"The Land of Seven Forests."
Nestled in the Shivaroy Hills of Tamil Nadu, Yercaud is a tranquil hill station in the Eastern Ghats steeped in abundant greenery. Commonly called ï¿½Ooty of the Poorï¿½, this region has a history dating back to the time of the British. Located at an altitude of 4970 feet, Yercaud is known for its vast expanses of coffee plantations. A paradise for nature lovers, this quaint town is an ideal place to experience nature at its enchanting best. With salubrious climate throughout the year, it attracts thousands of tourists from different parts of the country. One of the many highlights is the summer festival that takes place in May. It is dedicated to Lord Servarayan, the supreme god of the ranges and gives visitors a glimpse into the rich heritage of this region. With diverse flora and rich culture, Yercaud is one of the amazing weekend getaways in South India that one cannot afford to miss.