Places To Visit In yercaud

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Here are the top 20 tourist attractions to see in Yercaud:

1. Killiyur Falls

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2 km
from city center
1 out of 20
places to visit in Yercaud

This electrifying and spectacular cascade is in the neighborhood of Yercaud Lake and is at its finest when sojourned to after the monsoon months. The plentiful of water of the Yercaud Lake as well as the water from the Shevaroy Hills fall endlessly into the Killiyur valley from a mounting height of 300 ft and the breathtaking view from the top to the bottom is awe-striking and a pleasure to the eye and soul alike.

2. Lady's Seat

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1 km
from city center
2 out of 20
places to visit in Yercaud

A nature's wonder, the Lady's seat is a rock in the form of a seat on the South West of Shevaroy hills that overlooks the ghat road and Salem town. The natives believe that a white English lady of earlier days used to squander her evenings watching the panoramic view from this rock.

3. Bear's Cave

Must visit 3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 20
places to visit in Yercaud

A must see for any tourist visiting Yercaud, The Bear's cave is situated in a private coffee estate near the Norton Bungalow, which is on the way to the Servaroyan temple.

4. Emerald Lake, Yercaud

Must visit 3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
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The most alluring aspect of Yercaud is its big yet natural lake very popularly known as the Emerald Lake. Surrounded by some wonderful cloud-peaked hills and a well persevered garden on its banks, this lake is a feast for the eyes.

5. Pagoda Point

Must visit 4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 20
places to visit in Yercaud

Pagoda point or pyramid point is a viewpoint located on the eastern part of Yercaud hills. It was named the Pyramid point as it is shaped by four piles of stones which are arranged in such a way. It is said to be built by the local tribes and now there is a Rama temple located between the piles of stones.

6. Shevaroy Hills

8 km
from city center
6 out of 20
places to visit in Yercaud

Perched at a height of 1620 m near the Salem district of Tamil Nadu in Yercaud, the Shevaroy Hills are a popular tourist spot in the region. Boasting of magnificent views of lush green meadows, towering trees, dense woods and mighty hills, the hills were formerly known as Servarayan Hills which later got anglicized to ‘Shevaroy’. Spread over 400 sq. km of area with both plateaus and hills, Shevaroy Hills are also home to the highest peak and vantage point in the southern part of the Eastern Ghats which is called Solaikaradu peak.

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7. Botanical Garden, Yercaud

Must visit 3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
7 out of 20
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Any tourist who is interested in gods gift to this planet, the wondrous flora, and in knowing about various species of plants must make it a point to visit the orchid garden and the green house in the Botanical garden.

8. Tipperary Viewpoint

1 km
from city center
8 out of 20
places to visit in Yercaud

Situated at the Southernmost end of Yercaud, the Tippery Viewpoint can be reached by taking the Tippery Road en route which one is likely to come across some breathtaking views. Elephant Tooth Rocks which are said to be the remains of some meteorites which fell on the face of Earth can be seen and enjoyed from the Tippery Point. Though all the surrounding hills are made up of black granite, this rock is pure white in color. An adjoining estate known as Tippery Estate is almost joined to the Tippery Viewpoint and was also once a classy hotel in British India from the 1930s to 1940s.

9. Annamalaiyar Temple View Point

7 km
from city center
9 out of 20
places to visit in Yercaud

One of the best attractions in Yercaud hills, the Annamalaiyar Temple viewpoint offers a scenic view of all the hills surrounding the Servaroyan Temple along with coffee plantations, orange groves, and spice gardens. The temple is a very simple and beautiful structure comprising of small and moderate towers that are adorned with idols and painted in a variety of colors. A lamp tower in the form of a pyramid is present at the spot which is painted bright red in color which appears even more beautiful when it is lighted during the evenings of full moon days.

10. Anna Park

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1 km
from city center
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places to visit in Yercaud

Another important place of visit in Yercaud is the Anna Park which is located near the lake. This park has a collection of the natural species of plants and trees seen around Shevaroy hills.

