Ooty of the poor
Popularly known as "Ooty of the poor", Yercaud is a picturesque hill station of Tamil Nadu. Thanks to its extraordinary natural beauty and salubrious climate, Britishers has established this beautiful place as a summer resort during 19th century.
Visual Retreats In Yercaud Tourism
Located at the heart of the town, Yercaud lake is a major tourist attraction. This picturesque lake comes alive during the month of May when a spectacular summer festival is organized. Yercaud Lake is surrounded by gardens and trees and provides boating facility to the visitors. If you like to paddle the boat yourself then the paddling boats are a good option otherwise you can also hire a boatman rowing it for you as you relax in the calm waters of the lake.
On the south-west side of Yercaud Hill Station, there are cluster of rocks which gives onlookers a panoramic view of distant Salem and the winding road-up. This beautiful spot is known as Lady's seat. There is a steep drop of about 200 feet below from this point.
The gushing water of Kiliyur waterfall also very famous among the vacationers. Positioned at a distance of about 3 km from the Yercaud lake, Killiyur waterfall is a fabulous place for photography. The ideal time to visit this waterfall is immediately after the monsoons. You can see the surplus water from the Yercaud Lake and other points of the Shevaroy Hills fall deep into the Killiyur Valley below, making a 300 feet waterfall.
The Servarayan Temple
YercaudBuilt atop the Servarayan hill at an elevation of 5, 326 m, Servarayan temple is a narrow and dark cave having the God Servarayan and the Goddess Kaveri inside. During the month of May, local tribes celebrate their annual festival in the Servarayan temple.
The Bear's cave is situated near the Norton Bungalow on the way to Servarayan temple. It is an important tourist spot as it is considered one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya.
Built in 1820's by the then District Collector of Salem, M D Cockburn, the Grange is one of the oldest buildings in Yercaud.
Best Time To Visit
The most suitable time to visit Yercaud is from February to June and September to November, while late November and December tend to be cold and misty. Around April there are the pleasant showers, which bring the coffee bushes into blossom. Never visit during monsoon season (June-August) as heavy rains hampers in movement.
Yercaud Hills is dotted with several well appointed hotels and resorts which will surely make your stay a memorable one. Some of the famous hotels and resorts of Yercaud are Grand Palace Hotel and Spa, Sterling Resort, Shevaroys Hotel and MM Holiday Inn etc.