Located on the Shevaroy Hills of the Eastern Ghats in the northern Tamil Nadu, Yercaud is often touted as poor man’s Ooty and is less expensive place than Ooty. Owing to its picturesque beauty and lush greenery, Yercaud is gaining
popularity as a favorite tourist spot among locals and foreigners. The town is famous for oranges and coffee plantations. The main crop grown in Yercaud is coffee but fruits like guava and jackfruit too grow here. Also, the forest areas of Yercaud are rich in teak, silver oaks and sandalwood. Some popular places for sightseeing in Yercaud are Shevaroy Temple, Botanical Garden, Kiliyur Falls, Pagoda Point and Lady’s Seat. Apart from sightseeing, the region is quite famous for trekking. If you happen to visit this place during the months of May, make sure to enjoy Summer Festival which is a spectacular show of fairs, boat races and flower & dog shows.