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Honeymoon in Yercaud

Destination


Have endless streak of fun and immerse yourself in uninhibited revelry on your honeymoon at Yercaud. A hilltop locale nestled in the Shevaroy Hill range is quaintness and mysticism of the place is sure to appeal to you. You’ll simply get enchanted with the serenity of Yercaud.
The weather remains enjoyable all through the year with temperatures ranging between 13 degrees and 30 degrees centigrade. As newlyweds, you’ll have so much to explore that you’ll need to plan for an extended trip. Yercaud is mostly notable for its orchard and coffee plantations. The plantations of bananas, pears, jackfruits, oranges and coffee in and around Yercaud are a feast for the eyes.

The ambiance of Yercaud is also a balm for the bruised soul and the weary body. If you’re an avid trekker, you’ll love embarking on a trek to any of the nearby attractions. Yercaud teems with abundant and exotic varieties of flora and fauna. Silver oaks, sandalwood, teak, and mahogany trees abound in the forests. The forests also thrive in wildlife including bisons, squirrels, mongooses, snakes, foxes, and different species of birds.

Location


Yercaud is a hill resort in the state of Tamil Nadu and is a sub-division of the Salem District. It is comfortably cushioned in the Shevaroy Hills of the Eastern Ghats. Yercaud has a total area of 382.67 sq kms if the forest cover is included. It is situated at an elevation of 1515m.

Getting There


Salem Junction is the closest railhead at a distance of 35 kms from Yercaud. All trains proceeding to South via Salem halt at Salem station. There are trains heading to Yercaud from Trivandrum, Mangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Cochin, Chennai, and Bangalore. Trincomalee (Trichy) international airport situated at a distance of about 163 kms is the closest airport. TNRTC (Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation) buses regularly ply from Chennai, Bangalore, Mangalore, and Coimbatore to Salem and connect to Yercaud en route.

Best Time to Visit


You can visit Yercaud in the months of October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May and June.

Accommodation Options


There are near infinite accommodation options in and around Yercaud. Some ideal putting up options for honeymooners are ‘GRT Nature Trails’, ‘Rock Perch-Sterling Holiday Resort’, Grand Palace Hotel and the ‘Club Mahindra Lake Forest’.

Things to Do


As the weather remains mild and pleasant for the better part of the year, you can trek to most of the tourist attractions in the vicinity of Yercaud. You can also choose a tourist package to Mettur, Salem, Sankagiri, Namakkal or Tiruchengodu.

Sightseeing Attraction for Honeymooners



Other places of tourist interest that are worth visiting are ‘The Retreat’, ‘The Monfort School’, ‘Anna Park’, and the ‘Servaroyan Temple’.

Shopping


On your way back, you can pick up specialties of the region like skincare products, coffee powder, pickles, jams, perfumes, natural oils, spice packets, and handloom fabrics.

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Last updated : January 23, 2016