Yercaud is a serene hill station located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Its name is derived from the calm lake that is located in the center of its region. 'Yeri' means Lake and 'Kaadu' means Forest, therefore it got its name Yerikaadu that was further molded into Yercaud. Its tantalizing location never fails to lure the visitors.
Hemmed in the astounding hills of the Eastern Ghats, this quaint hill station is elevated 5,326 feet above the sea level. The lofty terrains of Yercaud sprawl over 300 sq. km. of land. The climate of its region is defined as tropical cool. Throughout the year, Yercaud enjoys a cool weather as the median mercury levels scale between 15°C-25°C.
Yercaud, as a whole, is a famous tourist destination. The hundreds of visitors visit this serene destination for spending holidays. There are several other places located in Yercaud. Some must-visit names are Killiyur Falls, Servarayan Temple, Lady's Seat, Karadiyur Viewpoint, Lord Murugan Caves, and the small markets of the hill station.