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Big Lake, Yercaud

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Enjoy some time by the picturesque shore of Big Lake, the only natural lake in the southern hill station area. Gaze upon the still surface of the voluminous body of water, surrounded by lush green parks and decorated with an ornamental garden. Rent a paddleboat or rowboat and set out on the water, relishing the peaceful atmosphere. Afterwards, take a relaxing walk around the perimeter, or visit the small deer park alongside the lake. To visit Big Lake on your holiday in Yercaud, and find out what else Yercaud has to offer, use our Yercaud trip planner.
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  • This is one of the major attractions at Yercaud. There are the paid pedal boat, row boat. and motorboat services all of which are suitable to move around the lake. The activities are well managed but ...  more »
  • This is Yercaud's center point. The lake is pretty small, and boating options available (even motorboat). And the lake is dirty, and neither the locals nor the tourists seem to care about it. Can be a...  more »
  • This is the best place to hand around in Yercaud, especially for a morning walk, although there is scope for improvement by installing lights around the perimeter of lake, giving it a very beautiful l...  more »

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Where to stay in Yercaud

In the main town center of Yercaud, close to the lake, you'll find budget and upmarket hotels overlooking the water and offering additional facilities correlated to the price of the room. Look up the slopes that rise on each side of the lake, and you'll see a good number of private cottages to rent, offering commanding views of the abundant scenery. The different religious institutions in town also offer rooms to visitors for one-night or weekend stays.
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