Yelagiri is a charming hill station nestled in the currently formed Tirupattur district of Tamilnadu. The hill range runs along the Vaniyambadi-Tirupattur Road at an elevation of 1,100 m above the sea level and encompasses an area of about 30 sq.km. The presence of orchards, rose gardens and green valleys embellish the hills of Yelagiri. Also known as Elagiri, it was famous even in the British colonial period. The entire Yelagiri was once under the control of Yelagiri Zamindar Family. The residence of the Yelagiri Zamindars can be still seen in Reddiyur. Fr. Francis Guezou of Don Bosco created social and educational awareness among the hill tribals of Yelagiri. Yelagiri is still one of the most underrated hill stations in Tamilnadu and not famous as Ooty or Kodaikanal.
Currently, the district administration is putting up enormous efforts to increase the status of Yelagiri hill station. It is now becoming famous for adrenaline rush activities like paragliding and rock climbing. The staggering mountains of Yelagiri can offer a matchless trekking experience. There are 14 suburbs and several temples span across the hill range of Yelagiri. The apex of Yelagiri is Swamimalai Hill located at an altitude of 4,338 ft which offers a panoramic view for the trekkers. The trekking paths of Yelagiri hills curls through the dense forests.
Javadi Hills and Palamathi Hills in Yelagiri provides amazing trails for trekkers. Yelagiri Hills also act as a dwelling for a hundred varieties of snakes. The native tribals of Yelagiri are committed in agriculture, forestry, and horticulture. Yelagiri Summer Festival happens during the may month every year to attract several tourists. Different stalls, flowers show, boathouse, dog shows are part of the summer festival. The engrossing places of interest in Yelagiri include Nature Park, Punganoor Lake Park, Jalagamparai Waterfalls, Swami Malai Hills, and Telescope Observatory.