Javadu Hills, Tiruvannamalai

The Javadu Hills spread across parts of Vellore and Thiruvannamalai districts in the northern part of Tamil Nadu. The Javadu Hills is a total of about 3600 to 3800 feet above sea level. The hills exhibit a purple colour due to the colour of the bluish-grey granite. The hills are sparsely populated with some spectacular views to offer.

Why should you visit Javadu Hills?

  • It is a far less crowded place when compared to other hill stations in Tamil Nadu.
  • The dense forests cover a wide variety of flora and fauna that include some rare and endangered ones. It’s a perfect place for wildlife lovers and photographers to explore.
  • Tranquil villages, silent streams, water bodies and perceptible trails are some of the striking features of Javadu Hills.
  • Venture into the distinct landscape of Javadu Hills by travelling through the river, jungle and finally the rocky cliffs.
  • Trekking through the rocky cliffs, enjoying a bath in the falls and climbing up the rocks affirms a wholesome experience for nature lovers.
  • The region is home to numerous indigenous tribes that are involved in growing plantations that include gooseberry, coconut, jackfruit, tamarind, guava and mango. We can also find beautiful farm fields enroute.
  • Be it the tranquility of the forest or the innate sounds of nature, Javadu Hills in the Eastern Ghats is a trail worth exploring.

Nearby Attractions

  • Beemanmadavu Waterfalls – Near to Javadu Hills and 5 kilometres from Jamanamaruthur village is the Beemanmadavu Waterfalls. It is the most frequented waterfalls in Javadu Hills.
  • Kavalur Observatory – It has Asia’s largest telescope, the Vainu Babu Telescope, named after the famous astronomer Vainu Babu. The telescope offers a view of the baffling horizon of sky.
  • Amrithi Forest – It has some very intriguing places for trekking.
  • Komutteri/Kolappan Lake – A perfect place for having a picnic and enjoy a boat ride. There is a man-made island in the center of the lake.
  • How to reach Javadu Hills

    Javadu Hills is located about 75 kilometres from Thiruvannamalai and about 208 kilometres from Chennai. The nearest railway stations are at Katpadi (around 78 kilometres away) and Villupuram (around 145 kilometres away). The nearest airport is at Chennai (around 198 kilometres away).