Located in the Shevaroy hills, in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu, Yercaud, meaning ‘Lake Forest’, is a hill town developed around a beautiful lake, with dense forests in the vicinity. Home to a rich variety of flora and fauna, Yercaud offers scenic views and spectacular sightings.
The tiny hill station has a little something for everyone - be it boating, hiking, quad biking or walks through coffee plantations. For those who love the outdoors, enchanting nature trails through the deep forest leading up to hidden waterfalls and secluded groves are sure to inspire awe.
State: Tamil Nadu
Destination Type: Hill Station
Destinations Nearby: Bangalore 216 km, Pondicherry 237 km, Madurai 262 km, Chennai 366 km
Nearest Sterling Resorts: Sterling Yelagiri
Languages: Tamil and English
Nearest Railway Station: Salem Junction
Nearest Airport: Salem
Summer: March to June. Relatively cool with temperature ranging from 10°C to 29°C.
Monsoon: July to mid-September.Expect low to medium rainfall.
Winter: October to February. Temperature ranges between 13°C and 25°C.
Walk through the coffee plantations of Yercaud to discover an aromatic trail of coffee, pepper and exotic fruits.
A journey through the Loop Road in Yercaud takes you through coffee plantations, hills, valleys and villages, making it one of the best drives in the region.
The Pyramid or Pagoda Point is a cultural landmark for the Malayali tribes of Yercaud. This place is now popular among travellers as an ideal vantage point, overlooking the valleys.
Rock clusters shaped like seats and a stunning view of the city and forests - the Lady's Seat in Yercaud is not only a splendid vantage point but also has a charming story behind it
The Botanical Garden in Yercaud is a haven for botany enthusiasts. Home to thousands of varieties of plants, it's easy to lose track of time while touring the garden.