Nelliampathy, 75 km form Palakkad and 450 to 1572 mtrs above sea level, is the hill station that can be accessed only after negotiating more than 10 hairpin bends on the Sahyadri ranges.
Silent Valley, situated 80 km from Palakkad, is one of the last remaining stretches of tropical evergreen rain forest .
To reach the hill resort of Dhoni, just 15 km from Palakkad, it takes a three-hour trek. The journey from the base of the Dhoni hills is traversed by forests and waterfalls.
Malampuzha Garden is at a convenient distance of 10 km from Palakkad on the lower hills of the Western Ghats. It is the most frequented picnic spot complete in beauty with a dam, manicured gardens, fountains, pools and pathways. Frequent bus services ply between Palakkad and Malampuzha Garden. The Rose Garden has more than a hundred varieties of roses making a very vibrant scenario. There is an aerial ropeway across the garden.
The dams and gardens are illuminated on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays. The reservoir features the facilities like boating and fishing. You can complete tour picnic outing with the ride in the pedal boats, rowboats, water scooters and motorboats or by taking a plunge into the well-kept swimming pool. A fresh water aquarium, a snake park and a children's park are the added feature of the Malampuzha Garden.