Extremely fascinating hills are situated around 1572 meter sea level. 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 approximately 467 m to 1572 m and it has an extremely calming effect on all views. There are about 10 hairpin bends that have to be negotiated on the way to Nelliyampathy hills.
The Pothundy Dam is a beautiful point with facilities for boating and is a nice option as a picnic spot. 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 widespread paddy fields forming a verdant carpet. So many best hotels and resorts are located at various points, as one goes up the hills of Nelliyampathy. The bio-farms located here are a major landmark as one proceeds up before reaching the topmost point at Palagapandi Estate. The estate has a quaint bungalow, built during the British rule in India, and has now been converted into a private owned resort. At Kaikatty, a community hall is available, which is generally used as a base by those attracted in trekking.
Not far away from Palagapandy is Seetharkundu where one can have a fantastic view of the valley and a 100 m high waterfall providing an additional attraction. From Palagapandy, one can trek or go by jeep to arrive at Mampara; another amazing 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 natural world in the form of Indian Gaur, elephants, leopards, Giant Squirrel etc. and is also a paradise for birdwatchers.