Padagiri is considered as the tallest peak of the Nelliyampathy Hills and is at a height of around 1500 m above sea level. It is also known as Nellikota and is considered among the famous picnic spots around Nelliyampathy. It is famous for its beautiful teak plantations.
The most striking feature of the peak is the gorgeous teak plantation.
The sceneries and the weather there are very beautiful. It is easily accessible from the south Indian states Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Padagiri, at a height of nearly 1500 meters above sea level is the highest peak; the others are Vellchimudi, Valiyavana, Vela Vanchan and Mayanmudi.
Padagiri is a quaint place located in the Nelliyampathy Panchayat of Palakkad District in Kerala. A driving of around 50 km south to Palakkad will get you here.
Another attraction of the Padagiri is the huge teak trees growing here. Kollengode lies to the north, while Parambikulam is in east, Kallana at south and Pothundi at west borders the village. The place is ideal for a quaint weekend getaway. Kaikatty is only 5 km away from this place. The geographical coordinates are 10° 29' 0" North, 76° 42' 0" East.
The nearby cities are Kuttampuzha, Valiyapara Kutti, Karinthiriyaar - Melacheri.
The Padagiri police in Nelliampathy was part of the forest land encroachment due to complaints from the Forest Department in 2010 about the encroachment and sale of large areas of forest land in Nelliampathy. The scam also involved pledging of leased forest area by private parties and pulling Rs.15-crore loan from the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) and other nationalized banks.