Popularly known as â€œOoty of the poorâ€, Yercaud is a picturesque hill station of Tamil Nadu. Thanks to its extraordinary natural beauty and salubrious climate, Britishers has established this beautiful place as a summer resort during 19th century.
If you are willing to spend your vacation in a peaceful and serene environment, than you must visit Yercaud. Although located near the industrial town Salem, Yercaud has very well maintained its natural charm. Nestled in the Servarayan range of Eastern ghats, Yercaud is an offbeat destination of Tamil Nadu. This cool retreat of the state is perched at a height of 1, 500 m (4, 920 ft) above sea level.
It is believed that Yercaud Tamilnadu Tourism has derived its name from a tranquil lake which is situated at the centre of the town. While your visit to Yercaud, don’t forget to peep into the vast coffee plantations and orange grooves which were introduced in the region by the Britishers.
Trichy, located 163 km away is the nearest airport to Yercaud. Other airports are Coimbatore(190 km away) and Bangalore. All of them are connected to Chennai international airport. One can also travel to Yercaud via road. It is just half hour drive from Salem. Regular state run and private buses and taxis ply from Salem and Chennai to Yercaud. Nearest railway station to Yercaud is Salem junction, which is 36 km away. All southbound trains passing via Salem stop at Salem.