Jawadhu Hills - Tamilnadu

Jawadhu Hills is a popular tourist destination in Tamil Nadu, which is a part of Vellore and Thiruvannamalai district. It is a picturesque mountain plateau with breath-taking views, lush greenery and tranquil surroundings. Ranging from 1,000 to 1,350 meters above sea level, these hills are an ideal vacation spot for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Jawadhu hills is known for its rich biodiversity and is home to many rare and endemic species of flora and fauna. The area is heavily forested with a variety of trees such as sandalwood, teak, mahogany and bamboo.


Jawadhu hills are famous for its medicinal plants and herb gardens. The mountain is also home to many waterfalls, streams and beautiful rivers that add to the beauty of the place. One of the main attractions of the Jawadhu Hills are the Beemanmadavu and Kiliyur waterfalls. Trekking is a popular activity here due to the rugged terrain and scenic routes. Besides trekking, this place also serves as a best spot camping and in picnicking. There are campsites where guests can pitch a tent and spend the night under the stars. The cool air and peaceful environment make it the perfect place to spend holidays.

How to Reach:

The nearest airport by distance is the Puducherry airport which is about 87 km. Drive from Puducherry to Thiruvannamalai covers 110 km. Travel from Thiruvannamalai to Jawadhu hills covers 90km.

Top places:Beema falls, Komutteri Lake, Amirthi Forest, and the Kavalur Observatory.

Activities:Trekking, Hiking, Picnicking, Photography.

Best time to visit:October to March.