Yercaud is famous for
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One day trip spot from Chennai in car
I started packing a day before 12/28 with the help of my usual checklist for my usual car trip. 12/30 morning 9. 30 am started from velachery in my alto with full packed 3 day trip with my wife and 2yr daughter. I took GST till ulundurpet had breakfast in between which was prepared by my wife and from there took right via chinna Salem I reached Yercaud at 4pm. Between I stopped 2 times for lunch and break for my daughter.
Very short ghat road (kuppanur) entry fee 30 not like Munnar or kodai. Road was narrow but no issue to drive in day time. Yercaud is very small hillstation, so do not bother about finding the booked resort. After check-in in the resort, started back to lake in car to roam around it. Climate was awesome 14c we had mirchi bajji and gobi fry. All the spots closes by 4 pm, so we returned back to resort which was not worth for 1400 bucks. We had dinner in the resort and next day BF also.
On 12/31 we started at 9. 30 am to lake (110rs), shelf pedalling. Then to pagoda view, ladies, gents & children(30 rs) seat. Went horse riding (150rs) at ladies seat. Returned to the deer park (10rs/head) located near lake, good to spend with kids. Took instant foto and started searching for good non veg restaurant since it is 2. 30 pm.
Only the frontlake view restaurant was there in Yercaud, all others are along with its resort. This was good and rate was little high. No other spots in
Yercaud for families. So returned to resort and spent time with my kid inside resorts park.
For dinner went to sri saravana bhavan (self service) was good. Returned to resort at 9pm and campfire was getting setup.
1/1 morning 10am started from Yercaud and took krishnagiri, ambur route. Had lunch at 3pm at star briyani in vaniyambadi NH. Then stopped at ambur for shopping shoes (1. 30 hours). Then reached Chennai at 8. 30pm.
Hope this review is useful ... Happy travelling.
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Bangalore (1N), Mysore (1N), Ooty (2N), Kodaikanal (3N), Yercaud (2N)9 Nights / 10 Days
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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.