Yelagiri


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A peaceful Weekend getaway called Yelagiri

About Yelagiri

Yelagiri is a small hill station amidst four hills, in Vellore district,  at an altitude of 1050 m above sea level.  It is best suited as a weekend getaway from Chennai or Bengaluru. The Highest peak in the hills is Swamimalai at an altitude of 1322 m above sea level. One can reach the hill station from NH46 by turning to the left at vaniyambadi to the Vaniyambadi-Tirupattur road (SH-18). There are two main villages up the hill namely, Athnavoor and Nilavoor. The road to the top is a MDR (Major District Road) and has 14 hairpin bends. There is a Telescope observatory on the way top. Athnavoor is the first town reached after driving through the hairpin bends. Yelagiri can be visited any time of the year as the climate remains the same throughout the year. Summer may be slightly warmer compared to other seasons. The pin code of Yelagiri is 635853 and the STD code is 04179.

Distance from known places

City Distance
Chennai 230
Bengaluru 130
Vellore 92
Tirupattur 27
Natrampalli 32
Vaniyambadi 23
Salem 170
Tiruvannamalai 93

Yelagiri map

Reaching Yelagiri

From Chennai

From Bengaluru

Chennai( Kathipara)
Porur
Sriperumbudur
Ranipet
Vellore
Ambur
Vaniyambadi
Yelagiri
Bengaluru
Electronic city
Athibelle
Hosur
Krishnagiri
Bargur
Vaniyambadi
Yelagiri

Reliable hotels on the way

From Chennai

Hotel Saravana Bhavan

25B, 25C,Arcot Road,
Vellore – 632004.
Phone: 0416-2217433.

Map

From Bengaluru

Adyar Ananda Bhavan(A2B),
NH-7, Chinnar,
Krishnagiri District.

Map

Prime attractions

Boat House at Punganoor Lake

Punganoor lake is an artificial lake made in Yelagiri to promote tourism. There is a children’s park near the lake. The boat types available here are Row type and Pedaling type. The area of the lake is around 250 sq m.

Jalagamparai falls

Jalagamparai falls is present down the hill. It is about an hour of trekking down the hills. The falls is created by Attaru river.

Nature park

The Nature Park at Yelagiri makes for a good relaxing place in the evenings.  A rocky place was converted to this greenery to promote tourism. It is located near Punganoor lake.

Swamimalai

Swamimalai is the highest point in Yelagiri hills. The height is about 1322 m above  mean sea level.Swamimalai Hill offers a panoramic  view of the surrounding Ghats from the top.  The trekkers say that bears can be spotted inside the forest. There are also some species of snakes inside the forest. There is a Small temple on top of the hill.

Government Herbal Farm

Situated close to Punganur Lake, here herbs and shrubs are cultured to generate the key ingredients for the manufacture of Sidha and Ayurvedic Treatments.

Government Silk Farm

Government silk farm is located at Mangalam. One can reach here by travelling around 5 Kms from Athnavoor bus stand.

Telescope observatory

The telescopic observatory is present on the way top.  It has a telescope which helps tourists have a good view of the surrounding  green valley.

Places to stay

Sterling Resorts

No.164, (Opp-TTDC info centre)
Athanavur Main Road,
Yelagiri Hills,
Phone: 04179 – 245320/295451/511
Fax: 04179-245320
email: sterlingyelagiri@sterlingresort.co.in

http://www.sterlingholidays.com

Hotel Landmark

Boat House Road, Athanavur,
Opp: Murugan Temple,
Yelagiri Hills – 635853.
Phone : 04179 – 295410 / 295411
Mobile : 9884608071 / 9444990325
Email : hlmyelagiri@gmail.com

http://www.hotellandmarkyelagiri.com/

Zeenath Taj Gardens

Kottaiyur village,
Yelagiri Hills.
Phone: 04179 245231
Mobile: 9751657458,9840029445
email: zeenathtaj@gmail.com

Hotel hills

Boat House Road
Yelagiri Hills.
Ph:04179-245301,245302,245303.
Mobile: 9443811922,9840100855,9442024786

O’ Nila Resorts

Mangalam Road,
Yelagiri hills.
Ph: 04179-245371,245241,295564
Mobile: 9442457970

http://www.onilayelagiri.com/

Yatri Nivas

Near Yelagiri Police station
Athnavoor main Road
Yelagiri Hills.

