Yercaud, in Salem District of Tamil Nadu, is a quiet little hill station on the Shevaroy hills of the Eastern Ghats is the only one of its kind in northern Tamil Nadu. While the rest of this region is generally dry, including the predominantly short and rocky hills of the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud presents a welcome contrast with its cool climate where temperature hovers between 13ºC and 30ºC. It is also a less expensive place than either Ooty (Udhagamandalam) or Kodaikkanal.
This city is popular for oranges and coffee plantations. Coffee and citrus fruits, most notably oranges, are grown in abundance apart from bananas, pears and jack. Scenically, Yercaud is as enchanting and picturesque as the hill stations on the Western Ghats and trekking here can be one of the most pleasurable ways to pass time.