extensive mountain valley above the crest of the Ghat ranges with numerous
rivulets of the Bhavani River, Attapady is inhabited mainly by tribes and
some settlers from Tamil Nadu. A beautiful synthesis of mountains, rivers
and forests, Attapaddy is of great interest to anthropologists, as this
is the habitat of many tribes like the 'irolas' and 'mudugars'.The Malleshwaram
peak is worshipped as a gigantic 'Shivalinga', by the tribals who also
celebrate the festival of Shivratri with great gusto. The tribals celebrate
the festival by lighting the top of this peak.Silent Valley National Park,
Siruvani Drinking Water Reservoir are the tourist centres of the valley.
The highest peak in the district is situated here. A PWD rest house and
a few private hotels offer accommodation at Agali.