A lesser known hill station in Tamil Nadu, Yelagiri is a congregation of 14 villages or hamlets covering an area of 29 square kilometers. One of the amazing points about Yelagiri is the noiseless life there. The entire surroundings are so quiet that one would want to stay back. No business calls, no cell phone messages or no shoutings from the boss and no pressure or deadlines to meet. Yelagiri is a pure relaxation spot where the only sound that one can hear is of the birds chirping.
Where is Yelagiri:
Yelagiri is about 3460 feet above sea level and is a hill station located in the Vellore district between the towns of Jolarpettai and Vaniyambadi in the state of Tamil ...view middle of the document...
Yelagiri had been awarded the second best natural spot in India for Paragliding next to Panchgani in Maharashtra. A paragliding festival is organized every year where both both Indians and foreigners participate.
Yelagiri hills have different types of snakes. One can raise honey bees and get home made honey or get natural honey made by wild bees on the rocks and trees. The hill station is surrounded by green valleys, orchards and rose gardens.
The climate is moderate throughout the year but the best time to visit the place is between November and February.
Sightseeing in and around Yelagiri:
Spending a weekend would be ideal to have great fun and excitement at the Yelagiri hills since it is comparatively smaller and has less visitors compared to Ooty or Kodai Kanal.
1. Punganoor Lake cum Park: The artificial lake is the most popular landmark of the hills. One can enjoy pedal and rowing boat rides there. A garden and children’s park surrounds the lake. There is an entrance ticket to be purchased to enter. Picnicking is not allowed inside the park.
2. Jalagamparai Waterfalls: The whispering Attaru River flows through the hills and plunge down to form highly captivating waterfalls. It is about 5 kms walk from the Yelagiri and takes about an hour by walk. It would be a ideal place for a day long trek but because of lack of amenities it is better to be stocked well with water and food. It is important to note that the waterfalls depend on the river being full which in turn depends on heavy rainfall. Since there is no particular monsoon seasons, the hills are most of the time dry unless it rains there.
3. Swamimalai: The highest peak and the best place to trek is Swamimalai. It is in a cake’s shape and one can have magnificient views of the countryside.It is advisable to carry water and snacks while trekking.One can view the entire hill from a small peak.
4. Kodai Vizha Thidal: The park spread across 6 acre land is one of the main attractions and maintained very well near Kodai Vizha Thidal. A boating lake park is located nearby and has a variety of children’s playing...