Nelliyampathy Tourism

Nelliyampathy Tourism

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Nelliyampathy Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Hill

Nelliyampathy is located near the town of Palakkad in Kerala, close to the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The Nelliyampathy hills and mountains form a part of the Sahyadri ranges in the Western Ghats. The varied heights of the peaks give the region a distinct look. Covered with valleys and green forests, the mountain range of Nelliyampathy has many tea, coffee and cardamom plantations.

Things to do in Nelliyampathy

Steep ways through farms and tea estates lead to Nelliyampathy, making it ideal for a drive. Picnic spots like Porthundy dam which offer boating and a rare geographical formation like Palakkad gap, also attract people to this hill station. With an altitude of 1572 m, the Nellikota mountain ranges are the highest in the region. Other important peaks are Vela Vanchan, Mayanmudi, Vellachimudi and Valiyavana.

The resort at Palagapandi Estate, the highest point of Nelliyampathy holds relics of a gorgeous past. A bungalow of British origin and an estate covered with vast plantations make it the perfect place to hang out. The adjoining areas are also ideal to spot wildlife. Giant squirrels, Indian gaur, leopards and elephants along with many varieties of birds are abundant in adjoining areas.

Mampara is a great trekking point and is reachable by jeep. Trekkers can also visit Kaikatty, which has a community hall that serves as a base for the same. The hills of Nelliyampathy also make it a great spot to get a good view of the Sholayar pass. Another famous holiday spot is Seethakundu with a 100m waterfall. Parambikulam, Malampuzha Gardens, Raja's Cliff and the wildlife sanctuary are other places of interest here. Tourists can opt for Nelliyampathy holiday packages to either indulge in adventure activities or just soak in the beauty of the place. 

Travelling to Nelliyampathy

There is a lot to Nelliyampathy tourism than just sightseeing and adventure activities. The weavers’ community and the local handloom at Koothampully also draw a lot of tourists. The beautifully woven handloom was famous with the royalty of Mysore. Paddy farms, bio farms and orange cultivation make Nelliyampathy an eco-tourism destination. 

The best time to visit Nelliyampathy is from September to May. Nelliyampathy is well connected by bus to several cities in South India. Tourists can also reach Nelliyampathy by taking a train to Palakkad while the nearest airport is at Coimbatore, which is well connected to the rest of the country.

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Nelliyampathy Traveller Reviews

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Sreejith Iyer
  • Sreejith Iyer
  • Lives in Palakkad
  • 4 Reviews

"The best place to sit and relax" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
What to say about this place, its a beautiful place where if you go once you will forget every tension and relaxed with peace of mind. This place is just awesome. But my personal advice is the try to go with friends of your age that will make the trip more happier.
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Arun Meyappan
  • Arun Meyappan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review

"Where the cloud meets the life"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Planned for a one day trip! This is one of the really good choices for bike rides and especially Malampuzha being near, don't miss the opportunity of enjoying the nature. If you pack your lunch for a day then this destination is the best choice for college hangouts and friends day out.
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S selvaraj Sellamuthu
  • S selvaraj Sellamuthu
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 6 Reviews

"good little spot"

  • Posted Mar 26, 2013
tis ok..for short trip likers its a good spot,just go stay one day go for trucking and enjoy the spot..

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: food is good,sight seeing ok,we cannot go for shopping

Activities & things to do: birdwatching,trucking

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: u can reach by touching koduvayoor,from there its 60kms.
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Monica Varghese
  • Monica Varghese
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 photos
  • 2 Reviews

"Visit to Nelliampathy"

  • Posted Mar 1, 2013
Nelliampathy is a hill station near the district of palakkad, 60 kms from palakkad. Its also called the Ooty of Kerala, a destination not sought, and a road less traveled.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Good food is available if you stay in a good hotel with all facilities. The entire place is raw nature and untouched landscapes which are a pleasure for the eye and the soul. Suicide point and a waterfalls are the sight to be seen. Shopping would be tea, wine and organic items.

