In the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is one of South India’s most famous holiday destinations. This beautiful hill station in Tamil Nadu has been the holiday spot for tourists. Places of attractions include the Lake, Killiyur Falls, Lady's Seat, Pagoda Point, Kaveri Peak, Arthur's Seat and the Shevaroyan temple. Tourists have the option to go for a boat ride in the Yercaud Lake.
Situated at a height of 4970 feet, Yercaud boasts of extensive plantations of coffee and citrus fruits.
The landscape of Yercaud is a feast for one's eyes. Located in the Salem district, Yercaud is the place to head to escape the heat of the coastal plains. Needless to say, Yercaud attracts many visitors in hordes throughout the year. Tourists flock to the several attractions which are found in Yercaud which is also an exceptional destination for adventurous tourists. The area has an array of trekking routes.
Yercaud is accessible through rail, road and air. All foreigner travelers to Yercaud must possess a valid passport. Citizens of Bhutan and Nepal are exempted from possessing passport.
How to reach Yercaud by Air: Various airlines have daily flights between different cities of India and Trichy Airport that is 163km away from Yercaud. Other nearest Airports are Kamalapuram, Banglore (230 km) and Coimbatore (190 km). All are connected to Chennai (Madras).
Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru, which is 230 km from Yercaud, is connected with important cities by Indian Airlines and private airlines. Coimbatore, 190 km away from Yercaud, is another important airport that can be used to reach Yercaud.
How to reach Yercaud by Rail: Salem Junction and Salem Town are the nearest Railway Stations that are 36 km and 33 km away from Yercaud respectively.
Being a hilly place, transport in Yercaud is primarily dependent on its road network. Buses are the primary modes of transport at Yercaud, 22 km from Salem, the fifth largest city in Tamil Nadu. One can also avail taxi and cab facilities for better transportation. There are frequent bus services from Salem bus stand and Salem Railway Junction to Yearcaud. These buses coming from the industrial city of Salem ply through Yercaud connect the villages of Cauvery Peak, Nagalur, Valavanthi and Vela. A drive to Yercaud on the winding roads through the lush green forests is a bewitching experience by itself.
You can take Kuppanur road to enjoy a traffic free road. Yercaud is situated 358 km from Chennai and 222 km from Bangalore by road. It takes about 5hrs to reach Yercaud from Bangalore. Yercaud can be easily managed as a day-trip from Bangalore. However, you would not be able to marvel at the beauty of the water falls that are abundantly in and around Yercaud.
You can hire an auto or car to get around in Yercaud. The auto will take you to different places of attractions.