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Yercaud is a hill
station situated on the Shevaroy Hills of the Eastern Ghats in the northern
part of Indian state of Tamil Nadu and experiences very pleasant climate.
Yercaud hill area is called the Shevaroy Hills. Yercaud is famous for oranges
and coffee plantations The main crop grown in Yercaud is coffee, but fruits
like guava and jackfruit and spices like black pepper, cardamom are also grown
as plantation crops. The wildlife in Yercaud comprises of bison, deer, foxes,
mongooses, squirrels, snakes and birds like kites, swallows, bulbuls and
sparrows. The greatest attraction in Yercaud is the big natural lake or the
Emerald Lake. The lake with its wonderful hilly surroundings and a well
maintained garden on its banks is a feast for the eyes of locals as well as
The Big Lake Or Emerald Lake - The first thing one sees as you enter the Yercaud town is this placid lake in a wonderful surrounding of hills and natural shoals. Also a beautifully landscaped garden on one bank. It has boating facility. This lake is the only natural lake among all the hill station lakes in the South.
Deer Park - Situated in the Lake. Suitable for Kids to playground.
Anna Park - The park is situated next to the Lake. It is typical park used to host the “Flower Show” in the month of May. The “Japanese Park” inside Anna Park is a must see. Children can play around and elders can take rest.
Arthur Seat - A bird’s eye view of the Big Lake, Yercaud Town and the Shevaroyan Peak is available from this vantage point, which is reached by taking the steep road going north from the centre point of town 1 km from town. There is a natural rock formation in the form of a seat where reportedly a white English Lady of yeaster years spent her evenings viewing the magnificent panorama before one’s eyes. There is a sheer drop of about 200 feet at this point into a private estate in the valley below. There is a man made viewing tower with Telescopes. One can see the magnasite deposits on the plains and on clear days a view of Mettur Dam. One should not miss the night view of the Salem town with millions of twinkling lights. On the right of Lady's Seat are Sterling Resorts, Gents Seat and Children's Seat. There is a mini park and it is a breath taking spot for a picnic. 2 km from town.
Orchidarium- This is one of two orchidariums run by the Botanical survey of India. It has a large collection of native orchids. One can see the rare Ladies Slipper, an insect eating Orchid. A rare tree Shevaroys Bombax which was reported on one of the private estates has also been identified and multiplied in this farm. A treat for plant lovers. Botanical garden is closed during Saturday, Sunday and National holidays. . The minimum time can be spent : 35 min for laymen few days for Nature lovers.
Silk Farm & Rose Garden - One can see the cultivation of Mulberries, the growing of silk worms and the method of spinning silk. The Silk Farm (go little ahead from Lady's seat and take a mud road on the right) does not allow outsiders The season for breeding is during monsoons. The Rose Garden – one can see a good collection of colourful Roses and also purchase nursery plants.
Pagoda Point - This lies on the Eastern side of the Yercaud hills and is also known as Pyramid Point. The name comes from the hill tribes having made four piles of random stones in a Pagoda or Pyramid formation reportedly to mark some event. Today there is a Rama Temple which lies between these Pagodas. One can get a grand view of Attur and Ayothiapattinam from this picnic spot. 5 km from town.
Kiliyur Falls - This delightfully breathtaking waterfalls is 3 km from the Yercaud Lake and should be visited after the South West or North East Monsoon. The surplus water from the Yercaud Lake and the other reaches of the Shevaroys Hills fall deep into the Kiliyur Valley in a breath taking 300 feet fall. The views from the bottom and top of the falls are breathtaking. The view from the top of the falls into the Valley is heart stopping. Anyone should be able to trek to falls now, since iron stairs have been put up at the steep paces, about 250 steps down the concrete and steel stairway. Rethink with old people and small kids. The parking point is 3km from town and it is another 2km trek from there. In dry season, it is completely dry. It also provides a beautiful view of the valley.
Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple - This is said to be the Goddess of all Gods in the Hindu Pantheon and by praying to her one can attain wealth and prosperit and be elevated to higher levels of spirituality.
