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Perched at a height of 1620 m near the Salem district of Tamil Nadu in Yercaud, the Shevaroy Hills are a popular tourist spot in the region. Boasting of magnificent views of lush green meadows, towering trees, dense woods and mighty hills, the hills were formerly known as Servarayan Hills which later got anglicized to ‘Shevaroy’.
Spread over 400 sq. km of area with both plateaus and hills, Shevaroy Hills are also home to the highest peak and vantage point in the southern part of the Eastern Ghats which is called Solaikaradu peak.
In addition to rich flora and fauna diversity, the area is known for its sprawling coffee plantations and estates which draw a lot of tourists to the area. Besides, there is also an old sanatorium and Yercaud Orchidarium of the Botanical Survey of India. Located amidst the scintillating vistas and bounteous nature is also an old temple which attracts a lot of pilgrims. Besides, you can also enjoy trekking, hiking and enhance your photography skills at the spot.
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