Yercaud – the hill station for any season.


Yercaud is a hill station in Tamil Nadu State of India. People will usually think about hill stations only during summer. But Yercaud hill station is a place you can visit during any part of the year. In this article, I wish to give an introduction to this humble hill station viz., Yercaud.

Yercaud – the hill station for any season.


Do you really wish to have celebrations combined with nature? Come to Yercaud, a hill station in Tamil Nadu State of India. It has hilly route with hairpin bends and twists, which you will rejoice while traveling. Your body and mind will surely pop up with the chill breeze available throughout the year in Yercaud. You can visit Yercaud with your family to happily enjoy the summer vacation. Yercaud, which is also known as Princess of Hills, is eagerly waits to welcome you all.

Why we should visit Yercaud hill station?


Yercaud hill station is rated as the best hill station after the hill stations like Ooty or Uthagamandalam and Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu State of India for the public attraction. Yercaud is situated at 4000 feet above sea level. Yercaud nearly presents the heaven before with its natural scenic beauty, chill breeze and boating.

Specialties of Yercaud hill station in Tamil Nadu, India:


In Yercaud, we can celebrate our family functions in an enjoyable manner. People can celebrate their Honeymoon in Yercaud in a comparatively lower budget. We can enjoy ourselves at the tourist centers available in the peak spots in Yercaud thus refreshing our mind and body. Women can also participate the religious festival viz., Vellakadai Kaliamman Temple that is celebrated only by womanhood. In total, you can rejoice and refresh your mind through nature, which was tarnished by the hectic City life.

How to reach Yercaud hill station in Tamil Nadu, India?


Yercaud hill station is situated at a distance of 32 Kilometers from the city of Salem in Tamil Nadu, India. You can reach Salem city from Chennai city – the Capital city of Tamil Nadu, India through Railways or by Bus. From Salem city, if you cross 20 hairpin bends you will reach the Yercaud Boating Club. You have Public and Private transport Buses from Salem city to Yercaud hill station for every 30 minutes. In Yercaud, you have Auto and Van facilities for site seeing trips.

Season in Yercaud hill station:


As already narrated Yercaud hill station is a place where you can visit at any point of time during a year. During the month of April each year, the Department of Tourism, Government of Tamil Nadu, India is conducting Summer Celebrations or "Kodai Vizha". During the celebrations or "Kodai Vizha" there will be rush of people in Yercaud hill station. Apart from this, during other holidays the crowd will be at moderate level. Therefore, you can visit Yercaud hill station during any part of the year.

Tourist interests in Yercaud hill station in Tamil Nadu, India:


Yercaud hill station has got a beautiful lake exactly at the center place of the town. You can enjoy boating in the lake, which is yet to get polluted. You can also enjoy the scenic beauty in the nearby park adjacent to the lake. Besides this, Yercaud hill station has got Deer Park and an Aquarium as places for tourist interests. The other main places wherein you can enjoy the nature thoroughly is Ladies Seat / Gents Seat / Pagoda Point.

Nearby places of interest in Yercaud hill station:


After thoroughly enjoying the Yercaud hill station, you can also visit the following places of interest which are situated very near to the Yercaud hill station:

Kiliyur falls: The Kiliyur falls is situated at a distance of 3 Kilo meters from Yercaud hill station amidst dense forest.

Servarayan Temple: The Servarayan Temple is situated at a distance of 7 Kilo meters from Yercaud hill station and the deity of this temple is worshipped by the people living in the Servarayan hills wherein the Yercaud is situated.

Rose Garden: The Rose Garden is situated at a distance of 3 Kilo meters from Yercaud hill station and here you can find many types of Roses which is a treat to your eyes and mind.

Boating at Yercaud hill station:


The Yercaud hill station has got a Boat House run by the Department of Tourism, Government of Tamil Nadu, India. The Boat House has two types of boats for the tourists: 1. Pedal Boats and 2. Fin Boats. They also provide you with Life Jackets during the boating in the lake for a safe journey.

The timings for the boating at Yercaud hill station are : From 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM.

The tariffs for the boats at the Boat House of Yercaud hill station are:

Pedal Boat:
For two persons, for 30 minutes – Rs.70/-
For four persons, for 30 minutes – Rs.95/-

Fin Boat:
For three persons, for 30 minutes – Rs.70/-
For five persons, for 30 minutes – Rs.95/-.

Boarding & Lodging at Yercaud hill station, Tamil Nadu, India:


1. Name of the Hotel: Hotel Tamil Nadu,
Telephone No. 04281 – 223334, 223335 and 223336,
Room rent: Starts from Rs.450/- and up to Rs.1500/-.

2. Name of the Hotel: Hotel Servarayas,
Telephone No. 04281 – 222288,
Room rent: Starts from Rs.750/- and up to Rs.5000/-.

3. Name of the Hotel: G.R.T. Hotel,
Telephone No. 04281 – 225100,
Room rent: Starts from Rs.2000/- and up to Rs.6000/-.

4. Name of the Hotel: Sterling Hotel,
Telephone No. 04281 – 222700,
Room rent: Starts from Rs.2000/- and up to Rs.6000/-.

5. Name of the Hotel: Grand Palace,
Telephone No. 04281 – 223481,
Room rent: Starts from Rs.3000/- and up to Rs.8000/-.

Hope you would have decided to visit the Princess of Hills viz., Yercaud hill station during this summer vacation.


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