Attappadi is a small town nestled under the Nilgiri Hills of Western Ghats, located in the north-eastern part of Palakkad district of Kerala. Bhavani River flows from here. The beautiful hills station of Attappadi is one of the most popular tourist places in Kerala.
Spread over an area of about 827 square kilometers, Attappadi Hill station is surrounded by forests, rivers and mountains. The atmosphere full of peace and freshness attracts tourists to this place. The population of the valley is mostly Muduga, Irula and Kurumba tribal people. The highest peak in this reason is Malleswaran, which is at an altitude of about 1664 meters above the sea level. Here the Malleswaram peak is worshiped in the form of a huge Shivalinga by the tribal and the festival of Shivaratri is also celebrated with great enthusiasm. Talking about the centre of attraction here, many places are also included such as Silent Valley National Park, Siruvani waterfall etc. September to May is the best time to visit this place.
Best things to do at Attappadi-
- Bird watching- You can enjoy bird watching in Silent Valley National Park. More than 211 species of birds can be seen here. Also this national park is home to many rare birds.
- Visit to religious places- Apart from natural beauty, Attappadi is also known for its spiritual surroundings. Attappadi has many famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Rama. Also Diwali is celebrated with great pomp here.
- Wildlife photography- Attappadi is a favorite destination for people who have captured exotic animals on camera. One can see many rare animals like Spotted Deer, Nilgiri Langur, Forest Cats and many more. It is one of the most attractive places for photographers. This beautiful hill station is a package to capture the panoramic views of mountains, forests and rivers.
Coimbatore is the nearest airport to Attappadi Hill Station. The nearest railway station to Attappadi is Palakkad, which is located about 55 km away. From here you can take a cab to reach Attappadi Hill station. Attappadi is well connected to almost all its neighboring districts by smooth roads and local airports.