Yercaud

Church at Yercaud

Yercaud is a hill station at an altitude of 4440 metres in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India.

Post Office at Yercaud

Get in

Reach Salem and then it is 22 km uphill. Regular interval buses are available from Salem central bus stand. Pay 22/- per person and just alight before the last bus stop at Yercaud, near the lake most of the hotels are nearby from the lake. While returning better to get the buses from the starting stop at Yercaud rather than the lake side stop as it is not easy to stand in the bus on the hilly road.

By plane

The nearest airports are at Trichy (163 km), Bangalore (230 km), Coimbatore (190 km) and Chennai (340 km).

By train

The nearest rail head is Salem Junction (35 km)

By car

There are good roads connecting Yercaud to various places in South via. Salem. It is 358 km from Chennai (via. Tindivanam) 222 km from Bangalore (via. Hosur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Yercaud) . It will take approx 5hrs to drive. One day trip is sufficient from Bangalore. Start early morning reach yercaud around 9 am , spend the whole day and start from yercuad around 4pm. It is enough. Only thing is you will not be able to see the falls as it will take time trek.

190 km from Coimbatore (via. Avinashi) 163 km from Trichy (via. Namakkal) 271 km from Madurai (via. Karur) 80 km from Mettur (via. Toppur)

Get around

It is most convenient to get around by auto rickshaw. it will cost about ₹350 for a day trip to major places like Pagoda Point, two temples, ladies, gents and children seat, Rose Garden and Botanical Garden. Deer Park, Anna Park and the lake are all nearby and can be accessed on foot.

If you need more comfort than can be provided by an auto rickshaw, a normal four seater car will cost approx ₹450 for the same day trip.

All rates are for the month of February; they may ask extra charges at peak season.

See

Anna Park
Yercaud Lake
Kiliyur Falls
Montfort School
Raja Rajeswari Temple

Do

Buy

One can buy natural oils, perfumes, coffee powder and skin care products that are really good and effective.

Some good sellers are 'Agathiar Herbarium', founded by Former Prime Minister Shri Chandra Shekhar, which is on the way to Shervaroyan Temple, and Bhavini' perfumes, on the way coming back from ladies seat. Ask any local person they will tell you the address for lots of this type of places.

Eat

Sleep

Go next

Salem and Erode towns are nearby, with many beautiful temples

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