Thrill Valley Adventure Theme Park @ Yelagiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, South India is a nice place to visit if you like adventure games/sports. However, my favorite activity at this park is the Petting Zoo 🙂
Yelagiri is a relatively small hill station (30 sq. KM) located at a low altitude of 1000m. So the place is not as cold as Ooty or Kodai. Luckily for people like me who are comfortable in warmer temperatures, this is the perfect hill station 🙂 It is also relatively close to Vellore and Chennai.
We went to the usual park and boating at Yelagiri, but those were not that interesting. Then we spotted the “Thrill Valley” adventure theme park board and decided to venture in. The gate was around 1 KM inside from the main road – we went in a car, but autos are available from the Nature Park/Punganoor lake entrance.
You can see the above-embedded slideshow to get a better idea about the activities available at Thrill Valley. As an adventure non-enthusiast, I liked the petting zoo and archery. But there are many adventure games in this park including the human slingshot, zurfing, zip line, ATV, zorbing & fwolang boats for kids, rope course, etc.
Although these activities (some of them not available anywhere else – at least not nearby) would attract younger adventure & games enthusiasts like students/friends coming in groups, we wished there were more activities for families and older individuals. Of course, this is an ‘adventure’ theme park and the management has done full justice to that theme.
This place is well staffed and the staff guided us well. Unlike in cities, there is not much crowd – hence no wasting time waiting in queues. Hope they would add a small canteen to buy food/drinks in the future.
Thrill Valley is a much-needed entertainment park in the quickly-becoming-popular hill station of Yelagiri, which even has a major railway junction (Jolarpet) near the foothills.