Top 10 Resorts in Yelagiri for a perfect Weekend
Resorts in Yelagiri are more attractive than the tourist spots of the most favorite weekend getaway station of Chennai and Bangalore. Except the amenities in Resorts, Yelagiri doesn’t have any attractions or places of interest worthy of visit. Yelagiri has many small hotels which provide cheap accommodation starting from just 500 rupees even during peak season. But only a quite few popular resorts provide amenities like bar, swimming pool, volley ball, Gymnasium, Table Tennis and open air theatre which can make your vacation and stay a memorable event.
Kumararaja Palace is a new resort boasting luxury amenities and unmatched service. The swimming pool located at the centre offers a relaxing environment. It is a well maintained property with smoking restrictions in place except in designated areas. O Nila Resorts has nice cottages with amazing amenities including a big swimming pool, volleyball court, kids play area and open air theatre. O Nila Resorts is also a favorite among MNC companies in Chennai and Bangalore who often visit yelagiri for team outings READ THIS LIST ONE BY ONE FROM NUMBER 10.
Marigold Ridge by Sterling Resorts in Yelagiri is the oldest and most famous with amenities and activities for all categories of guests including families, kids, youths, corporate group outings etc. It has a swimming pool right at the centre of the resort. Bellevue castle is a small but beautiful resort with limited rooms well furnished for the luxury traveler.
Most Yelagiri resorts offer attractive deals on group bookings. So if you are looking for a weekend corporate team outing from Bangalore or Chennai, resorts in Yelagiri are the best choice. Buffet is often part of the holiday packages and added to room tariff. It is advisable to opt for Buffet package as there are no good restaurants in Yelargiri outside of big hotels and resorts.
Zeenath Taj Gardens is a beautiful resort in Yelagiri. The resort gardens are modeled after French castles with lot of climbers over the façade, beautiful landscaped gardens and open lawns. It has amazing cottages inspired by Chettinad houses. The sit-outs overlooking the forest are just amazing. TouchStone resorts boasts itself as the first hotel in Yelagiri with a well furnished bar serving domestic and foreign liquor as well as fine selection of beers. Touchstone resort is themed after glass and sometimes referred as Glasshouse as it has lot of floor to roof glass windows and walls in both rooms and lobby.
Silent Waters Resorts is an amazing resort with villas overlooking a creek. It also offers group packages for a minimum of 15 persons covering food and stay. But Silent Waters is more like a guest house or farm house rather than a resort. There is a small resort near the bus stand in Athanavoor, Yelagiri called P.A. Resorts which offers convenient budget lodging with good room service. Ace Friend’s Park is an apartment style hotel with a big lawn. They provide cottage accommodation for groups over 15 persons in special packages which cover food, beverages, snacks and stay. AM Resorts another budget resort with nice cottages and kids play area.
Mid Valley Residence is a modern resort with an elegant appearance. The villas with French windows and a nicely maintained lawn add extra beauty to the resort. The villas in Mid Valley provides the amenities of a home stay and comes with attached kitchen and perfect for families. Peters Park Resorts is famous for its cottages in Yelagiri. Rated as the number one Specialty Lodge in Tripadvisor, the spacious cottages are as big as medium sized flats in Bangalore or Chennai. Cottages normally works out to 1000 rupees per person per day while buffet food costs 900 rupees for adults and 550 rupees for kids (Buffet includes Breakfast, Lunch, Tea with Snacks & Dinner).
Hotel Rhythms Lake View Resort is located near the lake. The open-air theatre lies centrally which opens up to the Lake on one side and rooms are located on other three sides. Buffet is served at the dining hall located on the far end of the theatre which turns out to be great experience during the dinner. Hotel Golden Nest is a budget hotel in the main road near the market and provides rooms as little as 900 rupees for single occupancy and 2700 rupees for 6 bed dormitory. Cloud9 resort promoted by Leisure Vacations has individual villas with bedroom, kitchen and hall ideal for families and large groups.
Hotel Landmark is one of the Big Resorts in Yelagiri featuring beautifully landscaped gardens and lawns kids play area, large parking space, games room and a nice restaurant. Hotel Landmark is promoted by the Subiksha Housing Pvt. Ltd. , a Chennai based real estate company.
If you are traveling from Chennai or Bangalore to Yelagiri, you can prefer to drive your car. If you are traveling in a group, you can choose to hire a Van or Bus. In either case plan you accommodation in hotel or resort well in advance. Most hotels have check-in and check-out time at 12.00 PM. For one night and two days stay, you have to plan your first day lunch either outside in the resort or plan outside.
King’s Park Resort is certainly worth a good night’s sleep, but beyond that it has very little to offer. Guests who prefer great surroundings to comfortable rooms should certainly choose Zeenath Gardens and O Nila. Ambalal Resort is a good choice for tourists who can pay a premium for lake view rooms. The rooms with balconies offer a great view of the lake and the surrounding greenery. It also has a cozy swimming pool. ISL Farms and resorts offer three bed room villas which are more like your private bungalows. It offers very little scope for activities except the luxuries in the villas and the room service.
Yelagiri does not have good restaurants, so travelers are advised to plan their first day lunch in Vaniyambadi or Ambur in the foot hills. Resorts do not have in-house bars. Alcoholic beverages can only be bought from the only TASMAC shop near the bus stand. The fountain show in the Nature Park in the evenings attract lot crowd. The Nature Park also features landscaped gardens and an aquarium which provides opportunities for photography.
Yelagiri is about 240 Kilometers from Chennai and 150 Kilometers from Bangalore. Due to its proximity to two of the most famous cities of South India, it attracts a lot of tourists especially during weekends. Apart from the weather, the experience often depends on the choice of resort you choose for your stay. Except the boating in the lake and the paragliding, most of the activities are restricted to the resorts you choose to stay.