Nelliyampathy Tourism

Nelliyampathy Tourism

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Nelliyampathy Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Palakkad

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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Nettikadan Biju

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"Great place to travell on bikes"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 17, 2016
A scenic beauty created by God has many view points best for a short break of two days is Ideal Nelliyapatty a small hill station near palakad Kerala opens gate at 6am in morning the roads uphill is just great be there at 6am to just the Misty roads we were there on 14 and 15 August, reach top you have ITL resort a good place to stay then go to suicide point or seethargundu as it is known has a great view almost one km in stretch please don't look down as it's almost 2000 ft from there we can organic farms, then go for small drive between tea and coffee estates for a small and beautiful water falls, on the way back you have hanging bridge, kesavan rock view, AVT Tea company and back to town there's an excellent view point and finally don't ever miss The Jeep trekking just ultimate it's bit costly but the through the forest is the most trilling part finally when you leave Nelliyapatty you will never say bye but will say see you soon as you come Down cost a beautiful dam to climb up to the dam you need energy as you will have to climb 120 steps Cost this place and have fun
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Adarsh Damodaran

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"A Run away to relax, Nelliyampathy"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2015
Awesome, as you enter into the green lush forest you start getting the feel that you are also one amongst them; the birds, the animals, the wind breeze and the most beautiful scenery. Even the Pothundy dam reservoir is a nice place to stop. It's a marvellous road trip.
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Chaanu Mon

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"Just a cool place to visit-Nelliyampathy"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 17, 2015
Thus Nelliyampathy is the paradise for nature lovers and trekkers. Several species of birds and animals including some rare species are found here. The Pothundy Dam is a picturesque locale with facilities for boating and a nice option as a picnic place. As the Ghat road winds its way up to Nelliyampathy, at certain places there are viewpoints from where the vast stretches of Palakkad district are visible with its extensive paddy fields forming a verdant carpet. It also offers a splendid view of the Palakkad Gap, which is a geographical phenomenon in the Western Ghats formation in this region, bringing into view, parts of the adjoining State of Tamil Nadu.
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Nikhil Raj

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"You are at top of the world!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 8, 2015
Just think a spot where the clouds move beneath you. Exactly it is a mind blowing experience. This is what Nelliampathy offers you. Once you reach at the top of the hills after the superb view of the dam and through the zig-zag curves you are now in lust with nature. The place has a single tree which is famous all over about the place. One could see the clouds moving under them from the hill top and if you are lucky enough watch the rain from the clouds. You could understand. Nature never betrays in beauty!
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Ajmal Rafeeq

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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 27, 2015
Nelliyampathy is a small hill station in palakkad district of Kerala. It's a beautiful place to be in. It's rich in flora and fauna. Its a good weekend get away. Entry only 6 am to 6 pm and it has gardens trekking suicide points and the the waterfall at the end of the suicide point you can go there get down into waterfall and have fun in water. Those who love walking only will enjoy it because its a up and down climb of total close to 6kms. Den u have another view point. Thats much it about Nelliyampathy. Its has lots tea and coffee plantation:) Its great weekend getaway for relaxation :)
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Binu Chandran

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"Nature at its best-Nelliyampathy"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 11, 2015
Nelliyampathy in Palakkad district of Kerala is a place where you can go and relax and see nature at its best. It will be fun going through the tea gardens and trekking through the different hills with friends and family. The ride in the Jeep is an awesome experience. There are also waterfalls nearby.
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Nikhil Koshy

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"An emerald in gods own country"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 20, 2015
It's a mesmerising place which is filled with scenic beauty. It's a sleepy town but there are several places to explore like suicide point, which will give you breathtaking views of western ghats. On the way lies Pothundi Dam which is also beautiful place to explore. The off road ride using a four wheel drive jeep is a memorable journey. You can see the shooting spot where the famous Malayalam movie Bhramaram was shot. Nearby attraction include Parambikulam National Park which is just 50 km from there.
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Anand Pv

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"A great place to visit in Kerala"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 11, 2015
A great place to visit in Kerala. Just 75-80km from Thrissur Railway station. Like any other hill stations there are some viewpoints and some nice greeneries to visit. I took this photo from Seetharkundu viewpoint. I personally prefer bike journey in hill stations than car or bus. Compared to other hill stations like munnar Ooty and Kodaikanal, nelliyampathy is less crowded.
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Abhilash Parali

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  • Lives in Palakkad
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"Paradise for nature lovers"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 23, 2014
This is a purely non commercialised, unpolluted spot with real natural beauty, unwinding the ghat roads will definitely add to your driving pleasure. Panoramic view from seetharkundu is breathtaking! Ideal for one day trip, but trekkers can take more out of the trip by staying there.
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Cynthya Ajith

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"Nature unplugged"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 4, 2014
No cellphone coverage (except bsnl & at rare corners vodafone), no internet. Just you and nature! Not a commercial place, hence you can experience the beauty of nature at its best here. It's also a bird watcher's paradise, in our very short stay we saw hornbills and many other rare birds which you don't see elsewhere. Not much of sightseeing to do, just relax and be one with nature.
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