Phone: 04179295100
Mobile:9442357722

Rhythms lake view resorts

Murugan Koil Road, Near boat house,
Athnavoor,
Yelagiri Hills.
Ph- 04179-295099,
Mobile-9486677461,9443259690.

http://www.rhythmsyelagiri.com

Peter’s Park

# 3-510 MANJANKOLLAI PUDUR
Yelagiri Hills.
Ph: 04179-295456
Mobile: 9442357711,9629957711,9884651558.

http://www.petersparkyelagiri.com/

Silent Waters Retreat

Opp. Don Bosco Camping Centre,
Athanavur,
Yelagiri Hills
Mobile: 9840054300
www.silentwaters.in

Hotel Golden Nest

Near State Bank,
Athanavur,
Yelagiri Hills
Mobile: 9487267027,9442669025

http://www.hotelgoldennestyelagiri.com/

Hotel Aruvi

No. 100 white gate
Athanavoor
Yelagiri Hills
Phone :04179 – 245240
Mobile:9486939746,9626192474

http://www.hotelaruvi.com

Aura Valley Resort

Phone: 04179 295030
Mobile: 09486565200,094869 62565
http://www.auravalley.com/

Hotel Nigress

Kottaiyur (Po)
Yelagiri Hills
Office:04179-245264
Mobile:9159416400,8098761407
9786667968
http://hotelnigress.com/

Mid Valley Residence

No. 48/1 Athanavur Road
Yelagiri Hills
Phone: 04179 – 245238, (0) 99525 58595 or 7402242143

http://midvalleyresidence.com/

VSK Boarding and Lodging

Phone: 04179-245372, 04179-241272

Country Club

Phone:  04179-245290, 04179-245457

ATMs in and near Yelagiri

SBI ATM at Athnavoor

SBI Branch,
Athnavoor Main Road,
Athnavoor,
Yelagiri.

SBI ATM at Tirupattur

PB NO.3,
Krishnagiri Road,
Tirupattur.

SBI ATM at Jolarpet

57/A,
Vikram Lodge,
Vaniyambadi Main Rd.
Jolarpet.

ICICI ATM at Tirupattur

Krishnagiri Road,
Tirupattur.

Canara bank ATM

Krishnagiri Road,
Tirupattur.

Indian bank ATM

Krishnagiri Road,
Tirupattur.

Tourist Information centres

Tourist Information Centre Officer

Kottaiyor Bus Stop
Yelagiri Hills – 635 853. Vlr. Dt. T.N.
Tel: +91 4179 295101
Website: www.tamilnadutourism.org

Tourist Offices

Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation,
Tourism Complex, No.2,Wallajah Road, (near Kalaivanar Arangam),
Chennai-600 002.
Ph. 25367850 Extn.221
Ph:25383333, 25389857, 25360294,
Fax : 044-25361385, 25381567.

Paragliding Centre

Yelagiri Adventure Sports Association
Tamilnadu Tourism Information Centre,
Kottayur Road (Athanavur Main Road),
Yelagiri Hills.
Ph: 9840593194,
9442357711,
9444449591,
9444033307.
E-mail: info@yasa.co.in

http://www.yasa.co.in/

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3 thoughts on “Yelagiri

  1. Thank you the blog on Yelagiri. Yelagiri is a hill station in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. There are many places to visit in Yelagiri, surrounded by orchards, rose-gardens, and green valleys.The Yelagiri hill station is not as developed as other hill stations in Tamil Nadu yet is one of the famous places for trekkers in India.

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