Yercaud is a well-known town in Tamil Nadu. It is most known for the large tea and coffee estates capping the fertile slopes and the unspoiled natural beauty. It is a popular hill resort in south India and sees a large influx of tourists year long. Pick from the best Yercaud holiday tour packages and head to the town for a relaxing vacation.
Fondly called as the “Jewel of South” Yercaud is a beautiful town set among the scenic tea estates, large orange plantation lands, and densely forested slopes. It is very peaceful, a place where one could spend some time in peace without worrying about the work and the mundane city life. It is a significant part of Salem district of Tamil Nadu, perched at an elevation of 1515 meters above the sea level in the Shevaroys Hills Range of Eastern Ghats. It is a popular hill resort distinctively noted for its abundant natural beauty. The weather here is almost always pleasant with a very little change after seasonal transition. It is scenic and as enchanting as any mystic hill station can be. The aromatic tea and sumptuous English fruits like oranges, plums, strawberries, pears, etc. which are grown in large quantity here are bestowed by the British, who during their colonial era visited the place and used it as a summer resort.
The district headquarter Salem city is about 22 k.m. downhill. Road is the only mode to access the town; being a popular tourist destination there is a high frequency of taxis and buses going to the hill town. Plus, many hotels in Yercaud with price suiting the budget of luxury travelers also offer transportation services to their guests. The place sees a large influx of tourists from Bangalore, Trichy, Omalur, and Coimbatore, which are the neighboring cities of the town and are equipped with airport. Besides, there are a couple of regular trains from Chennai to Salem Railway Junction, the nearest railway station to the town.
The name Yercaud signifies Lake Forest which is a prominent attribute of the place. There exists a beautiful lake nestled among the thick woods. It is a very tranquil place, perfect to relish solitude and enjoy boating. Tourist also enjoy walking alongside the banks, and photography remains one of the favorites. Montfort School is yet another well-known place in the town. It is running since 1917 and originally schooled the British officers’ children. It is without doubt a must-visit place in the region as is an ideal source of information about the place’s past. The old building still stands today and also features a school chapel. Tourists visiting the town also visit Pagoda Point in large count. It is one of the most popular sightseeing points in the area. It is known for offering unparalleled panoramic outlook of the town. One simply could not resist the temptation to take their camera out and capture the natural beauty of the place. Besides, far from the hustle-bustle of the town centre the place is a good getaway to embrace the mind with solace.
The Servarayan Temple is one of the prime attributes of the town. Situated on the highest peak in the region the temple is one of the best places to visit in Yercaud. It is highly revered and dedicated to goddess Kaveri who is believed to flow through many south Indian cities and towns in the form of a river. A visit to the temple is simply worth.
There are certain other interesting and fun attractions in the town. Simply visit Yercaud during the next vacation to explore and relish it for real. There is a plethora of good Yercaud holiday tour packages to pick from.
Author Bio: Sandeep is an experienced travel writer and enthusiast blogger. He has explored many known and less-known places in India in the last 10 years. His experience adds to his expert knowledge on the best hotels, different travel routes through trains, flights, and road. He also specializes in off-beat places to eat and stay at. He also advises amateur tourists on travel tips.