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Nelliyampathy Hill Station in Kerala

Written by Sudhir Kumar

In the town of Nenmara in Palakkad district, the cloud-caressed peaks of the majestic Nelliyampathy hill ranges are a sight to behold. The peak of the hills ranges from 467 m to 1572 m. To attain Nelliyampathy, one needs to just take the road starting from Nenmara that proceeds towards the Pothundy Dam. There are actually about 10 hairpin bends which have to become negotiated on the solution to Nelliyampathy. The Best ever Holidays in India.

About Nelliyampathy Hill Station in Kerala :

The height of the Nelliyampathy hills ranges from 467 mts to 1572 mts and offers an awesome view. Along with their greenery, cool breeze of these hills will surely refresh and usher you to a completely different world which is bedecked with various charms of Mother Nature.

Blessed with acres of sprawling greenery, misty mountains, gushing waterfalls and vast plantations of tea, coffee, cardamom and orange, cool hills of Nelliyampathy woo vacationers from all corners of the world. Located in the Palakkad district, Nelliyampathy hills are the dream destination for both nature lovers and trekkers. The dense forests of Nelliyampathy hills are home to endless array of plants and animals. Teak trees of extraordinary heights are dotted every where in these lush hills. Trekkers from various parts of world comes here to explore the mighty hills of this place. The community hall at Kaikatty provides a good camping ground for the trekkers.

Location of Nelliyampathy Hill Station :

Nelliampathy hills are located nearby to Nenmara town in Palakkad district. This place is well connected both by air travel and railways to other parts of India. Coimbatore airport is just 55km away from this hill station. And the nearest Railway station to Nelliampathy hill station is at Palakkad town which is only 52 km away. Nelliyampathy can also be reach by road. One has to take the road starting from Nenmara that proceeds to the Pothundy Dam.

Atraactions of Nelliyampathy :

Pothundy Dam: The Pothundy Dam and reservoir is a nearby attraction to Nelliyampathy hills and located on the way. Pothundy Dam is a picturesque locale with facilities for boating and an ideal picnic spot.

Seethakundu Falls: A Tour to Nelliyampathy is incomplete without watching the Seethakundu Falls. Seethakundu is a must visit sight as it provides fantastic valley view. Cascading from a height of 100m, the Seethakundu Falls serves as a picnic spot.

Padagiri Peak: Padagiri which is also known as Nellikota is the highest peak in Nelliyampathy and provides excellent trekking trails for the trekkers and mountaineers.

Tipus Fort: This formidable fort is the most beautiful and well-preserved fort of Kerala and located in the Palakkad town. It  was constructed by  Hyder Ali of Mysore. An ancient Hanuman temple is situated within the fort, which is as old as the fort. In 1790, Britishers has taken over the fort and modified it. The existing fort is now being protected by the Archeological Survey Of India.

Other Places Of Interest:

  • Mayiladumpara
  • Silent Valley
  • Meenavallam Falls

Accommodation in Nelliyampathy:

  • Whistling Thrush Bunglow
  • Ciscilia Heritage
  • Greenland Resort

How To Reach :

Air : The nearest airport is at Coimbatore in the neighbouring state of Tamilnadu, about 55 km from Palakkad.

Rail : The nearest railway station is in Palakkad, about 5 km from Palakkad town.

Road : The hills of Nelliyampathy lie at a distance of 75 kms from Palakkad. It takes 2 ½ hours to travel to the place.

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