Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Trip to Yelagiri - Chennai to Yelagiri by road

Trip details
Car (230 kms from Adyar Chennai to Yelagiri)
To:730 AM Chennai - 1130 AM Yelagiri
Return: 7:30 AM Yelagiri - 1130 AM Chennai
Route: Chennai - Porur - Poonamallee(NH4) - Vellore - Ranipet(NH46)- Just before Vaniyambadi take the cutting which calls out for Yelagiri and Thirupathur
Places to eat on the way : Poonamallee - Jains Sri Motel (Vegetarian) - Vellore (Take the Katpadi exit) and go to the circle for Aryaas(Vegetarian)
Temperature: 28-32 deg C day time max.

Stayed at: Hotel Hills (Main road Just after the police station - there is only one road in the village so it is not difficult to locate any of these places)
Food : 3 on 5(Spicy + Veg and Non-Veg)
Room: 3 on 5 (Clean but room phone not working, mug broken)
Crowd: Decent crowd + lots of families on vacation from Bangalore
Service: Mediocre (Alex the manager was probably helpful. Room not set before we landed inspite of )
... but don't be alarmed - this is probably the best in Yelagiri

Update on Yelagiri for travellers

  • ATM facility is now available in Yelagiri (but better to carry cash still)
  • No petrol bunk
  • No Credit cards accepted in any place
  • Aircel mobile signal was strong
  • Airtel Blackberry worked

(Le Auroville or Aura Valley is probably a good place too from what I have seen , but haven't stayed there. A bit far away and need your own transport to get there)

Things we saw and did(Some pics of these below)
Nature park - Excellent place , well maintained
Musical fountain - inside nature park - 7 PM - 730 PM show - good for the first time
Trekking - I did only in my dreams
Eating jackfruit

Photos of Yelagiri

Photos of Yelagiri

Photos of Yelagiri

I booked in advance for the trip and just used the number on the net. Its probably best to use this number.
My full set of pics:

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