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The name of the town is derived from the Yercaud Lake located at its centre. In Tamil, Yeri means lake and Kaadu means forest.

This quiet little hill station, in Salem District of Tamil Nadu is located on the Shevaroy hills of the Eastern ghats is the only one of its kind in northern Tamil Nadu. While the rest of this region is generally dry, including the predominantly short and rocky hills of the Eastern ghats, Yercaud presents a welcome contrast with its cool climate. The altitude of 1,515 metres above sea level and encompasses an area of 382.67 square kilometres, including the Reserve Forest.

The destination exhibits artefacts from the Stone Age that were found in the ancient shrine located near Pagoda Point. This point is around 5 km from the Yercaud Lake.

Yercaud was discovered in the 19th century by the British and attracted many Christian missionaries. It is believed that , the first human settlement in Yercaud have come from Kanchipuram. The settlement existed during the Telugu Kings, who captured the Tamil Thondai country.

This city is popular for oranges and coffee plantations. Many other fruits and spices were cultivated on the coffee estate in Yercaud such as jackfruit, oranges and guava and black pepper and cardamom.

Teak, sandalwood and silver oaks are present in abundance in the forest areas of Yercaud. Besides, the place is also popular for its wildlife which comprises animals like bison, deer, fox, snakes and birds like bulbuls, kites and sparrows.

The temperature of Yercaud ranges from 15o Celsius to 30o Celsius throughout the year. Though it is a year round destination, the ideal time to visit Yercaud is from October to June.

Must See places in Yercaud is ...
Lady\'s Seat, Gent\'s Seat and Children\'s Seat, Yercaud Town, Servarayan Temple, Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple, Botanical Garden, Tipperary View Point , Montfort School, Shevaroy Temple, Big Lake, Killiyur Falls, The Pagoda Point, Bears cave, The Grange, Anna Park, Arthurs Seat

A Journey to remember

We drove up to bangalore recently.
Started from TVM on 11th april. Our route was like this.
Trivandrum-kochi-Palghat-Coimbatore (Kovai) -udagamandalam-Mysore-Bangalore.
Bangalore -Selam- Yercadu-Kovai-selam-kochi-alapuzha-trivandrum.
Yet another wonderful experience..

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  • mikkie50's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2008 at 6:34 AM

    nice pics looks so pretty :-))

  • FruitLover's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2005 at 12:16 PM

    Fruits in Yercaud, including Maaannnnggggoooooo! It was spring, in October I missed it. btw, it's time of Oranges in Israel-exported to many countries.

  • radz's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2005 at 5:58 AM

    Woow Seems you really had nice drive&enroute good time.


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