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Introduction

yelagiri Yelagiri Hill is one of the popular hill stations of Tamil Nadu. Situated amidst four mountains well known for its salubrious climate prevail throughout the year. Tribal people live in villages in these hills.

If you travel the winding Ghat road that has 14 hairpin bends you can reach the Yelagiri hilltop. The hairpin bends offer 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 that carpet the hill. 

Yelagiri comprises 14 small villages. The tribal people who live here are engaged in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, etc. Their customs, habits, and the structure if their houses are very unique and attract tourists.

General Information

Area 29.2 Sq.Km
Population 3755 (2001 Census)
Altitude 1048.5 Mtrs (MSL)
Climate
summer: 34ºC Winter: 11ºC
Rainfall 900mm. average
Clothing cotton pullover
Languages Spoken Tamil and English 

Places of Tourist Interest


Punganur Lake  It is an artificial lake dug in an area of 56.706 sq. mtrs. Boating on the waters of this lake can be an enchanting experience. An artificial fountain can be seen at the centre of the lake. 


Children’s Park  A well laid out park on a 6-acre stretch of land, adjacent to the lake, is established for children visiting Yelagiri. Play equipment are installed within the park.  

The Yelagiri Hills Development and Tourism Promotion Society runs the Boathouse at the park
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