Ten-Second Takeaway

Inspired by the Harry Potter series, the House of Gryffindor in Yercaud is cosy, comfortable and won’t burn a hole in your pocket either.

Channelling Hogwarts

Who didn’t dream of being whisked off one day to Hogwarts {maybe on a Nimbus?}. We did. So in pursuit of a similar building, we chanced upon House of Gryffindor in Yercaud. Accommodating up to 10 guests {or 12, but it’s a bit of a squeeze}, this cottage has three bedrooms, perfect for a group to make merry {or magic!}. So witches and wizards, book away.

Slither In

Built on split levels, the rooms are conveniently close, but give you privacy too. The second floor sees two bedrooms plus a common area, whereas the bottom room is slightly cut off from the rest. In fact, you can even book out that bottom room individually as it is self-sufficient with a kitchenette to go.

The owners are happy to let you use the kitchen and fridge {at an additional INR 500} to whip up your own culinary storm. Not interested in cooking? The caretaker is around to help.

Out And About

Since the cottage is part of an enclave on the outskirts of town, the nearby forested area makes for a great incentive to get out of the rooms. The lake, only two kilometres away, of course is a hot spot, and you would have wandered there even if we didn’t point it out. Want to head off on a serious trek? They’ll organise a guided one, in addition to sightseeing trips through the town.


They offer pick up and drop services from the nearby Salem district, which is also the closest hub for trains and buses.

Where: Plot 31, Sunrise Orchard, Mundagambadi Village, Yercaud

Nearest Airport: Salem

Price: INR 6,500 upwards for the whole cottage {three rooms}

Contact: +91 9940639552

Find out more about them here and follow them on Facebook here.

Feature photo: Little Castle Cottages


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