Top Places to Visit in Yercaud – The Land of Seven Forests

Yercaud is a small hill town in Tamilnadu, encapsulated by Eastern Ghats. This town is also called as the land of seven forests. This hill town is famous for its unique vegetation, pleasing climate, plantation and interesting viewpoint.

Here are the top things to do and places to enjoy in Yercaud.

1. Emerald Lake

This is one of the largest lake in this area. This lake holds preserved garden on its banks and misty mountains as background. Main activity to enjoy here is rowing boats. You can also find a floating fountain on the lake.

Notable activities to enjoy :

  1. Sightseeing
  2. Photography
  3. Boating

Yercaud Lake Boating

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2. Killiyur Falls

This cascading waterfall is famous for its prime beauty in winter and in late monsoon. Water plunge from 300 feet above the ground making it a magnificent sight. You can find people bathing in the waterfalls and enjoying picnic near it. Some hike to the top of the waterfalls for a magnificent view.

Notable activities to enjoy :

  1. Sightseeing
  2. Photography
  3. Bathing
  4. Picnic
  5. Strolling
  6. Hiking

Killiyur Falls, Yercaud

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3. Pagoda Point

The viewpoint gets its name from the structure arranged in a pyramid style. The local mountain tribe built this structure in the past and today, you can find a Hindu temple in its location.

Notable activities to enjoy :

  1. Sightseeing
  2. Photography

Pagoda Point, Yercaud

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4. Bear Cave

In a private coffee estate, this cave was used in the ancient times to grow bears. Today, the owner has opened up the cave for public use. Tourists trek through the cave to reach Shevaroyan temple on the other side.

Notable activities to enjoy :

  1. Sightseeing
  2. Photography
  3. Cave Exploration
  4. Pilgrimage Activities
  5. Stroll in the Coffee Plantation (permission is subjected to the owner’s choice)

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5. Botanical Garden

Rows and rows of magical exotic flora, orchids and green house filled with interesting plants; Botanical garden is an interesting sight to enjoy. The garden is famous for its flower show that takes place during tourism season.

Notable activities to enjoy :

  1. Sightseeing
  2. Photography
  3. Strolling
  4. Flower Shows

Botanical Garden, Yercaud

6. Silk Farm

As the name indicates, this garden holds silk worms that are grown on mulberry trees. You can spot cocoons and watch the worms spin silk thread. During tourism season, you can find interesting guided tours in which you will be taught about how the silk worm produces silk and how it is processed.

Notable activities to enjoy :

  1. Sightseeing
  2. Photography
  3. Strolling
  4. Guided Tour

Silk Farm, Yercaud

7. Lady’s Seat

This is a viewpoint of historic importance. When the country was under the control of British, the Lady of this region visits this viewpoint every evening for enjoying the panoramic sight. It is a noteworthy sightseeing spot.

Notable activities to enjoy :

  1. Sightseeing
  2. Photography

Lady's Seat, Yercaud

8. Anna Park

This is a children’s park filled with interesting flora. You can take a walk, enjoy a picnic or relax for a while here. The park will be crowded during tourism season. If you are visiting off-season, this place is a mesmerizing love park for those who wish to stroll alone with their special one.

Notable activities to enjoy :

  1. Sightseeing
  2. Photography
  3. Picnic
  4. Strolling
  5. Outdoor Play for Children

 

Anna Park, Yercaud

Yercaud is a beautiful spot to visit throughout the year. If you want to enjoy numerous activities, it is better to visit between March and June. The place will be at prime beauty from October to June.

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