Located amongst lush green hills, Yelagiri is a spectacular hill station in the district of Vellore in Tamil Nadu. Positioned at a stupendous height of 1410 meters above sea level, this hill station is a perfect getaway for people who seek the embrace of Mother Nature. The rustic charm of this hill station adds due to the 14 tribal villages it houses.
A perfect destination for people with different interests ranging from adventure sports, trekking or just relaxing and reconnecting with nature, Yelagiri has a lot of options to indulge in various activities. The serene and majestic lakes provide a perfect opportunity for boating and the gushing waterfalls offer overall fun and frolic. This hill station provides a perfect escape for weekend fun for nearby city dwellers.
The Swami Malai Hills are perfect for an adventure trek that eventually connects to the majestic Jalagamparai falls. Yelagiri Adventure Sports Association (YASA) is a Government promoted paragliding and adventure sports hub and hence has a special connection with adventure aficionados. There are a lot of temples and sites of archaeological importance in the neighboring city of Krishnagiri, which is about an hours drive.
Yelagiri is easily accessible from both major airports at Chennai and Bangalore and also well connected by road. For people traveling by train, the nearest station is Jolarpettai, which is well connected with Chennai, Bangalore and Coimbatore. The best time to visit Yelagiri is between the months of December to June.