Government Silk Farm - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Athanavur Bus Stop): 4 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 3 km from Punganoor Lake and 4 km from Athanavur Bus Stop, Government Silk Farm is located at Mangalam Village. A visit to Govt Silk Form is one of the top things to do in Yelagiri Hills.

The government silk farm situated here is famous for its mulberry plantations. Tourists can take a sericulture tour and they will get to see the silk farm from close quarters. Government Silk Farm is home to silk worms and also Known as the Sericulture farm. They are kept in a rearing room and are hatched after only 10 days. Once hatched they are transferred to trays which contain the mulberry leaves for them to eat. The mulberry trees form a major part of the farm; they are kept at every stage of growth so that there are fresh new leaves available and ready to be picked when needed.

It involves a long walk along mulberry plantations.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM on all days.