Location: 38 km from Mannarkkad, Palakkad district, north
Situated on the north-eastern side of the district and spread over an area of 827 sq km. Attappady is one of the largest tribal settlements in the State. The grandiloquence of this great symphony of forests, rivers and
mountains is awe inspiring.
Many tribals like the
Irulas and the
Mudugas live here, though the density of their population is very low. The tribals worship the mountain peak "Malleeswaran' as a huge
Linga is the venerated image of
Lord Siva) and
Sivarathri at the Malleeswaran temple is the most important festival celebrated by the tribals.
The Malleeswaran peak and the river Bhavani have a tremendous influence on the lives of the tribals. The highland terrains are mostly fed by the tributaries of the river Cauvery.
A PWD Rest House, a VIP Guest House and a few private hotels offer accommodation at Agali, 38 km northeast of Mannarkkad.
Nearest railway station : Palakkad about 40 km from Mannarkkad.
Nearest airport : Coimbatore in neighbouring State of Tamilnadu about 55 km from Palakkad.