Nelliyampathy Forest Camping

About Nelliyampathy

From the town of Nenmara in Palakkad district, the cloud-caressed peaks of the majestic Nelliyampathy hill ranges are a sight to behold. The height of the hills ranges from 467 m to 1572 m. To reach Nelliyampathy, one has to take the road starting from Nenmara that proceeds to the Pothundy Dam. There are about 10 hairpin bends that have to be negotiated on the way to Nelliyampathy.

The Pothundy Dam is a picturesque locale with facilities for boating and is a nice option as a picnic place. As the Ghat road winds its way up to Nelliyampathy, at certain places there are viewpoints from where the vast stretches of Palakkad district are visible with its extensive paddy fields forming a verdant carpet. It also offers a splendid view of the Palakkad Gap, which is a geographical phenomenon in the Western Ghats formation in this region, bringing into view, parts of the adjoining State of Tamilnadu.

On the way up, those interested in bio farming can take a close look at the privately managed farms and also vast expanses of tea estates managed by different plantation companies. The hills of Nelliyampathy are also well known for its orange cultivation.

Not far away from Palagapandy is Seetharkundu where one can have a fantastic valley view, and a 100 m high waterfall providing an added attraction. From Palagapandy, one can trek or go by jeep to reach Mampara; another breathtaking vantage point at Nelliyampathy. The area in and around Palagapandy estate has tea, cardamom and coffee plantations with adjoining hills allowing one to catch a glimpse of the wildlife in the form of Indian gaur, elephants, leopards, giant squirrel etc. and is also a paradise for birdwatchers.

Camping Itenanry

Day -1
  • Arrival at Nelliampathy in the afternoon by 1 pm
  • On the way Visit Pothundy Dam.
  • Later proceed for a Jeep Ride to Campsite our guide will be waiting bfor you he will accompany you as you need to drive 6 km
  • Lunch traditional Kerala Sadhya made by local tribal community
  • Take a nap or rest hearing the sound of nature and birds
  • Evening tea and go for snall Trekking through forest coffee and cardomom plantation
  • Join us for bonfire season
  • Night dinner Chappathi and vegetable curry
  • If you bring non veg we will prepare and give
  • Accommodation: Overnight Stay in forest lodge.
  • Day -2
    • Morning wild life jeep safari to see annimals possible sightings of gaur, elephants, leopards, giant squirrel etc. and is also a paradise for birdwatchers
    • Come back have breakfast
    • Departure by 10 pm
    • Terms & Conditions

      • * Per Person
      • 12 pax allowed
      • Food included in package:Evening tea, Dinner Breakfast , Lunch (one each )
      • No vehicle facility included (Transportation jeep preferred)
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