A picturesque hill station near Bangalore in the Salem District of Tamil Nadu, Yercaud sits at 4970 ft above sea level and is a popular spot for nature lovers, trekkers and photographers. The highest point of the hill station is the Servarayan Temple, situated at an altitude of 5326 ft. The valley spreads for about 382.67 sq. km that also includes a reserve forest.
The lush green vegetation and the high altitude lake make for a perfect weekend trip from Bangalore. This makes it a perfect stop for all kinds of travelers, frequented by both young and old. The valley of Yercaud also hosts an incredible amount of wildlife and you will be able to spot several unique bird and mammal species around the forests.
The vegetation of this part of Eastern Ghats is unlike any other part of the country, earning the hills, the title “Jewel of the South”. Tourists, travelers, photographers, wildlife lovers, nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts visit Yercaud all round the year. Popular attractions in the Yercaud Valley include the Yercaud Lake, Pagoda Point, Killiyur Falls, Lay’s Seat, Kaveri Peak, the Servarayan Temple and Arthu’s Seat.
If you have been longing for a day spent in nature, this hill station offers easy treks, mountain climbing and long walks across natural trails within the forest. Go for a Bangalore to Yercaud Package that covers all your personal requirements. Accessibility to Yercaud is cheap and easy which also makes it a great alternative to more pompous destinations like Kodaikanal or Udhagamandalam.
Well, here we discuss everything you need to know about a great vacation to Yercaud.