Nestled in the foothills of the Eastern Ghats, Yelagiri was once the private property of the Yelagiri Zamindar family, before being acquired by the Government of India for development in the 1950s. The cluster of 14 villages that make up Yelagiri is still home to tribal communities who subsist on honey collection, forestry, horticulture and agriculture.
The numerous hairpin bends along the picturesque mountain road make the drive to Yelagiri thrilling and the seemingly endless view of green alleys, orchards and rose gardens is sure to take your breath away. Yelagiri is also a very popular destination for trekkers.
State: Tamil Nadu
Destination Type: Hill Station
Destinations Nearby: Vellore 93 km, Bangalore 161 km, Chennai 230 km
Nearest Sterling Resorts: Sterling Yelagiri
Languages: Tamil and English
Nearest Railway Station: Jolarpettai Junction
Nearest Airport: Bangalore
Summer: March to June. Temperature ranges between 18°C and 34°C.
Monsoon: July to September. This is a more prefferable time to visit.
Winter: November to February. Temperature ranges between 12°C and 24°C.
Swamimalai Hill is the highest viewing point in Yelagiri. A trek to the top leaves one breathless, by the beauty that unfolds in a panoramic view.
Yelagiri Nature Park consists of a nursery, a rock garden and an aquarium. It also has lovely picnic spots. Across the road is the Punganoor lake with serene boat rides and is a great spot for bird watching and photography.