Yelagiri Hills

14.5/5(15 Ratings)

Swamimalai Overview

Ranked 1 of 17 sightseeing in Yelagiri Hills

Swamimalai Hill has a strong base with a towering summit reaching up to the sky. Shaped like cake, this hill is a favourite trekking and mountain climbing spot with tourists. In the vicinity, there are many peaks highest of which measure 4,338 m. By trekking on a 3 km long track leading to Swamimalai Hill, tourists can reach a small peak from where the entire valley is visible.

From the eastern side of the lake, the trek starts. In the neighbourhood of this site are located Javadi Hills, Pallamathi Hills and others.  

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Reviews and Ratings

Rishi Narayanan

Rishi Narayanan4.3/5

37 reviews

A must-do trek if you go to Yelagiri

Swamimalai is the highest point in Yelagiri. It's a 3km long trek, tedious but a must-do one. The trek starts from the Mangalam Village up to where one can go by any means of transport, then starts the real trek. In some areas, steps are made whereas in some areas it's not. You may find ladies sitting with butter milk, Fruits etc and it's a good way to keep ourselves fresh. On the top there is a temple and a viewpoint from where we could enjoy bird's eye view of Yelagiri. We can carry food, water etc on our backpack but one should take care not to litter in the temple premises..

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Anita kumar

Anita kumar5.0/5

3 reviews

Best trekking experience

Trekking in the morning was excellent... Could see the nature kept as it is with very limited disturbances. There are a few viewpoints on the way as well places to relax as well. Temple we were told is only open during week-end.



6 reviews

Long trekking place

It was a long trekking place. Hygienic and pollution less place. There is no wild animals while trekking but less safety place with cool breeze. Only drawback is not even a single shop on the way.



4 reviews

Trekking place

Nice place to spend, nature lover will definitely love this place and hill top viewpoint attracts each and every people in our group. We almost spend 1-2 hours in the hill top.

Sriram Sankar

Sriram Sankar4.3/5

9 reviews

Great experience of trekking to reach the tempe

The route for trekking is fantastic but it gets hotter if you start late. Please plan for 2 hours of trek. It is a beautiful and scenic and you will not feel the stress of climbing. There are totally 100 steps to reach the temple.

John Zachariah

John Zachariah4.6/5

7 reviews

Excellent place to relax and hill climbing, no toilet facility

This place is for adventurers and those who want to see the temple atop the hill of Swamimalai. No bathroom or toilet facilities available and no locker hence you would need to keep your things safe yourself. There is one tea shop at the base of hill and that offers tea and coffee.

Akash Agarwal

Akash Agarwal3.6/5

3 reviews

A good trek route

I went there with my 8 year old son.. Came back without seeing the temple as we went early morning without the shower. What interested me more was the trek route.

Chandrasekaran Srinivasan

Chandrasekaran Srinivasan3.2/5

5 reviews

Peaceful Dharshan.

A small temple with some steps to climb, it offers space for worship, meditation and a wonderful view.

Vikram Swamy

Vikram Swamy4.6/5

2 reviews

Awsome Hike

Superb if u have the energy. Pack u r food and water.

Anoop G

Anoop G5.0/5

7 reviews

Very Good Trucking Spot

Swamimalai is a must go trucking spot to enjoy the beauty of Yelagiri hills. Need to walk around 3 Km to reach this destination.
  • Very Good Trucking Spot
  • Very Good Trucking Spot
  • Very Good Trucking Spot
  • Very Good Trucking Spot

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Swamimalai, Yelagiri Hills

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Rishi Narayanan

Swamimalai, Yelagiri Hills
Swamimalai, Yelagiri Hills

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Rishi Narayanan

Swamimalai, Yelagiri Hills
Swamimalai, Yelagiri Hills

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Rishi Narayanan

Swamimalai, Yelagiri Hills
Swamimalai, Yelagiri Hills

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Rishi Narayanan

Swamimalai, Yelagiri Hills