Yercaud Lake / Emerald Lake
Lake / Backwaters | Nature
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 Yercaud places to visit.
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 facilities at the lake as part of Yercaud packages. Tamil Nadu Tourism Department manages the boathouse. Visitors have to pay a 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 many tourists to enjoy some peaceful moments in serenity. There are 3 deers, some swans, peacocks, and hamsters in cages in the Deer Park. 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