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Activities in Yelagiri

The outdoor activities offered here in Yelagiri are enough to keep you busy and enjoy the cool serene surroundings.

Savour the pristine natural beauty and peace of the hills as here no busloads of tourists to make you seek cover, no touts and pushy guides to spoil your day. Taste the local honey, reputedly the best and purest honey in all of Tamil Nadu gigantic beehives hang from the trees in the verdant forests.

Walk around the Punganoor Lake, a small man-made water body with some boating on offer or if you are feeling lazy, just sit on the banks with a book or while away time looking at other folks busy rowing their boats. If you are in the mood to do something different, visit the government Silk Farm and ask for a guided tour.

The outdoor enthusiast will find plenty of activities: trekking, camping, mountain biking and even paragliding are some of the options to explore. The pristine green Yelagiri hills have many trekking routes of which the popular ones are the trek to the Jalagamparai waterfalls and the one to Swamimalai. The flora and fauna found here are beautiful and are sure to interest any nature lover with its many species of butterflies and plants. Mountain bikers will revel in the valley views while pedalling their way around the hills.

If you are looking for something a little more adventurous, try paragliding. Yelagiri has emerged as an adventure destination and paragliding is one of the sports that is popular here. The hills are perfect for this sport and quite a few paragliding events and festivals have been held here.

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