Yelagiri Tourist Places to Visit in Yelagiri, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

Yelagiri Tourist Places to Visit in Yelagiri, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

Yelagiri is a hill station located in Vellore District in the Indian state of Tamilnadu. This hill station is covered by orchards, green valleys and rose-gardens stretches an area of 30 sq. km. and is positioned at an altitude of 1,410 meters. Yelagiri is located between 12°34′41″N latitude and 78°38′27″ E longitude. Yelagiri is a fabulous tourist destination situated about 227 km from state capital Chennai and about 157 km from Bangalore City.

Adventure sports like paragliding and rock climbing are most popular in Yelagiri. Yelagiri is considered as the trekker’s paradise houses beautiful hills like Javadi Hills and Palamathi Hills. Other than tourist places, Yelagiri is home to few top educational institutions which include Don Bosco Arts and Science College, Samaritan Residential School and Evans Matriculation School.


History of Yelagiri:

Yelagiri was earlier known as Elagiri lies between Jolarpettai and Vaniyambadi Towns. Before the Indian Government taking over Yelagiri in 1950, the entire region of Yelagiri was under the ancestral rule of Yelagiri Zamindar Family.


Food and Shopping in Yelagiri:

The shops of Yelagiri are well known for their homemade honey, mountain honey and jack fruit. Homemade honey of YMCA is a best quality and original. The weekly market held in Athanavoor every Friday and tourists can purchase different plastic and agricultural products from weekly market at affordable cost.

Yelagiri is full of South Indian hotels, North Indian hotels and Chinese food corners. Branded soft drinks and mineral water are available at all the major shops of the town. Jack fruit is very famous in Yelagiri and guava, custard apple are the other fruits available generously.


Connectivity to Yelagiri:

Yelagiri has good connectivity with major towns of the state and Bangalore City. NH7 is the best roadway that passes towards Hosur to Yelagiri. Also several government buses plying between Yelagiri and Chennai city regularly. Nilavoor Bus Stand is the major bus stand of the Town.

Yelagiri Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Yelagiri Hills located 23 km away. The closest airport to Yelagiri is Bengaluru International Airport situated 193 km away. Tourists must keep their vehicle break in great position if they wish to go on their own vehicles, because the roads of Yelagiri have sudden crossings and very downward.


Places to see in Yelagiri:

Swamimalai Hill:

Swamimalai Hill is a prime attraction of Yelagiri standing at a height of 4,338 feet. It is one of the favorite places of trekkers and also acting as a great view point. Javadi Hills and Pallamathi Hills are located in the vicinity of Swamimalai Hill.


Jalagamparai Waterfall:

A beautiful Jalagamparai Waterfall is located 14 km from Tirupattur Town. It is surrounded by dense forest magnetizes nature lovers all around the state and nearby states. Also Jalagamparai Waterfall is in near proximity with Lord Shiva  and Murugan Temple. During the months of winter season, especially November to February is the ideal time to reach Jalagamparai Waterfall.


Nature Park:

Nature Park is stretched over an area of 12 acres adjoining a cool Punganoor Lake. This park is well known for its artificial waterfall, children’s park, fish aquarium, seasonal garden, bamboo house, poly house and musical fountain. Also the park houses the rare species of plants.


Punganur Lake:

Punganur Lake is very popular for its boating and rowing activities. Floriculture Garden and Mughal Garden are located just near the lake. Punganur Lake is one of the must see places in Yelagiri.


Velavan Temple:

Velavan Temple is a Hindu worship place devoted to Lord Shiva. There are major festivals of Lord Shiva organized and between July and August annual fair held in Velavan Temple. The prime attraction of the temple is the figurine of Lord Shiva.


Other tourist attractions in and around Yelagiri include:

  • Vainu Bappu Observatory
  • Don Bosco Centre
  • YMCA Camp Centre
  • YASA Club


Best time to visit Yelagiri:

Between November and February is the great time to visit Yelagiri, when the picturesque spots become lush green and the waterfalls are on full flow.


Accommodation Options in Yelagiri:

Tourists visiting Yelagiri can opt for accommodation options, ranging from budget hotels to star hotels. Major hotels and resorts in Yelagiri are:

  • Sterling Holidays, Madhura
  • Zeenath Taj Garden Resort
  • LandMark Hotel
  • Aruvi Hotel
  • Rhythms Lake View Resorts
  • Silent Waters
  • ‘O’Nila
  • Hills Hotel
  • Nigress Hotel
  • Peters Park

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