The Yelagiri Hills are located in Tamil Nadu. These hills are spread over an area of 30 square km having an altitude of 3500 feet. It lies between four mountains, at an elevation of 920 m above sea level. These hills lie in the Vellore District of Tamil Nadu, near the Vaniyambadi Tirupattur road. Yelagiri hills, is an idyllic place for a short holiday. Green hills and picture post-card scenery greets you here. It is called the princess of hill stations and is the most pristine and unpolluted among the hill stations in Tamil Nadu. Yelagiri Hills is a backward area with few glaring developments like cottages and farm houses, yet a place that has maintained its ‘remote’ label.
Perched at an altitude of 1, 410 m above the sea level, Yelagiri is one such picturesque place in the southern peninsula where you can see Mother Nature at her best. Bedecked with breathtaking scenic views and quaint villages, this hill station is an ideal summer gateway of India.
Unlike Ooty and Kodaikanal hill station of the state, Yelagiri is blessed with pleasant climate throughout the year. Temperature of this summer retreat never exceeds 38 degree centigrade during summer season and gradually lowers down to minimum of 12 degree centigrade during December andd January. Yelagiri is actually a cluster of small villages, spread around hills. There are many tourist attractions here like a beautiful and charming lake, Mughal Garden around the lake, Velavan Temple and a children’s park. But the real charm of Yelagiri lies in its calmness and uniformly pleasant weather.
The main attraction of the tourists in Yelagiri is to enjoy boating in beautiful and smallish artificial lake famous as Punganoor Lake. You can choose between a rowboat and a pedal boat to enjoy the scenic beauty in and around the lake. There is a Mughal Garden around the lake, with many interesting games like sliding for the smaller kids.
Velvan Temple is other prime attraction for tourists. This is a temple dedicated to Lord Murugan situated atop a hillock, with a giant statue of Gadothgajan in front. During the months July-August local festivals are organized here that provides a colorful glimpse of the rich culture of the region. Cultural events, adventure sports, boat races, flower shows and fruit shows add to the splendor of the festivals. Fruit, Herbal farm and Shrubs used in the production of ayurvedic medicines are available. Alternatively, if you Sic vacationing with kids, you can head to the children’s park or the mini Zoo.
Yet another lustrous tourist spot in Yelagiri is Swamimalai Hill at 4,338 ft. It would be a great fun to climb on hilltop as it provides you a breathtaking view of the valley from the top. This hill has some of the beautiful trekking routes through dense forests. The best time to enjoy trekking here is in the cool months of November- January.
Jalagamparai Waterfalls a lovely waterfall about an hour’s trek from Yelagiri has been created by the Attaru River, which flows through the Yelagiri hills. It’s a very attractive spots for loving couples. The Government Silk Farm is famous for its mulberry plantations. The sericulture tour can provide you immense pleasure as you get a chance to see silk farm from very close.