A small hill station Yelagiri is ideal only for a overnight quick get away from Bangalore. You can go hiking up the hill trails or visit the temples strewn around the hill station or visit the water falls or just relax and while away time far from every thing in Yelagiri - what are quick get aways for anyway but relax and unwind!!
The most popular spot in Yelagiri is the Punganoor artificial lake and children's park. You can also go boating in the lake. Swamimalai is the highest point around Yelagiri and the trek up is a easy walk! Yelagiri hosts the summer festival in May or June.
Home made Honey can be bought from YMCA with good quality and taste. You can trust it to be original. There is a small house near YMCA, where you can get pure 'malai thein' (mountain honey).
30 Kms from Yelagiri, on the other side of the hill, is Jalagapbarai falls, at about 14 kms from Tirupattur. The murmuring Attaru Rives flows through the Yelagiri Hills, and plummets down to form a highly captivating waterfall. It's an hour, 5 km, walk from Yelagiri downhill. Though there is a direct route from Yelagiri to the falls, it is often closed. One has to go all the way down the hill, take the plains, and then climb the hill on the other side. It's an hour's journey.
Don Bosco - Yelagiri
Fr. Guezou, from France who is the founder of Don Bosco Center in Yelagiri has been helping the poor people for many years. This center helps the poor and illterate youth to identify their future by providing IT education.
Hiking in Yelagiri
Swami Malai, the highest peak, soaring to 4,338 ft from Mangalam, a hamlet at its baseis an easy climb of about an hour with infrequent breaks Its about a 1000 foot climb. Smaller peaks like Javadu Hills, Palamathi Hills and others are easier climbs. Start early though and be back before 9AM, for once the sun climbs up it can get rather uncomfortable.