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Yercaud is a beautiful serene hill station nestled amidst the shevroy hills of south India.  It is 4500ft above sea level with predominantly orange, pepper and coffee plantation estates.

Yercaud with a laid back attitude has a lake  where much of low key action is boating.

Getting HERE
Yercaud is 31 km ( 1 hr drive with 20 hair-pin bends) uphill from Salem town which is well connected to major towns and cities by road and rail.

Salem is 205 km from Bangalore and 328km from Chennai

Estate is approximately 7 kms from the lake. Just before Pagoda Point, take a left towards Kakkambadi village and ask for Pilleri village

Pleasant all year around with temperatures reaching 20-27 degrees centigrade during day time and 10-18 degrees centigrade at nights

July and August

Places of interest

The Big Lake
The first thing one sees as you enter the yercaud town is this natural lake in a wonderful surrounding. It has a beautifully landscaped garden on the banks and boating facility.

Kiliyur Falls
This delightful water falls is 3km from the Yercaud lake. The surplus water from the Yercaud lake and the other reaches of the Shevaroy hills fall deep into the kiliyur valley. You can also trek to the bottom of the falls which is heavily wooded and takes about an hour from the lake.

Lady’s seat
There is a natural rock formation in the form of a seat where reportedly a white English lady of yesteryears spent her evenings viewing the magnificent panaroma before one’s eyes. There is a man made viewing tower with telescopes through which one can see the Mettur Dam on clear days. One should not miss the night view of the salem town with millions of lurking lights.

Pagoda Point
The name comes from the hill tribes having made four piles of random stones in a Pagoda or Pyramid formation reportedly to mark some event. There is a Rama Temple amidst the Pagodas.

Shevarayan Temple
This temple dedicated to lord shevarayan is a narrow and dark cave and seated inside are God Shevarayan and Goddess Kaveri. The annual festival in the month of may is a colorful event in which thousands of tribal people of the hill take part.
Salem by night

Hairpin bends

Morning fog

Kiliyur falls

Lady's seat view

Pagoda point view

Cloud Cover seen from Yercaud

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