Short drive to a dense hill station not too far from Bangalore, under a budget


Got a weekend and looking for a chilly, cozy, a budget getaway ..then this hill station would be the perfect recreation with a 4 hour drive away from all the city chaos to a peaceful, chilling, pollution free town. Yercaud, located in Tamilnadu is one of the nearest hill station to Bangalore City while having a good density of forest and located at a height of 1600m above sea-level.

Two days one night inclusive of travel time is ideal for this short trip, the roads from Bangalore to Yercaud are great with 4 lane covering almost most part and 2 lane uphill for the other, Once you get there , the place has a range of hotels to choose from according to budget, our stay was averagely priced with a great location and view , the food is a shift from Karnataka cuisine to that of Tamil Nadu’s which was great

For a day tour, the Yercaud lake which is a small yet beautiful Lake located in the city center with boating facilities is the most attractive ,after that a few short drives to the Lady’s seat and the Gent’s seat which are the two scenic sunset/sunrise points to visit.

Kiliyur Falls and Anna Park are a good location around for the kids to play and enjoy.

Things to take away would be the the finely ground coffee and some dried snacks.