Located at a distance of 52 kms from Palakkad, the cool hill station of Nelliampathy, aptly referred to as the queen of Palakkad hills, nestling atop the majestic Western Ghats , offers a breathtaking view of the misty mountains and enchanting valleys interspersed with sprawling tea, coffee, cardamom and orange plantations. The bracing climate and green magic of nature enhances the exhilarating experience at Nelliampathy hill station. For a vantage view of the spectacle, one must visit Seethakundu, where a 100m high waterfall provides an added attraction.
It offers a fantastic view of the valley below, a wide-angled vision of one-third of the entire Palakkad area. A forest range 75 kms from Palakkad, the Nelliyampathy hills comprise a chain of ridges cut off from one another by valleys of dense evergreen forests and orange plantations. The height of the hills ranges from 467 metres to the tallest peak Nellikkotta or Padagiri looming at 1572 metres. Nelliyampathy has immense trekking potential. The community hall at Kaikatty provides a good camping ground for trekkers.
According to ayurveda, the three doshas activate all five elements in the human body.The five elements in the cosmic universe have their counterparts encompassed in these “tridoshas” in the body. The word dosha is derived from the Sanskrit root dosh meaning to corrupt. This dosha corrupts the tissue and the waste products in the body, which leads to diseases. However disease occurs only when there is an imbalance in those three doshas , whereas in equilibrium they help to bring about all physical activities and chemical changes taking place in the body via digestion, assimilation, circulation, metabolism etc. These three doshas are vata, pitta and Kapha.The ayurvedic therapies are aimed at correcting the doshas, enhancing blood circulation and facilitating body functions thereby providing overall health and vigour to the body.
The various hotels and resorts situated in and around the hill station of Nelliampathy offer an assortment of ayurveda packages intended to soothe the frayed nerves of tired travellers.