Yelagiri is beautiful hill Station in Vellore District of Tamilnadu. It is sorrounded by orchards. rose gardens and green valleys. It is also one of the top Tourist places in Tamilnadu. Yelagiri is a small hill station located in the towns of Vaaniyambadi and Jolarpettai.
The Whole of Yelagiri was once the priavate property of Yelagiri Zamindar Family. It was taken over by the government of India. The house of the Yelagiri Zamindars still exists in Reddiyur.
The Yelagiri hill station is not as developed as other hill stations in Tamil Nadu like Ooty or Kodaikanal. However, the district administration has now taken up the task of developing Yelagiri Hills into a tourist destination by promoting adventure sports such as paragliding and rock climbing. The road to Yelagiri is well constructed and punctuated with the milestones and signboards. Petrol pumps are sufficient, making travel convenient and easy.
Yelagiri is one of the famous places for trekkers in India. The hill station is located at a height of 1410.6 meters above sea level. Yelagiri comprises 14 hamlets and a number of temples spread over several hills. The famous Yelagiri Summer festival celebrated in May end is organised by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Board. Stalls from different departments, Flowers show, Boat house various cultural programs and Dog Show with a variety of dog breeds are conducted every year. People from all over the State and other parts of the country participate in this annual festival. Punganoor Lake, Nature Park, Velavan Temple / Murugan Temple, Swamimalai Hill, Jalagamparai Waterfalls are the top places to visit in Yelagiri. Best time to visit Yelagiri Hills is in winters that are between November and February.