Mallachandiram has burial sites dating back to the Megalithic period. There are numerous paintings that serve to document prehistoric life.
Nilavoor Tribal Village
Nilavoor is one of the last bastions of tribal culture. One must visit it to see the beautiful tribal huts, a 200-year old temple and the Kummi dance on the third day of the Pongal.
Vainu Bappu Observatory
Vainu Bappu Observatory is of great interest to star gazers, especially since it allows them to study both the northern and the southern skies.
Yelagiri appears to sing the song of a thousand birds. A walk through the parks or forests in the region is enough to make a birder ecstatic.
Yelagiri is a cycle friendly town and a picturesque one at that. There are several cycling trails and it is very popular among tourists.
Shop at the Friday Shandy
The humble weekly markets at Yelagiri offer a peek into the local culture. Honey, chocolates, spices and nuts – there is a lot to hold a visitor in awe of the local produce.
Sunset Point: Trek the Road Less Travelled
A short drive from the Sterling resort is an inconspicuous trail that leads into the forest. It is a quick kilometre trek to the top of a small hillock in the Yelagiri Forest area, locally referred to as the Sunset Point.
Yelagiri is easily one of the best flying destinations in South India thanks to its altitude and weather. The Yelagiri Adventure Sports Association offers tandem-flying sessions.