How to plan a weekend Getaway from Yercaud from Bangalore

The picturesque hill station in Sales district of Tamil Nadu, Yercaud sits at 4900 feet above sea level and is a popular spot for nature lovers, trekkers and photographers. The highest point of the hills station is the Shevaroyan Temple that is situated at an altitude of 5320 feet and the valley is spread over 390 square km that also include a reserve forest. The lush green vegetation, Places to stay in shevaroys hills and the altitude makes for a perfect weekend trip from Bangalore for all kinds of travellers frequented by both young and old. The valley also boasts of an incredible amount of wildlife and you can spot a variety of unique bird and animal species around the forests. If it has been long since you have to spend a good time amidst hills, you can come down to Yercaud. The hills station offers easy treks, mountain climbing, long walks across natural trails within the forest. The accessibility is also cheap and easy which makes it a great alternative to other destinations like Ooty, Kodaikanal.


You can travel to Yercaud quite easily from the city of Bangalore and there is a range of options to travel that you can use. If you aren’t taking your own vehicle or car you can choose from the given below routes or opt for public transport but their availability is subject o change and advance booking, Places to stay in yercaud might be required.

The distance from Bangalore to Yercaud is about 215 km via the NH 44. Yercaud gets more than half of its crowds in the weekends and mostly they come from Bangalore. If you are starting late at Friday night you will easily be able to reach Yercaud by Saturday morning and check-in to Yercaud the Rain Trees resorts and make sure you spend the weekend and head back to Bangalore by Sunday night. You are sure to feel re-energized and an experience to feel good about all week.

Route Map from Bangalore to Yercaud

Here are the following 3 routes that you can take if you are looking to make a road trip from Bangalore. All the routes are highly scenic and will truly be a fun experience.

Route 1

Bangalore - Electronic City- Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Nallampalli - Danishpet - Bommidi Road - Kanavaipudur - Yercaud which is a total of 215 km which will take about 4 hours 16 minutes.

Route 2

Bangalore - Kanakapura-Hunasanahalli Road - Dharmapuri-Hogenakkal Road - Get onto the NH44 to Deevattipatti - Danishpet - Bommidi Road. - Kanavaipudur - Yercaud which is about 272 km and will take you about 6 or 38 minutes.

Route 3

Bangalore - Kolar - Kammasandra - Kuppam- Krishnagiri - Kaveripattinam - Dharmapuri - Nallampalli - Deevattipatti - Danishpet - Bommidi Road. - Kanavaipudur - Yercaud which is a total of 282 km and will take about 6 or 26 minutes.

Other modes of transport

Yercaud is a small hill station and that is not serviced by any airports. The closest you can fly to is Trichy Airport, which is about 165 kilometres from Yercaud. From then on, you can also hire a taxi to reach Yercaud.  No direct train from Bangalore is available till Yercaud. There are trains that run from Bangalore to Salem Junction which you can take up. The distance between the Salem Railway Junction and Yercaud is 31.5 kilometres and can be covered in about 1 hour across the SH188. The cost of the train ticket from Bangalore to Salem would be about INR 150 and from Salem to Yercaud; public transportation would cost another INR 50 max.

You can also book a bus from Bangalore to Salem in advance. Both KSRTC and Private operators offer buses in that route. Multi-axle, Volvo buses make a comfortable way to make a trip from Bangalore to Yercaud which ensure you reach Yercaud comfortable, fresh and energetic. Government (KSRTC) run buses will be charging you about INR 203 for the ride between Bangalore and Salem. However, if you are booking with private operators like Airavat, you ought to pay double the price.