bracing climate and green magic of nature enhance the exhilarating experience.
For a vantage view of the spectacle, one must visit Seethakundu, where
a 100m high waterfall provides an added attraction. It
offers a fantastic view of the valley below a wide-angled vision of one-third
of the entire Palakkad area. A forest range 75 kms from Palakkad, the Nelliyampathy
hills comprise a chain of ridges cut off from one another by valleys of
dense evergreen forests and orange plantations.
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.
Nelliyampathy from Palakkad is a sensation on its own, as one has to negotiate
over a dozen hairpin curves on the Ghat Road, passing through the fascinating
jungles of the Sahya Ranges. En route, 17 kms from Palakkad, the shimmering
Pothundi Reservoir and its manicured surroundings make for the ideal stop