Shevarayan Temple - The Shevarayan is a flat-topped hill with a plateau. The view from the summit on all sides is magnificent, one looks down on a mass of mountains and hills far and near, with the plains spread out like a map between the Shevaroys and the nearest hills. The Yercaud town and Nagalur is well seen from this hill. The Shervarayan Temple is situated at the top of this hill. The annual festival in the month of May is a colour event in which thousands of tribal people of the hill take part.
Bears Cave - This is a private property to which one does not have access except with permission. The old European Bungalow was once owned by Norton a famous Criminal lawyer of Chennai. Adjoining this bungalow is a cave which goes deep into the hill. After the first 60 feet or so one has to go down on all fours to proceed further in.
The Grange - This is one of the oldest buildings in Yercaud, built sometime in the 1820's MD Cockburn the then Collector established the first commercial plantation in this area and planted Coffee, Oranges, Apples and other fruit trees brought from South Africa. There is a well planned and executed Resort alongside the Grange, set amidst coffee & Orange plantations and Silver Oak Trees, a delightful get away for the well heeled traveller.
Fairholme Bungalow - One of the many colonial bungalows on Tipperary road that are well maintained to this day. It is complete with antique furniture that takes one back to the days of tea parties and hunting. It is currently being run as a heritage hotel and is open to visitors.Located just opposite to Heritage Inn.
Heaven's Ledge - A Scenic west-facing cliff that has beautiful views of the sunset. It is situated in "Gowri Estate" on the loop road and has been converted into a campsite to promote sustainable tourism.
Kottachedu Teak Forest - The hills tribes who cultivated these lands are said to have abandoned this area after plague struck the area. These lands were than utilized by the Government for a Teak Wood plantation. Vaniar River passes through this Teak forest and leads to the Vaniar Dam. Bisons are frequently seen in the Teak Forest. 11 km from town. Pleasant travel for (motor)bikers. One side is covered with Teak forest and other side will be with Bamboo trees. A must go ride.
Bears Hill - This hill is the one diagonally adjacent to Monfort on the South Eastern side of Yercaud. It also lies to the East of Sacred Heart Convent; one gets a panoramic view of the portion of Yercaud covered with Schools and Seminaries. 2 km from Yercaud Town.
Tipperary View Point - One can reach this southern most view point of Yercaud by taking the Tipperary Road. From there one can see the Elephant Tooth Rocks. Which are reportedly said to be the remnant of a meteorite which fell to earth. It is pure white rock compared to the Black Granite available on these hills. The night view from this spot-with the lights of Salem in the distance is mesmerizing. 2 km from town.
White Elephant Tooth - One is on the Southern Spur of the Shevaroys below the villages of Guntur and the other is in the east overlooking the Ghat road, above the 60' bridge. The larger one next to Guntur has two rocks about 120' high and consists of pure white quartz, which is in stark contrast to the greenery around and the black of the granite available around. Easy to climb up but hard to climb down as the material is soft and crumbles beneath your feet. 9 km from town, it is a day’s trek up and down. Alternatively one can trek down to the plains and catch a bus to return to Yercaud. The Smaller one which can be reached on the short cut to the 60' bridge from Tipperary Estate is said to have seen some Gold Mining Activity. It can be reached in about 2 hours time and from there another 1 hour to the ghat road.
Upon your arrival at Bangalore airport/ railway station, you will be Proceed to the Yercaud. On arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Yercaud.
After Morning breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Yercaud covering Emerald lake, Botanical garden, Kiliyur falls, Lady’s Seat, Pagoda point, Shevaroy temple, Local town, Anna Park, Arthur's seat, Silk farm, Rose Garden, Bears cave & Bears Hill etc. The Yercaud boathouse provides an ample opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty of the hilly terrain through boat riding which one shouldn't miss when visiting Yercaud. You can also do "Dirt Biking" in a place close to Grange Resorts. It is around 4 kms from the lake. Evening return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Drive to Bangalore and transfer to airport/railway station for your onward journey.