Yelagiri is a small hill station in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. Yelagiri is a cluster of 14 hamlets nestled in Javadhu Hills of Eastern Ghats. Swamimalai Hill is the highest point in Yelagiri region which offers spectacular views of surrounding plains. The beauty of Yelagiri Hills is still untouched and is popular places to visit near Bangalore. Punganur Lake, Velavan Temple, Jalagamparai Waterfalls, and Nature Park are the top places to visit in Yelagiri. Yelagiri also offers some adventure activities like trekking, nature walks and paragliding.
Punganoor Lake is an synthetic Lake situated in Yelagiri. This stunning lake is one of the famous locations to go to in Yelagiri Hills and is a favorite spot for locals as well as vacationers. There is a taking walks music, a children park, a small tree top view point, fountains and few shops. Visitors can move for a brief stroll alongside the lake aspect and additionally revel in a ship trip. Boating in the calm and serene waters of the lake is one of the top things to do in Yelagiri. The boat membership here offers pedal and motor boat rides. The Punganoor Lake is an excellent vicinity to relax and experience the splendor of nature.
Swamimalai is one of the famous tourist places in Yelagiri and also a popular destination for trekkers. The hill provides a good number of trekking trails through thick forests. It is a perfect place for those who love to enjoy the pleasure of trekking amidst nature. The view from the summit of Swamimalai is breathtaking. Mangalam village is the starting point of the Swamimalai trek. There is a small Shiva temple and an iron ladder on the top of the hill. One can use the ladder to climb up to watch fantastic view of the surrounding hills and plains.
Nature Park, situated adjacent to Punganoor Lake, is one of the top Yelagiri tourist places. The park is very well maintained and is studded with plenty of varieties of trees, well laid out walk ways, musical fountain and so on. The nature park contains a children’s park, an aquarium, a seasonal garden, a bamboo house and a poly house. The park also has an artificial waterfall.
Jalagamparai Waterfalls is a magnificent waterfall situated near Jadayanur in Tamilnadu. Bathing in this waterfall cures diseases as it passes through various herbal plants in the hills. The isolated location of the waterfalls attracts people in large groups for picnicking. There is a Murugan temple adjacent to the waterfall. This place is popular among lovebirds. The falls is at its best from November to February when it is gushing with water but it is dry in summer.