Top 14 Locales to Visit in Yercaud

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Yercaud is a hill station in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located in the eastern ghats, this hill station is often referred to as poor man’s Ooty. The scenic locales of Yercaud are studded with dense forests, vast expanses of coffee plantations along with some very rare species of flora and fauna.

Why Go There: Rest & Relaxation | Exploring Natural Beauty
Ideal For: Everyone
Things to Bring Back: Textiles, spices, coffee powder and natural cosmetics


Let’s explore the many places to visit in Yercaud

 14. Raja Rajeshwari Temple

This temple is located on the way to the Shervaroyan temple. The temple was established by HH Swami Poornananda Giri, belonging to the Tirukovilur Thapovanam Srila Sri Gnanananda Giri Swamigal Parampara. The temple which was built in 1983 is now looked after by Giri’s son V Sri. The temple houses a huge 4.5 feet idol of Sri Raja Rajeshwari. This idol is surrounded by idols of deities like Lakshmi, Vishnu, Rudra, Brahma and Saraswati. The temple architecture coupled with its scenic environment makes it a must visit spot for tourists.

Open Time: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Distance from the City: 4 km
Time required: 1 hour
Ideal for:  Religious people
Best time to visit: October – June


13. Karadiyur View Point

Karadiyur view point offers panoramic views of the Mettur Dam and valley. This view point is located in the Karadiyur village. The place got its name due to the presence of many sloth bears who once inhabited the area. The watchtower constructed by the Department of Forestry is a major attraction of the place. Also, do not miss out on the most enchanting sunrises and sunsets that can be viewed from this point.

Open Time: Sunrise to Sunset
Distance from the City: 12 km
Time required: 1 hour
Ideal for:  adventure seekers, nature lovers and photographers
Best time to visit: October – June


12. Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple

The Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple has a three-dimensional pyramid on the temple which looks like Sri Chakra when viewed from a height. There is a popular belief that if the Devi with Sri Chakra is worshipped it is equivalent to worshipping the ultimate force. The white marbled sanctum sanctorum has a semi-circular pit displays the reflection of the Sri Chakra Maha Meru which forms the sanctum sanctorum’s vimanam. It is believed that when devotees throw a coin in the pit and wish for something, that wish is fructified. Goddess Lalitha Tripurasundari is the prime deity which is worshipped at the temple.

Open Time: 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Distance from the City: 7 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for:  Religious people | Meditators
Best time to visit: October – June


11. Anna Park

Anna park is an important place of visit in Yercaud. The park has a collection of flora in the form of plants and trees around Shevaroy hills. During summer time, flower shows are conducted in the park. There is also a Japanese garden within the park premises.

Distance from the City: 1 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal for:  Nature Lovers | Kids
Best time to visit: October – June


10. Lady’s Seat

Lady’s seat, Gent’s seat and Children’s seat are a group of rocks on the Yercaud hills. These rocks especially the Lady’s seat offers panoramic views of Salem. A viewing tower at the place is equipped with a telescope to view the Mettur Dam and Salem town.

Open Time: 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Distance from the City: 1 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for:  Nature Lovers
Best time to visit: October – June

 


9. Shevaroy Temple

The Shevaroy temple is located atop the Shevaroy hills. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shevaroyan. The temple is constructed out of a narrow cave. Idols of deities Lord Shevaroyan and Goddess Kaveri are placed inside the temple. An annual festival is celebrated in the month of May at the temple premises. A panoramic view of Yercaud town and Nagalur can be had from the hill.

Distance from the City: 5 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for:  Nature Lovers | Religious people
Best time to visit: October – June


8. Silk Farm

The popular silk farm of Yercaud is located close to the Lady’s seat. One can get to see the rearing of silk worms. The process of making silk threads consisting of feeding the silkworms with mulberry leaves and use of cocoons for spinning the silk threads can be witnessed. The life cycle of silk worm and ways to spin silk can be known by visiting the silk farm.

Open Time: All days of the week: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Distance from the City: 1 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for:  Nature Lovers
Best time to visit: October – June


7. Rose Garden

Located close to the Children’s seat, the rose garden hosts a variety of beautiful roses. There is also a nursery inside the garden from where you can also purchase plants. The rose garden lies close to the silk farm.

