Yercaud Lake / Emerald Lake

Lake / Backwaters | Nature

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Distance (From Yercaud Bus Station): 1 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Yercaud Bus Stand, Big Lake or Yercaud Lake is a natural lake situated in the town of Yercaud in Tamilnadu state. Popularly known as Emerald Lake, this lake is the only natural lake among all the hill station lakes in South India and also one of the top places to visit in Yercaud.

Flanked by lofty hills and natural shoals, the Emerald Lake is a wonderful site and looks stunning with a beautiful garden along its banks. There is a floating fountain in the lake which increases the appeal of the garden. Tourists can also enjoy boating facility at the lake in rowing or self-peddling boats. Tamil Nadu Tourism Department manages the boat house. Visitors have to pay caution deposit for boats. The 20 minutes boat ride in the cool waters is a memorable experience.

The Deer Park and Leisure Park located on the banks of the Big Lake also attract a number of tourists to enjoy some peaceful moments in serenity. There are 3 deers, some swans, peacocks and hamsters in cages in the Deer Park. There are also some swings and is suitable for kids to play around. It will be closed by 5 pm.

Boating Timings: 8. 30 AM to 5. 30 PM

Motor Boat: Rs. 70 for 2 seating & Rs. 95 for 4 seating

Row Boat: Rs. 75 for 3 seating & Rs. 100 for 5 seating