by Hruday Chand - 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Yercaud is a beautiful hill station in Salem district of Tamil Nadu. The misty hills, spectacular viewpoints and abundance of tourist attractions making this sleepy hill station a mesmerizing holiday destination and also one of the popular tourist places to visit in Tamilnadu. Named after Yercaud Lake, the town was developed by Sir Thomas Munroe, erstwhile governor of Madras Presidency in 1842. Coffee and citrus fruits, most notably oranges, are grown in abundance, in addition to bananas, pears and jackfruit. Scenically, Yercaud is as enchanting and picturesque because the hill stations on the Eastern Ghats and hiking might be an enjoy. Yercaud has several tourist places to explore. Here are some top places to visit in Yercaud.
Big Lake / Yercaud Lake
Big Lake or Yercaud Lake is a natural lake situated in the heart of Yercaud town. Popularly known as Emerald Lake, this lake is the only natural lake among all the hill station lakes in South India and also one of the best Yercaud tourist places. The lake is surrounded through gardens and well wooded trees. There is also a floating fountain in the lake which will increase the enchantment of the garden. Apart from this, tourists also can enjoy a wide variety of sports at the lake, such as boating. The boat experience in the old fashioned waters of the lake is a memorable revel in. The Deer Park and Leisure Park positioned on the banks of the Big Lake also attract some of tourists to revel in a few peaceful moments in serenity.
Lady's Seat is a cluster of rocks inside the form of a seat on the South West of Shevaroy hills in Yercaud metropolis of Tamil Nadu state. Located very close to Pagoda Point, Lady's Seat is one of the top Yercaud places to go to and also one of the maximum scenic locations in Yercaud. The view from Lady's Seat is extra superb at night time with lots of light twinkling in Salem metropolis. Lady’s Seat also offers the stunning views of the sundown.
Situated on Lady's Seat road, Botanical Garden is picturesque well laid garden in the Yercaud town of Tamil Nadu. The garden is divided in to different sections like foliage garden, topiary garden, bonsai garden, butterfly garden, herbal garden, rock garden, water garden and sensory garden. The garden houses an Orchidarium and a green house. This Orchidarium showcases 250 different species of orchids. Apart from orchids, there is also an amazing range of rare plants and flowers in the garden.
This lies on the Eastern side of the Yercaud hills and is also known as Pyramid Point. Pagoda Point is one of the popular viewpoints located in Yercaud. he name comes from the hill tribes having made four piles of random stones in a Pagoda or Pyramid formation reportedly to mark some event. Also known as Pyramid Point, Pagoda Point is the perfect getaway to embrace the mind with solace and tranquillity. The viewpoint offers amazing sunrise and sunset views. One can get a grand view of Attur and Ayothiapattinam from this picnic spot. Tourists can enjoy beautiful views of the town of Salem along with Kakambadi village from this point.
Servaroyan Temple / Shevaroy Temple
Shevaroyan Temple is a famous Hindu temple situated atop Shevaroyan hill in Yercaud town of Tamil Nadu. It is built by the ancient tribes of Yercaud, this cave temple is dedicated to Lord Shevaroyan and Goddess Kaveri. It is a common notion many of the locals that Goddess Kaveri is believed to be the father or mother deity of the 67 villages placed round Yercaud.