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Manjakuttai is a small scenic hamlet and has its own viewpoint that covers the sunrise of Yercaud. The name Manjakuttai arises from the name given to a pond at this location, Due to the nature of the mud and ground the pond radiates a yellow colour on its surface and till date the yellow tinge is there on the pond.

There is also another version for the name wherein Manju in traditional Tamil means clouds and Manjakuttai refer to a cloud covered water body…….

On checking with the locals a few of them say that the pond was filled with yellow lilies and people can only see a canopy of yellow and not the water, which gave it the term Manjakuttai (Yellow stagnant water body).

Whatever maybe the true reason, The promoters felt that the name of the resort should have its roots from the location of the resort……and aptly named it as Yellow Lake Resort and SPA.


Yercaud is a hill station in Salem District, in Tamil Nadu, India. It is located in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats. It is situated at an altitude of 1515 metres (4970 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in Yercaud is the Servarayan temple, at 5,326 feet (1,623 m). The hill station is named owing to the abundance of forest near the lake, the name signifying Lake Forest.

  • Yercaud is a popular tourist destination.
  • Yercaud is also called as Jewel of the South.
  • Yercaud is connected to the city of Salem, Tamil Nadu through a Highway of 28 km.

Coffee and citrus fruits, most notably oranges, are grown in abundance, as well as bananas, pears and jackfruit. Scenically, Yercaud is as enchanting and picturesque as the hill stations on the Eastern Ghats and trekking will be an experience.

The total extent of Yercaud Taluk is 382.67 km2, including reserve forest. The entire county is administered as a township. Yercaud also has a village council.

Yercaud Lake

The Yercaud Lake is undoubtedly one of the not-to-miss places to see in Yercaud. Providing stunning, panoramic views of the hills and lush green lawns of this hill station, this Lake also barges out as one of the most sought after destinations in Yercaud.

The pool, which is surrounded by gardens and well wooded trees, provides a soothing and tranquil experience. Here, travellers can experience everything that Yercaud and its hills have to offer.

Situated in the heart of Yercaud, the place is known for its shops and eateries that offer the real taste of Tamil Nadu.

32-km Loop Road

Ever wondered why India is renowned all over the world for its tea and coffee plantations? If yes, then this is one of the best Yercaud places to visit and explore.

The 32-Km Loop Road is actually a 32 kilometre stretch, which begins from the Yercaud Lake and takes one through the much appreciated roads and agricultural plantations of Yercaud.

This is one of the best places to visit in Yercaud, as it offers the taste of culture, the essence of lives, imprints of the heritage and the varied developments of the hill station.

Pagoda Point

Away from the bustling life of Yercaud, the Pagoda Point is the perfect getaway to embrace the mind with solace and tranquillity. Bestowed with captivating and scenic views of the hill station, the Pagoda Point offers the most sprawling outlook of Yercaud and its enchanting essence.

Panoramic views of Salem, the cool breezes and mystic ambience of the Pagoda Point holds the charm to mesmerize any of the visitors.

While in this point, the visitors can hear the nature ushering all the beauties of nature and transforming the visit into one of the heavenly visits.Amidst all the endowments of this point, the view of the clouds floating overhead will spellbound the visitors for sure! It is the idyllic vantage point to get rejuvenated and revitalized as well.

The Servaroyan Temple

The Servaroyan Temple is one of the best places to visit in Yercaud. Located at the highest point of this hill station, the temple offers incredible insight into the spiritual development of this region.

Built by the ancient tribes of Yercaud, the Servaroyan Temple is dedicated to the Goddess Kaveri. It is a serene, pious and one of the most beautiful places of interest that will instantly fill your heart with its captivating structures, fringed with historical and religious significances.

As the temple is located at the highest point of the Servaroyan range, it offers the most pristine view of the Mettur Dam. Mists and fogs are the boon of this region and they intensify the beauty of the temple and its surroundings.

Kiliyur waterfall

Waterfalls is one of the major destinations in Yercaud. Considered as one of the must-to-visit places in Yercaud, the enchanting and fascinating beauty of this 300 ft high waterfall will leave an indelible imprint on your mind and heart.

The serene location of the waterfall serves as a secluded getaway for those, who wish to feel invigorated and beat the stresses of daily life.

Located in the Servaroyan hill range of the Eastern Ghats in Tamil Nadu, the waterfall can only be reached through the rugged and rustic terrains.Since the waterfall is located close to the Yercaud Lake, while travelling to the waterfall the visitors can also visit the other places and can have the fun of a picnic and boating activities.

Lady's Seat

Rocks are indigenous part of the Yercaud hill station. But what makes this place of interest one of the best places to visit in Yercaud is the fact, that it has played a vital role during the British Rule in India.

Lady’s seat is a rock that was formed in the shape of seat, making it appear comfortable. Providing incredible views of the clouds, mists and greenery around, this Lady’s Seat was once the favourite recreational spots of the British females, residing in Yercaud.

During the olden days, this rock hosted numerous kitty parties for the British women and was also one of their favourite hangouts for their chit-chats.

Rose Garden

The varied coloured Rose garden in Yercaud will enchant your visit to Yercaud. Different species of the queen of flowers, their aromatic glee and the astounding views of the garden is a perfect delight for the visitors.

The garden also serves as one of the idyllic places for the expert as well as aspiring horticulture enthusiasts.

Deer Park

For all the nature and animal lovers as well as those who has kids in their family; especially kids who holds a gleeful aspect for animals, this park is must-to-visit place in Yercaud.

The park is a beautiful picnic spot where travellers can enjoy the enchanting views of the hills, while kids can explore different activities such as basketball, baseball, cricket, football and other related games.

The park has lush green playgrounds wherein the visitors can enjoy pleasant views of the valley and can get engulfed within the beauty of the nature. With blooming nature all around, the park is also one of the paradises for the nature photographers. Even if someone is not a keen photographer, the picturesque splendour of the park will tempt them to get indulge into photography.

Since the park closes down at 5 pm, other nearby places can also be visited after visiting the park. Lady’s Rock and the Yercaud Lake are the nearby places that can be easily reached from the park; moreover, evenings are the best times to visit these places.