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Weekend Getaway – Hill Station Yelagiri, a Nature’s Paradise

Yelagiri is small hill station in Tamil Nadu, which not throng by tourists much yet.

English: Yelagiri Hill in Tamil Nadu, India

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In fact there are very few things to see or do. So if you live in a big city where you experience traffic jam everyday, pollution, stress and enjoy doing nothing then visit Yelagiri. You can enjoy more by timing your visit according to your need.

Yelagiri Hills encompasses a total area of just 30 sq kms and an altitude of approximately 3500 feet. Therefore, the climate is rather moderate, and an evening breeze that can get a bit chilly (especially after a few showers), considering that the hills have a fair amount of forest cover. It’s peaceful and quiet out here in these remote surroundings.

What makes Yelagiri Hills an ideal weekend getaway is it’s proximity from Bangalore or Chennai; just about 3-4 hours. So, an early morning start can get you to Yelagiri by about 10 in the morning and if you leave the next day just after lunch, your home by nightfall. The main town of Yelagiri Hills is called Athanur – the nerve-centre of sorts – which is just one long, winding road through the hills, pocketed by isolated villages and thatched dwellings on either side.

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