Nelliyampathy Tourism
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Nelliyampathy Tourism

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Hailed as the poorman's Ooty, this hillstation in Palakkad is a must-see for the scenery as well as the amazing variety of flora and fauna it has to offer and especially for the wide spectrum of bird-life.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Places to see: Manpara
Karappara
Seetharkundu estates
Aanamada
lot of jungle trails and I dont know which leads where, but they are all equally pleasant and energizing.

Food: There are 3 normal places at Pulayanpara,offering simple local cuisine including meals,porottas,beef and chicken.
the resorts..I have no clue cause i have never stayed in one.I ve always lodged in the small lodges available at Pulayanpara.

Activities & things to do: A layman can just keep gaping at the multitude of the flighted species,while an avid bird-watcher may just end up staying there more than he ever intended to..observing,wondering and busy understanding.
The places to see are Karappara water falls(by bus and then by foot),Manpara,the tallest accessible point(only by jeep,that too a four wheel drive only-cause the road is made of rocks and slime more than mud and tar),then if you like walking ,keep strolling around and you never know what is in store for you.You will never be disappointed anyways as the fresh air ,the mist and the greenery and bird calls will refresh and mystify you!
On one such venture I had my first sighting of a lone tusker (not alone this time as he had three girlfriends also with him!)
I also had the pleasure of meeting 2 hornbills,one big and the other Mr.Small.Equally majestic though with all those colours and significantly disproportionate horns(and hence the name).
There are many other places too where a hired jeep can take you and it depends on your pocket and how you bargain. A to and fro trip to Manpara will cost you 700-1000 and don't gape at the rate as the drive is not at all easy.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Route:Palakkad-Nenmara-Pothundi Dam-Kaikatti(at the top) -Pulayanpara
There are buses from Palakkad and if you have a vehicle you can reach Pulayanparra and unless if you are a four wheel drive,sturdy SUV owner you will have to avail the jeeps for visiting all the exotic places.
The jeep guys will take you for a night safari also at higher rates,but beware there might be an angry tusker on the prowl who is ever ready to overturn your jeep and practice stampeding.
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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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Senthil ramkumar Ramachandran
  • Senthil ramkumar Ramachandran
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Salem
  • 4 Reviews

"awesome place to visit"

  • Posted Nov 9, 2010
i was there in Nelliyampathy with my son and wife. A beautiful and clean place to visit. we stayed in ITl resorts which was an average one. food was gud. climate is enjoyable. if you are a nature lover and interested in preserving it i kindly request u help the people preserve it for u. A gang of friends would be a good company for enjoyment. newly married wont love it. people who love to walk would surely love it. the place is rich in tea cultivation, pepper and elachi plantations. pepper and elachi shrubs r grown like weeds, guess u can carry a kilo of them and no one to question u. we drove through the hills and passed village. the jeep drivers offer to ake u for a safari. but god knows how true it is.

In conclusion a good place to picnic rather stay there for couple of days.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We stayed in ITl resorts which was an average one. food was good.

Activities & things to do: if u r lover of nature and interested in preserving it i kindly request u help the people preserve it for you. A gang of friends would be a good company for enjoyment. Newly married wont love it. People who love to walk would surely love it. the place is rich in tea cultivation, pepper and elachi plantations. pepper and elachi shrubs r grown like weeds, guess u can carry a kilo of them and no one to question u. we drove through the hills and passed village. The jeep drivers offer to take u for a safari. But god knows how true it is.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: route No1: Coimbatore- Palakkad- Kudavayoo-kolangode
nice drive but slightly longer than the other(via Pollachi) u have to drive almost 100+ kms inside Kerala state. road from Kollangode to Nemarra is slightly irritating with lot of pot holes. roads in nemmara town isnt good either. ghat section from nemara to neliyampathy is awesomesingle sided indeed as u go further up u get to look at the view of poonthondi dam. many small water falls r seen on the way to. Roads aren't winding nor hectic.
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Saji K
  • Saji K
  • Lives in Cochin
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"Nelliyampathy and coffee blooms..."

  • Posted Apr 22, 2009
Hailed as the poorman's Ooty, this hillstation in Palakkad is a must-see for the scenery as well as the amazing variety of flora and fauna it has to offer and especially for the wide spectrum of bird-life.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Places to see: Manpara
Karappara
Seetharkundu estates
Aanamada
lot of jungle trails and I dont know which leads where, but they are all equally pleasant and energizing.

Food: There are 3 normal places at Pulayanpara,offering simple local cuisine including meals,porottas,beef and chicken.
the resorts..I have no clue cause i have never stayed in one.I ve always lodged in the small lodges available at Pulayanpara.

Activities & things to do: A layman can just keep gaping at the multitude of the flighted species,while an avid bird-watcher may just end up staying there more than he ever intended to..observing,wondering and busy understanding.
The places to see are Karappara water falls(by bus and then by foot),Manpara,the tallest accessible point(only by jeep,that too a four wheel drive only-cause the road is made of rocks and slime more than mud and tar),then if you like walking ,keep strolling around and you never know what is in store for you.You will never be disappointed anyways as the fresh air ,the mist and the greenery and bird calls will refresh and mystify you!
On one such venture I had my first sighting of a lone tusker (not alone this time as he had three girlfriends also with him!)
I also had the pleasure of meeting 2 hornbills,one big and the other Mr.Small.Equally majestic though with all those colours and significantly disproportionate horns(and hence the name).
There are many other places too where a hired jeep can take you and it depends on your pocket and how you bargain. A to and fro trip to Manpara will cost you 700-1000 and don't gape at the rate as the drive is not at all easy.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Route:Palakkad-Nenmara-Pothundi Dam-Kaikatti(at the top) -Pulayanpara
There are buses from Palakkad and if you have a vehicle you can reach Pulayanparra and unless if you are a four wheel drive,sturdy SUV owner you will have to avail the jeeps for visiting all the exotic places.
The jeep guys will take you for a night safari also at higher rates,but beware there might be an angry tusker on the prowl who is ever ready to overturn your jeep and practice stampeding.
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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 weaversí 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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