The name of this town is derived from two Tamil words, "yeri" (lake) and
"kadu" (forest). It was so named because of the dense forest around the lake.
Yercaud is at an altitude of 1,500 meters on the Shevaroy Hills of the Eastern
Ghats. It is blessed with pleasant weather throughout the year.
The best homestay in Yercaud is positioned atop the massive Shevaroy Hills on
a rocky ledge. It boasts 69 luxurious accommodations with views of luscious
coffee gardens. The resort is a work of art with breathtaking views from every
accommodation. You may relax on the porch while sipping delicious coffee and
watching the sunset over the valley. Yercaud is a little village built around a
lovely lake surrounded by lush trees and lovely gardens. Lady's Seat, Gent's
Seat, Children's Seat, and the Rose Garden are all within walking distance of
the Sterling Yercaud. At dusk, you get a fantastic view as the Salem city lights
up at the foothills.
The resort can also arrange customized treks, road trips, night safaris, bird
watching tours and nature walks. Yercaud is a great place to explore by cycle,
which can be hired from the resort.
It is the third most popular hill station in Tamil Nadu after Ooty and
Kodaikanal. Yelagiri is a close challenger to Yercaud because of its proximity to
Chennai and Bengaluru. While both the hill stations have ideal weather during
the off-season (monsoon and winter), Yercaud has a more pleasant summer