Yelagiri Hill is a picture –perfect hill station in the Vellore district in the state of Tamilnadu. Enveloped by four mountains, this beautiful hill town is located at an elevation of 920 meters above sea level with an area extended up to just 30 sq km. Endowed with pleasing surroundings, dense forests, towering peaks, scenic beauty and salubrious climate, Yelagiri is a perfect weekend getaway for the tourists away from the maddening of the city life. No mobiles, no deadlines, no internet; the only thing you will find here is just relax in ultimate solitude.
Yelagiri is an absolutely charming and captivating hill town surrounded by colorful orchards, blooming rose gardens and verdant valleys where the up-hill drive with 14 hair-pin bends offers the visitors fascinating sceneries to be captured in the cameras. Yelagiri also comprises 14 small villages where the majority of tribal people can be seen in engaging agriculture, forestry and horticulture. The major town of Yelagiri Hills is Athanur which has a winding road through the sloping hills with isolated villages and dwellings on both the sides.
Blessed with a pleasant climate throughout the year, Yelagiri lies in close proximity to the metro cities of Bangalore and Chennai. The roads are finely constructed and a drive across the hilly terrains offers the tourists a wonderful experience of enjoying the ethnic beauty and charm of the place that stays spread far and wide. It is also a great place to enjoy trekking across the hilly region. Apart from the irresistible natural charm, Yelagiri also houses various beautiful attractions in the form of wonderful temples and shimmering lakes. Away from the crowd of commercialization, the unpolluted ambience of Yelagiri is truly a peaceful retreat to the tourists that offers an unforgettable holiday escape in the lap of Mother Nature.