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Yercaud is a hill station in Salem, of Tamil Nadu state in India. It located in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats; the Yercaud hill area is called the Shevaroy Hills.

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Fact File - Yercaud 2 nights / 3 days Tour Itinerary

Yercaud is situated at an altitude of 1515 metres (4970 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in Yercaud is the Servarayan temple, at 5,326 feet (1,623 m). It is so named owing to the abundance of trees categorised as a forest near the lake, the name signifying Lake Forest.[1] As a popular tourist destination, Yercaud is also called as Jewel of the South.[2] Yarcaud is connected to city of Salem, Tamil Nadu through Highway of 8 km. The temperature never rises above 29 °C (84 °F) or goes below 13 °C (55 °F). Coffee and citrus fruits, most notably oranges, are grown in abundance apart from bananas, pears and jackfruit. Scenically, Yercaud is as enchanting and picturesque as the hill stations on the Western ghats and trekking here can be one of the most pleasurable ways to pass time.

Fact File:

Hill station in Salem, of Tamil Nadu state in India


382.67 km

Altitude: 1515mts above sea level  Rainfall: Rainfall is 1500–2000 mm

Woolens for the evening almost all year round. If you’re keen on doing some trekking in the ‘sholas’ (forests), pack walking shoes and insect repellent.

Temperature: Winters range from 12 °C to 25 °C, Summers from 16 °C to 30 °C
Best Season:

The climate of Yercaud is moderate. Winters are fairly mild, starting in September and ending in December. During winter, the hills are covered in mist. The coffee bushes blossom in April and offer a spectacular view. The climate is also particularly pleasant.

Getting there:

By Air: The nearest airports are Salem Airport, at 38 km
By Train: The nearest railhead is Salem Railway Station, 38km away.
By Road: Yercaud is linked by road to all major towns. Taxis are available for hire.

2 Nights / 3 Days - Yercaud

Day 01:
 Chennai  - Salem

Depart Chennai for Salem by Salem Express 1063 @ 2300 Hrs. Overnight on board the train.



Day 02:
Salem - Yercaud

Arrive Salem @ 0620 Hrs. You will be met by our representative at the station.  After breakfast at Salem proceed to Yercaud, Arrive at Yercaud and check-in at the hotel.  Later proceed for local sightseeing  visiting -  Yercaud Lake, Pagoda point, Anna Park, Lady’s seat. In the evening enjoy a campfire at the hotel.  Dinner and overnight stay at Yercaud.



Day 03:
Yercaud – Salem - Chennai

After breakfast, check out  of the hotel and proceed for sightseeing visiting - Raja Rajeshwari Temple and the Botanical Garden.  Later drive to Salem railway station to connect the train to Chennai by  Kovai Express 2676 @1640 Hrs. Arrive Chennai @ 2140 Hrs.



Package Cost Includes:Book Kerala Backwater Tours

  • Accommodation twin / triple sharing at good hotels

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

  • Transportation by overnight train 2nd class sleeper and non-air-conditioned coach

  • Services of a local guide

  • Entrances at monuments during sightseeing

  • Applicable taxes on room, food & transport

Package Cost does not Include:

  • Expenses of personal nature: laundry, telephone calls and use of mini bar in the room

  • Meals and services other than those as specified in Package includes

  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during meals or otherwise

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