Trekking and Camping-  Yelagiri Hill Vellore, Tamil Nadu

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Classification: MODERATE what's this?

Accommodation: Hotel & carried own tent.

Essentials: Food Pack, water, stove, medication, warm clothing.

Transportation: Self driven car.

Costing: Rs. 1,900/- per head (for 2 persons) including food, accomodation & transport.

Suggestion: Carry back all the glass/plastic wastes and dispose the same in a proper bin.


The Yelagiri hill station in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, India. Located at an altitude of 1,410 metres above sea level and spread across 30 km2 is surrounded by orchards, rose-gardens, and green valleys. The highest point in Yelgiri is the Swamimalai Hill, standing tall at 4,338 feet. Sawmimalai is the trekking enthusiast destination. The view from the summit is spectacular. The hill provides a good number of trekking trails through thick reserved forests. Mangalam is a small village towards the base of this hill.

How to Reach:

From Bangalore, get on to Hosur Road and head towards Krishnagiri. At Krishnagiri, pass the toll gate and at the second flyover (don't go over the flyover), take the service road towards the left. This road goes to Chennai. Take the left and for the next hour or so, drive on NH46. You'll come to another toll-gate. Pay and drive for a few minutes till you see Vanni Matriculation Higher Secondary School. Further up you'll see a sign 'Elagiri' (36 km) indicated by a 'U' turn arrow and that you need to keep left, take the 'U' turn, go under the bridge and on to the road towards Thirupathur. That's the road you need to get on to. Drive for about 7 kilometers. On the left, you'll see a big sign board 'Tamil Nadu Tourism Department Welcomes You'. Turn left at this junction, there's a sign board pointing towards Yelagiri