Palakkad is a beautiful and famous town of Kerala fabulously located in the depression called Palgat Gap in Western Ghats. It connects the Kerala to the state Tamilnadu. One can enjoy the fine blend of cultures of Tamilnadu and Kerala. It is a wonderful place to experience the quintessential Brahminic life. It comprises several beautiful villages with pristine culture and heritage. It is thoroughbred tourist destination, well known for the vast expanse of green paddy fields, thick tropical jungle and fringes of palms. It is most popular ayurvedic treatment center still clings on the bucolic charms of the yesteryears. The chalk and cheese like diverse tourist destinations are slent valley park, Attarapady and mulampuzha dam. The serene beauty of Rivers Pothundi and Siruvani are well experienced in Palakkad.
Places to Visit
The majestic fort was built by Sultan of Mysore Hyder Ali in 1766 AD. It is proudly standing as winness of ancient bravery of India against British invasion. It offers excellent panoramic view of the entire Palkkad town. It is one of the ancient monument, well preserved and maintained by archeological department of India.
The biggest tourist attraction is Malampuzha irrigation dam which was built in 1955. The water capacity is 115.06 meters. It is the largest irrigation system in Kerala developed by network of several canals. This majestic reservoir is the prime setting among tourists. The surrounding landscapes are incredible in nature and further adorned by the nearby garden. It is boating and fishing destination for tourists. Most visited place in Malampuzha tourism.
It is expressed as ‘Vrindavan Of Kerala’ located nearer to Malampuzha Dam. It is another fascinating location for tourists to enjoy lush green lawns, gorgeous water pools, attractive flower beds, impressive and relaxing fountains, fish shaped aquarium, passenger’s ropeway, snake park, children park, rock garden made of waste materials and plastics and concrete statue of Yakshi (Legentary enchantress) which is made by famous sculptor Kanayi Kunhiraman are prominent attractions in this garden.
It is a unique type of garden entirely made of threads, located nearer to Fantasy Park. The flowers and plants are made of hand woven colorful embroidery threads makes a magnificent sight to tourists. It is a must visit garden to enjoy the high human effort used to create such a awe-inspiring garden.
Nelliyampathy, Silent Valley national park, Attarapady, Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary, Dhoni reserve forests, Thenaruvi, Jain temple, Kanjirapuzha and Snake park are other hot spots to visit in Palakkad.
How to reach Palakkad
Coimbatore domestic airport is located 51 km and Kozhikode international airport is 87 km from Plakkad.
Palakkad junction is the nearest railhead.
State and private run buses frequently available to reach Palakkad from major Indian cities and neighbor districts of Kerala.
During summer 20-36° and in winter 16-28°C. Best viewed from October to May.