A beautiful hill station located in Palakkad district of Kerala. Attarapadi is one of the chief tribal settlement and a pristine hill station, located 38 km from Mannakkad, the place of amazing highland and hilly terrain which is fed by enormous tributaries of majestic river Cauvery. Attarapadi is an exclusive mountain valley and a sizzling hill station located on the Ghats of rivulets of river Cauvery. It is place dedicated to anthropologists and tourists blessed with virgin forests, beautiful mountain synthesis and rivers. It is one of the best tourist destination in Palakkad enchanting visitors with lush green vegetation, sublime climate, rejoicing traditional ayurvedic massages, mesmerizing landscapes, undulating valleys and picturesque beauty of the nature spenders are indeed a pleasant experience for the tangled nerves.
Must See Places
It is worshiped by tribe people as Lord Shiva in the form of Lingam. People used to light the peak of this crest which is the highlight of Attarapadi. It is considered one of the gigantic natural shiva linga by devotees. Maha Shiva Rathri is grandly celebrated with great gusto here and makes the silent and serene atmosphere into pomp and gaiety. The captivating beauty of this hilly region offers long lasting sweet memories and beautiful moments to visitors. One can enjoy variety of foods in the forest restaurants.
Silent Valley National Park
It is one of the pristine and preserved valley in Kerala, untouched by modernization and man. The brooding dense forests which are located in Nilgiri hills are believed to be fifty millions years old. The park is proudly spreads around 236 sq km in this silent valley. Variety of forests ranging from semi green, evergreen to deciduous and the montane grass lands are contributing to diverse ecosystem of silent valley. It is declared as Nilgiri Biosphere reserve by government of Kerala. It houses numerous mammals, reptiles and birds. The most endangered species of the Nilgiri langur land ion tailed macaque cn be seen here. Excellent place to enjoy bird watching. A great place for nature lovers.
Mannakkad hill station, Nelliyampathy, Bhavani river, Siruvani drinking water reservior are the nearby places to enjoy. Wild life safari is the most thrilling part of Attarapadi. One can get to see various wild life species like panther, dotted deer, tigers, forest cats, fishing cats and sambar. Best place to shoot amazing photographs.
How to reach Attarapadi
Coimbatore is the nearest airport, located 55 km from Palakkad and 40 km from Mannarkkad.
Palakkad railway station is located 40 km from Attarapadi.
Attarapadi is well connected to all neighbor districts and major cities of kerala. Palakkad is well connected with major Indian cities. Palakkad and Attarapadi are connected by an efficient local transportation.
Average temperature is ranging from 0°C – 25°C, best place to stay away from scorching heat of summer. September to May is best time to enjoy the complete essence of Attarapadi.