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A spot of breathtaking beauty

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Apr 1, 2018, 12:53 am IST
Updated : Apr 1, 2018, 12:53 am IST

Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lord Lakshman rested at Nelliyampathy during their exile.

Seetharkundu is a view point that is located inside a tea estate in Nelliyampathy.
 Seetharkundu is a view point that is located inside a tea estate in Nelliyampathy.

Seetharkundu is located in Palakkad district, eight kilometers away from the Nelliyampathy Hills. It’s one of the beautiful natural attractions in Kerala. You should know this about Nelliyampathy: the legend says that Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lord Lakshman rested at this place during their exile. Sita took a bath in the stream here and hence the place is called Seetharkundu.

One can reach this spot after paying the entry fee at a check post, a few kilometers before the destination. Parking space, refreshments and restrooms are available at the entry. Seetharkundu is a busy place, especially on weekends and holidays.

 

The view point is known for its deep cliff. Sometimes you can spot some wild animals down the cliff. And one of the prime attractions here is the waterfall. A stream runs down from here to form a small lake. Seetharkundu view point is located inside Poabs Tea Estate, which is spread over hundreds of acres in Nelliyampathy. You need to walk for around 10 minutes to see the waterfalls, which will be a bit tiring but worth it.

Beware of the roaming mischievous monkeys, which tend to grab all the food packets! Also, the ideal time to visit the waterfall is from July until March.

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