places to visit in yercaud

Places to visit in Yercaud

Yercaud is a hill station in Salem district, Tamil Nadu. It is located in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats. Yercaud is known for its abundant forest area. Consisting of so many tourists areas, Yeracud is called the Jewel of South. It is also called “Yezhaigalin Ooty” which means it is the Ooty of the fewer fortunate people. Coffee and citrus fruits, Mostly Oranges are grown in abundance here. Banana, Pears & Jackfruits are also other notable fruits that grow here. The name Yercaud came was derived from the name YERIKAADU. ‘Yeri‘ means ‘lake‘ and ‘Kaadu’ mean ‘forest’. Due to its lake in the center and abundant forest area, it was named so. The summer festival will be held at Yercaud for 7 days which includes flower shows, dog shows, boat racing and much more. Being a forest area, There are so many Places to visit in Yercaud. Going to these Places to visit in Yercaud will make your trip worth it. Here are my top 5 favorite Places to visit in Yercaud.


1. Kiliyur Falls

The falls is situated 2.5km from Yercaud lake. The best time to visit this falls is during the monsoons where the water level will be good. It is a breath taking sight for Travellers and Photographers. Experimenting different angles here will give you so many good photos. The water that falls here joins to the Kiliyur Valley.

Places to visit in Yercaud


2. Thalaicholai Temple

Thalaicholai is a village in Yercaud. It is famous for its temple. The Temple looks so colorful. It is surrounded by so many greeneries. It also has a park inside. It also consists of a view point from which the view looks so amazing. Any person who goes to Yercaud should definitely visit this place. It has a great view for Photographers. Travellers will love this place as it is one of its kind.

 The falls is situated 2.5km from Yercaud lake. The best time to visit this falls is during t


3. Ladies Seat

Ladies seat is usual but a do go Places to visit in Yercaud. It has a rose garden near by which is so eye capturing. It is located 2 km away from town. There were so many older Tamil films shot in this view point. A famous Tamil song ‘Vaarai nee Vaarai’ was shot in this place. Nearby this is so many streets shops lined up. The best part about these shops is the egg bondas and bread omelet. It a very yummy dish. It a distinct by adding special flavors which we do not get elsewhere. Near by this is the Gents seat, Which is also another view point comprising of a small lake and park inside.

Places to visit in Yercaud


4. Karadiyur View Point

This is my personal favorite among the Places to visit in Yercaud. It has so many roads like in this picture and it is flourished with so many flowers and greens on both the sides of the road. It is such a scenic beauty. The viewpoint that is located on the roads is also eye captivating. This ado goes place for travelers expecting for variety and not the usual. This viewpoint is located 1km away from the main road. Dropping down here especially on winters with the mist and fog running on the roads is such a beauty to watch.

Places to visit in Yercaud


5. Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple

Sri Chakra Maha Meru Temple is located in Naahalur, 9 km from Yercaud main road. It is constructed in a very different way. The main God here is Lalitha Tripura Sundari. Pooja is done here daily. It comprises of a park and viewpoint from which Salem city can be viewed from an entirely different perspective. It has some good scenes for Photographers as well.

nagalur lalitha tripura sundari temple


Apart from this particular spots, there are many roadside falls and roadside viewpoints which are very much unexplored. If you are travelling by car or bike, You can stop at various places which are so good to see. During winters, The climate is too good to resist not travelling to Yercaud. Sunrise and Sunset from the Shervaroys, which is the highest point at Yercaud will look so good. Street shops are the best in Yercaud. It is a must try one.

nagalur lalitha tripura sundari temple


Enjoy your time at Yercaud!

Happy Clicking! Happy Travelling!


Swathy Sivakumaar

It all started with My ardent interest in Writing. The world of Arts has always amazed Me! Writing, Music & Photography had been my interest from the very beginning. I was born & brought up me in Chennai. Later shifted to Salem, Which is my native. And married the Love of my life in Wayanad. So I’m pretty good at speaking Tamil, Malayalam, English & Hindi. I do Professional Photography & I run an Educational Institution called Sketch Career in Bangalore where I offer Photography, Photoshop, Video Editing, Digital Marketing related Courses & Workshops. When I took up photography, I had to learn things the harder way. I had to do a lot of practice to understand even a minor concept. Over the years, I saw so many Photographers who struggled the same way. This urged me to do Photography classes. Over the years, I have seen a lot of development in Photography. But the interest & happiness of people in seeing their pictures in a frame has always been special.


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