Yercaud is a hill station visited by tourists throughout the year. The Servaroyan Hills as a Whole, Provide many beautiful vistas and panoramic views. Yercaud itself is a pretty hill station with a pleasant cool climate. Yercaud temperature nere rises above 30 c or fall below 13 c .This is one does not feel the bitting cold of winter. With such a salubrious climate, Yercaud can be visited round the year. IT is an hour’s drive from Salem and is the least expensive hill station in india.
The first thing that attracts a visitor is the lake. It is a picturesque pool surrounded by gardens and well woonded areas. Boating in the cold water of the lake is enchanting as well as refreshing.
It overlooks the winding ghat road and provides a breathtaking view is spectacular at night with the twinkling light lights of salem town in sight. The tourists can have a panoramic view of the plains below through the telescope mounted at the Lady’s Seat.
This 3000 feet high water falls is situated amids picturesque surroundings.
The Castle – like building built by the then collector of salem, M.D, Cockum who first introduced coffee from Arabia and apples and other fruits from South Africa between 1829 AD in Yercaud is said to have played an important role in the revolt of 1857 AD.
It is situated near the Northen Bungalow on the way to Servaroyan temple. It is an important tourist spot. Temple here is one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya. Its innermost shrine is cut out of a solid rock.
The Servaroyan Temple
It is situated atop Servorayan Hill. The tribals here celebrate their annaual festival in May every year.
Air Nearest rail – heads are Salem Junction 36 Kms and Salem Town 33 Kms.
Rail Bus services operate from Salem Junction and Salem Junction and Salem bus stand to Yearcaud frequently. There is no town bus service in Yearcaud.