Nellikulangara Bhagavathy Temple is sitauted at Nellikkulangara near Nenmara, Palakkad district.Nenmara Vallangi Vela is one of the grandest temple festivals of Kerala, this is an experience for a lifetime, if you can be part of it with all the charm and colours of two villages around you. The Nenmara Vallangi Vela is the occasion to celebrate the annual joint invocation of the Nellikkulangara Bhagavathy by the people of Nenmara and Vallangi villages. This annula event attracts thousands from all over the places and a huge crowd gathers to commemorate the event. Being one of the best known Fairs and Festivals of Kerala the Nenmara Vallangi Vela is the occasion of flag hoisting to celebrate the grand occasion.Fireworks display is the highlight of this festival. Various art forms like Karivela, Kummatti and Andivelaare are staged during Nenmara Vallangi Vela. During the celebration, 30 caparisoned elephants line up in ritual magnificence under a decorated canopy. Spectacular processions with caparisoned elephants from the two villages are taken to the Nellikulangara temple, the main venue.

The festival is held in the month of Meenam (March-April), according to the Malayalam calendar.The place Nenmara is located 28 kilometers from Palakad town and there are frequent buses to Nenmara from here. The place is easily reached.

Location info:

Address: Nellikkulangara, near Nenmara, Palakkad, kerala, India.
District: Palakkad district.
Nearest City: Coimbatore, Pollachi, Dindigul and Madurai.
Best time to visit: March - April.


Interesting things to do:

Watch the Grand Fireworks, Elepahants and also the diety of Bhagavathy.

Interesting things to Visit:

The Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary:

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary TravelSprawling over 285 sq.kms, this neighbouring sanctrary shelters the largest population of wild Gaur ( Bison) The Cannimare Teak Tree, said to be the largest in the Asian continent towers roughly 5kms away from Thunakadavu-the headquarters of Parambikulam.


Malampuzha has an aerial ropeway across the garden, a telescope tower, boating and fishing facilities, a swimming pool, fresh water aquarium and a snake park. Fantasy Park is a good spot for children. At Dhoni you can go on a 3-hour trek from the base of Dhoni Hills to the waterfall at the reserve forest area.

Jungles of Sahya Ranges:

These Sahya Ranges are famous for its evergreen forests.


Nelliyampathy has the highest peak at Nellikotta which is also called Padagiri. The hills dipped in the pristine beauty of nature are sprinkled with picturesque tea, coffee, cardamom, vegetable and orange plantations. The hills of Nelliyampathy are a delight to adventure lovers and trekkers.


Seethakundu offers a fantastic view of the valley below-a wide angled panoramic picture of about one third of Palakkad, as beautiful as the green Valleys of Kodaikkanal.

Nelliyampathy Hill station:

Nelliyampathy is located just 75 km from Palakkad and at an altitude of 467 m to 1572 m Nelliyampathy Hill Station Tours, the Nelliyampathyhilll comprise a chain of ridges cut off from one another by valleys of dense evergreen forests and orange plantations. Accessing Nelliyampathy from Palght is a sensation on its own, as you negotiate over a dozen haipin curves of the ghat road passilng through the fascinating jungles of the Sahya Ranges.Seethakundu at nelliyampathy offers fantastic view of the valley below-a wide-angled vision of a third of the entire Palghat area.

Pothundi Dam:

The Pothundi Damwas constructed with the aim of providing water for irrigation to the district of Palakkad in the state of Kerala. In the 19th century, the Pothundi Dam was built in the Indian state of Kerala. The design of the dam constructed at that time was much ahead of its contemporaries. The construction of the dam was made without using a traditional concrete core. The traditional concrete core was used in the construction of most of the dams in order to counter the force applied by huge water pressure.

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Police Station:

Wadakanchery police station
Wadackanchery, Thrissur
Tel: 04884 233100.

Karunya Nagar Police Station
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Tel: 0422 2615701.

Chelakkara Police Station
Pazhayannur Road, Chelakkara

Nearest Hospital:

Malabar complex
Malabar Complex, Grammam road
Vadakkencherry post Palakkad
Kerala state, PIN- 678683

Paalana Hospital
Palakkad, Kerala

Government Hospital
Chittur, Palakkad

Hosephiinr zMemmorial Hospital
Palakkad-815160, kerala.

Madhavi Amma Hospital
Sultanpet, Palakkad

Kerala Nursing Home
Court Road, Palakkad

Thankam Hospital
Palakkad, Kerala

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