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Yelagiri (Tamil: ஏலகிரி) is a hill station / village in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, India, situated off the Vaniyambadi-Tirupattur road. Located at an altitude of 1,410 metres above Mean Sea Level and spread across 30 km2, the Yelagiri village (also spelt Elagiri at times) is surrounded by orchards, rose-gardens, and green valleys.
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The road from Bangalore to Yelagiri is excellent. With the completion of the last remaining flyovers on NH7, the drive from the Bangalore Silk Board is uninterrupted by diversions that existed hitherto. From NH7 you need to take a left at Krishnagiri on to NH46, the tolled highway that takes you to Chennai. At Bargur you take the state highway that takes you to Yelagiri.
The drive up to Yelagiri is pretty good, with 14 hairpin bends to be navigated. How do I know there are 14 hair pin bends? Because these are very neatly numbered such. While the temperatures are only marginally lower than the plains, the abundance of trees and the green cover makes the heat much more tolerable than in the open, where the sun beats down upon you, mercilessly.
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This is the intersection on NH46 where you need to take a right onto SH131. The flyover you see in the background is NH46.