Discover this Amazing hidden gem: Yercaud in Tamil Nadu

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If you are a city buff wishing to escape from the hustle and bustle and looking for new options to explore down south, you won’t be disappointed with Yercaud. The charming hill station in the Shevaroy Hills of Tamil Nadu can be your perfect getaway for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and those seeking peace.

In this blog, we shall share some must-visit places in Yercaud that you can include in your itinerary, along with essential information you need to plan your next vacation. So, let’s begin.

1. Yercaud Lake

Yercaud Lake in Yercaud Tamil Nadu

Opening Hours: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Entrance Fee: ₹20 per person

Yercaud Lake Boating Fares: Row Boat = ₹ 150 per head, Motor Boat = ₹ 500 for 8 People, Four-Seat Pedal Boat = ₹170 per head

Your Yercaud journey can begin with this iconic man-made lake, also known as Emerald Lake, in the heart of the town. Well-maintained gardens and walking paths surround it; it’s an ideal spot for a stroll or a paddleboat ride on the tranquil waters. It is a perfect place with a serene atmosphere to unwind and soak in the natural beauty that Yercaud has to offer.

2. Shevaroy Temple

Opening Hours: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Entrance Fee: None

For those who want a spiritual experience amidst lush, breathtaking views, visiting the famous Shevaroy Temple is a must. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shevaroyan, the local deity in the dense forests of the Shevaroy Hills. The serene ambiance and panoramic views from this hilltop temple are genuinely spectacular. Don’t miss the sunrise or sunset views from here – they are magical.

3. Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden in Yercaud Tamil Nadu

Opening Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Entrance Fee: ₹30 per person

The next must-visit garden spread across 30 acres is a haven for nature enthusiasts. With exotic plants, rare trees, and colorful flowers, you can stroll through the well-laid paths, smell the blooms, and learn about the rich biodiversity in the region. It is a delightful spot that offers leisure walks and photo moments.

4. Pagoda Point

 Opening Hours: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Entrance Fee: None

 To get panoramic views of Salem City, head to Pagoda Point, named after the four stone pagodas that adorn it. Early morning or evening visits are recommended for the stunning sunrise and sunset views. The cool breeze and atmosphere make it an ideal spot for a peaceful retreat.

5. Kiliyur Falls

Opening Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Entrance Fee: ₹20 per person

Kiliyur Falls in Yercaud is a hidden natural wonder. You take a lovely ride through the lush forest to get there. When you arrive, you’ll be treated to a beautiful waterfall surrounded by Mother Nature. It’s a perfect place for a picnic or to simply enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

6.  Lady’s Seat and Gent’s Seat

 Lady's Seat and Gent's Seat in Yercaud Tamil Nadu

Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Entrance Fee: ₹10 (Adults), ₹5 (Children)

Lady’s Seat and Gent’s Seat are viewpoints that provide breathtaking views of the winding ghat roads and the plains below. These viewpoints are great during the evening when the city lights twinkle.

7. Peeku Park

Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Entrance Fee: ₹ 250 (Adults and Kids), Kids- ₹ 200( below 90 cm in height)

Our visit to Peeku Park, filled with exotic birds and farm animals in Yercaud, was delightful, especially for my toddler. At first, we had reservations about the 250 rupee entry fee, but once we entered, we quickly understood that it was a fantastic value for the experience. The place was well-maintained and clean, and the staff was very friendly.

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So, that’s it, folks. Do let us know in the comments section below which place must be covered next. So until then, Stay tuned.

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