Yercaud is a hill station near Salem, in the Servarayan range of hills (anglicized as Shevaroys) in the Eastern Ghats. It is at an altitude of 1515 metres (4969 feet) above the see level. The total extent of Yercaud Taluk is 382.67 Sq.kms. including Reserve Forest. The entire Taluk is a Township. Yercaud has also a Panchayat Union with its Head Quarters at Yercaud and its Jurisdiction is the same as for Yercaud Taluk. Popular as the “Poor man’s Ooty”. Yercaud is one of the low cost hill station destination in India.
The Park is situated next to 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. The entrance ticket adult Rs.15/- children’s Rs.10/-, Video Camera Rs.50/- Still Camera Rs.25/-
The main part of the cave is situated about 7 feet below the ground level and contains a deeper gorge which is believed by the local people to lead up to the cave situated in the Shervaroyan Temple.
Horticultural Farm Saplings of various plants are available at reasonable price. Entrance ticket Rs.30/-for adult and Rs.50/- for Camera.
Botanical Survey of India:
Well maintained Botanical Garden by the BSI contains a rich collection of plants. A “Bell Rock” in the BSI campus makes bell sound when you hit with stone.
3 km from the Yercaud Lake and should be visited after the South West or North East Monsoon. The surplus waterfrom Yercaud Lake and the other reaches of the Shevaroys.
Lady’s / Gent’s & Children’s Seat:
There is a natural rock formation in the form of a seat where reportedly a white English Lady spent her evenings viewing the magnificent beauty of the hill.
Lord Perumal blesses devotees in the cave Temple. The festival in the month of May is a colourful event in which thousands of tribal people from the hill take part.
Timing : 6 am to 8 pm
The Big Lake (Boating):
Lake is the only natural lake among all the hill station lakes in the south. Surrounded by a “Deer Park” and “leisure park” and “Tamilnadu Hotel” 9 am to 5.30 pm. Boating fees: Rs.320/- for 8 persons.Rs.110/- for 4 persons, Rs.80/- for 2 persons.
This lies on the Eastern side of the Yercaud hills and is also known as Pyramid point. Today there is a Rama Temple which lies between this Pagoda. One can get a grand view of Attur and Ayothiapattinam from this picnic spot. It is 5 km from the town.
Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple:
It is 4km from Yercaud on the way to Servarayan 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 prosperity and be elevated to higher levels of spirituality.
Timing : 7 am to 12 noon & 4 pm to 7 pm.
Silk Farm & Rose Garden:
One can see the cultivation of Mulberries, the growing of silk worms and the method of silk worms and the method of spinning silk. The Rose Garden is a good collection of colourful Roses and also purchase nursery plants from here 2 km from town.
How to Reach:
The nearest Airports is Bangalore (250km) and Coimbatore (190km) . All are connected to Chennai.
The nearest railway station is Salem Junction (35 km)
There are regular bus services between Yercaud and Salem, which is connected to Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruvannamalai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Pondicherry and Tirupati among other Places.