Palakkad, which lies at the foot of the Western Ghats, is a dreamy land of misty mountains. The district is gifted with the beauty of virgin and verdant Nelliampathy hills, the precious and unique Silent Valley National park, the famous Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary, Attappady hills and more than half a dozen dams like Malampuzha, Mangalam, Pothundi, Kanjirapuzha, Siruvani and Parambikulam.
Nelliampathy, the queen of Palakkad hills is the poor man’s Ootty. The tea, coffee, cardamom and orange plantations here are exhilarating attractions. According to historians, a great and rich civilization was in existence in this part of Palakkad during Tamil Sanghom period. The highest peak in the range is Nellikotta, also called Padagiri. It is 1585.08 meters above the sea level. The beautiful cool hills of Nelliampathy are in the midst of the majestic Western Ghats.