc. Roads to the hill is very clear and easy to drive bikes. While bike ride to the Yercaud is very excellent.
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Pips Rahul

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  • Pips Rahul
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
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"Not maintained"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Jul 12, 2015
Maybe not a nice time to visit. The place was dry, except for the lake. The viewpoints are ill maintained. The guy outside the lake writing on rice grain is a charm.
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Shruthi Sankar

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  • Shruthi Sankar
  • 2 Reviews
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"Affordable hill station in Tamil Nadu"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 18, 2015
I had a wonderful experience in Yercaud, the climate was really awesome. There are various sightseeing in Yercaud like Lady's seat, Gents seat, Children's seat you can have a full view of the city from this point. Great foods and snacks. Shevaroys hotel serves good buffet, totally it was an affordable hill station visit. Must place to visit in Tamil Nadu during summer vacation.
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Suresh chandran C

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  • Suresh chandran C
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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 10 Reviews
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"Attractive place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 8, 2015
This is small and very very attractive hills station. This climate is very chilled. Here Rose garden and Ladies and Gents seat sight seeing places available. Wonderful lake is also available.
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  • Sriram
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
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"Good Experience"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 5, 2015
It was overall a good experience. Ladies Seat, Children Seat, Gents Seat is worth a watch. Boating experience in the Lake was nice. We had our food in Sri Venkateswara Hotel, a pure vegetarian hotel, near bus stand, food was tasty.
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Prem Ranjan

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  • Prem Ranjan
  • Lives in Patna
  • 2 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
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"Best hill station and good activities"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 17, 2015
Its totally paisa vasool trip, we enjoyed a lot. Its totally rocking and lovely place. We played games like mount climbing and lovely eyesight. There is good facilities available and fantastic view.
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Sugu Maran

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  • Sugu Maran
  • Lives in Salem
  • 2 Reviews
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"Beautiful place of peace"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 5, 2014
Yercaud is the beauty of Salem, when you start driving or riding on the Yercaud road you will feel the bliss of nature giving more and more peace as you go up hill. Once you reached the top there is a lake and parks and several places for sightseeing.
Yercaud treats all class of people equally were all types of facilities are available for all sorts of people. And the important thing is you don't need to spend a lot for this beautiful, natural mesmerizing visit.
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  • 6 votes

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