14 April 2011


Yercaud is a nice, small hill station in Tamil Nadu.
A park along the lakeside

The journey from Bangalore: 4 hr drive. You have to take NH7 into Salem (a very good road) and then from there, to Yercaud.

Yercaud is a fine place to roam around the streets and see the lakeside.

The lake has boating opportunities. There are two parks adjacent to the lake, open from 9 am- 6 pm or so.

Pagoda Point is a point above Yercaud, a drive along a bad road, which yields good views of Yercaud and the surrounding area from far above. Along the drive, a few temples come along the way.

Around Pagoda Point

We stayed at the Lake Forest, minutes to the lake by foot (maybe less than a few minutes though...). The resort is quite rustic and nice with spacious rooms with an appealing ambiance. The food served is quite forgettable and unattractive though.

We ate at Lake Forest (above) as well as the GRT Hotel--which served a good bufet--with Indian and Western cuisine.

Best time to Go:

Lake Forest Hotel's building's entrance
Summer's quite bad here (weather-wise)--March to June. May especially can be very hot. We went in early March, when the heat started up already. October-February: best time.

Last visit- Mar 2011
No of visits- 2
First visit- May 2008

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