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Yelagiri is a hill station in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. It is located at an altitude of 1,410 metres above the sea level off the Vaniyambadi-Tirupattur road. It is surrounded by hills from all the sides. There are orchards, rose-gardend and green valley which play an important role in Yelagiri Tourism. Yelagiri is a charming and picturesque tourist place where tourist can relax their body, mind and soul in the lap of the mother earth. There are 14 hamlets and a large number of temples spreading over the hills around.
Geographical Location and Yelagiri Weather
Yelagiri is located 19 km from Jolarpettai . The highest point in Yelagiri is the Swamimalai Hill at an altitude of 4338 ft. The Yelagiri weather is moderate throughout the year. Yelagiri weather during summers is quite hot and the temperature varies between 18oC and 34oC. During monsoons the area receives an average rainfall. Yelagiri weather during winters is quite cool and the temperature ranges from 11oC to 29oC. Winters are considered to be the best time for Yelagiri tourism and Yelagiri sightseeing because the valley is full of greenery after monsoon and the temperature is also cool and relaxing.
Means of Transportation:
- ·Yelagiri is 140 kilometers from Bangalore. It is well connected by roads to all the nearby cities. KSRTC buses
- · Private Taxis for Yelagiri Sightseeing are easily available from various nearby cities which connects to Yelagiri Resorts and hotels.
- ·The nearest railway station is at Jolarpettai which is 21 km away from Yelagiri.
- ·Nearest Airport is Bangalore which is 145 Kilometers from Yelagiri and is connected to major Indian cities.
Yelagiri Tourism, Yelagiri Sightseeing and Things to Do :
Yelagiri Tourism has gained momentum because of beautiful and picturesque environment which has attracted a large number of people in the vicinity. Some of the Yelagiri sightseeing places are
1Punganoor Artificial Lake-cum-Park : Tourist can enjoy their time by taking a boat ride in the lake and take a short walk along the side of the lake.
2Jalagamparai Waterfalls: is located at a distance of 14 km from Tirupattur. While walking 5 km distance from Yelagiri to Jalagamparai waterfalls tourist can relax and enjoy the Yelagiri sightseeing around the track. It is almost an hour walk to the waterfall.
3Swami Malai Hills: are the ideal location for tourists interested in trekking. While trekking on this hill one reaches a small peak from where the Yelagiri sightseeing of the entire valley is of breathtaking.
4Velavan temple : is located on the tip of the mountain of Yelagiri. A tourist is able to have an amazing look of the plains down the valley.
5Jalagandeeswara temple is located in Vellore fort. The place has great sculptures carved from stone. Many Yelagiri Resorts have been made between the scenic beauty of the place which attracts tourists.
Other places worth visiting near Yelagiri are Vellore fort, Muthu Mandapam, Government Museum, Amirthi Forest, Virinijipuram, Padavedu, Thiruvallam, Vallimalai, Javadu Hills, Mordhana Dam, Vainu Poppu Solar Observatory, Gingee fort,Tiruvannamalai Temple and Sathanur Dam
Yelagiri Hotels and Yelagiri Resorts of Your Choice:
There are numerous Yelagiri Hotels and Yelagiri resorts in the city. Some of the notable hotels in the area are: Hotel Hills, Taj Garden Resort, Hotel Yelagiri and Hotel Nigress.Yelagiri hotels provide the best facilities and accommodation to their guests.
For More Information On Yelagiri Hotels Contact:
Tourist Information Centre
Government of Tamil Nadu
Bangalore City Railway Station
Department of Tourism,
Government of Karnataka
#49, 2nd Floor, Khanija Bhavan, Race Course Road,
Bangalore 560 001
Tel: 080-2235 2828, Fax: 080-2235 2626
Email: [email protected]
For any emergency the banks available while at Yelagiri tourism is State Bank of India. The hospital nearest to Yelagiri resorts is CMC Hospital in Yelagiri.