|Robert Clive stayed here.The grange. timesofindia.indiatimes.com|
|The grange. tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com|
|Yercaud. Hill stn. Tamiol Nadu. India Unexplored - Lonely Plane|
|Yercaud Hill station. MADURA TOURS AND TRAVELS|
|Robert Clive of East India Co.1725-1774, Age Fotostock|
and who began his career as an ordinary clerk in the East India Company office in Madras (now Chennai) is said to have used this place as his summer resort during his younger age. Later he was destined to become the most effective Gov. General of India under the EIC, In the late 19th century the celler in the building was used as repository. Today, the castle-like structure is part of the privately-run Grange Resorts.
|Yercaud hil, station. Tour My India|
During the tumultious period of Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, at the Grange, serious efforts were made to strengthen the roof, besides the ramparts were built with provisions to mountain Guns and 3 Canons were mounted at vantage points to face any emergency situation. The Sepoy mutiny that started out at Meerut cantomment (now in Madhya pradesh) was mostly confined to northern states. In addition, a large cellar was made to hold provisions for about 6 months in case there was a long siege and the Europeans of the Area had to hold off rebels.
But this never happened in the south as many kingdoms were victims of East India Company's unethical acts and diabolism. As for the south, it was quite peaceful and no untoward incident took place. There is a well planned and maintained Resort alongside the Grange, set amidst coffee & Orange plantations and Silver Oak Trees, providing a serene atmosphere to let ourselves loosen from stressed urban life and madness.