Weekend Trip to Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu
- Hill Station
Summer 22 to 37°C
Winter 19 to 32°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Bangalore: 158 kilometers / 2 h ,48 m
Best Time To Visit
Located near Krishnagiri town on the Bangalore-Chennai highway, Yelagiri is a beautiful hill station and actually a group of small villages, away from the hustle-bustle of Vellore district, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Although it is less touristy when compared to other places in Tamil Nadu, it is an ideal getaway for those who want to break the monotony of the cities to relax for a couple of days. The hill station is situated at a height of 3000 feet and the weather is salubrious throughout the year. The main attractions of this place are a lake where you can go boating and Swamimalai Hills- a 3 kilometers trek uphill that will take you to a small temple and let you enjoy panoramic views of the mountains among others.
How to Reach Yelagiri
The nearest railhead is the Jolarpettai. It is located around 21 kilometers away from Yelagiri. It is the main railway junction and is connected to other major railway station in India such as Bangalore, Chennai, Salem, Katpadi and Jolarpettai.
The nearest airport to Yelagiri is Bangalore. It is located around 156 kilometers away from Yelagiri. Bangalore airport is linked to several major airports in India and abroad. Taxi cabs ply between Bangalore and Yelagiri.
The National Highway 7 connects Bangalore to Yelagiri. The journey from Bangalore to Bheemeshwari via road will take around 2 hours and 48 minutes. Regular bus services are available that connect Yelagiri to Bangalore via Tiruoathur.