Yercaud: Weekend destination

How to Reach

Yercaud is a small hill station in Salem district of Tamilnadu. It is a at an altitude of 1515 mts, and on shevaroy hills. Driving distance from Bangalore ( around 250kms). It is also convenient to travel by train from Bangalore up to Slaem then hire a cab to Yercaud. One of the best weekend getaway for Bangaloreans.
Salem Railway Station (31 Kms)
Coimbatore Peelamedu Airport (185 Kms)

The City

Yercaud is best known for its coffee plantations, orange, jackfruit, guava, cardamom and black pepper. David Cockburn, the Scottish collector of Salem district, between 1820 and 1829, was the man behind introducing the cultivation of coffee, pears and apple.
The best time to visit Yercaud is from October to June.

What to see

The highest point in Yercaud is the Servarayan temple which situated at a height of 5326 feet. The Shevaroyan temple is a cave temple. The main deity of Shevaroy temple is Lord Shevaroyan, worshiped by tribal people of this region. As per the locals, this cave temple is believed to be 2000 years old. The cave extends beyond the temple and the locals say it extends all the way to the Kaveri River in Karnataka, a distance of 480 km. Tippu Sultan was supposed to have hidden in this cave during a war.

The other attractions include boating at Yercaud lake, Emerald Lake, Anna Park, Lady’s Seat,Bear’s Point, Pagoda Point, Gent’s Seat, Killiyur Falls, Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple, which is located in a scenic valley on the way to Shevaroy Temple.
Monfront school is best known for its beautiful chapel located within the school, and construction is of Franco-Indian architecture. The school has a zoo, which is open for visitors only on Sundays.  
The Grange is an ancient castle in Yercaud built by a British collector M.D. Cockburn who is well known as the father of Yercaud.

Where to stay

Yercaud has good range of accommodations. From the budget, upto 5 star hotels, resorts and home stays are available. Accommodations available under Airbnb, oyo rooms.
We stayed in La four seasons which is around 6kms away from the city and close to shevroy temple. We had a memorable stay in this resort. Food and location was very good.

What to buy

Natural oils, perfumes,coffee powder and skin care product from yercuad.
Agathiar Herbarium  and Bhavani perfumes are aunthentic stores for quality products.

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Have a pleasent stay and happy holiday!

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