Activities & things to do: Trekking, jeep ride, camp fire and nature walk are the apt activities that can happen in nelliampathy

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: To reach nelliampathy, the best choice is to take our own car such that we can travel to every place possible at nelliampathy. Bus timings are frequent. If not, you can enjoy the ksrtc bus rides that go like roller coaster on the hills roads.
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K s singharavelu Subramaiam
  • K s singharavelu Subramaiam
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 1 Review

"Different experince we enjoyed"

  • Posted Feb 7, 2013
Good the elevation of the hill around 4000-5000 feet climate was tolerable chillness i visited view point siddar kundru was attractive

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food was arranged within the resort so we did't go out for that

Activities & things to do: I don't about other activities

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Traveling time is to reach before 4.00pm otherwise we have to face struggling passing thorugh mist coverage route from pollachi tamilnadu via kollencode and Nemmara from wher take left and travel nearly 35kms en-route one dam is there
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Prakash K.u
  • Prakash K.u
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 2 Reviews

"kerala by prakash"

  • Posted Jan 29, 2013
Very good. very much close to mother nature. you can feel you are in kerala. also remote place & mind pleasing.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Not to be missed is the driving into the hills that too in late evening or night. & trip to parambikulam through the hills.

Activities & things to do: Local dam & park & site seeing. trekking, driving into the hills. stay up in the hills at night. going to parambikulam through the hills by jeep.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Reach there by 6 pm & go up into the hills & stay there & next day early morning go to parambikulam & return back evening & go trekking & stay there & next day morning come down & have your site seeing & return back. food - better you carry some snacks.
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Jomon Thomas
  • Jomon Thomas
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews

"Nelliyapathy trip"

  • Posted Jan 7, 2013
Nelliyapathy is very good place to visit. Pothundy Reservoir, Seethargundu viewpoint, Mampara Peak are the most important one.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Various food items arranged by hotel according to our request..

Activities & things to do: Camp fire and night safari are available in this hotel.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Try to reach destination before evening...
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Gopal Krishnan
  • Gopal Krishnan
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 6 photos
  • 1 Review

"Amazing Nelliyampathy."

  • Posted Sep 16, 2011
The hills destination are very good one for nature lover, silent and calm place, you can see lot of birds and wild animals. There is lot of tea , coffee and orange estates. Nelliyampathy is one of the best destination of god own country.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Some view points are there like kesavan para, Food is the major problem, in top of the hills some hotels is there but if you want advance booking is required. Shopping.You can purchase tea, coffe and orange.

Activities & things to do: Birds watch, trekking.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Its well connected through road. Nearest cities are Palaghat and Coimbatore. From Palaghat 50 kms and Coimbatore airport 110kms.
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Praveen V
  • Praveen V
  • Highlander
  • 7 photos
  • 6 Reviews

"Nelliyampathy - the Roof of Palakkad"

  • Posted Feb 23, 2011
A quaint Hillstation in Palakkad district that is yet to reach the radar of the majority tourist population. Very beautiful particularly post monsoon. Main attractions are the various steep and imposing cliffs around. The drive through the Ghat road from the base of the mountain to the top itself is an experience to remember with lots of waterfalls dotting the landscape. The weather is pleasant though is is not a place of very high altitude

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Main sightseeing places are - Kesavanpara, Seetharkundu(POABS estate), State orange farm and the forests around. Birds and animal sightings. Nelliyampathy is a birds paradise and also is a hornbill sanctuary.
At the Kerala state orange farm, one can also buy orange and guava squash

Activities & things to do: Options of trekking also available, though permission from Forest department is hard to come by.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nelliyampathy is roughly 50kms from Palakkad and the nearest town is Nenmara.
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Biju M
  • Biju M
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 71 photos
  • 5 Reviews

"Amazing Nelliyampathy Hills"

  • Posted Jan 8, 2011
Nelliyampathy is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala and it is competing with Munnar and Wayanad for beauty as well as for Tea estates.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There are many sightseeing spots in Nelliyampathy like Seetharkund, Kesav rock, Manpara, Katla para, Chandra para and can see many water falls during the trip. Also see the wonderful Pothundi reservoir which no one can believe the beauty by remarking 'Is it in Palakkad/Kerala or abroad. I can't explain the beauty here.

Activities & things to do: Trekking and Jeep ride are wonderful and really amazing.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nelliyampathy is in Palakkad District, Kerala. You can reach here within one hour from Palakkad. This beautiful hill station is connected with road from Kerala and Tamilnadu.
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