A quaint little hill station located in Vellore, Yelagiri is just three hours away from Bangalore, making it the perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway. Spread a little over 30 square kilometres, and at a height of over 1100 metres above sea level, Yelagiri offers its tourists some beautiful places like the Jalagamparai falls, sweeping orchards and rose garden, among others. The ideal destination for nature lovers, Yelagiri is a town that is completely off the beaten tourist trail, lending it a quieter and much more peaceful vibe compared to other more famous hill stations nearby. Originally belonging to the Zamindar family of Yelagiri, the hill station began to gain popularity since the colonial rule, when it was used by the British as a summer getaway. Ever since then, it has been one of the hidden gems of South India, replete with rocky hills and natural scenic beauty, making it the perfect place to take a break from the fast-paced city life.
Yelagiri is one of those typical, silent places that seem ordinary on the outside but are more and more startling as you discover it. It has all the features of a great hill station, be it sunset points or lakes and parks. But the beauty of Yelagiri lies in all the more that it has to offer. Being one of the lesser known hill-stations in Tamil Nadu, the place is rarely overcrowded. The surroundings are pristine and the forests are home to some rare species of flora and fauna. The honey that is locally available is considered to be one of the purest and tastiest varieties.
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Nature ParkAs with most other hill stations, the best way to experience Yelagiri is by going on walks criss-crossing the town. Yelagiri, in fact, provides a separate walking trail for tourists, guaranteeing breathtaking views of the entire panorama around the hill station. Known as the Nature Park, the place is spread over 6 acres of land, and is one of the most visited places in town, not just by tourists, but by local residents as well. Including a separate children’s park, a fish aquarium, and an artificial waterfall, the Nature Park is one of the most engaging tourist attractions in Yelagiri.
Rohit Shroff3 years ago