#1 of 9 Places to Visit in Yelagiri Hills

At a distance of 1 km from Athanavur Bus Stop, Punganoor Lake is a man-made lake located in the center of the Yelagiri Hills. It is one of the most famous artificial lakes in Tamil Nadu, and among the popular tourist places in Yelagiri Hills.

Punganoor Lake covers nearly 60 sq. m of land. There is also a fountain in the middle and boating facilities are available. There is a garden named the 'Mughal Garden' right next to the lake. The Punganur lake is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature as part of Yelagiri tour packages.

The boat club here offers pedal and motorboat rides. The waters of the lake are calm and serene. There's a walking track around the lake circumference, a children's park, a small tree top viewpoint, and few shops. One can take a short walk along the lakeside. Children can enjoy the swings and slides .....

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#2 of 9 Places to Visit in Yelagiri Hills

At a distance of 1 km from Punganoor Lake and 750 m from Athanavur Bus Stop, The Nature Park is one of the best tourist places to visit in Yelagiri.

Nature Park is located adjacent to Punganoor Lake, spread over an area of 12 acres. Several species of plants suited to the rocky terrain of the region have been planted in the park. The park also has an artificial waterfall. There is bathing facility available in this cascade. The nature park is very well maintained and it is studded with plenty of varieties of trees, well laid out walk ways, beautifully lighted fountain and so on.

The nature park contains a children's park, a musical fountain, an aquarium, a seasonal garden, a bamboo house, a poly house to name a few attractions. It is a perfect place for both kids and elders. The musical fountain has the water dancing to popular songs. The musical fountains show is there at 7 PM every day. .....

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#3 of 9 Places to Visit in Yelagiri Hills

At a distance of 13 km from Thirupattur, 37 km from Yelagiri, & 37 from Athanavur, Jalagamparai Waterfall is a magnificent waterfall situated at Jadayanur near Yelagiri Hills. It is one of the must include places in Yelagiri Hills holiday packages.

The stunning Jalagamparai Waterfall is created by the River Attaaru running through the valleys of Yelagiri Hills. It cascades down from a height of 15 meters and is one of the popular Yelagiri tourist places among lovebirds. It is believed that bathing in this waterfall cures diseases because it passes through various herbal plants in the hills. Adjacent to the Jalagamparai falls, there is a Murugan temple located within a building constructed in the shape of a Lingam.

The waterfall has a trek route and also a motorable road. The falls can be reached after one and half hour trek from Nilavoor .....

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#4 of 9 Places to Visit in Yelagiri Hills

At a distance 6.5 km from Punganoor Lake and 7 km from Athanavur Bus Stop, Swamimalai hills is one of the highest peaks in Yelagiri measuring about 4626 ft above the sea level. This is one of the famous tourist places in Yelagiri Hills.

The Swamimalai hill is a favorite trekking and mountain climbing spot. It is a perfect place for those who love to enjoy the pleasure of trekking. From hill top, one can get the breathtaking views of the region.

Mangalam Village (3.5 kms from Punganoor Lake) is the starting point of the Swamimalai trek, which is 4 km from Athanavur Bus Stop. The trek to Swamimalai is 5 km both ways. Local people can guide visitors to the hill through dense forest. Normally it takes about 2 - 2.5 hrs to go up and come down. On reaching the top of the hill trekkers can find a small and well maintained Shiva temple. An iron ladder was built on the side of the rock. Visitors can use the ladder to climb up .....

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#5 of 9 Places to Visit in Yelagiri Hills

At a distance of 400 m from Punganoor Lake and 1.3 km from Athanavur Bus Stop, the Velavan Temple is a famous temple and is located on one of the highest peaks of the Yelagiri Hills. It is among popular Yelagiri tourist places.

The Velavan Temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan. This beautiful temple was constructed in 1964. The temple is located atop of a hillock and it also serves as a viewing point. From the temple complex one can see the panoramic view of the green valleys of Yelagiri.

At the temple, one can find a huge statue of the mythological character Ghatothgajan in a standing posture. Highlight of the temple is the statue of Lord Murugan and Valli in the form of Kuravan and Kurathi. Lord Ganesha has a separate shrine within the Velavan temple. At the top of the mountain, temple bells are placed.

