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Nelliyampathy

Nelliyampathy hills are located in the Indian state of Kerala. This hill station is a very popular tourist destination in the region and many tourists flock to this place, as it is culturally rich and it has many important religious locations.The hill station is not very crowded, and can serve as the perfect base for people who are interested in visiting a sparsely populated region that has abundant natural beauty. Tourists thus see Nelliyampathy as a place to unwind and relax in. Hill station is blessed with lush green forests and exotic wildlife, tea & coffee estates, cardamom and orange plantations.

Tourists visit the hill station of Nelliyampathy because of its natural setting. The hill station of Nelliyampathy is located in palakkad district and the entire region is covered with thick forests and high peaks. These forests are primarily unexplored, and you can take a trip through them during your stay in Nelliyampathy.

Nelliyampathy starts at Poothundy lake, where a large dam exists, mainly used for irrigation purposes. The lake and its reservoir is a major picnic spot, which is a very popular tourist destination in the region. Padagiri is the highest peak situated on the Nellikotta mountain ranges.

Weather and Best Time to Visit

Nelliyampathy is an all around the year tourist destination with a pleasant climate all through the year. Summers during March to May have a maximum temperature of 30°C and the winters during December to February have a minimum temperature of about 15°C. Monsoons offer very heavy rainfalls during June to September.The hill station is very imposing during the monsoons.

Post monsoons and post winters are flowering seasons. Waterfalls offer eye catching experiment during monsoons and post monsoons. Best period to visit here is September to May avoiding monsoons.

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Pothundy Dam - View from Nelliyampathy


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