Yercaud Tourism
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Yercaud Tourism

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Yercaud Info

  • State: Tamil Nadu
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1515 m
  • Pincode: 636601
  • District: Salem
  • Language: Tamil
  • STD code: 04281
  • Weather: Summer 22 to 37°C, Winter 19 to 32°C

History of Yercaud

Yercaud was founded by Governor of Madras Presidency, Thomas Munroe, in 1842. David Cockburn was called the Father of Yercaud as he helped with the development of resources of Shevaroy and for introducing the plantation and cultivation of apple, coffee and pears. Tea plantations in Yercaud was introduced by Dr.Wallich. Trees of cinnamon were also introduced during the same period. Many Christians missionaries were attracted hailing to the cool climate. They put up the Convent schools of girls and boys. MSP Rajes was the first one to start Indian coffee plantation in Yercaud.

People And Culture of Yercaud

Malayalis and Vellalas majorly constitute the population if Yercaud. Yercaud Malayalis are not connected to Kerala but are referred to the ‘Hill Men’, people residing in the hills. The Tamil refuges who escaped from the Telugu clan advanced to Yercaud and have been residing here for over 500 years. The main source of consistent economy is tourism and agriculture. Coffee is the mainly grown crop, along with few other fruits and spices.

Pongal and Diwali are celebrated extravagantly in Yercaud. Summer Festival, that happens in the month of May is really famous. It is a 7 day festival. Various exhibitions, flower show, dog show and boat races happen during the festival. The Servarayan Temple also holds a festival in May. During the Yercaud tour one can witness the culture.

Things To Do in Yercaud

Sightseeing in Yercaud is a treat to the sore eyes. To escape to from the hustle and bustle of the city, there are many places to visit in Yercaud. Yercaud lake has some stunning view and is one of the famous Yercaud tourist places. Yercaud sightseeing is complete only after driving the 32 km road by the tea plantations on both sides. To add on the places to see in Yercaud, to witness the history and development of Yercaud, one can head to the Monfront School. Pagoda Point is another great Yercaud attraction to hit with beautiful clouds floating overhead. Kiliyur falls, Lady’s Seat, Silk farm and Rose Garden, Norton’s Bungalow, Deer park, Bear Cave, Kottachedu Teak Forest, Anna Park are the other Yercaud places to visit.

Food And Shopping in Yercaud

There are a lot of things to do in Yercaud. The Salem market is the closest tourists can head if they want to do any shopping while visiting Yercaud. Textiles, handloom fabrics, spices like cloves and pepper, can be found here. Located in South India, most of the restaurants serve South Indian food in Yercaud. Many non vegetarian delicacies are also servied. There are many North Indian restaurants and western cafes in Yercaud.

Accommodation in Yercaud

On how to reach Yercaud, one can fly to Tiruchirapalli, Coimbatore, Bangalore or Chennai and drive from there on. Salem Junction is the nearest railway station to reach Yercaud. Many to choose to drive or take buses from Chennai, Salem or Bangalore. From budget to luxury hotels, there are many hotels in Yercaud to stay at - Golden Nest Resorts, Clifton Inn, Sri Durga Residency, Trek Inn Yercaud and many more.



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Yoganandh Vijayakumar

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  • Yoganandh Vijayakumar
  • Lives in Salem
  • 1 Review

"Good" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Today
Appearance is very good. Nice place, very well response and activities. But viewing point not satisfied, night vision is not satisfied, low food veraities, over all OK ... But not bad. Middle class pepole cheap and best residency. Reception good, no car parking safety, cyug7g7g8g8g8g8 7cuc7f7f7f7g vuvug7g7gd7g6d6d ufuf7f7f7f7f7f7f vuvug7g7g8gg7g8g
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Sajid sageer

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  • Sajid sageer
  • 4 Reviews
  •  354 readers

"Not much to enjoy"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
When looking into the weather and places there is not much to enjoy over there. One can enjoy the boating, we are not able to see botanical garden since its a government holiday over there. Other places like parks are not much worth. We didn't go to falls since we heard that there is no water.
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Vikram v

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  • Vikram v
  • 2 Reviews
  •  365 readers

"Average Destination"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Travellers can reach this destination on road via Salem. October To February is the good season for visiting this location.
This place has a Lake, Sarvarayan Temple & water falls. So a day trip is advisable.
This place can be chooses only if you want to relax out of city life. If you have nature on mind with rivers & falls then Ooty, Valpari or Kodai should be considered.
Yercaud is a sleepy town with nothing to shop. Night life is dead.
Approach roads are too small & cause irritate you to leave your car behind.
So choose this place only to escape the city life nothing else.
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Dhilshad p m

