Yelagiri hills are the closest to Chennai. The key attraction of Yelagiri hills are Punganoor lake and Velavan Temple. If you an adventure lover you can trek Swamimalai Hills. It is about 250 kms from Chennai. Here you can stay at hotels. Some of the Budget hotel names and contact details are as under. Do not expet very high service standards. Rooms have fan and attached bath and toilet.
Boat House Road,
YMCS, Thayalur Village
Mangalam post, Yelagiri hils
Hotel has basic accommodation facility.
Yercaud : One more Hill station near Chennai. From Chennai about 350 kms away is Yercaud which is situated on the southern part of the Shevaroy ranges. The key attraction is the famous Yercaud lake, Killiyur falls, Shervarayn temple and the Grange an ancient building built during the times of Raj. Yercaud is known only for its coffee and silver oak trees is more popular now for the weekend getaway too. Here you can stay at Resort MM Holiday Inn, family cottage are cosy and clean.
Resort MM holiday Inn
Pagoda Point Road
Tel No. +91-4281 222668