Monday, June 04, 2018
If a silent retreat to nature’s finest is what you’re looking for, then Tamil Nadu’s Vellore is a city that will not disappoint you. The city has plenty to offer to nature lovers. With its lovely lakes, nature parks, and hill stations, Vellore is a place of tranquillity and the ideal getaway for those looking for a break from throngs to crowds. Without further ado, let’s take a look at a list of places that nature enthusiasts must not miss on their trip to Vellore.
Known to be one of the highest peaks in Yelagiri, the range is situated 4,626 ft above sea level. The hill is a favourite with tourists for trekking and mountain climbing, making for a scenic yet challenging experience. The fruit of all that hard work is the breath-taking view of the city from the hilltop. The trek starts at Athanavur Bus Stop, with plenty of help from locals throughout the journey. The best time to embark on this trek is from November to January.
Located in the heart of Yelagiri hills, this picturesque lake is a popular tourist attraction. The lake is open for motor or pedalling boating, the calm waters of the lake making for a serene backdrop. A walking track encircles the lake – where you can go for long walks along its circumference and enjoy the lovely landscape. With the tranquil atmosphere and lush natural beauty surrounding the lake, one is bound to fall in love with its beauty.
Amirthi Zoological Park
Situated near the Amirthi river, 25 km away from Vellore, this zoological park is famous for its diverse and exotic flora and fauna. It is the perfect place for both children and nature enthusiasts to spot the magnificent animals endemic to this region. The zoo houses an interesting variety of animals including red headed parrots, lovebirds, peacocks, foxes, and pythons. Some parts of the park have been developed to function as a wildlife sanctuary, adding to the delights that await a nature lover in Vellore.
Yelagiri Nature Park
Spread over 12 acres of land, this park is situated close to the Punganoor Lake. A sense of relaxation envelopes you as you enter the park. Its musical fountain, fish aquarium, children’s park, and artificial waterfall welcome you to an exhilarating experience. The nature park is a hit with all age groups. It is ideal for getting away from a hectic city life and simply enjoying the beauty of nature.
This park is a complete holiday package for the family. With more than 300 exotic birds, none of which are Indian or caged, visitors are even allowed entry to the aviary for a closer look. What’s more, at the petting farm, you can touch birds and pet them, an especially exciting activity if you have kids along. So, head to the Fundera Park if you’d like to have a fun, hands-on experience with Vellore’s rich fauna.
Vellore is no short of a haven for nature lovers. It attracts plenty of such tourists each year. When you plan your trip to the city, enrich your experience with a stay at the Fortune Park by Fortune Hotels. With modern facilities and amenities, it will make your stay at Vellore even more splendid.