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  • Dhilshad p m
  • 3 Reviews
  •  377 readers

"One day and night is enough"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is good place for relaxation and leisure because Yercaud is not over crowded like Ooty and Kodaikanal. Night stay at Yercaud was a wonderful experience. A day time is enough for complete sightseeing at Yercaud. Manjakuttai viewpoint is a waste and nothing there for sightseeing.
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Dinesh Dini

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  • Dinesh Dini
  • Lives in Madurai
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  • 16 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  100419 readers

"Mesmerising and Fun trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Best place to spend at leisure time. One must visit Yercaud in his life span. Best for boating, hills view point, horse riding, adventure activities, more and more .. Best time to visit Yercaud is January to June and October to December. The place is best known for its hill type. Don't forget to visit this place. Have a good time!
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Ritesh Jain

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  • Ritesh Jain
  • Lives in Chennai
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  • 1 Review
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  •  501 readers

"Mesmerising Yercaud"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Awesome climate and memorable trip. The resort great nature trails jus made the day. Superb location and very courteous staff. Yercaud has the naturally beauty of the floora and fauna well preserved. Not much places of sightseeing but still calm place to relax.
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Sunil kumar

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  • Sunil kumar
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"Short distance fun trip from Bangalore"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Only 4 hours drive from Bangalore, Yercaud is a Small but Scenic location for Weekend fun. We went there over a long weekend and had a lot fun. In September the weather is not cold but pleasant.
We stayed at Golden nest resorts but wont recommend it to others.
I great thing about Yercaud is all the view points and tourist attractions are very near to each other. All of them are within a redius of 6 kms farther being Pagoda point. There are many View points in Yercaud, Pagoda Point is the best followed by Gents, Ladies points. There is'nt much for the Kids though.
Yercaud Lake is big and beautiful, a Ride in a motor boat costs about 140 Rs. There are rowing boats and pedal boats available which are cheaper. We also went to poppy children's park to add some fun for the kids.
We visited the Deer Park also. They have some Deers, Peacocks, and Pigeons there. The Parks are not very well maintained.
We did not visit the Kiliyanoor falls as we were told that it was at least 300 steps down and it would be difficult for us with the small kids.
The Drive up and down were really good too. Over all a nice trip to plan for the weekend from Bangalore
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Raja Lovedreamz

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  • Raja Lovedreamz
  • Lives in Chennai
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  • 5 Reviews
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  •  2527 readers

"Good location with lot of Temples and a Waterfall"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I have been in Yercaud last December and the climate looks freezing. Almost I am unable to see certain things beyond 5 feet.
There are many temples. I have listed those below. You can have the blessings along with your family members.
Shevaroy temple
Raja rajeshwari temple
Chakra mahameru
These temples are neat and clean
The must visit is Killiyur waterfalls. This is not recommendable for old age people and weak heart people. You must walk down several steps to reach this place. Near 1 km you need to walk. So it will be breathtaking.
Kindly avoid travelling to Yercaud during summer days ( march to September) as you can feel the hot and humid climate over there.
Boating is available. You must visit the botanical garden, ladies and gents seat. All these places and located at same spot.
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Shaheed k

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  • Shaheed k
  • 6 Reviews
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  •  1015 readers

"Finest of hill stations"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 10, 2016
A destination to relax and unwind. The various view points are a treat by themselves. You can soak into the beautiful clouds, and feel divine. My Partner and I stayed at the Rock Perch and we were enthralled by nature, which gave us the best. The wonderful breeze, the views, were simply awesome. We moved around the town of Yercaud as if we were part of the heritage for ages. We felt like we were there for years. Waiting to get back soon.
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Safi

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  • Safi
  • Lives in Chennai
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  • 13 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
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"Dazzling Drive, Amazing Views & Fabulous Food"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jun 11, 2016
Travelling is always been good fun that enjoy most with our close ones, and travelling in summer is really more fun that we bring into odd months to get escape from hot days to bear. So choosing hill station always advisable spot out with family during this summer is recommended. Here, we just booked a night before we start and not much planning, just book the resort and give a kick start morning is all required. Chennai to Yercaud is just 5 to 6 hours drive hardly by road. All you should take some cash and rest any ATM card will complete your trip without any demand. I always go often such place to make myself to improve my driving skills and as well as to run from routine life. Don't expect too many activities as Yercaud is just to feel pleasant climate and relaxing yourself and it's the only place near Chennai city where you hide for summer.
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