(Last Updated on : 05/09/2018)
Lake, also known as Emerald Lake, situated in the popular hill station of Yercaud, in Salem district
, Tamil Nadu
, is the major tourist attraction of the region. Located in the hill station of Yercaud, which has an altitude of 1515 meters, Emerald Lake is the only natural lake amongst all other hill station lakes in southern India. Yercaud is conveniently linked with the city of Salem, in Tamil Nadu and the temperature always remains pleasant and varies between 29 ° C and 13 ° C.
Central Island on Yercaud Lake
Yercaud Lake also contains an island at the centre of the lake. The island is a stunning landscape which is connected through a bridge. The island houses some deer
s and peacock
s to entice the travelers.
Gardens and Parks around Yercaud Lake
Yercaud Lake is encompassed by a number of parks and gardens. On one of the banks of the lake, a beautifully landscaped and maintained garden is situated. The garden on the side of Yercaud Lake is properly groomed and appears finest when visited during the Summer Festival, which is organised in the month of May every year. Furthermore, the surrounding area is adorned with dark woods and lush vegetation. There are some other parks as well like Children Park, Lake Park, Gandhi Park, Leisure Park, Anna Park and Deer Park.
Tourism in Yercaud Lake
The cool pristine water of Yercaud Lake attracts the tourists from across the nation. There are arrangements of boat rides that are available for the visitors. Due to its pleasant location and scenic beauty, Yercaud Lake serves as a perfect picnic spot for families visiting the area. Apart from the Yercaud Lake, the Servarayan temple in the Shevaroy Hills
is the highest point in Yercaud.
Visiting Information to Yercaud Lake
Numerous travelers flock to the Yercaud Lake throughout the year from all over the country. To reach Yercaud by train one can take Yercaud express from Chennai
till Salem Junction. Salem Junction is 35 km away from Yercaud. Yercaud is connected to Tiruchirappalli International Airport
to reach the place by flights. Yercaud is connected to all major cities by bus routes. One can reach there by bus via Salem. The buses are run by Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation.