Travel Review

Yelagiri Hills Trek

One of my favourite getaways from Chennai is Yelagiri hills (details in my earlier post). This time I went there with my family and my c0-brother’s family for the Xmas holidays. Staying in Yelagiri is a very relaxing experience and I love it. This time 3 of us (myself, co-brother and his son) decided to do the 4KM trekking into Yelagiri forests. We went and came back on our own, but not sure whether we went in the correct trekking track.

Venkatarangan - Yelagiri Trek
Venkatarangan – Yelagiri Trek
ஏலகிரிமலை காடுகளின் ஊடே நடைப்பாதை
ஏலகிரிமலை காடுகளின் ஊடே நடைப்பாதை
Trek path in Yelagiri
Trek path in Yelagiri
Trek path in Yelagiri
Trek path in Yelagiri
Venkatarangan posing in the Trek path in Yelagiri
Venkatarangan posing in the Trek path in Yelagiri
Natural pond in the trek path in yelagiri
Natural pond in the trek path in yelagiri

We ventured up to an old pond (360-degree view done with Windows Live Picture Gallery below) in thick of the forest and a little beyond it and when the tracks ended we turned back :-)

Yelagiri trek, 360 Degree taken in December 2009

The experience was wonderful and relaxing. The trek route was peaceful, clean and green, absolute silence almost all the way in the forest – you can hear only the occasional bird chirps (see the video below), that’s all. It took us less than 2:30 Hours to complete the trek & return. Next time, probably I will take a “Guide” so that we can venture more into the forest.

3 Comments

  • T S Sarangarajan

    Seen your posting regarding yelagiri . could you please suggest any good hotel with reasonable tariff. intending to visit yelagiri in the second wek of august 14 with my family consisting of 4 members..thanks.

    • venkatarangan

      I have stayed for more than 3 times in Zeenath Taj Gardens Yelagiri, but not been there in the last 3 years. Whenever I stayed there I loved the place, homely atmosphere and affordable price. Not sure how much has changed in the last 3 years. You can find them in TripAdvisor.in.