Yercaud Lake - Tamilnadu

Yercaud Lake is a beautiful and peaceful place in Tamil Nadu. It is a popular tourist destination known for its beauty, tranquility and many fun activities. There are many reasons why you should consider visiting Yercaud Lake. Located among green hills and dense forests, Yercaud Lake offers magnificent views of the surrounding landscape. The quiet and peaceful atmosphere creates the perfect environment to relax and rejuvenate. The fact that the lake is surrounded by gardens and parks both beautifies its view and provides enough time for walks and picnics. One of the main attractions of Yercaud Lake is boating. Visitors can rent a paddle boat or rowboat to explore the lake on their own. Gliding through safe waters while admiring the natural beauty of the surroundings is an exciting experience. Bird watchers will be pleased with the variety of birds that can be seen around the lake. The lake also has a viewing area that offers beautiful views of the sunset over the mountains. The stunning sunset over Yercaud Lake gives visitors a magnificent sight and is sure to create lasting memories.

History of Yercaud Lake

The history of Yercaud Lake dates back to the early 19th century, when it was discovered by the British. British colonists were impressed by Yercaud cool climate and beautiful scenery and built the mountain resort as a summer resort. It is thought to have been built in the mid-19th century. The British government played an important role in creating lakes by diverting streams and building dams to collect rainwater. The lake was small but was later expanded by human intervention.

Nearby sightseeing places

Kiliyur falls, Ladies seat, Manjakuttai view point, Anna Park, Arulmigu Arunachaleshwar temple, Peeku park Yercaud.


Boating, Poppy Hill Adventure, Paintball Yercaud, Fishing and Nature walk.

Visiting time

9.00 AM – 5.30 PM

Boating charges

Rs. 100 – 600 (Depending on the number of seats)

How to reach Yercaud Lake ?

By air – Salem airport is the nearest to reach Yercaud Lake that covers about 47 km.
By train – Salem railway station is the nearest junction to reach Yercaud Lake.
By road – Driving from Salem is the easiest way to reach Yercaud Lake covering 31 km. National Highways - NH-544, NH-44