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#6 of 9 Places to Visit in Yelagiri Hills

At a distance of 5.4 km from Punganoor Lake and 4.5 km from Athanavur Bus Stop, Nilavoor Lake is one of the popular Yelagiri tourist places and is frequented by boating enthusiasts.

Nilavoor Lake is an artificial lake located in Nilavoor village. It is a small lake more like a pond, with a garden on its banks. The lake is indeed a tranquil and peaceful place to relax in the deep serenity away from the hassles of busy life. One can take a short walk along the lake side and also enjoy a boat ride. The lake offers pedal and motor boat rides.

This small lake offers captivating views of the nearby surroundings and hilly terrains while enjoying boating in the calm water. There is also a Devi Temple belonging to Kadavu Nachiya close to the region around the lake. Recently, the Thambiran Lotus Pond has been constructed at the Nilavoor Lake.

Moksha Vimochana Temple is also located near the Nilavoor .....

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#7 of 9 Places to Visit in Yelagiri Hills

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.

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#8 of 9 Places to Visit in Yelagiri Hills

At a distance of 77 km from Vellore and 54 km from Yelagiri, The Vainu Bappu Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Indian Institute of Astrophysics. It is located at Kavalur in the Javadi hills near Vaniyambadi in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu.

The Kavalur Observatory is located in a 100 acre forest land. The observatory houses a number of optical telescopes, including currently India's largest optical telescope the 2.3m Vainu Bappu telescope, 1.3 meter J.C Bhattacharya telescope, 1m Carl Zeiss Telescope and many other smaller ones. Apart from the Telescopes, there is also a Fabry-Perot Interferometer which is being used to study airglow emissions from the Earth's thermosphere. The observatory is situated at an altitude of 725m. Several varieties of plants, some wildlife and different birds are spotted in the campus.

The observatory traces its origin back to the year 1786 when William Petrie set up .....

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#9 of 9 Places to Visit in Yelagiri Hills

At a distance of 84 km from Vellore, 98 km from Yelagiri, 113 km from Kanchipuram, 115 km from Pondicherry, 146 km from Chidambaram, 157 km from Salem, 168 km from Kumbakonam, 181 km from Thanjavur, 191 km from Trichy, 196 km from Chennai, 207 km from Bangalore, 314 km from Madurai, and 316 km from Coimbatore, Tiruvannamalai is a spiritual town and also the administrative headquarters of Tiruvannamalai District of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the prominent places of pilgrimage in South India, and among the must-include places in Tamilnadu tour packages.

Thiruvannamalai is known as one of the major pilgrimage centres of India due to the presence of a large number of temples and ashrams, especially Sri Arunachaleswar Temple, among the must-include places in Tiruvannamalai tour packages. The Annamalaiyar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalas, representing .....

Distance (From Yelagiri Hills): 98 Kms
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Most Asked Questions on Yelagiri Hills

  • What is the best season to visit Yelagiri Hills?

    Yelagiri Hills experiences pleasant weather throughout the year, however, the best time to visit Yelagiri Hills is from October to April. This is also the time for trekking, hiking, sightseeing and outdoor activities. Summer is the busiest season in Yelagiri Hills and often hotels run full and tourist places are crowded.

  • How many days are required to visit Yelagiri Hills?

    It usually requires complete one full day to visit all the important places in Yelagiri. Yelagiri Hills can also be mixed with nearby destinations like Vellore, Pondicherry and Hogenakkal Falls by adding few additional days to your trip.

  • What is the budget required to visit Yelagiri Hills?

    Budget of Yelagiri trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Yelagiri tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 6100 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 9250 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Yelagiri Hills?

    Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Yelagiri hills like Punganoor Lake, Nature Park, Jalagamparai Waterfalls, Swamimalai Hill, Velavan Temple, Nilavoor Lake, Government Silk Farm, Vainu Bappu Observatory, etc.

  • Is Paragliding available in Yelagiri Hills?

    Yes, it is available, paragliding is a very famous adventure sport that's drawing many visitors to Yelagiri. Yelagiri offers two types of paragliding, one is tandem, and another is hang gliding.