Located in the Shevaroys range in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is a famous hill station in Salem District of Tamil Nadu. This hill station is perched at an altitude of 1515 meters (4970 ft) above sea level; the highest point in Yercaud is marked by the Servarayan temple which stands at an altitude of 5,326 feet (1,623 m). Yercaud has been named so owing to the abundance of a lake surround by lush vegetation and its name signifies Lake Forest.
Yercaud enjoys a salubrious climate throughout the year with the temperature reaching 29 °C or goes below 13 °C and is also known as the Jewel of the South. The vegetation of Yercaud comprises teak, sandal wood and silver oaks. Yercaud is throbbing with wildlife and a large number of animals like bison, deer, foxes, mongooses, squirrels, snakes and birds like kites, swallows, bulbuls and sparrows can be seen in the wilderness.
Yercaud is as enchanting and picturesque tourist resort. A one-stop destination for the old and young alike, Yercaud unfolds a variety of activities for all tourists, be it trekking, mountain climbing or long walks down the nature’s path. Yercaud offers many peaks to scale and intricate jungle paths to explore so one can indulge in adventure sports like trekking and mountaineering along the hills of Western Ghats or laze about and enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. Yercaud travel guide offers a plentitude of recreations and scenic getaways for the tourists as well as for the adventure seekers.