Kiliyur Falls in SalemSituated near the Lake Yercaud, Kiliyur Falls is located just some kilometers away far from the madding crowd. Situated in the lap of Shivaroy hills and untouched and thick forests of fabled Eastern Ghats, there are very few people, who have enjoyed the music of Kiliyur Fall and the nature in its raw glory.
In addition to that, Kiliyur Falls add a sense and thrill of adventure with its dangerous and steep terrain for the hard-core trekkers. Kiliyur Falls provide an unsurpassed reward for the people who accept and win the challenge posed by the terrain around Kiliyur Falls. This is one of the popular areas of trekking for the serious trekkers all over the country.
It is one of the fabulous places where you can feel a part of the nature. This 300 feet waterfall has the excess water from Yercud Lake and other point of Shevaroy Hills, which falls in the Kiliyur Valley. Also, after reaching at the falls, you can take fabulous photographs to showcase your fantastic journey.
Kiliyur Falls are located just a few meters away from the Yercaud Lake. Yercaud is located in Shevaroy Hills on the Eastern Ghats, which is a mountain range running parallel to the east coast of the country. The waters of the Kiliyur Falls comprises of the excess water which overflows the Yercaud Lake.
About the Kiliyur Falls:
Although, the distance between Lake Yercaud and Kiliyur Falls is just 2.5 kms, most of the road is very difficult for the people, as it consists of rough and unpaved steep pathways. But, the stunning views and lush green scenery is awesome and unsurpassed by any other views. Apart from that, you have to carry some snacks and water in the backpack when you are trekking, as there is no facility on the way. You have to watch your steps as it is an ideal area for trekking and adventure. You may take an hour and half on feet to reach the Kiliyur waterfall.
Things to do around Kiliyur Falls:If you love to do sightseeing, you can stay near Lake Yercaud for a day or two. There are many sightseeing spots like the Bear’s cave, Anna Park, Servarayan Temple, and Lady’s Seat which is a popular panoramic viewpoint. You can also visit Gent’s seat, Rose Garden, botanical garden and Kailasanather Temple. You can also visit Silk Farm at Yercaud. You can hire cars and vans, which will take you to all these sightseeing spots. Also, you can enjoy boating and fishing in Lake Yercaud.
All this makes Kiliyur Falls and Lake Yercaud an ideal picnic spot and weekend gateway.
Eat and Drink around Kiliyur Falls:Yercaud have many restaurants and the hotels, where you can enjoy various types of cuisines as per your choice, vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Some restaurants which are near Yercaud are:
- Royal Retreat,
- Damu Palace,
- Aroma etc.
Yecaud makes for an ideal weekend gateway, well known place yet far from the madding crowd. The hill station provides accommodation for all prices ranges.
Places to stay around the Kiliyur Falls:
The hotels which provide accommodation for the budget price ranges are:
- Classic Cottage
- Clifton Inn
- Silver Holiday Cottages
- Unique Home Comforts
- Yashodha Home Stay
The hotels which provide accommodation for mid-range budgets are:
- Hotel Windsor Castle,
- Sterling Yercaud,
- INDECO Lake Forest Hotel,
- Grange Resort and others
The hotels which provide accommodation for luxurious stay are:
- Park Plaza,
- GRT Nature Trails Hotel,
- Grand Palace Hotel & Spa etc
As, it is not the natural spring, do not bath in the Kiliyur Falls, as the natural tendency of any person. As the area is very steep and dangerous, avoid trekking to the bottom of the waterfall unless your hard-core trekker. Kids and elderly people should try to avoid this place for safety reasons. The trekking to Killiyur Falls should be done after monsoons, as it stores the excess water from Lake Yercaud.
Some safety measures to take at Kiliyur Falls:
Distance from Salem by Road: 33 to 40 km
Best Time to Visit: After the rainy season
Opening Hours: Everyday from 8am till 7 pm
Entry Fee: No entry fee
How to Reach Killiyur Falls:
It is very easy to go to Yercaud by road by bus or car. There are many bus operators, who provide daily bus services for Yercaud. The travel time to Yercaud is just 30 to 40 minutes.