Yercaud is the most popular station in Salem District, also known as the “Jewel of South India”, which is at an altitude of 5,000 feet above sea level. This place is one of the major attractions in Tamil Nadu. Yercaud is famous for Forest Lake, bananas, oranges, coffee and citrus grow in abundance. The Shevaroy Temple is very famous, and it is located 1500 feet above ground level. Nature lovers will be delighted by the visit to the botanical garden known as Yercaud Orchidarioum and the Kiliyur Waterfall.
Yercaud has lush forests, coffee plantations, orange groves and spice gardens in a peaceful setting. The city is surrounded by hills and valleys that provides a breath-taking view. Year-round cool weather makes it the best of the lowlands' warmth. The Emerald Lake in Yercaud is a natural lake surrounded by gardens and beautiful lawns. Cruise ship facilities are available for tourists who want to take a boat ride on the lake. The lake is also a popular place for picnics.
How to reach:
Nearest airport is Salem. Drive from Salem to Yercaud covers 30 km.
Top places:Pagoda point, Botanical garden, Cauvery peak, loop roads.