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Paragliding in Yelagiri hills is the most sought-after sport in this beautiful corner of Tamilnadu. Yelagiri is a stunning hill station in Southeast India and is situated very close to Yercaud which is 145 KM approximately. The closest city is Bangalore which is around 178 KM from Yelagiri, Chennai is located at a distance of 230 KM. This green and the vegetative region is wedged between two towns of Vellore district which are Vaniyambadi and Jolarpettai. Yelagiri also serves as a popular weekend destination from Chennai and Bangalore.
The beauty of the entire valley is breath-taking with rose-gardens, orchards and green shrubs. It is basically a series of 14 gorgeous hamlets. These hamlets are spread over four mountains which sprawl across an area of 30 KM sq. The colonial styled buildings dating back to the British era and the thatched roof huts spread like dots in the vast green land is a marvelous sight. The average height of the place noted at around 3500 ft. and the highest point is Swamimalai hill which has an elevation of 4338 ft.
Yelagiri Paragliding is quite famous among the city dwellers who take out time to visit the hilly terrains to satiate their thirst for the thrill. Athanavur is the main town of Yelagiri where people generally halt. You ride on the winding roads and walk past many small villages to reach the base point of paragliding. There are majorly two types of gliding packages provided by most of the sites. One is tandem and the other is hang gliding, in both of these glides you will be accompanied with an expert pilot to guide you and manage the direction and the suite according to the wind.
Yelagiri paragliding is inexpensive and costs comparatively less to the other states offering the same sport. The time taken to learn, implement and fly is around two hours. You can even learn the basic courses for paragliding in Yelagiri. Learning such an enthusiastic sport is an advantage and you can participate in many gliding tours happening around the country. The height of the site is quite beneficial for acro practicing and has a clear view of the vast expanse with easy slopes and open ridges.
The height of the site is around 2200 meters which is just a three to four hours journey from Bangalore and Chennai. There are umpteenth trekking opportunities from the landing site and you can embark on many short treks or hikes after the flying adventure. Apart.from that, Yelagiri also serves as the best ground for a day or overnight camping. Paragliding in Yelagiri is gaining preference and popularity and the presence of expert gliders and pilots make it the safest place to try this adventure of a lifetime.
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