OT Itinerary: Your Guide To Exploring Yelagiri In 2 Days

For those seeking a quick getaway to the scenic hill station, our itinerary has entailed places that can be travelled feasibly without any hassle
The beautiful scenic view from top of Yelagiri Hills, Tamilnadu
The beautiful scenic view from top of Yelagiri Hills, TamilnaduShutterstock

Located amidst the Eastern Ghats in Tamil Nadu, Yelagiri is a picturesque hill station offering a tranquil retreat for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Blessed with pleasant weather throughout the year, Yelagiri boasts verdant valleys, cascading waterfalls and panoramic viewpoints, making it a perfect destination for those seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.

One of the highlights of Yelagiri is its natural beauty, characterised by sprawling orchards, rolling hills, and dense forests teeming with diverse flora and fauna. The hill station's moderate climate makes it an ideal destination for outdoor activities such as trekking, hiking, and camping. Swamimalai Hill, the highest point in Yelagiri, offers bewitching views of the surrounding landscape and is a popular spot for trekking enthusiasts.

Yelagiri Hills
Yelagiri HillsShutterstock

Visitors can also take leisurely boat rides on the waters of Punganoor Lake, explore the scenic beauty of Jalagamparai Waterfalls, or stroll through the picturesque Yelagiri Nature Park. Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, or a break from the mundane, Yelagiri promises an unforgettable experience for all who visit. Here's your 2-day itinerary if you plan a quick getaway here.

Day 1


Arrive in Yelagiri and check in to your accommodation. There are various options ranging from resorts to homestays, and you can choose according to your preference and budget.


Head to Punganoor Lake, a picturesque spot where you can enjoy boating amidst serene surroundings. 


Drive to Jalagamparai Waterfalls, located amidst lush greenery. It's a hike to the falls, but the journey is worth it for the beautiful views.


Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, savouring some authentic South Indian cuisine. After dinner, you can stroll around the town, explore the local markets, or relax at your accommodation.

the Lord Shiva Linga amidst the Yelagiri Hills
the Lord Shiva Linga amidst the Yelagiri HillsShutterstock

Day 2


Start your day early with a trek to Swamimalai Hill, the highest point in Yelagiri. The trek offers scenic views of the surrounding valleys.


After descending from the hill, visit Yelagiri Nature Park, a beautifully landscaped park with lush gardens, walking trails, and viewpoints.


Spend your evening exploring the local markets, where you can shop for souvenirs, handicrafts, and local specialities. 


Depending on your travel plans, either depart from Yelagiri in the evening or extend your stay for another day to further explore the beauty of this charming hill station. Feel free to adjust the itinerary based on your interests and preferences.

Getting There

To reach Yelagiri, start by planning your journey from Bangalore or Chennai, as it lies between these cities in Tamil Nadu. If travelling by road, take NH 75 or NH 48, ensuring a smooth drive. Yelagiri has no railway station, so the nearest one is Jolarpettai. Hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Yelagiri Hills. Alternatively, catch a flight to Bengaluru or Chennai and proceed by road. 

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