Yercaud is a beautiful hill station on the Shevaroys hills of the Eastern Ghats.
Yercaud got its name because of the many trees surrounding the lake. Yeri means Lake and Kadu means forest. The hill station is spread across 383 square kilometers. The weather is comfortable throughout the year. Yercaud is a charming hill station with views of hills playfully nicking at the sky.
Coffee plantations dot the area. Wild flowers nodding their heads to the gentle breeze greet you everywhere. Fruit trees like Pear, Oranges, Bananas, and Jackfruit are grown in abundance here.
Wildlife and avian life like Bison, Deer, Rabbits, Hares, Foxes, Mongoose, Squirrels, Partridges, Snakes, Bulbuls, Kites, Sparrows, Swallows and the Bird of Paradise are plentiful in this region.
Apart from sightseeing, trekking is another activity that is enjoyed by visitors.
32-km Loop Road
Shevaroy Temple Pagoda Point
Karadiyur View Point
Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple
Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple
Manjakuvai View Point
Holy Trinity Church
Type of place: Hill station
Situated: Salem District, Tamil Nadu
Distance: Madurai (120 km); Coimbatore (170 km); Trichy (195 km); Salem (35 km); Bangalore (160) km.
Transport: Well connected by road. Nearest railway station is Salem and the nearest airport is Coimbatore
Facilities: Staying options available to suit all budgets