38 Kms from Mannarkkad
827 sq. kms.
The Gigantic Shivalinga
Attapaddy situated on the northeastern side of the district of Palakkad and extend over an area of 827 sq. kms has the chief tribal settlement.
Located 38 kms from Mannakkad, the place consists of frequently hilly highland terrain, fed by the tributaries of the River Cauvery.
An extensive mountain valley above the crest of the Ghat ranges with numerous rivulets of the Bhavani River, Attapady is occupied mainly by tribes and some settlers from Tamil Nadu.
A beautiful synthesis of mountains, rivers and forests, Attapaddy is of great interest to anthropologists, as this is the habitat of many tribes like the 'irolas' and 'mudugars'.
The Malleshwaram peak is worshipped as a gigantic 'Shivalinga', by the tribals who also celebrate the festival of Shivratri with great gusto. The tribals celebrate the festival by lighting the top of this peak.
Silent Valley National Park, Siruvani Drinking Water Reservoir is the visitor centers of the valley. The highest peak in the district is situated here. A PWD rest house and a few private hotels offer accommodation at Agali.