Sep 30, 2009

Nelliampathy > Kerala > India

O Nelliyampathy is an amazing hill station on the western ghats mountain ranges in Palakkad district of Kerala
O 60km from Palakkad town
O one of the best places for ecotourism in Kerala.
The green lush forests covering the whole hill area, coffee, tea, cardamom, vegetable and orange plantations, water falls and the misty and cool climate of Nelliyampathi offering a delightful vacation for the tourists.

Nelliyampathy is situated at a height of 467 m to 1572 m above sea level.
Journey to Nelliyampathy itself thrilling.
Pothundi Dam is one important picnic spot near, in a distance of 21 km away from Nelliyampathy.
Pothundi Dam is an irrigation Dam.
The speciality of this Dam is that, it is built without cement or concrete. A mixture of jaggery and quick lime is used in place of cement to construct this dam. This Dam, built in late 1800 AD is a real wonder for the new technology.
Boat services are there in the reservoir of Pothundy Dam.
The sight of Nelliyampathi mountains from here is quite spectacular.

Seetharkundu is one important spot of attraction in Nelliyampathy. There is a waterfall about 100m in height. It offers a fantastic sight of the valley below. We can see one-third of the entire Palakkad area from here.

Nelliyampathy is the paradise for nature lovers and trekkers.
Several species of birds and animals including some rare species are found here.
The tea plantation and coffee plantations of Nelliyampathy are famous.

How to reach there

Nearest Airports:

Cochin International Airport and Coimbatore

Nearest railway stations: Palakkad and Trichur.

By taxi or bus to Nemmara - 30 km.

From Nemmara you can take a taxi or better four wheel vehicles.

NOTE:

From Coimbatore, OOTY & PALAGHAT spans the SAME Distance.


Boarding and Lodging:

At Kaikatty, there is a government run guest house with boarding and lodging facility. Reservation for lodging can be made in advance. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian foods are available.

The only public transport to the outside world is the bus service run by Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC). These buses ply between Palakkad and Nelliampathi. Within the hill areas, one has to depend on the taxi jeeps for transport. Essential items like grocery and vegetables are transported from Nemmara by jeeps.


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