Nelliyampathy Tourism

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
Seetharkundu estates
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 Traveller Reviews

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S selvaraj Sellamuthu
  • S selvaraj Sellamuthu
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  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 6 Reviews

"good little spot"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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:....... More
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Monica Varghese
  • Monica Varghese
  • Lives in Chennai
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  • 2 Reviews

"Visit to Nelliampathy"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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....... More
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K s singharavelu Subramaiam
  • K s singharavelu Subramaiam
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 1 Review

"Different experince we enjoyed"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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....... More
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Prakash K.u
  • Prakash K.u
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 2 Reviews

"kerala by prakash"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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....... More
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Jomon Thomas

"Nelliyapathy trip"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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 &....... More
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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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Privately owned hotels and resorts provide many hotel options in Nelliyampathy

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