Friday, April 18, 2008

YERCAUD - The Hill Station

Yercaud is a small hill station in TamilNadu. It located on Shevaroy hills near Salem. It's altitude is 1515 meters from mean sea level. It is a hill station and wonderful tourist spot visited by tourists. It's temperature never rases above 30° and falls below 13°.

Places of yercaud:

Yercaud Lake
The first thing that attracts a visitor is the lake. It is a picturesque pool surrounded by gardens and well woonded areas. Boating in the cold water of the lake is enchanting as well as refreshing.

Anna Park
This is a lovely garden near the lake.

Lady's Seat
It overlooks the winding ghat road and provides a breathtaking view. This view is spectacular at night with the twinkling lights of Salem town in sight. The tourists can have a panoramic view of the plains below through the telescope mounted at the Lady's Seat.

Killiyur Falls
This 3000 feet high water falls is situated amidst picturesque surroundings.

The Grange
The castle - like building built by the then Collector of Salem, M.D. Cockburn who first introduced coffee from Arabia and apples and other fruits from South Africa between 1820 AD and 1829 AD in Yercaud is said to have played an imortant role in the revolt of 1857 AD.

Bear's Cave
It is situated near the Norton Bungalow on the way to Servaroyan temple. It is an important tourist spot. Temple here is one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya. Its innermost shrine is cut out of a solid rock.

The Servaroyan Temple
It is situated atop Servorayan Hill. The tribals here celebrate their annual festival in May every year.

Photo Gallery

(It's Not only is it popular with holidaymakers, but also with companies who now hold incentive meetings and conferences in the pleasant surroundings of this delightful town.)

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