Chennai to Yercaud by Road

Yercaud is a hill station situated in Salem, Tamil Nadu. If you are planning to go from Chennai to Yercaud by car, make sure you hit the road with all the necessaries for a pleasant and safe journey.

The foremost thing to figure out is your mode of transport, which will depend on the road and the number of people on this trip. The journey from Chennai to Yercaud will require a well maintained vehicle of excellent quality, which will give you a comfortable and safe ride.

The Road from Chennai to Yercaud

If you are leaving with your own car, then be sure to check its parts before you start and leave with a full tank. It saves hassle. Do not leave with only plastic money in your wallet. Having cash helps. In addition, it will be wonderful to have your travel gadget around, since the GPS will be your indispensable companion for the next few hours.

Chennai to Yercaud Driving Direction


Here are the driving directions from Chennai to Yercaud:

Road Trip From Yercaud to Chennai

Starting Point: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

  1. Head northeast toward Nungambakkam High Rd- 93 m
  2. Exit the roundabout- 0.3 km
  3. Turn slight left onto Anna Salai, Pass by Audi Showroom, (on the left in 3.5 km)- 5.1 km
  4. Continue onto Taluk Office Road, Pass the Post & Telegraph Office (on the left)- 120 m
  5. Keep right to stay on the Taluk Office Road till 0.6 km
  6. Continue onto Sardar Patel Rd, Pass by Alexander Square (on the left in 0.8 km)-1.2 km
  7. Continue onto Anna Salai, Pass by Rajpark Guindy (on the left in 1.0 km)- 1.3 km
  8. Slight left onto Marmalong Bridge - Irumbuliyur to Mudichur. From there move towards Oraga Dam to Walajabad Rd / Nagapattinam and then to Chennai Highway / Tiruchi-Chennai Highway / SH 48
  9. Continue to follow Nagapattinam - Chennai Hwy, Partial Toll Road, Drive along Le Royal (on the left for 110 m)- 0.1 km.
  10. Continue onto Grand Southern Trunk Rd/National Highway 45, toll road (Partial ) - 26.4 km
  11. Slight right to stay on Grand Southern Trunk Rd/National Highway 45, toll road (Partial ), Pass by HP Petrol Pump (on the left in 36.5 km) - 51.6 km
  12. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto NH 68, Partial toll road, Pass by Petrol Pump (on the left in 73.9 km) - 80.6 km
  13. Turn right onto Salem-Ulundurpettai Highway / NH 68, Pass by Petrol Punk (on the left in 14.0 km) - 42.9 km
  14. Turn right to stay on Salem-Ulundurpettai Hwy/NH 68, Pass by BP Petrol Pump (on the right in 1.4 km) - 2.6 km
  15. Turn right onto Ayothiyapattinam - Belur - Kilakkadu Rd, Pass by Indian Bank, (on the left in 550 m) - 1.0 km
  16. Slight left onto Salem - Tirupattur - Vaniyambadi Rd/SH18, Pass by HP (on the left in 1.8 km) -9.0 km
  17. Turn left onto Kuppanur - Yercaud Ghat Rd- 11.2 km
  18. Continue onto SH 188, Pass by Hotel 5 Roads (on the right in 10.9 km) - 11.8 km
Destination: Yercaud, Tamil Nadu:

Tourists Places on the way:

While traveling to Yercaud, you can visit any of the following places from Chennai:

Tourist Spots on the way from Chennai to Yercaud

  • Covelong Beach, 40 km from Chennai
  • St. George Cathdral Church
  • Shyams Garden Contemporary Arts and Craft, Nungambakkam, Chennai
  • The Faraway Tree Gallery, Rutland Gate, 6th Street
  • Alawar Chetty Hall, Egmore
  • Thousand Lights Mosque, Chennai
  • Kilpauk Kalyan Baptist Church, Pullapuam St
  • Satyamurty Park, Chetpet
  • ISKCON International
  • Ramar Temple, Salem
  • Anna Park, Salem

Eating Joints on the way:

Stop by at one of these spots to have sumptuous meals:

  • Brindavan / Balaji Bhavan after Madurantagam

  • Ganesh Bhavan / Vasantha Bhavan etc at Acharapakkam

  • Highway Motel at Maduranthakam

  • Aryas & Ponnusamy at Villupuram Byepass

  • 3 Hotels near Tindivanam Byepass

  • KPN & A2B before Ulundurpet

Places to visit in Yercaud:

Yercaud is an eminent location with so many places to visit and explore. Some of popular attractions of Yercaud are:

Killiyur Falls in Yercaud

  • Yercaud Lake
  • Lady’s Seat
  • Servarayan Temple
  • Killiyur Fall
  • Bear’s Cave and the Grange
  • Velvan Temple
  • Jalagamparai Waterfalls
  • Swamimalai Hill


Best Cuisines in Yercaud:

Once you reach Yercaud, enjoy some of the best meals and cuisines and calm your craving stomach at one of these famous places:

  • Sarvana Bhavan Elite, situated close to the lake.
  • The Regent Hill Side
  • Hotel Shevaroys which has three multi-cuisine restaurants.

Hotels and Resorts in Yercaud:

The list of the famous Hotels and Resorts on the way to Yercaud from Chennai are as follows:

  • Hotel Shevaroys
  • Star Holidays Inc
  • GRT Nature Trails- Sky Roca Hotel GlenRock Estates (near Pagoda Point)
  • Hotel Grand palace
  • Sterling Resorts
  • Hotel Tamilnadu

Other Details about Chennai to Yercaud:

The distance from Chennai to Yercaud: 341 km
Distance in miles: 183.7 miles
Time by road: 5 hrs, 10 mins approximately
Estimated fuel cost: Approx. Rs. 1774/- ( at 15 kmpl mileage, 74/L petrol)

Other Road Distances from Chennai:

Chennai to Vellore distance by road: 137.1 Km
Chennai to Tirupati distance by road: 160.8 Km
Chennai to Ooty distance by road: 546.3 Km
Chennai to Goa distance by road: 909.8 Km

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