Weekend Trip to Yercaud, Tamil Nadu
- Falls and Gardens
Summer 22 to 37°C
Winter 16 to 32°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Bangalore: 228 kilometers / 3 h ,44 m
Best Time To Visit
Located on the Shevaroy Hills of the Eastern Ghats in the northern Tamil Nadu, Yercaud is often touted as poor man’s Ooty and is less expensive place than Ooty. Owing to its picturesque beauty and lush greenery, Yercaud is gaining popularity as a favorite tourist spot among locals and foreigners. The town is famous for oranges and coffee plantations. The main crop grown in Yercaud is coffee but fruits like guava and jackfruit too grow here. Also, the forest areas of Yercaud are rich in teak, silver oaks and sandalwood. Some popular places for sightseeing in Yercaud are Shevaroy Temple, Botanical Garden, Kiliyur Falls, Pagoda Point and Lady’s Seat. Apart from sightseeing, the region is quite famous for trekking. If you happen to visit this place during the months of May, make sure to enjoy Summer Festival which is a spectacular show of fairs, boat races and flower & dog shows.
How to Reach Yercaud
The nearest railheads to Yercaud are Jolarpettai (20 km) and Salem Junction (35 km). Taxis are available from Salem Railway Station to Yercaud.
Trichy International Airport is the nearest airport to Yercaud. It is well-connected to major cities such as Bangalore, Delhi and Chennai. Taxi cabs are available between Trichy Railway Station and Yercaud.
The National Highway number 7 connects Bangalore and Yercaud. If you are travelling through personal car/ Taxi cab, the journey will take around 3 hours and 44 minutes. The buses run by Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation connect Yercaud with Bangalore.