Bears Cave, Yercaud
This is a private property to which one does not have access except with permission. The old European Bungalow was once owned by Norton a famous Criminal lawyer of Chennai. Adjoining this bungalow is a cave which goes deep into the hill. Bear’s Cave is considered as one of the abodes of Lord Murugan.
It is situated near the Norton’s Bungalow, which is on the way to the Shervaroyan Temple. There is a temple near this cave that is considered to be one of the abodes of Lord Muruga and has its central area carved out of a single rock.
This huge cave formation was considered to be home for the bears. The main area of the cave is seen to be about 7 feet below the ground level and the deeper gorge seen there is believed by the local community to be the path that leads up to the cave situated in the Shervaroyan Temple.
It is believed that the cave was used as a hideout and an escape route by Tipu Sultan during the time of War. If tourists wish, they can try to squeeze past the boulders into the cave and explore it. Although one cannot go beyond few hundred meters as fallen rocks block the path but it’s worth an experience.
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