Yercaud is a hill station about one hour away from Salem. Though the place is less popular and smaller when compared to Ooty or Kodaikanal, this is a good place to enjoy some peaceful time away from the city and the traffic. As I visited in April, the weather wasn’t as cold as I would’ve liked it. A visit during September or so would be much better in terms of the weather.
During my visit to Yercaud earlier this year, I stayed at TGI Star Holidays. This resort was absolutely worth the money spent. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the other facilities such as their badminton, table tennis room, swimming pool, restaurant etc were enough to keep us fully entertained in our spare time. The restaurant in the resort is a pretty good place to eat in addition to the other places in Yercaud. The complimentary breakfast given comprises of toasted bread, idli, dosa, corn flakes and so on. Some other restaurants that you can try in Yercaud are Orange Restaurant, Malar Restaurant and Salem Heights
Some interesting places to visit in Yercaud are:
Built in the British period, this school’s architecture is simply beautiful. The school was built by the Brothers of St Gabriel in 1917 for the children of the British and the Europeans as Yercaud was occupied by them at that time. The school, which now caters to girls, is a wonderful place that you have to visit in Yercaud.
Being a hill station, Yercaud has many viewpoints. Lady’s seat, Gent’s seat, Children’s seat and Pagoda Point are all viewpoints which are quite nice to see. However, I would recommend visiting only a couple of these as it can get quite repetitive.
This temple is a very famous tourist attraction in Yercaud. Located in a cave, this small temple is a good place to check out during your visit!
The Rose Garden and the Lake:
This is pretty much the same as what you’d find in the other hill stations. This would be a good place to visit for those of you who like boating or have extra time on your trip.
Though the water falls is a good spot to visit, do check with the locals whether there is water flowing when you visit. Sometimes it is dry and would be a waste of visiting.