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A day's outing to Yelagiri hills...

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by punto_emotion, Mar 27, 2013.

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    Presenting a brief travelogue of weekend drive to Yelagiri hills –

    Basic facts-

    >Place visited: Yelagiri hills (off Krishnagiri – Chennai highway)
    >No of pax: 4
    >Total kms covered : @350 kms
    >Mileage: 19 kmpl

    A brief about Yelagiri –

    Situated about 160 kms from Bangalore, Yelagiri is a perfect weekend getaway option. So one can start by sun rise and return by sun set. Striking thing which anyone notices as soon as they enter the hills is – SILENCE. Yes, unlike other tourist spots, Yelagiri isn’t overcrowded which means one can spend good time with family and friends. This place is famous for paragliding adventure sport. But it would be functional only for few days in a year (somewhere btw Sept & Dec). There would be a 3 day sport event which is an International event. Apart from this there is a lake which offers boating facility, a nature park which is calm and an ideal place to just take a lazy walk and chit chat with family and friends. We had lunch at Sterling resorts, Yelagiri which served quite good food at decent price. Later we spent some time playing indoor games at the resort and then headed towards Bangalore.

    Route info-

    Bangalore – Krishnagiri – Tirupattur – Yelagiri. Reaching Tirupattur from Krishnagiri is a tricky part for first time travellers. After about 35 kms from Krishnagiri, one has to get off the Chennai highway and head towards right to reach Tirupattur. Note that there are no sign boards and even GPS wont come in handy. Ideal thing to do is keep an eye on the odo after turning left at Krishnagiri towards Chennai. After about 35 kms, check with localities as to how to reach Tirupattur / Yelagiri. Roads are quite good. We ended up doing bit of off-roading because we missed the turn from highway and had to pass through narrow roads through paddy fields & under railway bridges But it was an experience of its kind. The hilly drive has around 15 hairpin bends to negotiate, with less traffic driving through these hairpins was absolute fun. With 4 adults on board and Auto AC running at full capacity, Punto never complained pulling up the hill

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    Last edited: Mar 27, 2013
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