(Last Updated on : 17/10/2013)
Yercaud Hill Station is a fascinating hill station of Tamil Nadu
, situated about 8 kms from Salem
. It is situated at an altitude of 5000 ft. It has a very pleasant weather and the temperature here never rises beyond 29 degree Celsius and never falls below 13 degree Celsius.
Yercaud has neither a biting winter nor a scorching summer. So, it is an ideal place to go around throughout the year. It falls on the Shevaroy range of the Eastern Ghats
. Sir Thomas Munroe, the then Governor of Madras exposed this beautiful hill station of Tamil Nadu in 1824.
It is situated on a fine motor-able Ghat road with several hairpin bends linking the top after a 23 kms ride through coffee plantations. The term `Yer` means beauty in Tamil, `Kadu` means forest as this is flourished with fruit plantations like apple, cherry and orange. Hence, Yercaud in Tamil means `beautiful forest`. There are a number of lakes big and small and waterfalls on this hill. The beautiful lake here has boating facilities. Yercaud is also ideal for trekking.
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