The Nelliampathy is a popular hill station in the district of Palakkad. The serenity of the hill station is increased with the velvety covers of tea and coffee plantations surrounded by it. At nine kms from this place is the Pothundi Dam which is a small irrigation dam providing water for the paddy fields in the nearby regions. There are about ten hairpin bends on the way to Nelliampathy. The hill station is also known for its orange cultivation. 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 beautiful bungalow, built during the period of the British rule in Indi which is now been converted into a private owned resort. The breath taking view of the hill station with the plantation of cardamom, coffee plantation along with the added beauty of some of the exclusive flora and fauna just makes Nelliampathy an enchanting paradise.
Parambikulam tiger reserve can be rated as one of the best in the country. The whole setup here is controlled by the forest department. Parambikkulam is an oasis of tranquil greenery nestled in a valley between the Anamalai ranges of Tamilnadu and the Nelliyampathy ranges of Kerala.