Yercaud is a hill station in Salem District, in Tamil Nadu. The word Yercaud literally means ‘seven forests’ in Tamil. It is located in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats. Yercaud, a beautiful hill station is also called the ‘Jewel of the South’. The hill station is known for coffee, oranges, bananas, pears and jackfruit. Those who wish to spend the weekend here can easily rent a bike from Bangalore bike rentals and go on an amazing road trip.
David Cockburn, the Scottish collector of Salem district is known as the ‘Father of Yercaud' as he contributed to the development of the town playing a vital role by introducing the cultivation of coffee, pears, and apple. The climate of Yercaud is mild and pleasant and the hills are covered in a mist during the winters, adding the cherry to the cake.
The National Orchidarium and Botanical garden contain several endemic species of plants and fauna. Yercaud is home to endemic and charismatic species of wildlife including bison, sambar deer, spotted deer, ant-eater, jackals, hares, foxes, mongoose, civets, giant squirrels, reptiles and other endangered species of the variety of animals. The greenhouse of the city cultivates a number of rare species of plants while Silk Farm allows the tourists to see the cultivation of mulberries, growing of silkworms, and methods of silk-spinning. The rose garden has a collection of varieties of roses which is a sight to sore eyes.
Yercaud is a tourist city and offers a number of activities for those who wish to visit. Bikers can get two-wheelers on rent in Bangalore and reach Yercaud by road. Yercaud Lake surrounded by forests, Lady's seat which offers a beautiful view of the plains from the telescope and Killiyur Falls are the most famous tourist attractions of the city and attract lots of tourists and photographers from across the country as well as the world.
Apart from the lakes and falls, the city is also known for its ancient temples that bring peace to one’s heart. The Servaroyan Temple is a narrow and dark cave having the God Servarayan and the Goddess Kaveri and The Bear Cave is considered as one of the abodes of Lord Murugan, highly revered by the South Indians. Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari Amman Temple and Pagoda Point are also famous temples in Yercaud.
The Grange is one of the oldest buildings in Yercaud is believed to have been the summer resort of Robert Clive, general of the East India Company in the late 19th century.
Yercaud has developed into a major trekking and wonderful sight-seeing destination which makes it a perfect place for youth. They can hire two-wheelers at bike rentals in Bangalore and visit Yercaud on their lovely and affordable vehicles. Yercaud is a full package of cool climate, scenic beauty, biodiversity and temples that allow one to connect to the divine. Bike rentals have made it simpler to rent a bike in Bangalore and enjoy going on long rides with friends.