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Home to trekking and adventure activities, Yelagiri has captivating locale, lakes, temples, quaint hamlets which make it an ideal tourist destination

Seated in the midst of four mountains, Yelagiri is graced with pleasant climate round the year. The winding ghat road and 14 hairpin bends lead you to Yelagiri. There is so much to discover here, take a walk around the villages, get yourself acquainted with people and culture. Head to the lake, sit by the side or go for a stroll. In the evening, go boating in the placid water. Jalagamparai waterfalls, the Punganoor lake, Telescope Observatory  and many more attractions await you here. Absorb the tranquil air around the Punganoor lake, a manmade lake which is a pure delight for the tourists. Keep an eye out for the naughty monkeys. Wait for the sunset and go boating in the evening.

Head to Jalagamparai waterfall in the hills. It's a 5 km trek to the waterfall and reward yourself with a spectacular view. For the adventure seekers, go trekking to Swamimalai hills. Make it to the top and give yourself a panoramic view of the place. Do visit the nature park near the Punganoor lake. Marvel at the splendid architecture of Jalagandeeswarar temple and listen to the myths. There is an interesting belief about the temple. If you place your hand on an earthen lamp and it rotates, it indicates your prayers are answered. Got a prayer, find out for yourself. Another manmade lake Nilavoor is also a major attraction here. Sign up for a guided tour at the telescope observatory which will open up views of the celestial bodies. If time allows, make sure you don't miss out the Velavan temple and Moksha vimochana temple. The scenic beauty of the herbal farm near Punganoor is something tourists can't resist. Trekkers find absolute fun making their way through Yelagiri (Athanavur) Village-Mangalam Village-Jalagambarai; Athanavur-Y.M.C.A Campus-Samimalai and back.

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