Yelagiri HillsBangalore to Yelagiri Road Map
Bangalore > Hosur >Krishnagiri (Turn towards Chennai) > Drive straight on Chennai road till you reach a toll Gate > drive straight and look for a signboard "Elagiri" > Take a U turn > Yelagiri District Road with 14 hair pin bends
Yelagiri hills, situated amidst four hills, is a simple hill station with no pretensions of grandeur. As with most hill stations, Yelagiri revolves around a lake - Punganur Lake . There are boating facilities at the lake. Nearer to the lake is the Nature Park with a music fountain (operational between 7 - 7:30 PM). Perhaps the best attraction is not at Yelagiri but at nearby Kavalur.
Kavalur Observatory If you happen to visit Yelagiri on Saturday do visit Kavalur , one of the biggest solar observatory in Asia. Public are allowed on Saturdays between 2 PM – 5PM. Call up the observatory on 91 (04174) 203014 for details on timings
Trekking : Those into trekking can attempt a simple one hour trek to Jalagamparai Water Falls or the more strenuous trek up the Swamimalai, the highest point in Yelagiri. If you are an avid trekker, contact forest department on 04179-220185 for customized itinerary
There are not many excellent and well known resorts at Yelagiri. Most of the resorts and hotels are nearer to the lake. Advance reservation is advised on weekendsRelated : Hill stations near Bangalore | Hill stations near Chennai