11. Karadiyur View Point

7 km
from city center
11 out of 20
places to visit in Yercaud

Karadiyur Viewpoint is a vertical cliff which offers an exquisite view of the Mettur Dam and the valley and is also is an amazing picnic spot. Situated in the Karadiyur Village, the viewpoint lies at a distance of 12 km from the town of Yercaud. This region got its name due to the presence of a large number of sloth bears in the past that are not present here now.

12. Shevaroy Temple

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5 km
from city center
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The Shevaroy temple is situated on highest point of the flat-topped Shevaroy hills and is mainly dedicated to Lord Shevaroyan. The temple is built out of a narrow inky black cave which is complete and airtight. The idols of Lord Shevaroyan and Goddess Kaveri are placed inside it.

13. Silk Farm

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1 km
from city center
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An interesting place to be is the silk farm of Yercaud. It is located very near to the Lady's seat. Visiting the silk farm is sure to be a memorable and cognizant experience for youngsters.

14. Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple

8 km
from city center
14 out of 20
places to visit in Yercaud

The world's biggest Sri Chakra Maha Meru Temple comprises a three-dimensional pyramid on the temple which when viewed from the top, takes the form of Sri Chakra. Devotees believe that if you worship the Devi with Sri Chakra, it is equal to worshipping the ultimate force.

15. Raja Rajeshwari Temple

4 km
from city center
15 out of 20
places to visit in Yercaud

One of the major attractions for visitors in Yercaud, Sri Raja Rajeshwari Temple is dedicated to Raja Rajeshwari who is said to be the Goddess of all Gods. It is believed according to Hindu belief that one can achieve success and wealth by offering to devote oneself to the Goddess whole-heartedly.

16. Deer Park

1 km
from city center
16 out of 20
places to visit in Yercaud

Deer Park is a beautiful urban park in Yercaud that is surrounded by the beautiful Emerald Lake. Other than deer, you can also spot beautiful peacocks, guinea pigs, pigeons, rabbits, ducks and other creatures here. Some of these animals have been caged and are displayed to the public. In addition to that, there are several swings in the garden area for the kids to enjoy themselves while you are out there relaxing and rejuvenating. You can also try boating in the lake, adjacent to it, which is a major attraction at the place.

17. Orchidarium

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places to visit in Yercaud

Spread over 18 hectares of land area, National Orchidarium, also called the Orchidarium, is situated in Yercaud and was established in the year 1963. Boasting of around 3000 trees and 1800 shrubs, it is one of the most popular tourist spots in the area. It is also known as Orchidarium, it has a huge and diverse collection of orchids. Other than several other species of exotic and rare plants, it is also home to the rare Kurinji flower that blooms once in every twelve years. The garden has been divided into several sections, some of which are bonsai garden, foliage garden, topiary garden, rock garden, water garden, herbal garden, sensory garden and more.

18. Kottachedu Teak Forest

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places to visit in Yercaud

Kottachedu Teak Forest is an extensive forest area, 11 km from Yercaud that was once occupied by the hill tribes. It is believed that the tribals vacated the area after a major plague hit the region. Later, the government utilized it by extensively planting teak wood trees in the area. Boasting of a flourishing wildlife, the majorly spotted animals are foxes, anteaters, bisons, swallows, paradise flycatchers and more. Mostly frequented by nature lovers, photographers and wanderers, the place is a green lung for the city and is considered a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.

19. Norton’s Bungalow

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places to visit in Yercaud

Perched on top of a mountain in Yercaud, Norton’s Bungalow is one of the oldest bungalows in the region. It is believed to be the residence of an old criminal lawyer. The most important attraction at the place is an ancient cave called the Bear’s Cave is situated next to the bungalow that is visited by several tourists. Both the bungalow and the cave, can only be visited after acquiring proper prior permissions.

20. Servaroyan Temple

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Perched at a height of 5326 ft., Servaroyan Temple is one of the highest temples in the region which is also a cave temple. Presided by Lord Servaroyan - the local deity of the place, the holy place also has an idol of Goddess Kaveri. Lord Seraroyan is considered to be the God of the hills while Goddess Kaveri is considered to be the Goddess of River Cauvery. Believed to be atleast 2000 years old, there is also an ancient well near the temple. Besides, the main festival at the temple is celebrated every May which is visited by thousands of native tribe members.

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