To get to Yercaud from Salem, you need to take the State Highway 88 route. This route will take you approximately one hour to complete. In order to take this route, you first need to take the Brindavan road till you reach the Yercaud main road. After that you need to get to State Highway 188. From there you need to keep going till you reach your destination.
Yercaud is one of those hill stations that are perfect to visit all year around. If you love the cold weather then you may want to consider coming here during winters. The temperatures in Yercaud during the month of October to February could go as low as 13 degrees. Make sure you are prepared to deal with this kind of cold. The summers in Yercaud are quite pleasant and the weather could go to a maximum of 29 degrees which is not very hot because of the cool breeze that continuously blows in this hill station. If you are fine with a little heat then you may want to come to here during the festive season. This is a 7 day celebration during the month of May. You will be able to witness some beautiful array of flower exhibitions, boat racing and dog shows that are quite impressive.
There are no known alternative routes to take from Salem to Yercaud. The fastest route is via State Highway 188 and travelers should stick to this route.
The road journey between Salem to Yercaud may not be as straight as you would have imagined it. However it is by far the most mesmerizing and beautiful trip that you will ever experience. The road conditions are excellent along the way. This is a hill station so you will have to face a few Ghats along the way. This one hour journey by cab is definitely worth taking.