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Nellyampathy

The cloud and mist caressed hills of Nellyampathy are characterised by many ridges cut off from one another by interspersed valleys with evergreen forests. Nellyampathy is also dotted with tea, coffee and orange plantations.
Nellyampathy is a beautiful hill town 60 Km from Palakkad in Kerala. It derives its name from the pockets of ‘nelli’ (gooseberries) which grow around the region in abundance. The pleasant winding drive to the quaint hill station  unfolds the magical charm of the Western Ghat mountains . En route falls  the Pothundi Dam followed by dense evergreen forests of the Sahyadri range. The road winds up through many hair pin bends for 17 KM to reach Nellyampathy.  Hidden inside; acres of tea plantations, orchards and un spolit jungles, Nelliyampathy is an ideal hideaway from the clamours of urban sprawls.
Nellyampathy, nestling atop the western ghats offer amazing views of the mountains and valleys with many cardamom, orange, tea and coffee plantations. The highest peak here is Nellikota. The forest is blessed with massive teak trees. Gurgling streams, waterfalls amidst misty hills. One can go on many beautiful short treks in the surrounding mountains.
Nellyampathy has 215 species of birds and almost 90 species of butterflies. The endangered Nilgiri Tahr or mountain goat is also seen in the hills. Primate species of Lion tailed Macaque, Bonnet Macaque and Nilgiri Langur is present in these forests. Birds like Nilgiri Flycatcher, Nilgiri Pipit, Great Black Woodpecker, Grey Breasted Laughing Thrush and Great Pied Hornbill are also seen.
Oranges Orchards
Orange groves were cultivated in abundance in the coffee estates. Most of these have disappeared, but now there is a renew effort to revive them and oranges have been planted in 237 acres of land. There is a fruit preservation unit, where guavas and passion fruit are converted into jams, preservers and squash.
Mempara Peak
14 km trek through jungle, the Mempara peak offers awesome view of the mountain ranges Churliyar, Mingera and the distant Malampuzha lake. The journey can be done by 4x4 jeeps also.
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KOCHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Coimbatore Main Junction
Palakkad Junction
Tiruchirappalli Junction
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Kochi or the erstwhile Cochin is a melting pot of culture from as far as Arabia, China, Portugal, the Netherlands and Britain. A bustling port city enriched with multi ethnic inhabitants and culture, is made up of small islands connected by the backwaters and canals, and a central commercial town with an old Portuguese fort standing tall over the Arabian sea.
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Nellyampathy enjoys a cooland refreshing climate throughout the year.
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