Visiting Yercaud

Yercaud is a little known hill station tucked away in the Shevroy hills and provides the ideal getaway from the traffic, pollution and stress of city life. Getting your treatments done at Yercaud Dental Care provides the perfect opportunity to catch up on your well deserved holiday.  Do check with your doctor at Yercaud Dental Care, though.

Dr Sam is the person to contact in case you are considering taking a holiday at the same time as getting your treatments done.  With his extensive knowledge of the hills and rapport with the local residents, he will be able to guide you to the best hotels and provide advice on the sight seeing spots in and around Yercaud.

 

Location
Situated 1,515 metres high in the Shevaroy Hills, in the state of Tamil Nadu, Yercaud a quiet little hill station on the Eastern Ghats is the only one of its kind in northern Tamil Nadu.

While the rest of this region is generally dry, Yercaud presents a welcome contrast with its cool climate where temperature never rises above 30º C and rarely dips below 13º C. It is also a less expensive place than either Udhagamandalam (Ooty Hills) or Kodaikkanal. The peaceful hill station of Yercaud nestles among coffee plantations and thickly forested slopes and is a good place for trekking and boating.

Some people believe that these hills were part of the ancient megalith-builders' domain which stretched from Cornwall through Brittany and Iberia to India. Clearly visitors have been streaming into Yercaud from well before recorded history Sightseeing (Yercaud).

Before getting into this coffee-plantation hamlet, you have to drive through the textile town of Salem. If you browse around the shops, you might pick up bright handloom fabrics at half the price you would pay elsewhere.

On the way up the winding hill road with its 20 hairpin bends, stop at a thatched wayside stall selling 'Fresh Garden Produce': packets of cloves and pepper. Then comes the coffee plantations before entering the cottage-dotted Yercaud.

You can amble around leisurely, or do a tour of the lake in a pedal boat, or hire a taxi to 'check out the sights. Three kilometers away is the rocky escarpment overlooking the plains. It is known as the Lady's Seat and soon another viewpoint began to be known as the Gent's Seat.

Pyramid point located about 3 km away, has cairns of stones and was once a Stone Age fortress shrine before the new temple was built. About 7 km from the lake is the Servaroyan Temple with a modern, striped, facade leading to an old cave temple.

An ancient 18th century Anglican Church located directly opposite Yercaud Dental Care is a beautiful monument worth visiting. The Monfort School also bears testimony to the influence of British architecture. In the evening, you could catch up with planters who would gladly share stories of the British raj and life on the estates. Also plantation visits will be a memorable one.

Once you get into this soothing, lake-centred, quiet and undisturbed green haven, you don't have to do anything but unwind. It is the perfect getaway from the traffic, pollution and stress of everyday life.

 

Weather
Yercaud experiences salubrious climate and is pleasant to be visited any time of the year.

 

Travel Information
By Air: The airport at Salem is the nearest to Yercaud, though the other options are the airports at Coimbatore, Chennai, Tiruchirapalli and Bangalore.

Rail: The closest railway stations are those of the Salem junction and the Salem town.

Road: Frequent bus services and taxi services link Yercaud with Salem that is thirty km away. Other important places linked with Yercaud are Trichy, Madurai, Chennai, Bangalore and Coimbatore.

 

General Information
Area
Population
Climate
Clothing
Languages
STD Code
: 38.3 sq. km Altitude : 1515 mts
: 36,863
: Summer - Pleasant; Winter - Mild Cold
: Summer - Cotton; Winter - Light Woolen
: Tamil, Hindi and English
: 04281
 
     
         
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