||1515 m above the sea level
||Punganoor lake, Velvan temple, Swamimalai Hill.
|Best Time To Visit
||November to February
Away from the noisy cities, Yelagiri hills is perfect destination for those looking for peaceful destination to spend their vacations. Take a break from your busy and hectic schedule and travel Yelagiri hills, where tranquility and serenity resides in every nook and corner. Untouched by pollution, the hill station enjoys wonderful and refreshing ambiance. Undulating slopes and green vegetation all over the hill town makes it an ideal destination to relax and rejuvenate your senses.
Main Attractions of Yelagiri hills
Situated atop a hillock, Velvan temple is a famous tourist attraction of Yelagiri hills. The holy shrine is dedicated to Lord Murugan. A huge statue of Gadothgajan beautifies the entrance of Velvan Temple. Local festival is celebrated here in the month of July-August. The extravaganza is a kaleidoscope to the rich culture of local people, featuring cultural events, boat races, adventure sports, fruit and flower shows.
One of the lustrous tourist attractions in Yelagiri hills is Punganoor lake. It is an artificial lake where visitors can enjoy pedal boat and row boat and marvel the splendid beauty of scenic surroundings. The Mughal garden around the lake have many interesting games for the small kids like sliding, swings etc.
The natural splendor of Swamimalai Hill beckon every visitor. Located at an altitude of 4,338 ft, the hill offers a panoramic view of the valley. Swamimalai has some beautiful trek routes through the dense jungles.
Accommodation in Yelagiri hills
Several guest houses and hotels are available in Yelagiri providing comfortable stay to the travelers. Book your stay with hotel hills, Hotel Yelagiri, Taj Garden Resort, Hotel Nigress and many more.
How to Reach Yelagiri
The nearest airport from Yelagiri is at Chenni (220 km) and Bangalore (160 km)
Jolarpet Railway station is the nearest railhead from Yelagiri
Regular buses run between Yelagiri and Jolarpettai. Tourists can also hire taxi from Jolarpetti and Chennai to reach the hill station.