Palakkad, Palakkad Information, Palakkad Tour


Information about Palakkad

Palakkad is a large town and municipality in the state of Kerala in southern India, spread over an area of 26.60 km2. The district of Palakkad is known as the granary of Kerala. Palakkad is a land of valleys, hillocks, rivers, forests, mountain streams, dams and irrigation projects. Palakkad is situated in the foot of the Western Ghats, and the gateway to Kerala from north. It covers an area of 4480 square km. Palakkad derives its name from the Malayalam words Pala (Alsteria scholaris) and Kadu (forest), which tells that this place was once a beautiful stretch of forests covered with the sweet scented flowers of the Pala tree.

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Tourist Attractions in Palakkad

The main tourist attractions in Palakkad are Palakkad Fort, Malampuzha, Kollengode, Lakkidi, Jain Temple of Jainimedu, Thrithala, Chittur Gurumadam and Attappady. Silent Valley National Park and Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary are the famous wildlife sanctuaries which are situated in the Palakkad district of Kerala. Nelliyampathys is the famous hill station in Palakkad. The Palakkad Fort is the main tourist attraction in Palakkad. This old granite fort is situated in the very heart of the Palakkad town and one of the best preserved fort in Kerala. More....

Festivals in Palakkad

Some of the festivals which are celebrated in Palakkad are Kalpathi Ratholsavam, Vela at Manappuli Kavu, Nenmara Vallengi Vela, Konganpada of Chittur and Pattambi Neracha. Kalpathi Ratholsavam is an annual chariot festival at Viswanatha Temple, celebrated in the month of November. Vela at Manappuli kavu is an annual festival which is held at the Bhagavathy temple in March. Nenmara Vallengi Vela is also an annual festival which is held at the Bhagavathy Temple at Nellikkulangara near Nenmara on the Pooram day of the Malayalam month of Meenam (Feb / March). The major highlight of this festival are the firework displays. Konganpada of Chittur is annual festival of ritual drama that is held at the Chittur Kavu Bhagavathy Temple. The Pattambi Neracha festival is conducted in the memory of Aloor Valia Pookkunjikoya Thangal, known for the Muslim saint of South Malabar.

How to reach Palakkad

By Air:
The nearest airport is located at Coimbatore, about 55 kms.

By Rail:
Palakkad Junction Railway Station, about 5 km from the city is a major railhead of the Southern Railways.

By Road:
Palakkad is connected by an excellent network of roads to all the major cities in India.

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