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““The Escape” - suites perfect to the destination as caption. This is calm going and pollution free silent place.”
Review of Yelagiri Hills

Yelagiri Hills
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

“The Escape” – suites perfect to the destination as caption. This is calm going and pollution free silent place. Perfect location for the “Busy” people to do NOTHING. A perfect and close gate way from Bengaluru as well as Chennai. This place is situated around 28 KM off NH48. From Chennai take NH48 towards Krishnagiri and take service road from Maduranada Nagar. Keep the same road and it will lead to Yelagiri. From Bangalore take NH44 till Krishnagir and then take Chennai highway NH48 and then same rout from Maduranada Nagar. Maduranada Nagar to Yelagiri is bumpy and rough ride. At point you will feel lost, but continue and then its preety good ride till hilltop.
There are around 14 sharp hairpin kind of turns but as roads are very good it is nice drive experience. At times the road might be Jam in case there are two big vehicals (Like truck and Bus) are passing. Once it is cleared it hardly takes 10 to 15 min to hill top.
Ptssss: try reaching 1 hr before checkin time and try leaving 1 hr before checkout time to avoid the Jam’s !!

FOOD & Stay:
There are plenty of resorts / hotels / homestays to choose from and most of them offers good food. There are very few restaurants and most of them are there on the main road.

To Do / See:
1. Yelagiri Lake:
This is man made lake on the hill top and most of the tourist will be at lakeside in evening time. There are few shops on the entrance road of the lake. Shops includes the most common tourist shops with some gift articles and xyz. There are few eateries on same road and to my surprise most of them offer 2 or 3 varieties of Fish and available in fried form with good margination. Same is the case in Lake Canteen (Please see pics).
There is Boat house inside lake and is open till 6 PM everyday. One can have calm and pleasant morning / evening walk alongside the lake.

2. Yelagiri Nature Park: This place is exactly inform of the Lake Entrance. Well maintained garden with some kids play area, Musical Fountain (check timings) and small aquarium.

3. Temples around Yelagiri: There are many old Temples in and around Yelagiri and nearby small villages.

Over all this is quiet place and nothing much to do but your chosen resort may offer variety of services and fun activities.
Also Do remember…. If you are booze freak.. carry your own stuff… only one TASMAC shop on Lake road so not much of choice. Also check with your hotel if they have operational BAR.

Thank Amit8310
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s average hill station for weekends gateway, good for mild to moderate trekking and chill out with friends.
When I visited the place called swamimallai trek, I got to know about all treks were closed due to forest fires. Somehow, I found a way with help of local people. You have to crawl through the closed way.

1  Thank iTravelEngineeR
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

This is please were you can do relax for a weekend. There are few places to visit. A boat ride and a Nature park but you will be able to find few adventure theme resorts for ATV, zorbing, ziplining etc etc. Few resorts offers camp stay which is advised if you are going so it for first time. Suitable for young childerns and refreshing trip from bangalore. In addition leave Yelagiri little early and head towards Hognekal Falls which is near by and amazing place. Not much options for eating in Yelagiri but decent restaurants you will be able to find. Yelagiri hills is not an expensive trip but definitely a freshing weekend trip with friends and family.
Must go once

4  Thank AkashMaurya
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Visited yelagiri hills on a weekend. It's around 3-4hrs drive from bangalore and the roads are amazing.
There's nothing much to do at the hills except for a visit to the lake and boating. But since it was a weekend there was long queue for boating as well!!
Worth the visit only if you are looking for a good long drive n nothing else

2  Thank Preethibhatt
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hotelnigress32, Manager at Yelagiri Hills, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

There are many private amusement and adventure parks which have
come up recently.Hotel Nygress is an excellent non vegetarian
restaurant.They also own cottages.Just a building away there is Hotel
Emerld Dove with excellent rooms serving pure vegetarian food

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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

We visited yelagiri from bangalore by car. Took us about 4 hours to drive here. The drive up the ghat section towards yelagiri is good with lot of scenic beauty. The ghat section is narrow but not very steep. Once in yelagiri, we visited the small lake n boating. We took a boat n went around the lake. Nothing great.. Very small lake. Then visited the botanical garden. The garden is small, not much trees around, though the tree house is good. Aquarium inside needs good upkeep. The sun was mercilessly hot. Not at all like a hillstation. Restaurants are not great. Most of food nonveg. Finning a good hotel was bit of a problem. All in all nothing much to see. Scenery is good but temperatures during day is hot. Can visit as a picnic spot not as hill station. N veg food is a problem. Good for visiting on a weekend but very Average hillstation...

Thank sriranga17
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hotelnigress32, Manager at Yelagiri Hills, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

There are many private amusement and adventure parks which have
come up recently.Hotel Nygress is an excellent non vegetarian
restaurant.They also own cottages.Just a building away there is Hotel
Emerld Dove with excellent rooms serving pure vegetarian food

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