Attapady is situated on the north-eastern side of Palakkad district, 38 km. away from Mannarkkad. It spreads over an area of 745 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, Mudugas and Kurumbar live here, though the density of their population is very low.
The tribals worship the mountain peak 'Malleeswaran', considering it a huge 'Siva-linga' (a Linga is the venerated image of Lord Siva). Sivarathri at the Malleeswaran or Malleeswaram temple is the most important festival celebrated by the tribals.
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 and Coimbatore in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu, about 50 km from Agali.
Nearest airport: Coimbatore in the neighbouring State of Tamilnadu about 55 km from Palakkad.