Yelagiri is just three hours away from Bangalore, a quaint little hill station located in Vellore, making it the perfect spot for a fast weekend getaway. Spread a little over 30 square kilometres, Yelagiri offers its tourists some beautiful locations, such as the Jalagamparai Falls, sweeping orchards and rose gardens, among others, at an altitude of more than 1100 metres above sea level.
Yelagiri is the perfect destination for nature lovers, a town that is entirely off the beaten tourist path, giving it a quieter and much more peaceful environment compared to nearby other more popular hill stations. Originally part of the Zamindar family of Yelagiri, after colonial rule, when it was used by the British as a summer getaway, the hill station began to gain prominence. It has been one of South India's hidden gems ever since, replete with rocky hills and natural scenic beauty, making it the ideal place to take a break from the fast-paced life of the region.
Yelagiri is one of those traditional, quiet places that on the outside seem ordinary, but as you discover it, they are more and more surprising. It has all the attributes, be it sunset points or lakes and parks, of a great hill station. But Yelagiri 's beauty lies in all the more that it has to bring.
As one of Tamil Nadu's lesser-known hill-stations, the place is rarely overcrowded. The surroundings are pristine and several unique species of flora and fauna are found in the forests. One of the purest and tastiest varieties is known to be the honey that is locally available.
In Yelagiri, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, the main attraction is the Jalagamparai Waterfalls. The Attaru river flows through Yelagiri 's fun hill station and splits from the mountain rocks into a beautiful fall. The misty weather makes for a scenic adventure, coupled with the fragrance of orchards and rose gardens in the town. It may seem intense to trek to the waterfall through a 5 km trek, but it is well worth it.
A popular and enticing hill station in Yelagiri in Tamil Nadu, the Nature Park is spread over an area of 12 acres. The park is located near the lake of Punganoor. The park is the best destination for people of all ages and offers a feeling of comfort and beautiful atmosphere. It consists of enormous and complex numbers of flora.
There are many items to engage children and even elders for a long time, such as an artificial cascade or waterfall, children's park, musical fountain with multi-colored lighting, fish tank, seasonal garden, bamboo house, poly house and many more.
One of the most famous artificial lakes in Tamil Nadu is Punganoor Lake. Almost 60 sq. surrounds the man made pool. The land metres. A fountain in the centre is also accessible and boating facilities are available.
Yelagiri places to visit
The highest point of the hill station is Swami Malai Hill, Yelagiri's most famous hill and one of the most breathtaking as well. A 3-km trek from Lake Punganoor will take you to the top of the hill. The most dazzling view of the whole Valley is a tiny section of the hilltop. Trekking upto Swami Malai has gained a lot of attention in the recent past.
Velavan Temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan 's worship. The temple has a spectacular view of the surrounding hills and at its entrance it houses a special Gadothgajan, the son of Bheema. The temple also houses idols of Lord Ganesha, in addition to Lord Murugan.
Nilavoor Lake is another artificial lake constructed in the area. The tranquil lake is surrounded by greenery and provides perfect boating opportunities for visitors.
Moksha Vimochana Temple is a very famous temple in the city. The temple is situated near Nilavoor Lake and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Literally, Moksha Vimochana means attaining moksha, or nirvana. It is thought that if a devotee continually prays for 42 days at the temple, he frees himself from all his past sins.
The Murugan Temple is situated on one of the highest peaks of the Yelagiri Hills and is one of the most visited tourist places in Yelagiri. Lord Murugan is dedicated to it. Its position at the top of the hill gives the visitor a fascinating view of Yelagiri's green valleys.
Established in 1964, the highlight of the temple is a statue of Lord Murugan and Valli in the form of Kuravan and Kurathi. Apart from Lord Murugan, inside the temple, there is a separate shrine for Lord Ganesha. At the top of the mountain, temple bells are mounted. There is also a humongous statue of the mythological figure, in the standing place of Ghatothgajan, at the temple.
In Kavalur, very close to Yelagiri, there is the Vainu Bappu Observatory, also known as the Telescope Observatory. It was built in the 1970s and is home to Asia's largest telescope and can only be visited with prior permission. In addition to the celestial bodies and the fascinating stars, close the observatory, you can also spot rich wildlife, flora and fauna.
Another attraction in Yelagiri, which draws a lot of visitors, is the Government Herbal Park. Located near the lake of Puganoor, the park boasts acres of land where many herbs and plants are cultivated. For making Ayurvedic medicines, these plants are used. The park is one of the resort's main tourist attractions.
Yelagiri's summer festival is not very popular with visitors, but it is certainly worth seeing. The Yelagiri Summer Festival, mostly attended by government officials from Tamil Nadu and other states, is held in May and June every year.
Hundreds of people from the villages, farmers , artisans and artists make their way to Yelagiri to showcase their goods. There are several cultural programmes that take place during the century, including music, folk dances, etc.
In order to encourage adventure activities at the hill station, the Yelagiri adventure camp was recently started by the Tamil Nadu government. Mountain climbing, trekking, hiking and even paragliding are part of the initiative to make Yelagiri an exciting tourist spot.The security and safety measures are state of the art and adventure sports at Yelagiri are gaining huge recognition.
Morning pick up from Theni.
Then Proceed towards Yelagiri.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Yelagiri major attractions such as Yelagiri Tea Estate, Amirth Zoological Waterfalls, Nilavoor Lake, Yelagiri Adventure camp, Government Herbal Farm and Swamimalai hill point.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Yelagiri.
Morning Breakfast at Hotel and then Check out from Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Jalagandeeswarar Temple, Telescope Observatory, Jalagamparai WaterFalls, Punganoor Lake Park and Nature Park.
Then proceed towards Theni.
Finally drop at Theni.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
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