There are various tourist spots in Yercaud like lakes, viewpoints, gardens, waterfalls and more. For any travelers who are looking to start a journey to this beautiful hill station, here are some places to must visit in Yercaud.
The botanical garden is one of the most famous places to visit in Yercaud, it is a house of various exotic species of flowers and plants. Further, this garden is divided into various sections such as butterfly garden, foliage garden, water garden, herbal garden, rock garden, sensory garden, topiary garden and bonsai garden. Garden has a wonderful range of rare plants and flowers along with many preserved endanger species. Among all these one of the most eye-catching part is Orchidarium. The Orchidarium houses many endangered species of orchids.
Killiyur Waterfalls is located in Shevaroy hill range of Eastern Ghats. One of the most adored places to visit in Yercaud, the waterfall is a 2-km trek from the vehicle drop point.
Pagoda point is the high viewpoint in Yercaud which offers a birds eye’s view of the entire city down below, the view is awesome and extremely beautiful.
The Bear’s cave falls in the route of Servarayan temple and believed that the cave served as a residence place for the bears. The main area of the cave is located 7 ft. from the ground and it is located in a private coffee estate.
As the name indicates, this farm holds silkworms that are grown on mulberry trees. During tourism season, you can find interesting guided tours in which you will be taught about how the silkworm produces silk and how it is processed.
Another one famous viewpoint in Yercaud called Lady’s Seat, where you can get a panoramic view of Salem city and the valley. In reality, it is a bunch of naturally made rocks in the shape of a seat. Lady’s seat is located on the South West of Shevaroy hills. It is also a fantastic place to watch the nightfall. And, in that dark, you can get an amazing view of the sparkling city.
The Yercaud trip will be incomplete without visiting Yercaud Lake also known as Emerald Lake or Big Lake, which is located in the center of Yercaud town. Moreover, this is a completely natural lake. Also, this lake is surrounded by cloud laden hills, gardens and well-groomed large trees. Kids play area is one of the highlights of this place which makes it a must-visit.
Coffee Experience Tour
Cauvery Peak Estate is a private coffee estate in Yercaud offers an ultimate coffee experience tour on a 150-year-old estate. In this tour, visitors can see the beauty of Cauvery Peak, Lake Estate, Kombai Valley view, Village Granary, Pulp House, Factory, Spices Center, Estate Museum and more.
Where To Stay In Yercaud?
Thangavilla is the best place to stay in Yercaud which is located right in the heart of the town. Make sure you opt for a bungalow with spacious lawns and gardens surrounded by a variety of trees and plant species. This will be a perfect place for homestay in Yercaud.