Kerala features an incredibly topography. From the 650 km of paradisiac beaches along the Arabian Sea coast to the sweeping plains to green hill sides to the tallest peak of the Western Ghats. This topography has created a very diverse biosphere. Tourist places in Kerala has to include the plants and animals so numerous to Kerala.
Nelliyampathy, also spelled Nelliyampathy, is a hill station located near Palakkad, Kerala. Tea, cardemom and coffee plantations dot the hillsides surrounding this hill station and the village even has its own local governing body as well as a thriving orange cultivation industry.
Seeing the Sites
The cloud-caressed peaks of the majestic hill ranges are a sight to behold in Nelliyampathy. On the way in from Pothundy Dam along the road leading to the hill range, tourists can get a closer look at bio farming through the privately managed farms along the road. There are many privately owned hotels and resorts located in and around Nelliyampathy. There are many areas in and around the village that tourists can get breathtaking views of the valley. One of these areas is Seetharkundu which also boasts a magical 100 m high waterfall. Many of these vantage points can be reached by trek or via jeep. Among the exquisite hills you can view the famous fauna and green dense forests as well as catch glimpses of the abundant wildlife so known to Kerala. Such as the Indian gaur, leopard, giant squirrel, elephant, or one of the many species of birds known to Kerala
Events and Festivals
Festivals are very important in Nelliyampathy. They are bright and colorful and celebrated with much zeal and brotherhood. The most important of these is Ekadasi Festival which is celebrated on the eleventh day of every lunar fortnight. Easter is also celebrated with a festival with much fervor and dedication by the Christian community during March or April. The Annual Festival, also known as Utsavam is celebrated during February or March on the day of Pushya, it is meant for the purification and revitalizing the powers of the deity.