Area: 29.2 sq km Altitude: 3460 feet above sea level State: Tamil Nadu Distance from nearby towns/cities: Thiruvannamalai (93 km), Tirupati (179 km), Bangalore (180 km), Chennai (220 km) Take away: Home-made honey, jackfruit, local agricultural products Rain fall.* 900 mm average
June to February is the most pleasant time to be in Yelagiri. The 3-day Summer Festival in May is a time of festivity and cultural programs, those looking for peace and quiet would rather avoid being here during those 3 days.
The Yelagiri Paragliding Club hosts an international paragliding festival around September which you might want to attend.
HOW TO GET HERE
By Air – Closest airport is Bangalore, 180 km away.
By Rail – Closest railhead is Jolarpettai, 20 km away.
By Road – Yelagiri is well connected by road to all major cities. Bangalore is 180 km away and Chennai is 220 km away.
WHAT TO CARRY
Torch Light for night outings.
Please top up your vehicle fuel tanks with petrol / diesel as there are no fuel filling stations in the hills.