• Sunil Renukaiah

Yercaud - best weekend getaway for Bangaloreans

Everyone know about Ooty, Coorg and Kodaikanal but Yercaud is a place worth exploring for Bangaloreans who are looking for a weekend getaway. Yercaud is hardly a two n half hour journey via Hosur. It lies in the Shevaroy Hills, known for their orange groves, and coffee, fruit and spice plantations.

Its a really good place for a weekend getaway. It doesnt have too many places to visit but it offers a nice and cold weather to enjoy with you friends and family.Some of the must visit places in Yercaud :

1. Yercaud lake

Entire Yercaud city is built around this beautiful lake. Dont forget to take a boat ride here. Tips : Dont take individual boat ride unless you are strong enough to peddle through this big lake. After the ride dont forget to take a walk in the garden attached to it.

2. Pagoda point

There are lot of view points in and around Yercaud but this one is a must visit place because of its scenic place. Make sure you reach early in the morning to capture the scenic beauty of clouds and surrounding hills.

3. Kiliyur Falls

You have to trek down almost a kilometer to see kiliyur falls but its worth a trek. The falls has a mesmerizing flow and definitely a feast to your eyes. Dont forget to get down and play your child out

Few more places which are worth visiting are view points like Ladies point, Gents point (Yes you read the names right :) ) and Children's park. Temples like Raja Rajeshwari and Shevaroy temple are worth a visit.

Overall Yercaud offers a complete package for a day's picnic.

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