Yercaud is a tranquil hill station snuggled in the Shevaroy Hills of Tamil Nadu. Located at an altitude of 1515 meters in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is definitely a gem in the crate of hills stations of India. This quaint hamlet adores cool climate throughout the year, with the minimum temperature of 13ºC. The nearby coffee plantations and densely forested slopes make Yercaud popular amongst trekkers. This enchanting hill-station boasts of old forests having various species of flora and fauna.
To reach this coffee-plantation hamlet, you have to head for Salem from where a winding hill road would steer you towards the cottage-dotted Yercaud. Once you reach here, then it's all about leisure. Then be it trekking, boating, hiking, sight-seeing, or anything else, you can set yourself free to let everything go. Like most of the hill-stations, Yercaud also has some places of tourists' interest, and some vantage points which let you enjoy the distant view of the beautiful town. The first thing that captures your attention is the charming Yercaud Lake.
If you're considering visiting tourist attractions, then you can check out Lady's Seat which is a cluster of rocks, Pagoda Point which is a famous viewpoint having four piles of stones set in the shape of a pyramid, Killiyur Falls - an enthralling waterfall, and a century-old Grange Castle. Anna Park - it's a nicely laid-out park close to the lake and has a separate area for kids too. Botanical Garden is another famous place that draws tourists due to its meticulously laid-out lawns. People of religious bent can visit Shevaroy Temple which has the distinction of being sited at the highest point in Yercaud.
Yercaud is a better emerging hill resort in Tamil Nadu and probably that’s why, it doesn’t have many but quite a few hotels which offer accommodation facilities. GRT Nature Trails, Sterling Resorts, and Lake Forest Hotel are some of the good hotels in Yercaud. Besides its bewitching natural beauty, the best part about Yercaud is that it's cheaper than the famous regional hill-stations like Ooty and Kodaikanal. So, it would not be unfair to say that Yercaud is a complete package for nature-loving tourists.