Located at a distance of 52 kms from Palakkad, the cool hills of
Nelliampathy, nestling atop the Western Ghats, offer a breathtaking view
of the misty mountains and enchanting valleys interspersed with
sprawling tea, coffee, cardamom and orange plantations.
bracing climate and green magic of nature enhance the exhilarating
experience. For a vantage view of the spectacle, one must visit
Seethakundu, where a 100m high waterfall provides an added attraction.
It offers a fantastic view of the valley below a wide-angled vision of
one-third of the entire Palakkad area. A forest range 75 kms from
Palakkad, the Nelliyampathy hills comprise a chain of ridges cut off
from one another by valleys of dense evergreen forests and orange
The height of the hills ranges from 467 metres to the tallest peak
Padagiri looming at 1572 metres. Nelliyampathy has immense trekking
potential. The community hall at Kaikatty provides a good camping ground
for the trekkers.
Accessing Nelliyampathy from Palakkad is a sensation on its own, as one
has to negotiate over a dozen hairpin curves on the Ghat Road, passing
through the fascinating jungles of the Sahya Ranges. En route, 17 kms
from Palakkad, the shimmering Pothundi Reservoir and its manicured
surroundings make for the ideal stop over.
How To Get There - Nelliyampathy
The nearest airport is at Coimbatore
in the neighbouring state of Tamilnadu, about 55 km from Palakkad.
The nearest railway station is in
Palakkad, about 5 km from Palakkad town.
The hills of Nelliyampathy lie at a
distance of 75 kms from Palakkad. It takes 2 ½ hours to travel to
General Information - Nelliyampathy
75 Kms From Palakkad, Kerala
1572 m Above Sea Level
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