South India - Tourist Attractions - Nelliyampathy
Nelliyampathy is the prettiest hill station in Kerala with the most stupendous beauty of nature. The place is filled with serenity that soothes the nerves automatically for a refreshing break away from the city into the laps of mother nature. Tucked into the Western Ghats and surrounded by lush green tea and coffee plantations, Nelliyampathy is a perfect eco-tourism destination.
The awe-inspiring beauty of its virgin hill station, endless spice plantations, and the chilling climate gave Nelliyampathy the name "Poor Man's Ooty". It is an absolute adventure spot which paves the way for all the amazing adventures like trekking, hand gliding, hiking etc.
One has to overcome about 10 daring hairpin curves on the way to Nelliyampathy that offers great views of the mist-clad mountains and the valleys around, that will spellbind you. As the roads are smooth, trekking to Nelliyampathy is truly an enjoyable experience. Apart from adventure activities, Nelliyampathy is known for its bio-farming and orange cultivation. Another specialty is that you can shop for good wine from here.
Nearby places to visit
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Nenmara, Palagapandi Estate, Padagiri, Seetharkundu Viewpoint, Malampuzha Gardens.
Best time to visit
September to May is the best time to visit Nelliyampathy which is ideal for sightseeing.
Ways to reach
By Air : The nearest airport is the Coimbatore International Airport which is at a distance of 118.6 kilometres from Nelliyampathy.
By Train : The nearest railway station is Palakkad Railway Station which is at a distance of 57.7 kilometres from Nelliyampathy
By Road : Both KSRTC and private buses are easily available to Nelliyampathy