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Grange Resort

“Reaching in to the heavens, 1500 mts above sea level, on Shevaroy range of Tamil Nadu a  beautiful Plantation Boutique Resort , Your ˜astonishing™ introduction of this picturesque Plantation boutique Resort  can be summed in a few words.” Home away from Home”, Situated only 1.5  Km. from Yercaud Town and about  this makes the Resort very Unique and beautiful .

Away from the concrete jungle Grange Resort you are checking into Nature, this Haven, is surrounded by the lush green Coffee, Pepper, Oranges  the back drop of landscaped mounds , Valleys’ against the azure, blue sky provide a mesmerizing view for the avid birdwatchers, Trekkers in the wild tranquil resort with unpolluted environs helps to rejuvenate body, mind and soul. The rooms are elegantly designed & well equipped with guest amenities like  Independent cottages, Restaurant,  hot and cold water, CCTV ,a doctor on call, laundry services, Trekking , ATV adventure in the forest, to name a few. Experience hospitality at best.

Our Plantation restaurant serves buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a la carte menu. We take great pride in serving our guests with fresh handpicked vegetables grown in our private organic farmlands.

The Boutique shop caters to our esteemed guest from some exclusive presents to carry home as mementos to chest from India. An unforgettable shopping experience at Grange Resort

ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) Experience this wonderful ride in the Forest where you can Explore raw nature and wild life.
The core values that makes our resort so exceptional in courtesy, cooperation, helpfulness, humanity respect extended to our guests has been always faithfully duplicated but never compromised.

Our aim is “Be it business or leisure we make your stay a pleasure!”

We welcome you to be a part of our family at the Grange Resort Yercaud and look forward to welcoming you History about Grange .
Coffee was cultivated in “Grange Estate” in the year  1820. Coffee plant was brought from Africa to Yercaud by the then collector Mr. David Cock burn who is also called the “Father of Yercaud” in the year 1820. Jack Fruit, Berry, Orange, Guava and spices like Pepper and Cardamom are the other crops raised in Coffee Estate. Sandalwood, Teak and Silver Oak are abundant. History About Yercaud.

Stone-age implements have been found from the ancient shrine located near Pagoda Point, which is about 5 km from the Yercaud lake.[3] Ancient History is relatively unknown and never explored. The first human settlement in the hills came from Kanchipuram, during the Telugu Kings capture the Tamil Thondai country. Tamil refugees from the plains migrated to hills and settled here.[4]
Sir Thomas Muroe, erstwhile governor of Madras Presidency in 1842 found this place. David Cockburn, the Scottish collector of Salem district, between 1820 & 1829, was called the ‘Father of Yercaud’ because he helped in the development of the resources of the Shevaroy and for introducing the cultivation of coffee, pears and apple. The first survey of the Shevaroy hills was undertaken in 1827. Though the first European house was built in 1840. The attention of planters on the Shevaroys has been confined solely to coffee plantations. Tea plantation has been introduced in 1840s by Dr.Wallich on the property of G.F.Fischer. Trees of cinnamon has been introduced in Yercaud by Mr.Richardson during the same period.[5] The cool climate attracted Christian missionaries, who established the Sacred Heart Convent for girls, the Nazareth Girls’ Hr. Sec. School for Girls, and the Montfort School for boys. Schools such as the Holy Cross Novitiate House, started by the Brothers of Don Bosco, followed these.

Mr. G.F. Fisher a European of German origin purchased the Salem Zamindar in 1836. He was the first and only European Zamindar in the Presidency. The area of his zamin was 1,25,000 acres.
The First metalled roads were laid only in the early 20th Century.

Climate

The climate of Yercaud is moderate. Winters are fairly mild, starting in September and ending in December. During winter, the hills are covered in mist. Winters range from 12°C to 25°C, and Summers from 16°C to 30°C. Rainfall is 1500–2000 mm. The coffee bushes blossom in April and offer a spectacular view. The climate is also particularly pleasant

Transportation

Yercaud is situated in Salem district, Tamil Nadu. The nearest city or town is Salem, 36 km away. It is 355 km from Chennai, and 195 km from Coimbatore. The nearest airports are Salem Airport, at 38 km, in Trichirapalli, at 165 km and in Coimbatore, at 195 km. The nearest railway station is Salem – 38 km Yercaud Express from Chennai