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    Best time to Visit Yercaud: Whole Year

    Category : Nature Explorer: Nature Explorer,Caves Exploration,Forest/Wildlife,River/Lakes/Waterfront,Hill Station

    Duration(days) : 2 Days

    Description

    Situated 4,700 feet above sea level in the Servarayan Hills of Tamil Nadu, Yercaud is a quiet hill station with largely undisturbed natural beauty. 

    Yercaud is filled with expansive plantations of coffee, cardamom and black pepper. And the place is filled with pleasant aroma.

    The main attraction of this hill station is the beautiful Yercaud Lake, which shimmers in the midst of forests of teak, sandalwood and silver oak.

    Yercaud is also home for famous Kurinji flower which blooms once in twelve years. 

     

    Shopping options: 
    Natural oils, perfumes, coffee powder and skin care products, handloom fabrics, cloves, pepper

     

    Yercaud is characterized by pleasant weather all through the year.


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    Big Lake / Yercaud lake / Emerald Lake

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    The Big Lake, also known as the Emerald Lake is a beautiful lake in the middle of the city. The lake is surrounded by beatiful hills and high trees - and is usually clauded with misty air. Boating on this beautiful lake is truly amazing experience. There is a floating fountain in the middle of the lake. It also has a well persevered garden on its banks for silent tourists who just want to gaze at the calm waters and relax. There is a Deer park near the lake.
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      Anna Park

      Entry Fees :₹ 15 Time To Visit :

      Anna Park is located close to Yercaud lake. The park houses a beautiful collection of natural species of plants and trees found in the Shevaroy hills. It is also famous for the Japanese park, wherein plants are grown in Japanese style. It is a good place to relax and admire the beautiful surrounding.
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        Lady's Seat, Gent's Seat and Children's Seat view points

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        A beautiful viewing point Lady's Seat offers the best view of the lovely valley and surroundings in Yercaud. According to legend, an English lady used to spend her evenings here while watching the beautiful views of the Yercaud Hills. It is also home to a viewing tower, that enables people to enjoy stunning views of Salem town. There is a small park nearby and offers to be a perfect picnic spot.
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          The Orchidarium / Botanical Garden

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          The National Orchidarium in Yercaud's Botanical Garden has variety of beautiful orchids. It is India's third largest orchid house and is located at a distance of 2 km from Yercaud Lake. It houses more than a hundred species of orchids, and is a beautiful sight to watch. Botanical garden is closed during Saturday, Sunday and National holidays.
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            Kiliyur Falls

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            Kiliyur Falls is delightfully breathtaking 300 feet water falls, which is located 3 km from the Yercaud Lake. You will have to pace down around 250 steps to see this beautiful falls. The best time to visit this place immediately after the monsoons, when the water level is at maximum.
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              Pagoda Point

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              Pagoda Point is a popular view point. It offers breath-taking view of the town. The steep road towards the view point is enthralling. It is popular place to watch the setting sun.
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                Karadiyur View Point

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                Karadiyur view point and another popular view point in Yercaud. You will have walk for about ten-minutes through a village to reach this watch tower. This view point provides breath-taking view of the valley below. It is located at a distance of 12 kms from city centre.
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                  Servarayan cave temple / Shevaroy Temple

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                  Shevaroy Temple is 6 km away from the town. The temple is located inside a narrow, dark cave which is said to lead all the way to Thalakaveri, the source of Kaveri river. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Kaveri.
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                    Bear's cave

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                    The Bear's cave is situated in a private coffee estate near the Norton Bungalow, which is on the way to the Servaroyan temple. It was named the bear's cave, as it is believed that bears used to live in these caves. The main area of the cave is seen to be about 7 feet below the ground level.
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                      Rose Garden

                      Entry Fees :₹ 30 Time To Visit :9AM–6PM

                      The Rose Garden is filled with various verities of Roses and has green roses as well. Maximum rose are seen from March to June.
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                        Bell Rock

                        Entry Fees :₹ 5 Time To Visit :

                        A “Bell Rock” at BSI campus makes bell sound when you hit this rock with a stone. You have to climb to reach the rock. It remain closed on Sundays and National Holidays.
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                          Loop road

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                          Drive through 32 km Loop road leading to Yercaud, is an experience on its own. The uphill drive has 20 hair pin bends and the ride is thrilling, fun filled as well as very picturesque.
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                            By Air
                            The nearest airport are at Trichy (200 kms), Coimbatore (203 kms), Bangalore (220 kms)

                             

                            By Train
                            Salem (35 kms) is the nearest railway Station and is very well connected with major cities on India.

                             

                            By Road
                            Yercaud has good road connectivity. And has regular bus services with neighbouring cities.
                            Here are some major distances to note-
                            - Salem (35 km)
                            - Coimbatore (195 km)
                            - Bangalore (220 kms)
                            - Chennai (360 km)