Distance from the City: 3 km
Time required: 1 hour
Ideal for:  Nature Lovers
Best time to visit: October – June


6. Botanical Garden

Yercaud is famous for its Kurinji blossoms which bloom once in every 12 years. The National Orchidarium located close to the Emerald Lake has a multitude of orchids that has 30 orchid species. The orchidarium houses many rare and endangered species of orchids and is ranked the third largest orchidariums in India.

Distance from the City: 0 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for:  Nature Lovers
Best time to visit: October – June


5. Deer Park

The deer park lies close to boat house. The park is surrounded by a lake giving it the look of an island. There is an overbridge to enter the park. The Yercaud Forest Range of Tamilnadu Forest Department maintains and manages the park. Besides the deer, love birds, pigeons, rabbits, ducks and such other animals can be spotted at the park.

Distance from the City: 3 km
Time required: 1 hour
Ideal for:  Biodiversity Lovers
Best time to visit: October – June


4. Bear’s Cave

Bear’s cave is situated at a stone’s throw of Norton Bungalow in a private coffee estate. The caves were believed to shelter bears and hence the name of the caves. The core area of the cave is about 7 feet below the ground level. There is a deep gorge that the locals believe to be the way towards the cave located in the Shevaroyan temple.

Distance from the City: 1 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for:  Nature Lovers | Caving Enthusiasts
Best time to visit: October – June

 


3. Pagoda Point

Pagoda point is an excellent view point offering a panoramic view of Salem town and Kakambadi village. The 21-hairpin bends of Yercaud can be seen from this viewpoint. The pyramid style mysterious stone pile arranged in pyramid form resembles a Pagoda and hence the name of the point. Lord Rama temple lies nestled in the Pagodas. Enjoy magnificent sunrises and sunsets from the Pagoda point.

Open Time: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Distance from the City: 1 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for:  Nature Lovers
Best time to visit: October – June


2. Killiyur Falls

Located near the Yercaud lake, the Killiyur falls offer a spectacular cascade especially during the monsoon season. The cascade consists of waters from the Yercaud lake as well as the water from the Shevaroy hills. The water falls from a height of 300 feet offering a mesmerising view.

Distance from the City: 2 km
Time required: 2 hours
Ideal for:  Nature Lovers | Trekkers
Best time to visit: October – June


1.Emerald Lake

Enjoy the alluring sight of the Emerald lake which is surrounded by lush green hills and a well-maintained garden on its banks. Tourists can enjoy a floating fountain at the lake as well as enjoy boating facilities at the lake.

Distance from the City: 1 km
Time required: 2 hours
Ideal for:  Nature Lovers
Best time to visit: October – June


How to Reach Yercaud

Flight | Train | Bus

Nearest Airport:

The Salem Airport (38 km)

Book Your Flights From: Flywidus Offer | Yatra Promo Code | Goair Offer

Nearest Railway Station:

Danishpet Railway Station

Salem Railway Station

Nearest Bus Stops:

Buses ply between Salem and other nearby towns and cities to Yercaud.

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Where to stay

La Four Seasons | Hotel Las Vegas | Premier Inn | Grand Palace Hotel & Spa

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Alternatively, You can avail an entire holiday package such as Club Mahindra which can take care of all your travel and leisure needs in an organised way.


Nearby Places to Visit

  • Hogenakkal (117 km)
  • Bangalore (216 km)
  • Thanjevur (215 km)
  • Munnar (307 km)
  • Bheemeshwari (219 km)
  • Anthargange (212 km)

 Hidden Gems

  • Visit the cliff site of Heaven’s ledge located in the Gowri estate. Go camping amidst lush greenery of this place.
  • Don’t forget to travel via the 32 km loop road which passes through mountains and coffee plantations.

 CashKaro Recommendation

Visit the Sweet Rascal Café that serves custom made non-vegetarian fare. However, the café receives guests strictly on appointment and brace for a few days of waiting time.

Fun Way To Travel

The winding roads of Yercaud can be best experienced by taking a road trip. Travelling by own car can offer more flexibility as well as convenience.

If you do not wish to take your car, you can rent one from: Clear Car Rental | Getmecab

 

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