Jawadhu Hills Map & Hills statistics
|About the Hills|
Jawadhu Hills is situated 75 kms from Tiruvannamalai. It is
situated in the northwestern part of Tiruvannamalai, and a part of the Eastern
Ghats. The beautiful mountain lies at about 2350 feet to 3500 feet above sea
level, Jawadhu hills have many scenic spots. The cliffs and precipices of hills
allure and excite tourists. Places of interest in the Jawadhu hills are Beema
Falls, Komutteri Lake, Kavalur Observatory, Amirthi Forest, and the Glass House.
Beema Falls is situated 5 kms away from Jamunamarathur. Water flows approximately for 8 months of the year. The reflection of sun on the water falls glow like a silver sheet that is a beautiful and magnificent sight. This falls is one of the main attractions of tourists. People enjoy bathing at the bottom of this falls. This, much unknown small falls, is in the middle of the reserve forest, previously famous for its sandalwood trees, now hardly any are left.
The falls are silent, except for the pleasant-sounding gurgling of the flowing and falling waters and the occasional singing of the birds. In the evening, when Night's ghostly army, the grey shadows, creep out with noiseless steps, to chase away the lingering rear-guard of the light, the forest is quiet again. Only then, can we feel the immensity of Nature and its ghostly and sometime, not so silent inhabitants, living and dead, walk in the fresh and dark arbor, undisturbed by Man's greed and pollution. At such a time and place, we are, once again, living in the far off pre-historic days when, we, the early human inhabitants roamed Nature's world, always alert for dangers, seen and unseen.
The Vainu Bappu Observatory, or VBO for short, is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Indian Institute of Astrophysics. It is located in the Jawadhu Hills near the town of Kavalur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, 175 km south-east of Bangalore. The larger town of Vaniyambadi is situated nearby.
Coordinates: 12°34'35"N 78°49'22"E
Nearby cities: Kannamangalam, Gudiyatam, Arani /ஆரணி
|Means of approach|
Road: - Buses or Taxies are available from Chennai, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore etc. for Jawadhu Hills and can be reached by road 75 kms from Tiruvannamalai Town.