Yercaud Tourism

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Awesome view point

Awesome view point  Video Review
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Lady's Seat Gent's Seat And Children's Seat

Rahul Shankar
14th Jun 17

Boating place

Boating place  Video Review
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Big Lake

Mrunalini thanaraj
9th Dec 17

Big lake Yercaud

Big lake Yercaud  Video Review
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Big Lake

Mahadev Hiremath
11th Sep 17

Nice place for boating

Nice place for boating  Video Review
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Big Lake

Rahul Shankar
14th Jun 17

Big Lake

Big Lake  Video Review
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Big Lake

Vismay B
10th Dec 17

Big Lake

Big Lake  Video Review
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Big Lake

Krupali Jivrajani
10th Dec 17

Perumal temple inside cave

Perumal temple inside cave  Video Review
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Shevaroy Temple

Mrunalini thanaraj
9th Dec 17

One of the sightseeing in Yercaud

One of the sightseeing in Yercaud  Video Review
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Big Lake

Karthik
4th Dec 17

Shevaroy temple

Shevaroy temple  Video Review
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Shevaroy Temple

Karthik
4th Dec 17

Average Park

Average Park  Video Review
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Anna Park

Krupali Jivrajani
10th Dec 17

I am heading to Yercaud

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Shripad Shanbhag

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Reasons to go to Yercaud

1Trek Amidst The Exotic Flora & Fauna At Yercaud
Trek Amidst The Exotic Flora & Fauna At Yercaud

This hill station is relatively less crowded and is an ideal place to be if you're tired of battling crowds to get a view of beautiful sunsets.HolidayIQ traveller Janani Karthikeyan from Chennai shares, ”Even though we can cover places in Yercaud within a day, it is really a lovable place for a nice, relaxed weekend after a hectic week. We visited the lake, park nearby the lake, ladies seat and rose garden. I will always remain as pleasant memory. It was drizzling lightly after we left the park and afterwards it became sunny during our boat ride. Vendors were selling fruits near rose garden which is really good. Fruits like starfruit and fig are must try.”

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2A groupfie at the view-point for a birds eye view
A groupfie at the view-point for a birds eye view

HolidayIQ Reviewer Krishnamoorthy Muthulingam adds, “Excellent viewpoint and worth visiting This is the best viewpoint available on Yercaud. From here one can see the Northwest slope view of the Yercaud Hills. Mettur Dam is also visible via a telescope.

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3Kiliyur waterfall and a surreal sunset
Kiliyur waterfall and a surreal sunset

HolidayIQ reviewer Ajit shares, "Yercaud is a small hill station. It is a good getaway for a weekend. The drive is very enjoyable with beautiful scenery and excellent roads." Yercaud lake sports a stunning view and is one of the famous tourist spots. Lady's Seat during sunset is surreal. 

Other than Kiliyur falls, Pagoda Point is yet another great attraction, with beautiful clouds floating overhead. HolidayIQ reviewer Ekansh says, "This is a perfect place for nature lovers. The valley view you can see is just awesome. The main advantage of visiting this place is that it is not crowded." 

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4Enjoy pedal boating on the Yercaud Lake
Enjoy pedal boating on the Yercaud Lake

HolidayIQ reviewer Sunil says, "Yercaud is a small but scenic location for weekend fun. We went there over a long weekend and had a lot of fun. Yercaud Lake is big and beautiful, a ride in a motor boat costs about INR 140. 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."

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5For a showery time under the beautiful Kiliyur Falls
For a showery time under the beautiful Kiliyur Falls

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sasi Kumar says, “ Excellent Falls. Do not miss this place when visiting Yercaud, you have to walk to reach there but you can enjoy a lot. You should be careful when under the falls.

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Reviews (326)

Sindhu Rama

Sindhu Rama5.0/5

8 reviews

Very nice

We found it a wonderful place for a few days relaxation. Great weekend getaway . The hotel -Summer house resort was great too! And We loved the Amusement park as well as our son enjoyed much! The lake ride too was great but for the smell. The lunch Buffet in the great is a great spread and was a great experience. The Sky walk and the gardens in the great also was Great.

Sumit Nagori

Sumit Nagori4.3/5

129 reviews

Short Trip

Yercaud is a nice hill station where one can relax and spend 2-3 days. It is about 220 kms from Bangalore and takes about 5-6 hours. The road is amazing and scenic with lots of restaurants enroute to have a short stopover. From Salem you need to climb up hill which takes about 40 mins for 29 kms . . Weather was pleasant in the month of August with occasional drizzle. One can enjoy the weather. You have few view points along with boating. 2 vegetarian restaurants are available where you get decent food. Overall a good place for your shirt trip!

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Yercaud Overview

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.



Photos of Yercaud

Shevaroy Temple, Yercaud

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Santosh

Shevaroy Temple, Yercaud
Shevaroy Temple, Yercaud

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Poornima Thangavel

sherveroy temple premises, Yercaud
Botanical Garden, Yercaud

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Pradeep Ramachandran

Botanical Garden, Yercaud
Lady's Seat Gent's Seat and Children's Seat, Yercaud

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Shripad Shanbhag

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