Activity Charges / Entry Fee: No entry fee.
Time Required
One or two days
No specific timings
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Nature lovers, Couples, Families and Group of friends.

Quick Info

Nelliyampathy is a pristine hill station located close to the town of Palakkad in Kerala. It features sprawling tea and coffee plantations, beautiful trees, picturesque view points and exotic flora and fauna. The pleasant weather at Nelliyampathy adds to the charm of the hill station. It is a great place to visit for couples and groups of friends.

Rankings & Ratings

A pristine hill station with pleasant weather and spectacular view points.
Editor's Rankings

#1 in 3 Things to Do in Palakkad

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

Nelliyampathy is a picturesque hill station enjoying pleasant weather conditions. The spectacular view points are the highlights of the hill station. You will also enjoy seeing beautiful farms and plantations. Even the journey to the hill station is quite a joy ride. If you happen to love trekking, you'll just want to settle in Nelliyampathy.


  • Great natural beauty all around.
  • Paradise for trekkers.
  • Spectacular viewpoints.
  • Extremely pleasant weather.
  • Comfortable accommodation facilities.


  • Heavy rainfall during the monsoon.
  • No activities apart from sightseeing.
  • Entry is restricted after 4:00 PM unless you have hotel rooms already booked.

Detailed Info

With an altitude ranging from 467 m to 1572 m, Nelliyampathy is a serene and picturesque hill station located close to the Palakkad Town in Kerala. The hill station has spectacular view points, majestic mist-clad peaks and sprawling tea and coffee plantations. The road leading to Nelliyampathy has many hair pin bends that make the journey all the more interesting. Close to Nelliyampathy is a famous dam called Pothundy Dam. The catchment area of the dam is a great picnic spot. It offers facilities for boating as well.

The Nelliyampathy Hills are famous for their orange farms and tea estates. Tourists can visit these farms and get a glimpse of how bio-farming is done. The hill station offers wonderful opportunities for trekking. The magnificent view from the view points of the hill station makes the trek worthwhile. There is a 100 m high waterfall in Nelliyampathy which is certainly a must-visit attraction. Apart from on-foot treks, tourists can try jeep safaris. The safari can give you an opportunity for spotting exotic birds and animals like elephants, Indian gaur, giant squirrel and if you're lucky enough, leopards.