Hailed as the ‘Jewel of South’, Yercaud is perched at an altitude of 1515 meter above sea level. Decked with plantations of coffee, pears, apples, cardamom and black pepper, the pristine hill station in Tamil Nadu cast a spell. Owing to the abundance of forest near the Yercaud Lake, the place got its name signifying ‘Lake Forest’.
Another key point about the scenic destination is that it offers the most pleasurable trekking experiences. The Servarayan temple is the highest point in Yercaud and is nestled at a height of 5326 feet. Besides this, the other beautiful places to visit in Yercaud are Anna Park, Emerald Lake, Lady's Seat, Shevaroy Temple, etc. Bear's Point, Small Lake, Pagoda Point, Botanical Garden and Killiyur Falls are some other places that are worth visiting.
Not only nature lovers or trekkers but only holidaymakers along with their families love to visit Yercaud. Furthermore, bird watchers can also find the desired respite by spotting sparrows, kites and bulbuls. One of the best things to do in Yercaud is to attend the Summer Festival celebrated in the month of May. People gather to behold and savor boating races, dog shows, flower exhibitions and a lot more during the 7 days extravaganza.
Best time to visit Yercaud
Yercaud features a pleasant climate throughout the year. Temperature does not ever go beyond 29 degrees Celsius. Neither summer season nor the winter season is too harsh here. However, the best time to visit Yercaud is from October to June.
How to ReachYercaud?
The nearest international airport is the Coimbatore Airport which is at a distance of 185.7 km from Yercaud. Getting down at the airport, you can hire a taxi from there to reach this spellbinding destination.
The nearest railway station to Yercaud is Salem Junction which is 32 km. From here also you can take a taxi or bus to arrive at Yercaud. Another closest railhead to the hill station is Jolarpettai which is just 20 km away.
A good road network connects Yercaud to the major cities in India. One can board state-owned transport buses or private buses from nearby cities such as Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, etc.