Yercaud, hill station in Tamil Nadu


About Yercaud Hills / Shevaroy hills in Tamil nadu of India

Yercaud is a hill station in the Servarayan ranges of the Western Ghats,  near Salem in the state of Tamilnadu of India.  These hills are at an altitude of 1500 meters above the mean sea level.  There is a lake located at center of the hills that the name Yercaud  that is Yeri meaning lake and Kaadu meaning forest in the Tamil language.  The Yercaud hills are known for coffee and orange plantations.


The British found the lake in the 19th century and started developing the place with Orange groves and coffee plantations. Later the place got attracted by tourists and missionaries  for the cool and pleasant climate. This is also called as Poor Man's Ooty.


Flora and fauna at Yercaud Hills 

Servarayan temple is located on top of the yercaud hills and this temple has given another name Shevroy hills to the Yercaud hills. the temple is situated at a height of 5326 feet  and is the highest point of the Yercaud hills.  Even now some of the original forests exist in the Yercaud hills which contain many varieties of endemic species of Flora and fauna.

Bison, rabbits, foxes, deer, hares, mongooses, partridges, squirrels, kites, sparrows, snakes, bulbuls, swallows  and many other varieties are seen making this a bird watcher's paradise.


Places to see in Yercaud Hills 


The various tourist attraction in Yercaud are Yercaud Lake, Pagoda Point, Lady's Seat, Killiyur Falls, Anna Park,  Bear's Cave, Servarayan temple and Grange.


How to Reach Yercaud

Chennai and Bangalore are the International  airports located close to Yercaud. You can get into trains from these cities and reach Salem railway station which is an important junction in the Southern Railways.

You can get cabs and private vehicles as well as buses to reach Yercaud. 


Yercaud is easily accessible from Coimbatore Domestic airport also and you can find connection buses from Coimbatore to Yercaud directly. Trichy is another Domestic airport closer to Yercaud.


Accommodation facilities at Yercaud 

Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation ( TTDC ) Cottages in Yercaud

Near Yercaud Lake,

Yercaud - 636 602.

Tamil Nadu

Tel : 0428-223334-36

Fax : 0428-222745.



INDeco Lake Forest Hotel

INDeco Lake Forest Hotel, Yercaud is located between the lake and the forest amidst coffee plantations in the state of Tamilnadu. Yercaud hill station is an ideal one as it is the closest to the metro cities of Chennai as well as Bangalore.



Accommodation facilities available at Lake Forest Hotel at Yercaud

The Lake Forest Hotel Yercaud offers air conditioned international stnderd rooms  with refrigerators, television, telephone facilities  and attached bath and showers with hot and cold water facilities. There are 75 luxury and as well as Royal suites  in the Lake Forest Hotel at Yercaud. Exclusive family suites are also available at Lake Forest hotel at Yercaud hill station.


Facilities available at Lake Forest Hotel at Yercaud 

 There are many facilities and amenities vailable at the Lake Forest Hotel at Yercaud like Traditional Herbal Care  and  Yoga & Meditation,  Traditional & Continental Cuisine, Food festivels,  Boating,  Games, Museum, Library, Sightseeing, Estate Visit, Internet, Conferencing, Wild life Trekking,  Bird Watching and Bison Trek.


How to reach Yercaud

You have to reach salem town in the state of Tamilnadu to reach Yercaud easily.  It just takes an hour's drive from Salem  to climb the hill to the hill station Yercaud.

The nearest Airports the hill station Yercaud  are  Trichy  about 160 kilometers, Coimbatore about 200 kilometers, Bangalore about  230 kilometers , Salem  about  35 Kilometers.

The Railway stations  near to the Yercaud Hill station are  Salem  at 33 kilometers, Chennai  at 370 kilometers, Coimbatore  at 200 Kilometers, Bangalore at 230 Kilometers

Bus: Air conditioned buses are available between Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Trichy and Salem.


Contact Details of Lake Forest Hotel at Yercaud


INDeco's The Lake Forest Hotel

Ondikadai post,

Yercaud – 636 602,

Salem District.

Tel: 04281 223217 / 223218

Mob: 9444001438 / 9444028132

Fax: 04281 223219

Email: lakeforest@indecohotels.com

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