Shimmering Pothundi Reservoir
Pothundy Reservoir is a chief attraction in Nelliyampathy which is located close to Nelliyampathy from Nemmara. It is constructed on the Meenchadyppuzha and Padippuzha tributaries of the River Ayalar and is known as a pleasing and tranquil place. The beauty of this place can be experienced through a boating session.
A major tourist attraction of Nelliyampathy, Malampuzha Gardens is famous for its children’s park with a toy train, an aquarium and a mini zoo. It is 59 Kilometres from Nelliyampathy. A swimming pool, a canal and a huge reservoir are located in Malampuzha Gardens and tourists can also enjoy boating in the garden.
From the town of Nemmara 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 approximately 467 m to 1572 m and it has an extremely calming effect on all who view it. The hill offers an exquisite view of Palakkad and is a beautiful site to visit.
Situated at an elevation of 1500 m above sea level, Padagiri is a famous hill and is just 6 Kilometres from Nelliyampathy and is also famous as Nellikota. It is said to be one of the tallest peak of the Nelliyampathy Hills and is a very popular picnic destination. The most striking feature of the peak is the gorgeous teak plantation.
Flaunting its marvellous architecture, the Palakkad Fort stands tall much to the amusement of the thousands who visit the fort to admire its charm. Known as the Tipu Fort as well, the Palakkad Fort was built by Haider Ali in the year 1766 A.D. to expedite communication between both sides of the Western Ghats.
This village is popular for the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary. It is situated at the core of the Nilgiri Biosphere Preserve. Animals such as panthers, elephants, civet cats, wild boars, tigers and spotted deer can be seen here. Can also see numerous birds such as black-headed orioles, spotted doves, red-whiskered bulbuls, tree pies and rocket-tailed Drongos.