Attappady

This hill station covers an area of 827 square kilometers. This hill station of Kerala is located in north Kerala in the north eastern section of Palakkad District. Surrounded by verdant green undulating hills the pristine beauty of Attappady hill station is further enhanced by the many rivulets of the River Bhavani.

The Attappady hill station is home to many very old tribes and is a source of delight to anthropologists. The hilly terrain of this region is fed by the tributaries of the River Cauvery. Attappady is a beautiful synthesis of rivers, mountains as also forests. The Malleshwaram Peak in this area is worshipped by the tribals and other local people as a giant Shivalinga. The peak offers opportunities for trekking. Other attractions of this hill station of Kerala are the Parambikulam-Aliyar Multipurpose project which consists of a series of dams that are interconnected by tunnels as well as canals that are at various elevations so as to harness the waters of the Rivers Parambikulam, Aliyar, Sholayar, Thunkadavu, Thenkkat and Palar. This project supports both irrigation requirements as well as power generation.

The Anamalai wildlife sanctuary located at a height of 1400 meters above sea level in the Western Ghats is home to a variety of wild animals like the gaur, elephant, panther, sloth bear and the flying squirrel to name just a few. Birds like the rocket tailed drongo, black headed oriole etc are all attractions of the Attappady hill stations. Other attractions include the Silent Valley virgin forests, the Chulannur Peacock protection Center, and Sholayar, the highest place in Attappady.

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