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Attappady Tribal Village is one of the largest tribal settlements in the State. Many tribals like the Irulas and the Mudugas live here, though the density of their population is very low.
The grandiloquence of this great symphony of forests, rivers and mountains is awe inspiring. The highland terrains are mostly fed by the tributaries of the river Cauvery.
The tribals worship the mountain peak “Malleeswaran’ as a huge ‘Sivalinga’ (the 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. A PWD Rest House, a VIP Guest House and a few private hotels offer accommodation at Agali, 42 km northeast of Mannarkkad.
Reserve Forest here is a protected area and there is a Government Goat Farm here which has the “Attapady Black Goat” breed available
Nearest Railway Station:
- Palakkad about 50-60Km
- Coimbatore in neighboring state of Tamilnadu about 60 Km from Palakkad.