Anna Park :
The park is situated next to the Lake. It is
typical park used to host the “Flower Show” in
the month of May. The “Japanese Park” inside
Anna Park is a must see. Children can play
around and elders can take rest. The entrance
ticket will be Rs. 2/- for adult and Rs 10 /-
for Camera. The minimum time can be spent: 30
min for laymen.
Arthur Seat :
A bird’s eye view of the Big Lake, Yercaud
Town and the Shevaroyan Peak is available from
this vantage point, which is reached by taking
the steep road going north from the centre point
of town 1 km from town.
This is situated within a private coffee
estate owned by a Mettur based business man. The
main part of the cave is situated about 7 feet
below the ground level and contains a deeper
gorge which is believed by the local people to
lead up to the cave situated in the Shervaroyan
Bears Hill :
This hill is the one diagonally adjacent to
Monfort on the South Eastern side of Yercaud. It
also lies to the East of Sacred Heart Convent;
one gets a panaromic view of the portion of
Yercaud covered with Schools and Seminaries. 2
km from Yercaud Town.
Botanical Survey of India :
Well maintained Botanical Garden by the BSI
contains a rich collection of plants. It is a
treat for “Botany” Students. A “Bell Rock” in
the BSI campus makes bell sound when you hit
with stone. You have to climb to reach the rock.
The entrance ticket will be Rs. 3/- for adultand
Rs 10/ for Camera.
Horticulture Farm :
It has “Rose Garden” and “Children Seat”. The
Rose Garden is filled with various varieties of
Roses from Button Rose to Very Big Rose. A
“Green Rose” plant is grown along with beautiful
rose plants. Saplings of various plants are
available at reasonable price. The entrance
ticket will be Rs. 2/- for adult and Rs 10 /-
3 km from the Yercaud Lake and should be
visited after the South West or North East
Monsoon. The surplus water from the Yercaud Lake
and the other reaches of the Shevaroys Hills
fall deep into the Kiliyur Valley in a breath
taking 300 feet fall.
Kottachedu Teak Forest:
The hills tribes who cultivated these lands
are said to have abandoned this area after
plague struck the area. These lands utilized by
the Government for Teak Wood plantation. Vaniar
River passes through this Teak forest and leads
to the Vaniar Dam. Bisons are frequently seen in
the Teak Forest. 11 km from town.
Lady’s Seat, Gent’s Seat and Children’s Seat
This is a cluster of Rocks on the South West
of the Yercaud hills over looking the ghat road
and the town of Salem to the South. There is a
natural rock formation in the form of a seat
where reportedly a white English Lady spent her
evenings viewing the magnificent panorama.
School was established in 1917. Its vast
campus with attractive buildings, spacious play
grounds, well planned and beautiful gardens, and
a swimming pool which is the envy of all the
schools in the South. Ph : 04281-222228.
This lies on the Eastern side of the Yercaud
hills and is also known as Pyramid 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. Today
there is a Rama Temple which lies between these
Pagodas. One can get a grand view of Attur and
Ayothiapattinam from this picnic spot. 5 km from
The Retreat belongs to a Religious Society
founded by St. Don Bosco (1815-1888). The Saint
wanted his spiritual son, popularly known as
Salesians of Don Bosco, to work for the poor
land abandoned youth through schools, technical
institutes, agricultural and trade schools. The
Retreat serves as a Novitiate house where
students of the religious order stay and study.
The Big Lake (Boating) :
The first thing one sees as you enter the
Yercaud town is this placid lake in a wonderful
surrounding of hills and natural shoals. It has
boating facility. This lake is the only natural
lake among all the hill station lakes in the
South. The lake is surrounded by a “Deer Park”
and “leisure park” and “Tamilnadu Hotel”. Boat
services are available at reasonable rate. You
have to pay the same amount as caution deposit.
The Shevarayan is a flat-topped hill with a
plateau. The view from the summit on all sides
is magnificent, one looks down on a mass of
mountains and hills far and near, with the
plains spread out like a map between the
Shevarayans and the nearest hills. The Yercaud
town and Nagalur is well seen from this hill.
The Shervarayan Temple is situated at the top of
this hill. It is dedicated to Lord Shervaroyan.
The temple itself is a narrow and dark cave and
seated inside are god Shervarayan and goddess
Kaveri representing the Shervaroyan Hills and
the river Kaveri. The annual festival in the
month of May is a colour event in which
thousands of tribal people of the hill take
Silk Farm & Rose Garden :
One can see the cultivation of
Mulberries, the growing of silk worms and the
method of spinning silk. The Rose Garden - one
can see a good collection of colourful Roses and
also purchase nursery plants from here 2 km from
Tipperary View Point:
One can reach this southern most view point
of Yercaud by taking the Tipperary Road. From
there one can see the Elephant Tooth Rocks.
Which are reportedly said to be the remanents of
a meteorite which fell to earth. It is pure
white rock compared to the Black Granite
available on these hills. The Estate adjoining
known as Tipperary Estate was once a posh hotel
catering to the elite of British India from 1930
to 1940. The night view from this spot-with the
lights of Salem in the distance is mesmerizing.
2 km from town.
Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple :
This is said to be the goddess of all gods in
the Hindu Pantheon and by praying to her one can
attain wealth and prosperity and be elevated to
higher levels of spirituality.
The Grange :
This is one of the oldest buildings in
Yercaud, built some time in the 1820s MD
Cockburn the then Collector established the
first commercial plantation in this area and
planted Coffee, Oranges, Apples and other fruit
trees brought from South Africa.
White Elephant Tooth :
One is located on the Southern Spur of the
Shevaroys below the villages of Guntur and the
other is located in the east overlooking the
Ghat road, above the 60' bridge. The larger one
next to Guntur has two rocks about 120' high and
consists of pure white quartz, which is in stark
contrast to the greenery around and the black of
the granite available around. 9 km from town, it
is a days trek up and down.
Yercaud Town :
The Yercaud town is situated at an altitude
of 4700 feet. The Taluk headquarters is located
in Yercaud. The town has a number of seminaries
and convents where brothers and sisters of
various religious orders have their training
schools. The Monfort School and Sacred Heart
Convent are famous in the country. There is a
large native Shandy (bazaar) every Sunday and a
smaller one on Wednesdays, where vegetables
(Chiefly native produce) and fruits are sold.