Javadi Hills

Last updated on March 13th, 2020 at 04:45 am


Javadi Hills or Jawadh Hills is placed in the Eastern Ghats in the Thiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu. The extensions of the Eastern Ghats at a distance of 210 km from Chennai also Javadi hill is decorated with good-looking of bluish-grey granite at the height of 1100 – 1150meters. The main natives of these hills are the Malayali tribes and this is the hill stations near Chennai. The mountains are divided into two parts, with the streams of the Palar, Cheyyar and Agharam rivers flowing. The Javadi Hills is a total of 3600 to 3800 feet above sea level.

The hills are beautiful towards the greenery and sunset; the hills are beautiful with a purple color, which is related to the color of the bluish-grey granite. The tribesmen plant many fruit-bearing plants, such as tamarind, jackfruit, mango, and medicinal plants. Another common tree found in the southeastern part of the hills is sandalwood trees.

These hills are point out in various documents in the British period. The hills were exposed in 1883 by Henry La Fanu; he was a French citizen, who loved these mountains.

One of the best things to know about Javadi Hills is the hill station, which is not as crowded as the other places. Also, it offers trekking trails, amazing waterfalls, and even numerous camping sites; it brings different experiences for you. Dense heavy forests cover a wide variety of flora and fauna, some of which are endangered and rare, making them the perfect destination for any wildlife lover. If that’s not enough, there is a full-fledged observatory in town, where you can see beyond your understanding of the beauty of the sky.

Best time: July to August, October to January

Elevation: 1,158 mts.

Trip Duration: 2 Days

Attractions and place to visit nearby: 

Beemanmadavu Waterfall: Situated in a dense forest, this waterfall is 12 km long from Jamanamaruthur, it is 40 km away from Polur. Almost seven months in the year the water has fallen in the place. The bottom of the waterfall is perfect for bathing. Jamanamaruthur is a large village near the Javadi Hills.

Kavalur Observatory: The place was chosen by Indian astronomer Vainu Babu. The lab has been in operation since 1967. The telescope inside the campus was named after the famous astronomer, the Vainu Bapu Telescope. It is Asia’s largest telescope. This laboratory is commonly used for research. Located on a hundred acres of land, visitors and other locals besides visitors are deer, snakes, and scorpions. The Observatory is maintained and functioned by the Indian Astrophysics Institute.

Amrithi Forest: The Best place for who loves trekking.

Komutteri Lake: Also known as Kolappan Lake, it is the largest of the Javadi Hills. The atmosphere of the lake is attractive and here is a man-made island in the center of the lake. It is a great place for having a picnic and boat rides.

How to Reach

Javadi Hills is 75 km. from Thiruvannamalai.

Distance: 208 KM from Chennai.

Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport (MAA)

Nearest Railway Station: Katpadi and Villupuram