Yercaud, situated at an altitude of 4970 feet, on the Shevaroys Hills of the Eastern Ghats, located in the Salem District of Northern Tamilnadu. Because of the abundance of trees and that happened to be near the lake, the locals used to call this area as Yeri Kaadu meaning Lake Forest. Later on the place was names as Yercaud. The entire region is enveloped by dark and thick forests and is popular for its orange groves, coffee and spice plantations.
• Best Time to Visit:
Winter Season extending from October to February is the best time to visit Yercaud. The temperature ranges between 10°C to 22°C. We visited Yercaud in the month of November.
• How to reach Yercaud:
- By CAR from Bangalore
You can hire any car rentals like Zoomcar or Drivezy or can take your own car. We had taken our own car from Bangalore (via. Hosur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Yercaud).
- By Bus from Bangalore
There are no direct bus from Bangalore to Yercaud. The closest you can reach by bus is till Salem city, after which Yercaud will be an hour of journey. Plenty of buses, both government and privately run ply between Salem and Yercaud.
• Our Stay in Yercaud
For our 2 day trip, we had booked Summer House Resort, located in the heart of Yercaud. The best part of this resort was the Valley view room with wooden interiors. The balcony opening in to the valley also had 2 swings to enjoy the picturesque view of Yercaud.