Yelagiri is a beautiful place in southern India and is located among the hills on all sides of it. Its a beautiful hill station with pleasing environment and fine climate and the place is fabulously wonderful in the winters. Highly populated with tribals who are chiefly engaged in forestry, agriculture and horticulture along with all other occupations undertaken by the rural people.
A wonderful tourist place where one can enjoy the charms of traditional life in the lap of the mother earth. The path taking the roadway to Yelagiri is finely constructed and well punctuated with the milestones and signboards all way through. Petrol pumps are sufficient enough which makes traveling convenient and easy.
Huge plains can be seen from the ghat and visitors enjoy using their telescope for enjoying the ethnic beauty which stays spread far and wide. A little risk of the stray animals does persist but one can always enjoy a good time with the tamed ones. The difficulty which one would actually face is the lack of medication facility provided in these areas. So, when one opts for the hilly destination one is supposed to have first aid kit, so as to avoid any medical traumas.
It is a wonderful place for trekking and people generally love going trekking in these hilly areas. Full of wonderful temples on the hilly region, it makes it a wonderful place for the young and old alike. Temple bells add a special mythological essence to the bells and keeps the feeling of life alive even in times of bare silence.
November - February
Getting to Yelagiri
Bangalore is the nearest airport to Yelagiri. Bangalore is 156 km away from Yelagari. Taxis are available and fare is about Rs 3,000 from Bangalore to Yelagiri. Bangalore airport is well connected to most of the major airports in India and many in abroad.
Jolarpettai is the nearest railhead, which is about 21 km away from Yelagiri. Jolarpettai is a main railway junction, connecting to other railway stations in India. Taxi fare is about Rs 450 from Jolarpettai railway station to Yelagiri.
KSRTC buses connect Yelagiri with all major cities nearby. Regular bus services are available from
Tiruoathur 27 km
Bangalore 156 km
Chennai 218 km
Krishnagiri 40 km
Vanayambadi 20 km
Yelagiri is for those seeking an easy-paced holiday away from the madness of the city. Perhaps the signature landmark of the place is the Punganoor artificial lake-cum-park where tourists can enjoy a walk or some boating.
Additionally, the picturesque Swami Malai Hills are a dreamy treat to the eyes. One can even take a walk by the cascading waters of the majestic Jalagamparai Falls.
Boating and sightseeing are some easy-paced activities one can entertain themselves with. However for adventure aficionados, the Yelagiri Adventure Sports Association YASA offers a host of thrilling activities.