Jamanamarathur, 40-km from Polur, is the main village in
Javadu hills, which is famous for its sandalwood and fruit bearing trees.
Its altitude varies from 300 to 1,000m.
The Beemanmadavu waterfall in the thick reserve forest, 12-km from Jamanamarathur, is worth a visit. Kavalur observatory the biggest in Asia is also worth visiting. The trek to Amirthi forest from Jamanamarathur is risky but worthy.
Air: The nearest airport is at
Rail: The nearest railway station is Katpadi (5-km) on the Bangalore-Chennai and Tirupati-Madurai main lines.
Road: There are buses from Chennai, Tiruchirapalli, and Madurai to this town. All buses on Chennai-Bangalore route pass through this town.
Accommodation is available at the moderate class and small budgeted hotels in Vellore.