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Is Yercuad The Best Hill Station in South India?

Yercuad scenery
Yercuad scenery

Yercuad scenery
Yercuad scenery from top

Forget Foreigners, Even Majority Indians Don't Know Mesmerizing Hill Station of Yercuad in South

Why should you hit the road to Yercuad?

  1. When top hill stations of India like Mussoorie, Darjeeling, Shimla freeze in winter, Yercuad remains pleasantly cool
  2. When top tourist hill stations are overcrowded, expensive and with a half hazard development, Yercaud is quite, blessed, shy and less expensive.
  3. None of the top hill attractions in the North and North-East have a wild life. Yercuad has!a

On the Shevaroys range in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud lies as a little hill station in Salem Region in Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Arranged at an elevation of 1515 meters (4970 ft) above sea level, Yercaud Hill range is additionally called "Shevaroy Hills". Known as the "Jewel of the South". Yercaud area is ordinarily arid, however temperature never shoots over 30c and dip below 13c and hence; the Hill station appreciates a mellow atmosphere throughout the year.

Nature and life

Nature and life in Yercuad
Nature and life in Yercuad

A road to peace and tranquility in Yercuad
A road to peace and tranquility in Yercuad
The Hill station is home to numerous natural life similar to buffalo, deer, insect eating animal, bunnies, rabbits, foxes, mongoose, partridges, bulbuls, snakes, kites, sparrows, swallows, squirrels and heaven flycatchers.

Places worth visiting 

Lady's Seat, the National Orchidarium and Botanical Garden Kiliyur Falls, Arthur's Seat, Pagoda Point, Kaveri Peak and the Shevaroyan temple are important attractions

Yercaud is acclaimed for its Coffee and citrus fruits, especially oranges, bananas, pears and jack fruits. The woodlands of Yercaud are rich with teak, sandalwood, and silver oaks where the hill station is amazingly captivating and striking.

The hill station offers innumerable numbers of cost-effective Resorts and Home stay for the visitors.

Top home stays in Yercaud

  • The Last Shola
  • Grange Resort
  • Thiruvensun cottage
  • Baleymund Home stay
  • Ajith's Home stay
  • Windermere 

Resorts and Hotels

  1. Regent Hill Side Resort
  2. GRT Nature Trails Hotel
  3. Grand Palace Hotel & Spa Yercaud
  4. Rock Perch
  5. Lake Forest Hotel
  6. Golden Nest Resorts
  7. Clifton Inn
  8. Grange Resort
  9. TGI Star Holidays
  10. Wellington Hill Resort 

And many more

Places to visit in Yercaud

Big Lake Yercuad
Big Lake Yercuad

Big Lake

Known as the man-made lake and Emerald Lake, the Yercaud Big Lake is a standout amongst the most traveler attractive goals. The lake is edged by hills and natural shoals along with a beautifully maintained garden. One can likewise see a floating fountain in the lake. The lake has boating facilities. The lake, likewise has an island park; The Anna Park and Japanese garden which are an amazing excursion spot in Yercaud. Then again; lies in the heart of the town in between the Yercaud Library and Sports Club and the Monfort School, Ornamental Lake is also famous and it's known as Small Lake.

Shevaroy Temple
Shevaroy temple

Shevaroy Temple

Situated on top of the flat-topped Shevaroys hills, the Shevaroy temple is dedicated to Lord Shevaroyan. The temple consists of a narrow and dark cave which is tightly packed and the idols of Lord Shevaroyan and Goddess Kaveri are placed inside it. Visited by the native tribal's the temple celebrates its annual festival in the premises of this temple during the month of May every year. On the other hand, Servarayan temple of Yercaud is overflowing with the God Lovers and Adventure Seekers, Sri Raja Rajeshwary temple, Sri Murugan temple, Arulmigo Salapparain Muniyappa and Murugan temple is also popular in Yercaud.

Botanical Garden 

The best places to discover the world of flora and fauna the Botanical Garden houses, the Orchidarium and the greenhouse is home to a large number of green scientific species. It is one of the perfect spots to pick up knowledge about diverse types of plants. Yercaud is known for Kurinji flowers where the specialty of this flower is that the tree blooms once in twelve years. Situated about 2 Km from the lake, the National Orchidarium is India's third biggest ranking garden after the Orchidarium of Calcutta and Shillong. The Yercaud's Orchidarium is one of the most flawlessly maintained natural enclosures where the garden is cherished by millions and millions of gardening enthusiasts. The garden is closed on weekends.

Rainbow at Pagoda point
Rainbow at Pagoda point

The Pagoda Point 

Found on the eastern piece of Yercaud Hill, Pagoda Point is otherwise called Pyramid Point. Named after the four heaps of stones that structure a pyramid shape where the point is accepted to be developed by the nearby tribes. The pagoda point has lovely vibe and the sublime lap of nature that enhance the beauty significantly more. From this Point, one can observe the wonderful scenic view of a small town Salem and a tiny village called Kakambadi. The cliff, the nature, the sunrise and sunsets are mesmerizingly wonderful. The hypnotizing destination of Pagoda Point is worth visiting. It is encouraged to visit in the morning or nighttime, as the weather is pleasant with an extremely peaceful ambiance.

How to reach Yercuad

The nearest Airports

  • Tiruchirapalli (163 km),
  • Bangalore (230 km) and
  • Coimbatore (190 km).
  • Chennai (Madras).
  • Tiruchirapalli is the closest connection to Colombo (Sri Lanka)

The nearest railway station is Salem Junction
(exactly 39 km from our resort)

There are good roads connecting Yercaud to various places in South via. Salem.
It is 358 km from Chennai (via. Tindivanam)
(A better way would be to take the Bangalore highway and after the third toll gate, take a left to take the road to with a signboard showing the direction to Yelagiri Hills then proceed via Tirupattur, Harur, Uthangarai till you reach the bamboo forest at Manjavadi Kanavai. From there about in about 15 kilometres is a village named Kuppanur. Take a right turn there to reach Yercaud in 30 kilometres).
222 km from Bangalore
(via. Hosur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Yercaud)
190 km from Coimbatore (via. Avinashi)
163 km from Trichy (via. Namakkal)
271 km from Madurai (via. Karur)
80 km from Mettur (via. Thoppur)
144 km from Hogenakkal (via. Dharmapuri)
176 km from Tiruvannamalai (via. Harur)

There are regular bus services between Yercaud and Salem, which is connected to Madras, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Tiruvannamalai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Pondicherry and Tirupati among other places.

This post first appeared on An Ace Guide To Exotic Places In India, please read the originial post: here

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