evening view of the salem city at the base from yercaud town present at the top of the hills

Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India


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Jewel Of The South

Yercaud, often referred to as the "Jewel of the South," is a charming hill station located in the Shevaroy Hills of the Eastern Ghats in Tamil Nadu. This serene destination is known for its pleasant climate, lush greenery, and picturesque landscapes.

It is a haven for nature lovers. The region is blanketed with dense forests, coffee plantations, and scenic viewpoints.

view of the hills rolling down at yercaud hill station

Yercaud Lake is a prominent attraction where visitors can enjoy boating while surrounded by serene beauty. The hills are adorned with vibrant flora, and the area is home to various wildlife species.

It is an ideal destination for both adventure seekers and those looking for a peaceful retreat. You can enjoy activities like trekking, nature walks, and birdwatching in the pristine surroundings.

Leisurely Nature

The hill station also offers plenty of options for those who prefer relaxation, such as spa treatments and leisurely strolls amidst nature.

boats docked at yercaud lake on a bright sunny day

The best time to visit Yercaud is during the post-monsoon and winter months, from October to June. During this period, the weather is cool and pleasant, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. The monsoon season, from July to September, brings heavy rainfall, which can sometimes disrupt travel plans and outdoor exploration.

Getting There

location_cityState & Capital - Chennai, Tamil Nadu

flightSalem Airport - 45 Kilometers

directions_carSalem - 30 Kilometers via SH 188

trainSalem Junction - 30 Kilometers

evening view of the salem city at the base from yercaud town present at the top of the hills

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