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Introduction

yelagiri Yelagiri Hill is at an 1410 meters altitude, and one of the most popular hill stations of Tamil Nadu. Situated amidst four mountains well known for its salubrious climate prevailing throughout the year. Tribal people live in villages of these hills. Human settlement started around 200 years ago.

Travel by the winding Ghat road that has 14 hairpin bends, you can reach the Yelagiri hilltop. The ride offers panoramic breath taking views of the hills and its surroundings. The seventh bend is significant, since it offer the view of the slopes of the mountain and the green forests . The highest point in Yelgiri is the Swamimalai Hill, standing tall at 4,338 ft and a popular destination for trekkers. 

Yelagiri comprises of 14 small villages. The tribal inhabitants are engaged in agriculture, horticulture, forestry etc. Their traditions, habits and the structure of their houses are very unique and attract tourist’s attention.

Ebenezer Matriculation and Higher Secondary Residential School, Peace Garden Matriculation School and Samaritan Residential School are some educational institutions cater to all categories of both Local and Outstation Students. The Don Bosco, has recently established an Arts and Science College for the benefit of local community.

General Information

Area 29.2 Sq.Km
Population 3,755 (2011 Census)
Altitude 1048.5 Mtrs (MSL)
Climate
summer: 34ºC Winter: 11ºC
Rainfall 900mm. average
Clothing cotton pullover
Languages Spoken Tamil and English 

Places of Interest


Punganur Lake : This is an artificial lake dug in an area of 57 sq.mt out of 12 acres lake area.  


Children’s Park and Boating : A well laid out park on a 6 acre stretch of land, adjacent to the lake, is established for children centric entertainment at Yelagiri. Play equipment are installed within the park. Boating on the waters of this lake is an enchanting experience. An artificial fountain can be seen at the centre of the lake. Ticket for 4 people on paddle boat will cost Rs.75/- per 30mins.  

The Yelagiri Hills Development and Tourism Promotion Society operates the Boat house at the park.

Different species of Deer population is found in the Observatory area.




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