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The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.

- Shirley MacLaine

To travel is to a journey into yourself

- Danny Kaye

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.

- Samuel Johnson

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.

- Robert Frost

It's been a huge blessing, being able to travel and have a great life

- Seann William Scott

Once a year, go someplace you've never been before

- Dalai Lama

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

- Ibn Battuta

Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in this world

- Gustave Flaubert

It is not down in any map; true places never are.

- Herman Melville

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.

- Susan Sontag

Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.

- Zoey Sayward

He who would travel happily must travel light.

- Antoine de St. Exupery

Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.

- Lawrence Block

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen

- Benjamin Disraeli

Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.

- Matthew Karsten

My Favourite thing is to go where I have never been

- Diane Arbus

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.

- Caskie Stinnett

One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.

- Edith

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.

- Moslih Eddin Saadi

To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.

- Freya Stark

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

- Mary Anne Radmacher

One way to get the most out of life, is to look at it as an adventure

- William Feather

Life is a trip. Plan your next vacation.

- Matthew Fryer

There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.

- Charles Dudley Warner

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page

- St Augustine

In both business and personal life, I've always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do

- Ivanka Trump

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.

- Anais Nin

Wherever you go, go with all your heart

- Confucius

I enjoy the preparatory elements of travel - packing my bags and choosing my outfits - but my favourite part is getting there

- Dominic Monaghan

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

- Anonymous


The hill station of Yelagiri in Tamil Nadu is a cluster of 14 hamlets or villages spread across 29 square kilometres, 3,460 feet above sea level. The drive to the picturesque idyll winds through 14 hairpin bends that open up to spectacular mountain landscapes; after every twist and turn, the city seems to fade away a little more.

The first thing that hits you on arrival in Yelagiri is the lack of noise. The beautiful rustic surroundings are extraordinarily quiet and when someone rings a temple bell somewhere on the hill, you can hear it as clearly as if you were right there. The smells of mango and jackfruit plantations are diluted by the subtle fragrances of fresh foliage. You suddenly realize how close you are to nature.

The most popular landmark of Yelagiri is the centrally-located Lake Punganoor. Pedal and manned rowing boats offer a chance to watch the beauty of the surrounding hills during a leisurely curise.

The hills of Yelagiri are also very popular among adventure enthusiasts in Tamil Nadu for trekking. Swamimalai, the highest peak in the Yelagiri hills at 4338 feet, is a breathtakingly beautiful 1-hour trek from Yelagiri. Paragliding is another sport that's drawing visitors. The hill station was recently chosen the second best natural spot in India for the sport, next only to Panchgani in Maharashtra.

But apart from all of this, it is the morning walks, the evening strolls, and guided jungle sojourns at night that epitomise the true charm of Yelagiri. As you gradually slow down to match the pace of the surroundings, a sense of wellbeing settles over you.


  • Area: 29.2 sq km
  • Altitude: 3460 feet above sea level
  • State: Tamil Nadu
  • Distance from nearby towns/cities: Thiruvannamalai (93 km), Tirupati (179 km), Bangalore (180 km), Chennai (240 km)
  • Take away: Home-made honey, jackfruit, local agricultural products
  • Rain fall.* 900 mm average


  • Trekking in swamimalai Hill
  • Velavan Temple : yelagiri's pilgrim landmark
  • The Goverment silk farm
  • Jalagamparai watergalls : A captivating view
  • punganoor lake : A man-made beauty
  • The nachiyamman temple
  • A celebration of Life : yelagiri summer festival

#1. At 4,338 feet, the Swamimalai Hill is a stunning hill located close to Yelagiri. If you love trekking, then make sure you don’t miss conquering this hill. Since the walk is quite easy, the beautiful view can be enjoyed by newbies and non-trekkers as well.

#2. The beautiful MuruganTemple (Velavan Temple) in Yelagiri, dedicated to Lord Murugan (Kartikeya in the north), exhibits a statue of Ghatotkacha (the son of Bhima and giantess Hidimbi in the Mahabharata) towards the entrance. This temple is nestled on a small hillock and attracts many local pilgrims from nearby areas. Every year Karthigai Thirunal (festival commemorating Lord Murugan) is celebrated with grandeur (July – August).

#3. Located in Mangalam, about 5 km from Yelagiri, the Government Silk Farm is home to silk worms and is also known as the Sericulture Farm. It is dedicated to Sericulture research and silk production. If you’re interested in visiting this facility , we suggest you call their office to find the visiting hours.

#4. On your trip to Yelagiri, visit the Jalagamparai waterfalls. The Attaru river flows through the Yelagiri Hills to form this stunning waterfall. Adventure lovers can opt for a 5-km long trek here to enjoy the beauty of this area in its purest form.

#5. The Punganoor Lake is one of the most famous recreational spots in Yelagiri. It is a man-made lake with 56.70 area and is often frequented by boating and rowing enthusiasts. There's also a floriculture garden nearby that houses a variety of beautiful flowers.

#6. This temple near Yelagiri, is dedicated to the Nachiyamman Goddess who is known to be the traditional goddess of the tribal people. The quintessential South Indian style of architecture adds to the beauty of this temple.

#7. Organised by Tamil Nadu Tourism, the Yelagiri Summer Festival is a showcase of culture and art of the local people. It is celebrated towards the end of May or June annually.

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Summer Winter

22°C - 34 °C

11°C - 25°C


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June to February is the most pleasant time to be in Yelagiri. The 3-day Summer Festival in May is a time of festivity and cultural programmes.
The Yelagiri Paragliding Club hosts an international paragliding festival around September which you might want to attend.

Activities at a glance

  • Trekking


  • Paragliding


  • Boating



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Nilavoor Main Road, Yelagiri Hills, Vellore District - 635853, Tamil Nadu.

Nilavoor Main Road, next to Murugan Temple, Yelagiri Hills, Tirupattur Taluk,
Vellore District - 635853, Tamil Nadu.
Phone: +91 9655167374