Places of Interest

By Faizan Ahmed, on 09-11-2007 21:29

Published in : Vaniyambadi, Contents


Yelagiri Hills

ImageYelagiri, at a height of 920 meters above sea level, stands majestically amidst four mountains. This is a hill station with a salubrious climate prevailing throughout the year so that winters do not keep visitors away. The main inhabitants of the area are the tribals who live in the 14 small villages which comprise Yelagiri. These tribals are engaged in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, etc. - all the occupations of rural hill folk. Their customs and habits, and especially the structure of their houses is unique and attracts a number of tourists to this hill station. For more information, click here.

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Vainu Bappu Observatory
 

ImageThe Vainu Bappu Observatory(VBO) is the main observatory of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), and is located in the picturesque neighbourhood of the village of Kavalur in the state of Tamil Nadu.

For more information on the telescopes, location, observing conditions, click here.


   
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