THIS ATTRACTIVE hill station situated in the Shevaroy Hills, was established in the early 1800s by the British, who introduced the coffee plant here. Today, this is one of the state’s most productive areas, and its surrounding slopes are entirely covered with plantations of coffee, tea, jackfniit and plantains. The man-made Yerikadu Lake and the Killiyur Falls are two of the area’s mostscenic spots, while Lady’s Seat, near the lake, offers delightful views of the surrounding countryside. The town and its environs have several apiaries that produce delicious honey. The Horticultural Research Station has an interesting collection of rare plants.