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Killiyur Falls

Kiliyur Falls is a waterfall in the Shervaroyan hill range in the Eastern Ghats, Tamil nadu, India. The waters overflowing the Yercaud Lake fall 91 m (300 ft) into the Kiliyur Valley.

The falls is situated at a distance of 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from the yercaud lake. The final 500 m (1,600 ft) or so consist only of a rough unpaved steep pathway. But it is a breathtaking sight in the monsoon time when the water levels are at the maximum. The best time to visit this place is immediately after the monsoons.

Yercaud Lake

At a distance of 1 km from Yercaud Bus Stand, Big Lake or Yercaud Lake is a natural lake situated in the town of Yercaud in Tamilnadu state. Popularly known as Emerald Lake, this lake is the only natural lake among all the hill station lakes in South India and also one of the top places to visit in Yercaud.

Pagoda Point

At a distance of 4.5 km from Yercaud Bus Stand, Pagoda Point is a viewpoint located on the eastern part of Yercaud Hills.

Also known as Pyramid Point, the place has got its name due to the presence of four piles of stones that have been arranged in the shape of a pyramid which resembles the temple towers and is said to be built by the local tribes. Away from the bustling life of Yercaud, the Pagoda Point is the perfect getaway to embrace the mind with solace and tranquility.

Anna Park

At a distance of 1 km from Yercaud Bus Stand, Anna Park is located adjacent to the Big Lake in Yercaud. Maintained by the Horticulture department, Anna Park is one of the major Yercaud tourist places.

This park has a collection of the natural species of plants and trees seen around Shevaroy hills.

Lady' Seat

At a distance of 2 km from Yercaud Bus Stand, Lady's Seat is a cluster of rocks in the form of a seat on the South West of Shevaroy hills in Yercaud town of Tamil Nadu state. The Lady's Seat is one of the prime attractions of Yercaud.

Lady's Seat is a viewpoint that overlooks the winding ghat road and offers a spectacular view of Mettur Dam and Salem town. Besides, the place also houses a viewing tower, which is equipped with a telescope to enjoy the beautiful view. This viewing tower is open for visitors only during the daytime.

Bear's Cave

Located close to the Norton’s Bungalow and on the way to the Lord Murugan Temple, the Bear’s Cave is also one of the main tourist places in Yercaud.

Botanical Garden

At a distance of 2.5 km from Yercaud Bus Stand and 3 km from Yercaud Lake, the Botanical Garden is situated on Lady's Seat road in Yercaud. Maintained by southern circle of Botanical Survey of India, Botanical Garden is one of the top attractions in Yercaud.

Housing various exotic species of flowers and plants, the Botanical Garden is a major places to visit in Yercaud. The Botanical Garden is divided in to different sections like foliage garden, topiary garden, bonsai garden, butterfly garden, herbal garden, rock garden, water garden and sensory garden.

Tipperary View Point

At a distance of 2 km from Yercaud Bus Stand, Tipperary Viewpoint is the southernmost viewpoint in Yercaud and can be reached by driving along Tipperary Road. It is one of the top Yercaud tourist places and the journey to the viewpoint also offers magnificent views.

This spectacular southern spot is the most stunning point to view the elegance of the woodlands, greeneries and steep rocky peaks of the Yercaud hills. From this viewpoint one can see the Elephant Tooth Rocks. These rocks are pure white in color and are believed to have formed when a meteorite fell on earth. This pure white rock is really an amazing structure among the black granite rocks of this hilly region.

Raja Rajeswari Temple

At a distance of 4 km from Yercaud Bus Stand and 3 km from Shevaroy Temple, Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple is located in a scenic valley on the way to Shevaroy Temple in Yercaud. This is one of the popular temples in Yercaud and also one of the best pilgrimage places to visit in Yercaud.

This temple is dedicated to Goddess Raja Rajeswari, a form of Goddess Shakti. This temple was established in the year 1983, by Tirukovilur Thapovanam Srila Sri Gnananada Giri Swami Parampara, follower of Swami Poornanda Giri.

Annamalaiyar Temple View Point

At a distance of 7 km from Yercaud Bus Stand, Annamalaiyar Temple Viewpoint is situated in the village of Thalai Cholai in Salem district of Tamilnadu. This is one of the best vantage points in Yercaud hills and also one of the top places of sightseeing in Yercaud.

Annamalaiyar Temple is a beautiful Shiva Temple with a single tower sculpted with colorful idols. The temple is located at a height of 1400 m above the sea level and offers a panoramic view of the hills along with the Servaroyan temple, coffee plantations, spice gardens and orange groves.

Karadiyur View Point

At a distance of 12 km from Yercaud and 41 km from Salem, Karadiyur View point is a natural view point situated near Karadiyur village. Karadiyoor was so named because of the large number of sloth bears found in this region earlier.

This is a fantastic viewpoint with wonderful views of the valleys in Yercaud region. The mesmerizing view from the Karadiyur viewpoint is one of the prime attractions in Yercaud. The view of sunrise as well as sunset from this location is a unique attraction.