Yercaud Lake Lady's seat Gent's Seat Childrens Seats

The Big Lake or Emerald Lake

     The first thing one sees as you enter the Yercaud town is this placid lake in a wonderful surrounding of hills and natural shoals.  Also a beautifully landscaped garden on one bank.  It has boating facility.  This lake is the only natural lake among all the hill station lakes in the South. A floating fountain is constructed by MALCO, at the center of the lake.  The Lake is surrounded by a “Deer Park” and “leisure park” and “Tamil Nadu Hotel”.  Boat services are available at reasonable rate (Rs. 75/- for 2 seat and Rs 95/- for 4 seats). Self Pedaling 15 min and Rowing boats 30 min are available.  You have to pay the same amount as caution deposit.  The safety measures are followed strictly.  The minimum time can be spent 20 min.

Lady’s Seat, Gent’s seat and Children’s Seat

     It overhangs on the winding ghat road and is a spectacular viewpoint.  The panoramic view of the plains down the mountain is breath taking and dizzy if you look down the steep gorge.    There is a natural formation in the form of a seat where reportedly a white English Lady spent her evenings viewing the magnificent panorama.  There is a sheer drop of about 200 feet at this point into a private estate in the valley below.  Here is a man made viewing tower with telescopes.  One can see the magnesite deposits on the plains and on clear days a view of Mettur Dam.  One should not miss the night view of the Salem town with millions of twinkling lights. On the right of Ladys Seat are Sterling Resorts, Gents Seat and Children’s Seat.  There is a mini park and it is a breath taking spot for a picnic.