Started in 1947 at Yercaud
, the Retreat is an institution established by the brothers of Don Bosco. The institution serves as a ’Novitiate House’ where students of religious order stay and study. The institution is open to the public only on Sundays.
Anna Park, Yercaud Lake, Lady's Seat, Pagoda Point, Bear's Cave, Cauvery Peak and Killiyur Falls are the major local attractions.
The nearest airport is at Trichy. The nearest railhead is Salem which connects major cities in south India. Yercaud is connected to Trichy, Salem, Madurai, Bangalore, and Coimbatore by road.