- A bird's eye view of the hairpin bends on the way to Yercaud in the Shevaroy Hills of Tamil Nadu
- - Yercaud was ‘discovered’ as a hill station by Scottish planter and District Collector of Salem (1820-1829) MD Cockburn. He visited Yercaud in 1820 and introduced Arabica coffee procured from Africa. After building a small bungalow called The Grange, he completed the first full survey of the Shevaroy Hills by 1827.
- - The two most distinctive features of Yercaud give it its name – yeri (lake) and kaad (forest). The British cleared large tracts for coffee, pepper and orange estates, and the hill station’s Tamil name was spruced up to Yercaud.
- - The highest peak in Shevaroy Hills has a natural cave which is used as a temple for ancient tribal deities Servarayan and Kaveri, and which attracts huge numbers of devotees for its annual festival in May.
Source : Raj Mohan