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Yercaud is a quiet hill resort in the Sarvaroyar hills. The mild climate combined with breathtaking views makes Yercaud a must for tourists. Yercaud, also known as the Jewel of the Shevaroy, can be found at an altitude of 5326 feet above sea level.
By Air - The nearest airport is Thiruchinapalli (Trichy) which is 180 kms away
By Train - The nearest railhead Salem is 32 kms away
By Road - There are frequent buses from Salem. Important distances are Salem (32 kms), Hogenakka (145 kma), Mettur dam (82 kms), Tharamangalam (54 kms), Koil hills (132 kms), Tiruchengod (82 kms), Bhavani (86 kms), Namakkal (78 kms), Chennai (363 kms), Bangalore (234 kms)
A large part of the state being on the coastal edge of the country, the weather is tropical and sultry for most part of the year. The summer months of April, May, June are hottest where temperature ranges to 40 degrees.
December and January are the peak months for Chennai. The temp ranges from 20-22 degrees. To avoid peak rush October is better. The weather in these months is pleasant and easy to bear the humidity.