Yercaud is a hill station which is located in the Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This beautiful hill station is located in the Shevaroy’s range which is situated in the Eastern Ghats, which are quite unlike the lush green Western Ghats. The Shevaroy hills are also known as Yercaud. This hill station is located at an altitude of 4970 feet above sea level. The hill station is also known as the Jewel of the South, and is a very popular tourist destination. The highest point in this place is the Servarayan temple, which is located at an altitude of 5326 feet above sea level. The place is known for the plantation of oranges, citrus fruits and coffee, along with Jackfruits, bananas and pears. The hill station is mostly visited for trekking. This place is also known as the “poor man’s Ooty”. The entrance to the place is beautiful as you go through the beautiful coffee plantations and orange groves. The local wildlife of the hill station comprises of Foxes, Partridges, Deer, Ant- eaters, Bison, Paradise flycatchers, swallows, hares, Mongoose, kites, Bulbuls and Rabbits.
The main tourist attraction of Yercaud is the Tipperary View point which offer a great view of the White Elephant Tooth, and the beautiful lake which is also known as the “The Big Lake” or the “Emerald Lake”, lake which looks extremely soothing and calm. A well maintained garden by the name of “Anna Park” is located. Lady’s seat is a place which provides a fabulous view of the entire district of Salem is worth a visit. Besides these spots the Botanical garden, the Small Lake and the Killiyur falls are other places for visiting in this beautiful Hill station. The local wildlife of the hill station.