Get away from the chaos of city life, and emerge yourself in the beauty of sun kissed yelagiri hills, also enjoy lush valleys, Crisp mountain air, pockets of mist lazily clouding the valley and a tranquil emerald lake nestled in the midst of the hills.
Yelagiri is nestled in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. It is such a group of hamlets situated between four mountains and the scenic beauty of the village is worth watching. This easygoing hill stationoffers many possibilities for tourists, be it sightseeing, adventure sports or even just simply relaxation. Except the nature’s beauty, tribals, who are the main inhabitants of the place, also attract many tourists with their customs, persuasion and unique architecture of their houses.
Let’s unravel the riddles of this place and enjoy plenty of activities:
Boating at Punganoor Lake
Boating punganur lake, yelagiri
Punganoor Lake is a small and artificial Lake along with a beautiful park nearby and also a fountain in the middle. Here Tourist can enjoy boating or just sit on the banks to see the calm and serene water of the lake also relax and enjoy the natural beauty. The nearby park is spread over an area of 6 acre, which is the perfect destinations for kids, where they can enjoy a lot.
Experience Trekking, Camping and mountain biking
For the adventurous minded, it is a good place to go for long treks.The hills of SawaiMalai are in the shape of cake, having a strong base. Also the place enhances an ideal location for trekking, Camping and mountain biking. Other options of trekking are smaller peaks like Javadi Hills and Palamathi Hills. Mountain bikers will also enjoy biking around the hills.
Enjoy nature at Jalagamparal Waterfalls
Jalagamparaicascade is created by the River Attaaruand the milky white gargling water of this waterfall running through the high hills of the valley. The romantic surroundings of the waterfall attract many beautiful birds and nature loving tourists.
Enthrall yourself by Para-gliding
Yelagiri is a Para-gliding hotspot of India.While doing paragliding, one can experience ethereal serenity while sailing in air and above the ground. One can enjoy the beautiful view of the beautiful hills of Yelagiri from height. This experience of paragliding gives the glider an exhilarating feeling. The hills of Yelagiri are perfect for this sport.
If you want to spend some time in a relax and stunning atmosphere, then Yelagiri Nature Park is the best place. This place is situated near to the Punganoor Lake and awesome place for all ages of people. This park is spread over an area of 12 acres, having musical fountain, children’s park, artificial cascade or the waterfall, great number of numbers of flora and a lot more entreating things.
VainuBappu Solar Observatory or Kavalur Observatory
VainuBappu Solar Observatory is one of the largest solar observatories near Yelagiri, located in Kavalar. The observatory covers 100 acre forest land and houses a number of optical telescopes. One has to take permission to get an access to the observatory.
Cuisine of Yelagiri
Do not forget to taste the local cuisine of Yelagiri hills. There are a number of hotels unfurlallover the hill station that serve scrumptious local cuisines along with other international cuisines to suit every taste bud.
Summer festival of yelagiri
The annual summer festival would be held in Yelagiri Hills on May. The festival attracts tourists from all parts of the globe. In the event, one can enjoy the pleasure of dance show, multi-departmental exhibition, flower show, dog show, food festival, boat race, forest walk, cycle race, cultural competitions etc.
Shopping in Yelagiri
Shopping in Yelagiri is acompleteentertainment. Explore the shops and the local markets and shop for the handmade items. Do not forget to purchase the natural fresh honey prepared by wild bees and jackfruit.
This is right time, just pack your bags and visit the hill station of south.
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