NELLIYAMPATHY Hill Station Tour
Located at a distance of 52 kms from Palakkad, the cool hills of
Nelliampathy, nestling atop the Western Ghats, offer a
breathtaking view of the misty mountains and enchanting valleys
interspersed with sprawling tea, coffee, cardamom and orange
plantations. For a vantage view of the spectacle, one must visit
Seethakundu, where a 100m high waterfall provides an added
The height of the hills ranges from 467 metres to the tallest
peak Padagiri looming at 1572 metres. Nelliyampathy has immense
trekking potential. The community hall at Kaikatty provides a
good camping ground for the trekkers.
A forest range 75 Kms from Palghat, the Nelliyampathy hills
comprise a chain of ridges cut off from one another by valleys of
dense evergreen forests and orange plantations. At least 10
hairpin bends have to be negotiated on the ghat road that passes
through the breathtaking evergreen forests of Sahya Ranges.
Seethakundu at Nelliyampathy offers a panoramic view of about one
third the area of Palakkad district.
Accessing Nelliyampathy from Palghat is a sensation on its own,
as you negotiate over a dozen hairpin curves on the Ghat road
passing through the fascinating jungles of the Sahya Ranges.
How to reach :
The nearest airport is at Coimbatore in the neighbouring state of
Tamilnadu, about 55 km from Palakkad.
The nearest railway station is in Palakkad, about 5 km from
The hills of Nelliyampathy lie at a distance of 75 kms from
Palakkad. It takes 2 ½ hours to travel to the place.