Yercaud Tourism

Yercaud Tourism

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Yercaud is a good weekend destination. It gives the pleasure of driving as well as staying at a hill station. The roads that lead to Yercaud are in good shape and hair pin bends give good view of the city below. One can also find a lot of monkeys while driving uphill / downhill. It does not have much activities to do apart from the view points and boating, so would recommend you to go with primary objective of relaxing and you would love the place.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: GRT, Hotel Grand Palace, Shevoys are some of the choices for having a good quality food. I really enjoyed the food at all these places along with the ambience. For sight seeing, there are several view points like Ladies seat, Child seat, Gentleman seat, along with some other view points. I would consider them as one and the same, however since the distance between these three points is not much, they can be covered in less than 30 minutes. Boat house and Deer park are recommended and are situated next to each other. Ayurvedic products in the names of White Panther and Black Panther are available. I found both of them equally good. Do not miss window shopping on these shops for window shopping if not buying.

Activities & things to do: There are not many places to cover and one should go there to relax. Viewpoints can be covered in one go. Boat House always attracts a good crowd and should be visited around 3'O clock (it is closed by 5:30 in the evenings). Deer park would be interesting option if travelling with kids.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: In case travelling by own vehicle, I would say the roads are good to reach Yercaud and within Yercaud some caution needs to be taken care. Hair pin bends are a pleasure to drive and do stop at some of them to get a view of Salem city. Carrying an umbrella is also recommeded as it might rain anytime. Do not forget to carry some wollens in case you are travelling with a kid.
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  • Bharani
  • 3 Reviews

"The curves of the roads are nice to see from the top" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Its nice place to live and can be the most enjoyable memories in your life. The curves of roads are nice to see from top of mountain. The climate will be moderate in morning and high in evening. The tourist place are nice to visit and also be....... More
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  • Paul
  • 3 Reviews

"Best place to relax for people from Bangalore" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Nice peaceful place to visit. Yercaud is like Ooty 20 years back, not much tourist, peaceful place, nice privacy. If you want a break from hectic city life best place to relax near to Bangalore. Best time to visit I suggest is December to....... More
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Avinash Munishwar

"Rest from daily routine"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was awesome to be there. I have decided to go Yercaud once in year. I wanted some rest from daily routine and I got it. Even I enjoyed my trip cause I got fresh and done some treks, some photography, some enjoy. People should visit the....... More
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  • Sabrina
  • 2 Reviews

"Doesn't pinch your pocket that much"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The complete travel experience from Chennai to Yercaud was pleasant. As this was the first time, we (our group of friends) were going for a trip out of Chennai, we really wanted to make it a hit. And indeed we had a great time. From the budget....... More
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Ganesa Guhesa
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  • Lives in Erode
  • 12 Reviews

"My trip to Yercaud Was be Memorable!!"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I used to visit at least 10 times a year to Yercaud. This is mini township and the climatic condition is excellent through out the year. You can enjoy the chill climate in the evenings. Unlike Ooty, Kodaikanal, Yercaud is less crowded. But you....... More
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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

Yercaud, a hill station in Salem District of Tamil Nadu, is located in the Shevaroy range of hills in the Eastern Ghats. It is perched at an altitude of 1,515 metres above sea level and encompasses an area of 382.67 square kilometres, including the Reserve Forest.

History of Yercaud

The name of the town is derived from the Yercaud Lake located at its centre. In Tamil, Yeri means lake and Kaadu means forest. The entire county is administered as a township and has a village council.

The destination exhibits artefacts from the Stone Age that were found in the ancient shrine located near Pagoda Point. This point is around 5 km from the Yercaud Lake. The ancient history of the town is relatively unknown and has never been explored. However, the first human settlement in Yercaud is believed to have come from Kanchipuram. The settlement existed during the Telugu Kings, who captured the Tamil Thondai country.

Yercaud was discovered in the 19th century by the British and attracted many Christian missionaries. The city was discovered by the governor of the Madras Presidency, Sir Thomas Muroe in 1842 and David Cockburn, the Scottish collector of Salem District. Salem District was purchased by Mr. G.F. Fisher, the only European Zamindar, in 1836.

Things to do in Yercaud

This city is popular for oranges and coffee plantations. Coffee was first cultivated on the Grange Estate in 1820, which was initially brought from Africa to Yercaud by Mr. M.D. Cockburn. Many other fruits and spices were cultivated on the coffee estate in Yercaud such as jackfruit, oranges and guava and black pepper and cardamom.  Tourists can opt for popular Yercaud packages to explore the destination better. 

Food & Shopping in Yercaud

Yercaud is not a shopaholic’s stop, but it has a few good products for the tourists. Some of the popular products include skin care products, natural oils, perfumes and coffee powder. Otherwise, Salem which is on the way to Yercaud has textiles and quite a good collection of bright handloom fabrics. Packets of freshly packed pepper and cloves from these stores are a popular produce of this hill town. 

Teak, sandalwood and silver oaks are present in abundance in the forest areas of Yercaud. Besides, the place is also popular for its wildlife which comprises animals like bison, deer, fox, snakes and birds like bulbuls, kites and sparrows.

The temperature of Yercaud ranges from 15o Celsius to 30o Celsius throughout the year. Though it is a year round destination, the ideal time to visit Yercaud is from October to June.

Travelling to Yercaud

Yercaud by air can be accessed through Trichy International Airport which is 163 km and the nearest airport. The other major airports nearby Yercaud are Coimbatore and Bangalore. These airports are well connected with the major cities of India. Taxis are also available and can cost around Rs. 3000 from Trichy railway station to Yercaud.

The nearest rail head to Yercaud is Salem Junction, which is 35 km away from Yercaud. All south bound trains that pass through Salem stop at Salem station. The railway station is well connected to Trivandrum, Cochin, Erode and Mangalore. Taxis are also available from Salem railway station to Yercaud 

By road, Yercaud is connected to connect Yercaud with other major cities in the state through Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation buses. There are regular bus services that ply from Salem and reach Yercaud.

Accommodation options in Yercaud

Hotel options in Yercaud are many. Tourists can opt for hotels located in the midst of nature suitable for different pockets, right from budget hotels and homestays to luxurious resorts. 

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Yercaud Packages

Grt nature trails – yercaud 2975 Per Person 2 days & 1 night VIEW DETAILS
Lake forest –yercaud 5950 Per Person 3 days & 2 nights VIEW DETAILS
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New Year in Grand palace 4450 Per Person 2 days & 1 night VIEW DETAILS
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Grand palace, Yercaud 2250 Per Person 2 days & 1 night VIEW DETAILS

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