Yelagiri is a great tourist destination in Tamil Nadu, which is less known to many vacationers. Yelagiri is known for its lofty peaks, lush verdure, and soothing breezy climate. It is a paradise for all adrenaline junkies who love adventures. Here are 5 best activities that every thrill seekers should definitely try.
As a kid, everyone wanted to fly. You can fulfill this childhood desire by trying Paragliding in Yelagiri. There are 7 locations in India where you can indulge in Paragliding, and picturesque Yelagiri is one among them. The spectacular view of the lush verdure will definitely make your Paragliding session even more enjoyable.
If you are trying tandem for the first time, you can go Paragliding with an instructor. It is definitely safe and you don’t need to worry about anything. If you are into adventure, you can take a certified course about Paragliding in Yelagiri Adventure Sports Association.
There is no age limit for trying Paragliding in Yelagiri. It is a heavenly feeling to watch the aesthetic clouds surrounding you. It takes just 2 hours to complete the entire session. The best time to try Paragliding is January to February and October to December.
The Paragliding activity has been recently established only to draw more tourists to Yelagiri. This sport is not restricted to men alone, but women can also try Paragliding which will bring out the child in them. So, don’t forget to try this adventure sport if you travel to Yelagiri.
Another must-try adventure activity in Yelagiri is rock climbing. It is another activity in Yelagiri that has grown significantly in the recent times. Being a hill station, there are many options for rock climbing in Yelagiri. There is no specific season for trying rock climbing.
You can try it at any time of the year, which is feasible for you. Rock climbing is not advisable for the folks with a heart condition or people who are weak. You should have nerves of steel to try rock climbing as it is quite daring.
Summer Season is the best time to indulge in rock climbing. Don’t try it during the monsoon season as the rocks will be slippery to climb on. Make sure you follow all the safety measures taught by the instructor to have a safe climbing.
Yelagiri stands massive at an altitude of 920 feet above sea level. It has many alluring trekking trails. It has routes that are suitable for both amateurs and pros. You can find flourishing vegetation scattered on both sides of the trek paths. The famous trekking path that you can take in Yelagiri is the beautiful trek to Swamimalai situated at a height of 4,338 feet. It is the tallest peak in Yelagiri which gives a spectacular view of the surrounding region. The total trekking distance is 6 km (to and fro). The initial point of the trek is a small village called Mangalam.
You can find rows and rows of beans and red grams cultivated in this little hamlet. Once you reach the tip top you will be mesmerized with a stunning view. The other trekking routes in Yelagiri are the paths along Javadi and Palamathi Hills. You will need a permit from the Forest Department to trek through all these trails. It will take around 45 minutes to complete your trek.
The lush Yelagiri jungle is the home of numerous snakes which you can find sometimes during your trek. There are ample of people who visit Yelagiri every year to participate in the trekking camps organized here. I would definitely recommend trying trekking at least once in your lifetime.
An all-time favorite of every adventure freak out there is definitely Zip Line. The best place to fulfill this wish is trying the zip line in Yelagiri. You can swing utilizing a rope from one tree to another. Once you are done with wearing your safety gears, you will descend from the top at high speed.
The adrenaline rush that you will feel when you descend from the top is simply out of the world. You can view the beauty of Yelagiri at the finish point. In addition to that, the breathtaking sight of the luxuriant canyons while scaling down the rope will surely give you goosebumps.
Both kids and adults can involve in zip line activities. But there are some weight restrictions to undergo this sport. Youngsters frequently come to Yelagiri to take part in the zip line.
Zorbing is a sport of rolling down a slope in an orb which is usually made of transparent plastic. Actually, there are two types of zorbing called land zorbing and water zorbing. Enjoy watching the world turn upside down in a clear ball on a smooth slope by indulging in land zorbing. It is suitable for both children and adults with proper safety measures.
You can also try water zorbing by rolling down a stream. At a time 1-3 people can be inside the orb. This is the best adventure activity for every thrill seekers out there. It is definitely tricky, but loads of fun is guaranteed.