Places to look around Yercaud
The first thing that attracts a visitor is the Yercaud lake. It is a picturesque pool surrounded by gardens and well wooded trees. Boating in cold water of the lake is enhancing as well as refreshing.
Anna Park is a lovely garden near the lake. Lake Park, Gandhi Park, Children Park are the other parks to be visited in Yercaud.
Lady’s Seat links the winding Ghat Road and provides a breath-taking view. This view is spectacular at night with the twinkling lights of Salem town in sight. Tourists can have a panoramic view of the plains below with the help of the telescope mounted at the Lady’s Seat
Pakoda Point is one of the most important places in yercaud is the Pagoda point. The Pagoda Point, is so known because a number of pyramid-like structures abound here. One can get a full view of Salem from here.
Feel the real shower of Killiyur falls at yercaud. A wonderful place to enjoy.
GRANGE: The Castle – like building was built by the then Collector of Salem, Mr.M.D. Cockburn who first introduced Coffee from Arabia, Apples and other fruits from South Africa between 1820 and 1829 A.D.
The Servaroyan Temple is situated in the Servaroyan Hills. The tribals here celebrate their Annual Festival in May every year.The picture shown above is a view from Temple.
Bear’s Cave is situated near the Norton Bungalow on the way to Servaroyan Temple. It is an important tourist spot.
The Monfort School and Sacred convent are the two famous educational institutions at Yercaud imparting education to boys and girls respectively.
The Retreat was started in 1945 by the brothers of Don Bosco, this institution serves as a ‘Novitiate House’ where students of religious order stay and study.
Ornamental plants at Green House, Orchard cum Nursery of Rose plants, Silk farm, Arthur Seat, Horticulture Research Station, Orchiderium, Mettur View (on Nagalur Road), Cauvery Peak, Salem View (between 16th and 17th bends) are other places of interest in yercaud.