|Best Places to Visit||Punagaar Lake, Jalagamparai Falls, Velavan temple, Fundera Park|
|Best Resorts||Zeenath Taj Gardens, Nila Resort, Kumararraja Palace|
|Duration of Visit||2 Days|
|Best Time to Visit||September to May|
When you get to see the beautiful spread of gardens, filled with strong-hued and fancy smelling orchards, rose gardens, and floral valleys, you know you’ve arrived in Yelagiri hills. Located at a distance of 230 km from Chennai, Yelagiri is a hilly region in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, amidst the towns of Vaniyambadi and Jolarpettai. When looking for a short escape to rake through nature, Yelagiri is sure to make you forget about your mundane city life!
It is also highly-preferred amongst trekkers, who wish to experience nature up-close, and give a kick to their adrenaline while trekking through thick trails in reserved forests.
Here are the top 8 things that Yelagiri Hills has to offer to its visitors:
1. Punganur Lake
Punagaar Lake is a man-made lake that is at the center of the Yelagiri Hills. It is one of the popular tourist attractions in the area with an adjoining park for you to take a stroll over.
2. Jalagamparai Falls
A quick bathe into the Jalagamparai Falls is not just soothing, but therapeutic, as it is believed to cure several diseases (due to it descends from the lush herbal forests). The fall is at a 15m height and can be reached after 1.5-hour trek (6km) from Nilavoor.
3. Velavan temple / Murugan temple
Placed at the highest peaks of Yelagiri Hills, the Velavan Temple was made to worship Lord Murugan. The temple dates back to 1964, having great South Indian historic as well as cultural significance.
4. Fundera Park
Nature comes in all shapes and colors, and so does each of its unique creations. With more than 300 exotic species of birds, in their safe havens, the park is a must visit for all the nature lovers.
5. Vainu Bappu Observatory
Whether you are a stargazer or have a keen interest in the intricate weaving of the universe, the Vainu Bappu Observatory, which has Asia’s largest telescope, is a great place to view stars and planets closely.
6. Ropes and Knots Adventure Valley
Apart from trekking, Yelagiri hills are famous for adventurous sports, which you can enjoy at Ropes and Knots Adventure Valley.
7. Perumal Temple
Perumal Temple is a beautifully carved temple worshiping the deity Perumal. Situated on a high-altitude, one needs to climb up a steep slope along a carved path to reach the temple.
8. Government Herbal Farm
The government preserved herbal farm is a cherished possession of Yelagiri. Home to rare Ayurvedic, and Siddha herbs, and plants, the farm is one of the most sought-after places in the city.
Top 5 Yelagiri resorts to make your stay as pleasant as it could get!
- Zeenath Taj Gardens- Situated in the womb of nature
- Nila Resort- Stay lavish, but at a reasonable price
- Kumararraja Palace Yelagiri- Live like an aristocrat
- Hotel Landmark- Truly a landmark of excellence
|Zeenath Taj Gardens||5/5||4/5||8.1/10|
Yelagiri is a perfect amalgamation of nature and adventure. With plenty of attractions to keep your excitement going, this place is not to be missed while planning your next vacation!
Last modified: June 20, 2019