GOVERNMENT OF TAMILNADU
DEPARTMENT OF SERICULTURE

About Seritourism 

Tourism is termed as an instrument for employment generation, poverty alleviation and sustainable human development. Seri tourism is the promotion of tourism compiled with creation of awareness to the tourists about all the sericultural activities right from mulberry cultivation to the production of Silkfabrics (Process of Soil to Silk)

Why Yercaud

            Yercaud is a hill station in Salem District, in Tamil Nadu, India. It is located in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats. It is situated at an altitude of 1515 metres (4970 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in Yercaud is the Shervaroyan temple, at 5,326 feet (1,623 m). The hill station is named owing to the abundance of forest near the lake, the name signifying Lake Forest. Coffee and citrus fruits, most notably oranges, are grown in abundance, as well as bananas, pears and jackfruit. Yercaud is as enchanting and picturesque as the hill stations on the Eastern Ghats and trekking will be an experience.

Yercaud is one of the most famous Tourist place in Tamilnadu. So it is visited by more number of peoples from all parts of Tamilnadu and other States nearby. And also it is a hill station, tourists from abroad visits Yercaud. Because of these reasons Department of Sericulture, Tamilnadu has selected Yercaud as a Seritourism Center. In this Center, display of all activities of sericulture is kept for explaining the importance of Silk production.

Transport

              Yercaud is situated in Salem District, Tamilnadu. The nearest city is Salem, 32 kms away. The State owned Transport Corporation, TNSTC Salem, operates buses from Yercaud Corporation, TNSTC operates buses from Yercaud to major cities. The nearest airport is Salem Airport at a distance of 38 kms. Coimbatore Airport at a distance of 200 Kms, Trichy Airport at 165 Kms and Bengaluru 240 Kms. The nearest Railway station is Salem Junction at 38 kms.