Apart from big hill stations in Tamilnadu State in India, there are numerous hilly locations that are rather less crowded and affordable too by all class of people Ex: Jalagamparai Waterfalls, Yelagiri.
These mini hill stations in Tamilnadu have all the attractions that most of the hilly towns have that include:
- Wild animals
- Mountain birds
- Semi-luxury hotels
- Hiking trails
- Pleasant weather
The major difference between the highly visited hill stations and the less crowded ones is the elevation. The smaller hill stations are located at a maximum of 3000 feet above sea level.
Oh, another big difference is the affordability. The mini-hill stations are easily affordable.
Among such less popular hill stations in Tamilnadu, Yelagiri is one. As cited above, this place has all the things to see and to do in a mountain town.
There is a waterfall called “Jalagamparai waterfalls near Yelagiri that we will visit today.
Overview of the Jalagamparai waterfalls
The water is fed by the ‘aattaru’ river. The way to the waterfalls is scenic and the location is just ideal for a remote waterfall. The backdrop of the Yelagiri hills, agricultural lands, and rocky landscape would make your heart jump in sheer joy even as you travel in your car towards the waterfall. The altitude of the location is about 3300 feet.
The water is not falling from a great height thus making it safe for age groups to stand beneath the falling water that is said to be pure and clear.
How to go to the Jalagamparai Waterfalls
The nearest railway station is Jolarpet in Tamilnadu. It is located 220 km from Chennai city. From Bangalore, it is 136 km.
From Jolarpet, our destination Jalagamparai waterfalls is only 19 km.
You need to hire a car to enjoy the ride up to 6 km before waterfalls. The last leg of 6 km to the Jalagamparai waterfalls will have to be walked but it is that hiking part of your trip is the most enjoyable and refreshing.
The tall trees, wildflowers, pleasant and cool air make you glad that you have decided to walk.
The Yelagiri hill is loaded with several picturesque spots and a range of avifauna.
Best time to visit Jalagamparai waterfalls
The probability of dry waterfalls to greet you is high. It is better to visit the Yelagiri hills from November to January.
Note: There won’t be anything available to eat on the way or near the falls. It is advised to carry your food and water.
Nearby places to see during your Jalagamparai waterfalls
- Puganoor Lake
- Nilavoor forest
- Swamimalai Hill
- Fundera Park-for bird watching
- Vainu Bappu Solar Observatory
- Rose farms
Paragliding adventure sports
Occasionally, you can see those colorful para gliders flying over the valley.
Places to stay:
Jalagamparai waterfalls visit can be a day-trip either from Chennai or Bangalore. However, if you want to enjoy the cool weather of a mini hill station, you can stay in one of the several mid-range hotels in Yelagiri such as:
- Sterling Holiday Resort
- The Grama Yelagiri
- Cliff Top Resort
- Aura Valley Retreat center