Enjoy The Serenity Of Nature And Beauty Of Hills By Trekking In Yelagiri Hills In Tamil Nadu
Summer is the time when the people in the plains would think of going to the hill stations and Yelagiri Hill Station tends to offer lots of possibilities for people to chill out as they would wish. Called as the “Princess of the hills” Yelagiri is not as crowded as Kodaikanal or Ooty (which happens to the Queen of the hills), but it is filled with lots of things that the hills require to satisfy their visitors. It is called as Cardamom since this place Yelam in Tamil means Cardamom and Giri means hills. This hill is a huge producer of spices.
Location and Reach
It is situated in Vellore district and can be approached from either Vaniyambadi or Tirupattur. The closest railway station is the ever busy Jolarpet junction. The explorers have to travel a dozen or more kilometers on flat ground before they touch the foothills, after which they would have to negotiate with the hairpin bends. It is a well connected place and buses and private vehicles regularly ply to the destination.
Enjoy Hairpin Bends
Talking of hairpin bends, there are 14 of them, which tends to be spacious enough for the buses and even container lorries to negotiate comfortably. However, the first time travelers would feel the butterflies in their stomach. People tend to stop at these bends and enjoy the view that is filled with the jungles, farmlands and orchards in the slopes, along with the thin stream of water.
The hills are filled with the natural beauty, which includes the flora and fauna that cannot be observed in the plains and the persons would be able to feel the cool breeze while they trek. The hill station has many resorts that offer trekking to their patrons, while at the same time, several other activities can also be done in the cool atmosphere that prevails on the top of the hills.
The major attraction of the hills is the huge lake that is situated in the extreme top of the hill. There is a mini-zoo like park besides the lake that houses deer, crocodiles and few other animals and birds as an attraction to the guests. Moreover, in the lake, the persons would be offered with the boating, which could be with the boatman rowing the boats or the pedal boats, which tends to excite lots of people.
When there is a lake on top of the hills, then there would be streams flowing downhill and these would form waterfalls as well. This holds good with the Cardamom hills as there is Jalagamparai Waterfalls, which could be reached by trekking for half hour downhill.
Due to many people conglomerating here, the resorts also make use of the trade winds to offer the para-sailing and various other adventure sports to entice the guests and fill in their lungs with the fresh air and delight of flight at the same time.
There is a floral festival in summer, which showcases several species of flowers and is a treat to the visual and olfactory senses of the persons