State: Tamil Nadu
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Yelagiri- A perfect halt for nature lovers
Yelagiri is a popular hill station located at an altitude of nearly 1410 meters above sea located in a district named Vellore in the state of Tamil Nadu. The hill station spans over an area of 30 square kilometers. Yelagiri village is enclosed from all sides by orchards, lush green forests and valleys. The region is loaded with numerous temples. Yelagiri is a perfect place for people who love to visit unexplored natural areas.
The roots of the history of Yelagiri region can be traced back to the colonial era. In the past, Yelagiri was under the private possession of the family of Elagiri zamindar and then in the year of 1950 came under the charge of the Government of India. Yelagiri is loved by adventure lovers and rock climbing is a popular adventure sport conducted here. After Panchgani, Yelagiri comes second across India for performing these activities.
Punganur Lake is a must visit place on your journey to Yelagiri. One can indulge in boating here and can enjoy the beauty of nature. It is an artificially created lake and has a park where kids can play. Another popular lake to try boating is Nilavoor Lake. Velavan temple is a famous sacred temple of this region and is visited by travelers, as well as local folks to seek the blessings of the Lord. Telescope House, Jalagamparai waterfalls, Murugan Koil, Swamimalai (Highest peak of this region and perfect for trekking) and Vainu Bappu Solar Observatory are other places worth visiting during your stay at Yelagiri.