Yelagiri or Elagiri is a small hill station located in between the towns of Vaniyambadi and Jolarpettai in Vellore District (Tamil Nadu, India). The hill station is located at a height of 1410.6 meters above the sea level. Yelagiri has 14 hamlets and a number of temples spread over several hills. Distance from nearby towns/cities to Yelagiri: Thiruvannamalai (93 km), Tirupati (179 km), Bangalore (180 km), Chennai (240 km). Yelagiri is one of the famous places for trekkers in India. The highest point in Yelagiri is the Swamimalai Hill; standing tall at 4,338 ft is a breathtakingly beautiful 1-hour trek from Yelagiri. Paragliding is another sport that's drawing visitors. The hill station was recently chosen the second best natural spot in India for the sport, next only to Panchgani in Maharashtra.
Yelagiri is very an economical place for weekend outings. You can book hotels or resorts at nominal fare and spend good family time here. It is best suited for Chennai and Bangalore urban folks who love short taxi ride and enjoy privacy with nature.
Yelagiri has a moderate climate therefore travelers love to visit the city all through the year. The best season to visit Yelagiri is the months from November to February. During this period, tourist can enjoy the real beauty of this place.
The famous Yelagiri Summer festival is celebrated in May end and it is organized by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Board. Stalls from different departments, Flowers show, Boat house various cultural programs and Dog Show are conducted every year.
Punganoor Lake Park,Jalagamparai Waterfalls,Nature Park,Telescope bservatory,Jalagandeeswarar Temple,Government Herbal Farm,Swamimalai Hills andVelavan (Murugan) Temple are the popular places to be visited in Yelagri.
The distance between Vellore and Yelagiri is about 100 Km approximately. Fast Track Call cab services provide taxi hire and rental service from Vellore to Yelagiri at Rs 3180 for 8 Hours covering a distance of 250 Km up & down. If you need a cab from Vellore to Yelagiri, Fast Track call cab can provide you the best travel experience with well maintained cabs driven by experienced drivers.
- Toll gate, parking charges should be borne by customer directly.
- Hills charges Per km Indica, Indigo, Swift - Rs.4/-, Tavera, Innova - Rs.6/-
- Hills, halt fare - Rs.300/-
- For booking a Cab- Taxi from Vellore to Yelagiri, Please dial 0416 2888 999.