The town of Nemmara in Palakkad or Palghat district of Kerala, South India offers a magnificent, breathtaking view of the Nelliyampathi hills.
Nelliyampathi hills, as it is widely called, have derived its name from the word Nelli (gooseberry) that grows in abundance here.
Nellikotta, locally known as Padagiri, is the highest among the hill ranges in this region. Other famous hills are the Vellachimudi, Valia Baanamala, Mayamudi and Vaalvechanmala. To the south-west border of the hill range is the famous Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary, noted for its variety of flora and fauna.
To any traveler, the journey to Nelliampathi, through the winding and woody roads, is an experience in itself. The place provides immense possibilities for trekking and bird watching. The bracing climate and green magic of Nature enhance the exhilarating experience.
Truly a Nature’s paradise, Nelliampathy with its beautiful waterfalls and small hillocks is a favorite choice of many filmmakers. Hairpin curves on the way make the journey adventurous.
The hills of Nelliyampathy are widely known for its tea, coffee and cardamom plantations.
Pothundy dam, en route to Nelliyampathy provides boating facilities and is a good picnic spot.
Resorts and lodgings are available at every nook and corner on the way to this hill station. Don’t miss the view of the bio-farms on the way.