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Yelagiri Hills

Place : Vellore District, Tamil Nadu
Altitude : 920m above sea level.
Temperature : Summer is 30ºC and Winter: 11ºC
Significance : One of the most quite and unpolluted among the hill stations in Tamil Nadu.
Best Season : Between November and February
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Jalagamparai Waterfalls
It is a quite and a peaceful area situated about 30 km from the town center. The River Attaru flows through the village of Jadaiyanoor resulting this beautiful waterfall. A very popular spot with locals, the waterfall's here are best to see during just after the monsoons (November to February) when the falls are at their best. But the waterfalls are little dry in the times of summers. About 1 hour trek is needed from the bottom of the Yelagiri hills.

Velavan Temple
Dedicated to Lord Murugan atop the hillock. At the entrance of the temple there is a gigantic statue of Gadothgajan (the son of Bheeman and Idumbi). It is possible to trek up to this temple. Local festivals are conducted here during the Tamil month of Adi (July - August).

Swamimalai Hill
It is the highest peak at Yelagiri which offers good trekking routes through dense forests. Situated at 4,338 feet above the sea level, the 2 hour trekking starts at the eastern side of the Punganur lake. One can enjoy the breathtaking view of the valley from the top of Swamimalai hill. The trekking paths pass local farms growing fruits like pomegranate and custard apple. 

Government Silk Farm
The Government silk Farm also known as the Sericulture farm is famous for its mulberry plantations. It is located at place called Mangalam that is 5 km away. 

Government Fruit Farm
Situated at Athanavur and Nilavur, these farms has variety of trees and plants that bear flowers of various fragrances and shapes.

Government Herbal Farm
Siuated near to Punganur lake, here herbs and shrubs are cultivated to produce the main ingredients for the manufacture of Sidha and Ayurvedic Treatments.

Telescope House
It is situated on the Ghat road for tourists, to glimpse the slopes and terrains of the hills. Near to this, there are temples dedicated to Tamil Annai, Vinayagar and Hanuman