Chennai to Yercaud Distance

Chennai To Yercaud

(Yercaud To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Yercaud

Total distance 337 km
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How to reach Yercaud from Chennai

 By Bus – Direct Chennai to Yercaud bus service is not easily available. Buses are accessible from Chennai to Salem. From Salem, there are many buses headed towards Yercaud. Chennai to Yercaud distance of about 380 kilometres has to be covered. Chennai to Yercaud is well connected by roads. Time for this journey takes around 7 hours and 35 minutes via NH68. Maduravoyal Ration Kadai, Kaveripakkam, Vaniyambadi Bus Stand and Adiyur are the main places covered while travelling by bus.

 By Train – Direct Chennai to Yercaud train service is not available. Alternatively, trains from Chennai to Salem can be taken and from Salem, cabs can be hired to reach Yercaud. Yercaud is 30 kilometres away from Salem. This journey takes almost 7 hours and 15 minutes. Yercaud Express, Trivandrum Mail and Coimbatore Express are the some of the important trains that offer services in this route.

By Flight – Direct Chennai to Yercaud flights is not available as Yercaud lacks an airport. It is more convenient to take a bus, train or cab for the travel to Yercaud from Chennai. Chennai to Yercaud flight distance is 300km while driving takes 380 kilometres.

By Car/Cab – Cab services are available from Chennai to Yercaud on all days of the week. Travelling from Chennai to Yercaud by car takes around 7 hours as a distance of approximately 370 km has to be covered. Chennai to Yercaud by road is the best travel method for a group of travellers, senior citizens and kids. The cost of hire ranges from INR 10 to INR 25 per kilometre depending upon the services hired. Shevaroy Temple, Pagoda Point, Karadiyur View Point and Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple are the important places to visit while travelling to Yercaud. Lots of ATMs, hospitals, hotels and petrol stations are available along the route to make travelling by car or cab easier.

 Yercaud – A Green Beauty

Yercaud is a hilly terrain identified as a hill station in Salem District of Tamil Nadu. The locale shares its borders with the Shevaroys range of hills, attached to the Eastern Ghats. Located at an altitude of 4970 feet and surrounded by trees and lakes, this tourist spot gets its name from “Yeri Kaadu” meaning “Lake Forest”.

 Things to do

 Sightseeing in Yercaud begins with its coffee and orange plantations. This place is prominent with groves of pears, jackfruits and pepper adding a sweet-spicy touch. Trekking along the hills introduces tourists to nature’s bounty along with enjoying an occasional sight of a bison, fox, mongoose, and squirrel. Yercaud Lake tops the list of picnic spots with pristine water bodies surrounded by green pastures. The Anna Park is another destination recognized for its annual flower exhibition held in the month of May.

 Accommodation

There are plenty of budget-friendly hotels in Yercaud. From resorts to homestays, you can choose from a variety of accommodation options.


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Prabhu Balasundaram

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  • Prabhu Balasundaram
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review
  •  198 readers
Prabhu Balasundaram
7/7
Posted 6 days ago Apr 23, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
I took the route via ulundurpet, before salem via Chengam road reached Yercaud. This route is very adventures for normal and new drivers. If we take the route via Salem it is a good and easy route and any type of driver can drive. Lot of places we can stop and enjoy the location and views.
Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Grand Southern Trunk Rd/தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலை 45 and NH 68
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Naina mohamed

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  • Naina mohamed
  • Lives in Tiruvuru
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Naina mohamed
5.5/7
Posted 1 week ago Apr 19, 2016
Mode of Transport:Train
A good train journey. On time arrival at destination. It is best to get down at Salem junction and take a bus to Yercaud from Salem bus station which would cost you only Rs 17 per person. There are also cab service available, you can choose according to your budget.
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Train name (Train no): MS SALEM EXPRESS (1063)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
 5.00/7
Last Station: Salem Junction
 4.50/7
Trip Includes:  | Yercaud
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Raj

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  • Raj
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
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Raj
5/7
Posted 1 month ago Mar 22, 2016
Mode of Transport:Train
Traveled by yercaud express boarded the the train in Chennai central and alighted at salem junction. Travel in train was comfortable, since night travel we had comfortable AC coach and alighted in correct time in morning. With comfortable sleep. The toilet is clean and good.
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Train name (Train no): Yercaud Exp (16670)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Chennai Central
 4.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
Last Station: Salem Junction
 4.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
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Mani Gandan

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  • Mani Gandan
  • Lives in Chennai
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Mani Gandan
6/7
Posted 2 months ago Feb 26, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
Had a good road trip with friends there are lot of hair pin bends its a nice place to drive and for sightseeing.

With Ooty so dirty these days, Yercaud is a way better alternative. There are so many places to explore and so many sights that simply take your breath away. With abundant silence available coupled with the bounty of nature, Yercaud is a very good place to unwind.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:National Highway 4, NH 46 and சேலம் - திருப்பத்தூர் - வாணியம்பாடி சாலை
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Krishna kumar

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  • Krishna kumar
  • Lives in Chennai
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Krishna kumar
4/7
Posted 2 months ago Feb 24, 2016
Mode of Transport:Train
We started by train in the night. So we couldn't see the view. The toilets can be more clean in the train. Water facilities were bad. Overall cleanliness to be improved. The train was on time. We travelled to Yercaud from Salem junction by bus. This offered a good view of the hill.
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Train name (Train no): Yercaud Express (16669)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Chennai Central
 3.50/7
Last Station: Salem Junction
 5.00/7
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Chennai to Yercaud By Train (262 Km)

Chennai ––› Salem
By Train 276 Km
Salem ––› Yercaud
By Taxi 15 Km
Chennai to Salem by Train (276 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Che... Yer... M T W T F S S
12243 Shatabdi Express Chennai Central 07:15 11:23 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
11063 Ms Salem Exp Chennai Egmore 23:00 06:35 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13351 Dhn Alappuzha E Chennai Central 03:25 09:00 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16041 Alleppey Exp Chennai Central 20:45 01:17 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16310 Pnbe Ers Express Chennai Central 04:15 09:15 N N N Y Y N N
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Salem to Yercaud by cab (15 Km)
Vehicle Rs/Km Estimate (Rs)
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 195
Ford Endeavor 35 525
Ford Fiesta A/C 18 270
Ford Ikon A/C 17 255
Honda Accord 55 825
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Chennai to Yercaud By Car/Taxi (262 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 2882
Toyota Qualis 11 2882
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 3144
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 3144
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 3406
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:262 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:262 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:262 km
    • Nearest Airport:Bangalore
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Quilon Express (0655), Quilon Express (0653)
    • Last station:Salem
    • Total distance:262 km
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 35 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 3889
    • Awards: 19 of 73 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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