Yercaud with its beautiful hills and cool mounain air is a destination which ideally should be visited as a one off destination however if you want to move around Yercaud there are many options that are available. Be it Mettur dam or the archaeological site of Kodumanal there is lots to explore around Yercaud
About 120 Kms from Yercaud near Namakkal is Koli Hills. Kolli Hills is an unspoilt , unknown Hill station in Tamilnadu. Koli hills at 4500ft above sea levelis thickly forested and offer a off beat holiday destination. There is much in Kolli Hills to attract lovers of nature, plant and bird life and even archaeology and astronomy buffs. Kolli Hills is not commercialized, less polluted and offers unique mountain ranges.
Mettur Dam is one of the largest dams in India built in 1934. It was constructed in a gorge, where the Kaveri River enters the plains. The dam is one of the oldest in India. It provides irrigation facilities to 271,000 acres of farm land. The total length of the dam is 1,700 mts. The dam creates the Stanley Reservoir. The Mettur Hydro Electrical power project is also quite large.
About 80 kms from Yercaud set amidst well-maintained gardens Mettur Dam is a nice picnic spot from Yercaud
Bhavani - Sangameswarar Temple
About two hours drive from Yercaud, Bhavani lies at the confluence of the rivers Kaveri, Bhavani with Akash Ganga. Hence this place is known as the Triveni Sangamam of South. The Sangameswarar Temple built at the confluence.
Namakkal under two hours from Yercaud is famous for the Namakkal fort and temple. The fort on the hillock is popular with tourists. There are two rock-cut cave temples here, one dedicated to Narasimhaswamy and the other to Ranganathaswamy. There is also a big Hanuman statue about 20 feet height carved out of a single stone