Yellagiri is a small and popular hill station in Vellore District of Tamil Nadu. It dates back to the British colonial days and in the recent past has developed to be a full-fledged tourist spot. Travel through 14 hairpin bends leads you to the majestic Yellagiri Hills, situated at an altitude of 1410 meters, amidst four mountains and well known for its salubrious climate throughout the year.
Major Attractions in Yelagiri
Nature Park, Yelagiri
Established in the year 2008, the park consists of an aquarium, a rose garden, an artificial waterfall and a musical fountain. It is a great place for some fun and frolic especially for the kids.
Punganoor Lake, Yelagiri
This lake is one of the most popular landmark in Yelagiri Hills. It is an artificial lake 25 feet deep adjacent to the park. A walk along the lake side and a boat ride could be enjoyed here.
A 5 kilometre trek from Yelagiri downhill is the Jelagamparai Waterfalls. The Attaru river flows through Yelagiri Hills and plummets down to form the beautiful waterfalls. You could take the Tiruppaththur route (15 kilometres away) or climb up the hill.
Swami Malai Hills
Swami Malai Hills with a very high peak takes the shape of a cake and a strong base. The main deity is Lord Murugan. It offers a good mixture of spiritual aura and hiking experience.
Things to do in Yelagiri
Walking up the hill would be a real task but a memorable one too. Trekking, hiking and Summer Festival conducted every year are some of the appealing factors for the tourists. The flora and fauna found in the hills and beautiful landscape of the location is best suitable for photography.
Ideal time to visit Yelagiri
The ideal time to visit the place would be between the month May to July to enjoy the clear climate and wildlife and from September to March to have some adventures.
How to reach Yelagiri
Frequent buses are available from Yercaud to Thirupattur and Jolarpet. The nearest rail head is Salem Junction, nearest Railway Station is Jolarpet Railway Station. The nearest airports are Salem (38 kilometres), Tiruchirapalli (165 kilometres) and Coimbatore (195 kilometres).