Yercaud is a small hill-station located at an altitude of 1600m/5300ft. It is at a distance of 220km from Bangalore, and 15km from Salem. The place got its name due to the abundance of trees near a lake: Yeri – Lake, Kadu – Forest, which means Lake Forest. There is also a reserved forest next to the hill station, and several wild animals including deer, bison, rabbits, foxes, mongoose, snakes are often spotted.

Places to Visit

Yercaud Lake

Ladies’ Seat

Pagoda Point

Karadiyur View Point

Rose Park

Anna Park and Botanical Garden



Other Places worth exploring

Other places that you can explore if you have time.

  • Killiyur Falls – A seasonal waterfall
  • Gents’ Seat
  • Bear’s Cave
  • Bear’s Hill
  • Arthur’s Seat
  • Kottachedu Teak Forest
  • Tipperary View Point
  • White Elephant Tooth Rocks – Trekking/Hiking (full day)
  • Bell Rock (BSI Campus)