Fondly known as the jewel of the South, Yercaud is a hill station in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu. Known for its stunning beauty, trekking trails and abundant forests, Yercaud is a wonderful vacation spot. There are various touristy spots in and around Yercaud and your holiday schedule will be packed. Do visit the 32-km Loop Road on which a drive is beautiful and perfect for a relaxed afternoon. There is also an option to go boating here but if you have other things to occupy you, you can give boating a miss. A small walk through a village will take you to Karadiyur View Point. The watchtower here gives you a chance to admire the valley below and the surrounding mountains. It's best to head here on a clear day and do remember to wear proper shoes since there is a lot of walking! Lady's seat, Pagoda Point and Big Lake are some other tourists spots where you can spend your time.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Yercaud is from November to February
How To Reach
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I don't travel much towards yercaud, coz I never find so much time to visit that side, but yes now that is a place that I really like in Salem, I remember the 1st time I ever visited yercaud as a kid along with my family, we went up there to beat the heat, and that was it, it felt like love at first sight, simply coz of the weather, fantastic. So cutting short, this week I did the same just to beat the heat, I went solo all the way to yercaud and its not expensive, it's pretty economical, if you have to use the local transport, and I kid you not, it's quite comfortable as well, about RS 21/- from Salem city station to Yercaud the hill station, one hour journey from Salem, not bad!! Yercaud doesn't have much to do hence it isn't so crowded, must say a super get away on week ends and some time for a couple of hours as well, so I took of to the hills planning to beat the heat and very unplanned at the same time, started with the deer park, it's a tiny Tourist park with a few animals, peacock and peahens , pigeons, guinepig and a few deers, u can feed the peahens and the peacock they are all caged but friendly, they get close to you to see if you have anything to feed them, the pigeons usually hesitant, they too get close to any human, they are caged and yet they get close to humans looking for something to eat, and they are just beautiful, mostly thirsty, and the park has an excellent lake view, as much as I wanted to go boating, I didn't as I was short on time, because I had to get to the water falls by walk it was a 4km walk and it was going to take time also the last bus out of the hills towards the city was at 7.30pm sharp, to eat there are these lil cart Shops, you get bread omlet to eat some fruits chopped in a plastic glass and the famous sweet corn, about 100/- for all of it and tea, also since I was there for a couple of hours, I wasn't eating heavy, coz I would end up searching for washrooms, so just to keep energy flowing I was eating small and I was eating right, so after wards I decided to head towards the kiliyur falls, which shows about 3.2 km on boards but it much further, it was a good 2 hour walk, and about 200 hundred steps to climb down the hill and back up, the Walk was fast as most of it was more or less like down hill, 50 shades of lushious greenery around and it just started to drizzle for not too long just abt 2 mins, and since I was unprepared I was praying that it shouldn't rain as I had no rain coat or probably like a spot or a shop to hide my self from the rain, but didn't rain nature has its mood swings, it was only drizzles every 15 mins for just 2 mins, so I reached kiliyur falls, well bad luck no water falls, just lil stream of it, but hey guess what? the spot there was scenic, and so peaceful, the wilderness at its best and nature has its own music, the birds chirping, so many sounds, the wind, there was no water fall really but a stream was there, felt like god is a DJ for once.. well sat down there for a while to soak some of nature's energy enjoying the sunset for a while, I could see more and more mountains from that spot, which I would like to plan and scale them some day, time was running out and I had to head back, and I tell you, pardon my language, but the Walk back was bum tearing. However my trip this time to Yercaud was great and the entire hill was lushious green usually its more like lushious golden green, but this time just lushious green, may be it was near sunset hour I think thats why, had I visited a little earlier in the day I would have experienced the lushious golden green hill, and it's usually like that when the sunlight reflects of the greens. I don't know this time, may be nature also has its own mood swings. So it was time to head back and I did climb back 200 odd steps, a steep climb I tell you, not easy at all, the place started to get darker, no lights around or not many ppl you find around either, for my luck found some one riding out towards the bus stop, he was kind and generous enough to give ride till the bus stop, which helped to get to the bus stop on dot and I managed to get my bus back home, a piece of me is still left there somewhere in the mountains, I'd want to go back and trek some of the other mountains hopefully we'll prepared this time.