Yelagiri – an offbeat summer escape from Bangalore

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Yelagiri or Elagiri is a small hill station located in Tamil Nadu and was a lovely summer escape from Bangalore for me. Yelagiri offers a scenic ride till the top where a beautiful lake is present. Adventure sports such as paragliding, trekking, camping and rock climbing are also organized by Tamil Nadu tourism department.

Photo of Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu, India by Do Ghumakkad

At the top there is a beautiful lake which offers paddle boat ride. The area is well maintained with small gardens and children parks I went to Yelagiri with my brother and few friends during summer and enjoyed the boat ride along with the play area.

Photo of Yelagiri – an offbeat summer escape from Bangalore by Do Ghumakkad

There were lots of small restaurants as well as many local fruit seller at the top. There were few local fruits which I tasted for the first time in my life.

Photo of Yelagiri – an offbeat summer escape from Bangalore by Do Ghumakkad

It is nice one day outing option for the people who are seeking a summer escape from Bangalore and chennai. Yelagiri is also one of the famous places for trekkers in India. The hill station is located at a height of 1410.6 meters above sea level. Yelagiri comprises 14 hamlets and a number of temples spread over several hills.

Photo of Yelagiri – an offbeat summer escape from Bangalore by Do Ghumakkad

How to reach

Air

Bangalore and Chennai airport are near to the Jolarpettai from here you can get a train or bus till Jolarpettai.

Rail

Jolarpettai is the nearest railway station to Yelagiri. Tourists can hire taxi or cab to reach the place comfortably or choose to ride a bus which is a cheaper option.

Bus

Jolarpettai and Vaniyambadi is well connected to major cities and towns from here you can hire a taxi or rent a bike.

Best Time to Visit

Yelagiri can be visited throughout the year. Winter can be little cold. Trekking is also organized all around the year.

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