Yelagiri Waterfalls

The Yelagiri waterfalls are one of the best trekking destinations in Tamil Nadu which is frequented by adventure lovers and nature enthusiasts for a weekend trip. The place owes much of its idyllic charm to the spectacular cascade formed by River Attaru which attracts a large number of nomadic souls to satiate their lust for travel. The water plunges down as a waterfall from a height of upto 15 metres into a drop pool exuding a surreal sight to behold in all these waterfalls.

Besides a series of smaller peaks and easy trekking trails running through lush forest and valleys, Yelagiri hosts some of the most stunning waterfalls of the state. During monsoon the ephemeral waterfalls in Yelagiri take up a gorgeous look and the embracing flora exudes a seamless verdant facade to your visible limit. Some of the other highlighted attractions near Yelagiri waterfalls are the Velvan Temple, Nature Park, 
Jalagamparai waterfalls and Punganur Lake where people visit to spend leisurely time close to nature.

Here are the waterfalls in Yelagiri:

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Counted among the top tourist spots in Yelagiri Hills of Tamil Nadu, Jalagamparai Waterfall is a popular natural attraction, frequented by locals and tourists alike. The river stream of Attaaru, flowing through the valleys of Yelagiri Hills, creates this magnificent cascade at an approximate distance of 37 km from Yelagiri Town. Cascading from a height of 15 metres, this spectacular waterfall is also an ideal spot where one can indulge in nature and landscape photography.

The remote location of the waterfall keeps it away from the usual bustle that you will experience at the other tourist attractions near Yelagiri.The visitors can enjoy a number of activities at Jalagamparai waterfall. The clean water of the stream snaking through lush green forest adds medicinal properties to it, making it a perfect place for a refreshing bath. Many people visiting the site with family enjoy a peaceful picnic in the captivating surroundings on the plunge.

The waterfall can only be accessed via a trekking trail, which makes it a perfect option for thrill-seekers. Besides, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva called Jalagamparai Murugan Temple which can also be covered during your visit.Jalagamparai Waterfall is, indeed, a treat for any nature lover and should certainly be visited during a trip to Yelagiri.

Though the waterfall looks spectacular throughout the year except for the summer season when the stream dries up, you can plan your visit during or after the monsoon season for the most alluring atmosphere. The verdant landscape, misty aura, and cool atmosphere of this place is sure to please all your senses simultaneously.

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One of the most significant tourist places in Vellore, the Amirthi Zoological Park is every animal lover’s delight. There is also one of the best Yelagiri waterfalls and picturesque waterfall within this zoo, where tourists can enjoy a few calm moments. You would get to see several exotic species of birds and animals starting from hedgehogs, deer, a variety of monkeys and a range of reptiles.

Not only that, but you would also get to see many endangered plant species and flowers. This park, with its wildlife variety, continues to be a popular spot for exploration, studies, and recreation. 

Location: Kannamangalam, Kathalampattu R.F, Amirthi, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632102 

Best time to visit- The best time to visit the place is during the monsoons so that you can enjoy the maximum activity of the birds and animals.

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People Also Ask About Yelagiri

  1. What is Yelagiri famous for?

    1. Yelagiri Hills: It is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu which attracts nature lovers primarily for the famous Attaaru River cascading down the valley as the Jalagamparai Waterfall.

    2. Punganoor Lake Park: Yelagiri is also famous for the scenic Punganoor Lake Park, a 25 feet deep artificial lake with a nature park in its vicinity which lies on the other side of Yelagiri Hill.

    3. The Herbal Farm:  It is a home to several rare Ayurveda and Siddha plants and herbs and a must visit places in your trip. The property is maintained by the forest department bidding a secluded refuge to tourists.

    4. Swamimalai Hill: Atop Swamimalai Hill summit you can witness the spectacular verdure of the landscapes and capture some of the best views of nature.

    5. Athanavoor: Spend your Friday evenings visiting the local shandy at Athanavoor and buy freshly collected honey and jackfruit from the neighbouring places.
  2. How far is Jalagamparai Waterfall from Yelagiri?

    Jagalampuri Waterfall which cascades down the verdant valleys of the Yelagiri Hills is located at a distance of about 37 Km from Yelagiri bus stand. You can hire a cab from Yelagiri bus stand up to Nilavoor and then walk 6 km up to Jalagamparai Waterfalls along a scenic route.
  3. What is the height of Jalagamparai waterfall?

    Jalagamparai waterfalls plunges down a height of 15 metres amidst seamless greenery in a drop pool which makes it a visual treat to behold. The famous waterfalls in Yelagiri originate from the river stream of Attaaru and wind through the lush forest before cascading down the valley of the Yelagiri Hills.
  4. What is the best time to visit Yelagiri?

    The best time to visit Yelagiri waterfalls is between the months of November- January when the north-east monsoon winds hit the region and the region experiences opulent rainfall. During these months you can witness the Jalagamparai waterfall in its fullest capacity which remains ephemeral at other times of the year. Though the waterfall remains open throughout the day for tourists, it is advisable to visit the fall between 6AM -6PM.
  5. Is Yercaud and Yelagiri the same?

    No, Yercaud and Yelgiri are two different places in Tamil Nadu each with its own charm in terms of natural wonders that attract large numbers of tourists during the peak season. Yercaud is a picturesque hill station in Salem district of Tamil Nadu. Yelagiri is also a quaint hill station in the newly formed Tirupattur district of Tamil Nadu which is popular among nature lovers to spend weekend vacation.
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