Yercaud is a hill station most famous for it’s Yercaud Lake,
located in the Shevaroys range in Tamil Nadu. Literally meaning “Lake Forest”,
Yercaud lake was given it’s name due to the wealth of trees surrounding the
Yercaud lake. Moreover, it is also known as the “Jewel of the South”. A popular
tourist destination, many come for the beautiful weather, scenic views, and
abundance of oranges, bananas, coffee plantations and much more! Yercaud is a
little known weekend getaway from Bangalore, yet is one of the most enchanting
places in all of Tamil Nadu.
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive in Yercaud with ease! The best way to get there is via the AH3/NH7. Continue along this road until you reach SH188, and then follow signs towards Yercaud. The entire trip is just under 230KM and should take a minimum of four hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Yercaud however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Yercaud in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore the
Yercaud as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Here are three of the best things to see and do in Yercaud:
Yercaud Lake: Rent a boat or relax on the banks of the lake, this is the perfect place to have a picnic and relax amongst the surrounding nature. This enchanting lake is surrounded by trees on all sides, and even has botanical gardens as well! Regardless of how you want to spend your day, Yercaud lake has something for everyone!
Lady’s Seat: If you would like to gain a panoramic view of the lake and its surroundings, look no further. Venture up to Lady’s seat and take a look through their mounted telescope for a truly breathtaking panoramic view of the plains below.
Killiyur Falls: This 27 meter tall waterfall is a must-see for anyone visiting Yercaud. Best seen shortly after the monsoon season for peak flow, this waterfall is sure to take your breath away!
Insiders Tip: Visit during the month of May for the festival of Lord Servaroyan!
There is never any wrong time to visit Yercaud, but the best time to visit is between October and June.