Yelagiri , Tamil Nadu
Hill-station, Trekking, Waterfall, Theme park
Tamil & English
Located at a height of 920 meters above sea level, Yelagiri is a beautiful small hill-station in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. With its salubrious climate that prevails throughout the year, it provides a destination that is visited even in the winters. Yelagiri is a quiet and serene hill station in the Vellore district.
Yelagiri is largely inhabited by the local tribes who attract a number of tourists fascinated by their customs and culture to this place. Most of the people living there are Hindus who worship Shiva and Parvati and that is why a famous temple for Murugan (son of Shiva and Parvati) was build there in 1960.
The famous Yelagiri summer festival organised in month of May by Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Board is visited from people all over the state. Stalls from different departments, the flower show, various cultural programs and the Dog Show are performed.
If you are not into exquisite temples, fascinating history, unique culture and antique architecture, then you can go for trek in Swami Malai hills, enjoy enthralling adventures like paragliding and photograph in Punganoor Lake Park. You can also visit murmuring Attaru river that plummets down to form highly captivating Jalagamparai waterfall that is mesmerizing. You can even visit the nature park and see the exquisite aquarium, rose garden, an artificial water fall, and a musical fountain.
Do a trek to the Jalagambarai falls which is 5 Km downhill but is simply an amazing experience. Another trekking route is the 6 Km trek to and fro to Swami Malai. Also indulge in some relaxation at the Punganoor Artificial Lake-cum-Park which is a perfect picnic spot during the weekends.
For tourists who are looking for a more tranquil place to relax and even be closer to nature, the hill station of Yelagiri, which sits 95 kilometers southwest from the city in the Yelagiri Hills, is the place to be.