Yelagiri Hill in Tamil Nadu, India (Photo – By L.vivian.richard (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons).
Yelagiri Hills is situated near to Vellore (Katpadi) in Tamilnadu, India. Yelagiri Hills is a small but beautiful hill station at an altitude of around 1400 meters above sea level.
There are many rose-gardens, orchards and green valley in and around Yelagiri hills. The whole of Yelagiri was owned by a landlord. These properties were taken over by Indian Government in the 1950’s. The above info may be helpful for a student who studies history of India.
Adventure Tourist in India can not think of a trip without trekking in Yelagiri hills as Yelaagiri is a famous destination for trekking in India. Swami Mala (mala means hill in the Tamil language) at 3 kilometers away offers breathtaking view of the valleys down. You need to trek to this Swami mala or Swami hill. Nowadays Elagiri is being promoted for paragliding and rock climbing and other adventure sports.
Every year there is a summer festival in Yelagiri in May end which attracts lot of tourists to Yelagiri. Flower Show, Dog Show and other Cultural Programs marks the Yelagiri Summer Festival.
Jalagamparai Waterfalls at 14 kilometers distance from Tirupattur town is a beautiful fall nearby.
If you are on an India visit or planning to visit India, do not forget to include Yelagiri as it is one of the best places to visit in India.
Another nearby hill station Yercaud lies at around 150 kilometers from Yelagiri.
How Do I Go to Yelagiri Hills Near Katpadi?
Yelagiri Hills Near Vellore Katpadi is located off Vaniyambadi – Tirupattur state highway, off NH 46 (Chennai – Vellore – Krishnagiri – Bangalore NH), in between Vaniyambadi and Jolarpettai Towns. You need to take the 14 hairpin bent Ghat road which offers breath taking view of the valleys and mountains.
Bangalore is the nearest airport at 190 kilometers away from Elagiri, if you plan to visit Yelagiri and travel in India by air. Chennai is airport is at 210 kilometers away. Jolarpettai Junction in between Salem and Kadpadi (station name for Vellore) is the nearest major railway station.
Accommodation at Yelagiri Hills Near Vellore Katpadi
There are quite a few good hotels and resorts which cater to the tourists at Yelagiri. O’nila Resorts is one of the best resorts in Yelagiri which caters to many Multi National Companies with swimming pool, multi gym, sports facilities like Cricket, basket ball, volley ball and shuttle badminton courts in Mangalam road.
Sterling resorts, Cliff top resorts, Tamilnadu government owned TTDC Yelagiri, Peters Park cottages, etc, are some of the other well known hotels in Yelagiri. There are a few budget hotels and resorts, which caters to those looking for cheaper room rent.