Nelliyampathy

One of the famous hill stations of South India and a breath taking city for nature lovers, Nelliyampathy is a perfect holiday spot for visitors in Kerala. Nelliyampathy is widely recognized as Nelliampathi and lies close to Palakkad, about 54 Km from the city. The place is bounded by tea and coffee plantations and offers a very pleasant environment.

Nelliyampathy hills are exclusively famous for their exquisite fauna and green dense forests with many wild animals like Monkey, Deer, Porcupine and Elephants. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Nelliyampathy Hill, Shimmering Pothundi Reservoir, Padagiri, Palagapandi Estate and Pothundi Reservoir are the famous sightseeing places in the city. Nelliyampathy comprises of mountain ranges from 500 m to 1600 m giving enormous opportunities for trekkers and voyage buffs. Kakatty serves as an idyllic base camp offering trekking and other such activities.

Weather

Nelliyampathy experiences mild summer and the temperature ranges between 20°C to 33°C. The summer starts from March and last till May.

The place receive heavy rains during the months from June to September. The place remains drenched all through these months.

The month of December marks the start of Winter Season. The temperature is comfortable and generally lies in the range of 15°C to 28°C. The winter season lasts till February. After being washed by the rains, Nelliyampathy is fresh and rejuvenating during this season.

Nelliyampathy is one of the few destinations in India to be an ideal place to visit all year round. The temperature remains comfortable throughout the year and is ideal for nature-lovers and to indulge in mesmerizing sightseeing opportunities.

How to Reach

The nearest Airport is Coimbatore Airport, roughly two and a half hour drive from Nelliyampathy. Coimbatore Airport is well connected to the places in India and abroad such as Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Cochin, Pune, Sharjah, Bangkok, Singapore and Ahmedabad.

The nearest Railway Station is Palakkad Railway Station, located at a distance of 54 Km from Nelliyampathy. Palakkad Railway Station is well connected to the major cities like Kochi, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

Pothundi Reservoir: Pothundy Reservoir is located close to Nelliyampathy. It is constructed on the Meenchadyppuzha and Padippuzha tributaries of the River Ayalar and is known as a pleasing and tranquil place. The beauty of this place can be experienced while boating. Built in the 19th century, Pothundi Reservoir was built for irrigation purpose and is located at a distance of 17 km from Nelliyampathy. It is one of the famous sources of drinking water in the area and is a popular picnic spot.

Malampuzha Gardens: A major tourist attraction of Nelliyampathy, Malampuzha Gardens is famous for its children’s park with a toy train, an aquarium and a mini zoo. It is 59 km from Nelliyampathy. A swimming pool, a canal and a huge reservoir are located in Malampuzha Gardens and tourists can also enjoy boating in the garden.

Nelliyampathy Hill: Located in the Western Ghats, Nelliyampathy Hill is a wonderful destination for visitors identified for its beautiful tea, coffee, orange and cardamom plantations. The hill offers an exquisite view of Palakkad and is a beautiful site to visit.

Padagiri: Situated at an elevation of 1500 m above sea level, Padagiri is a famous hill and is just 6 km from Nelliyampathy and is also famous as Nellikota. It is said to be one of the tallest peak of the Nelliyampathy Hills and is a very popular picnic destination of this area bounded with lovely teak plantations.

Seetharkundu Viewpoint: Seetharkundu Viewpoint is situated at a distance of 8 Km from Nelliyampathy. It is said that Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lord Lakshman rested at this place in the period of their exile. Seetharkundu Waterfall is a nearby tourist attraction which is known for rapidly falling water from a height of 30 m.

Palagapandi Estate: Flaunting its marvelous architecture, the Palakkad Fort stands tall much to the amusement of the thousands who visit the fort to admire its charm. Known as the Tipu Fort as well, the Palakkad Fort was built by Haider Ali in the year 1766 A.D to expedite communication between both sides of the Western Ghats. It is engulfed by water on the outside and thus served as a great barrier. The fort currently houses the temple of Anjaneya and Lord Hanumana.

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