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Palakkad situated at the foot of the beautiful Western Ghats and is a picturesque place with diverse flora and fauna. The terrain is dotted with green valleys, green hills, tropical mountains all filled with all kinds of wild flowers, never ending sights of green paddy fields all make this an excellent place to spend your holidays.

Interesting Places in Palakkad

Palakkad Fort

Palakkad Fort is located in the middle of the Palakkad town. The fort lies in a sprawling 15 acres on the western border of the town. It was built Hyder Ali, the sultan of Mysore, in 1766 AD. The fort is part of history as it witnessed the Mysore anexations in Kerala. Finally it came into the hands of the British and it was refurbished in the European style with stone walls and strong bastions. The view of Palakkad from the fort is dashing.

Malampuzha Dam & Garden

Malampuzha is considered to be the Vrindavan of Kerala. On traveling 13 km from Palakkad you could reach Malampuzha. After the completion of the dam in 1955 this place has been beautified into an attractive Park. The water body and the beautiful gardens can be enjoyed by taking boat rides through the reservoir. There is a snake park, aquarium, toy train, Japanese Garden, ropeway, telescopic tower and rock garden inside this extensive park.


Nelliampathy is a hilly region situated 52 km from Palakkad. It is attractive for its tea gardens, cardamom plantations, orange orchards, sparkling silver waterfalls and dense forests.

Silent Valley National Park

It extends to a sprawling 90 sq. km area. It is the only remaining evergreen forest in the Western Ghats. This region is the home to many rare species of flora and fauna. Every year researcher explores new species of plants, animals and birds from the deep recess of wild forest.


Attapady offers to its visitors a rare tribal experience of Kerala. It consists of three villages of Agaly, Sholayur and Puthur are located inside the remote rain forest of Silent Valley National Park at a distance of about 50 km from Palakkad. There are many brooks that flow through this terrain and offer its visitors a visual treat. The present generation of tribal people still follow the practices of their ancestors and their livelihood consist of hunting and gathering honey, fruits and herbs from the dense forest around.

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary spreads over 285 sq. km is the habitat of several species of wild animals, reptiles and birds. It is situated in Western Ghats in between Neliyampathy Mountain range and Nilgris Mountain range. Many rivulets speed down the mountainous terrain along the jungle filled with sandalwood and rosewood. Ornithologists are attracted towards this park because it is the home of rare species of birds. If you travel 125 km from Palakkad district you could reach this sanctuary.

Dhoni Reserve Forest

At a distance of 15 km from Palakkad lies the Dhoni Reserve Forest. On the top of the Dhoni Hills lies the dazzling waterfall and a three long trekking from the bottom of the hill can take you to this place. To enjoy the bedazzling terrain, trekking is the best option.


It is a Dam located 42 km from Palakkad at the foot of Neliyampathy Hills. The location of the dam is lush green and the view of the surroundings is extremely beautiful. The dam is said to be have constructed in 1800 and the mortar used was a mixture of jaggery and quicklime mortar.

Chittur Gurumadam

It is a memorial of Thunchath Ezuthachan and is located at Thekkegramam on the banks of the river Sokanasini River. Ezuthachan who is considered to be the father of Malayalam language spend his last days in this village. This memorial treasures his wooden slippers, some old palm leaf manuscripts, couple of idols worshipped by him and a stylus.


Near to the famous Sri Rama Temple in Palakkad flows this natural spring called Thenaruvi. The water from this sacred spring is considered to be as holy as the water of Ganges.

JP Smrithivanam & Deer Park

This park is located inside the Walayar Reserve Forest Range inside the Tamilnadu - Kerala Border. The best way to explore the forest is by going for an Elephant Safari.

Choolanur Peacock Sanctuary

In its kind this is the only one sanctuary. You could reach there by traveling 30 km from Palakkad town. The total area of the Sanctuary is 500 hectare reserve forest land and has a peacock population numbering above 200. It is also the home of rare butterflies and bird species.

Jain Temple

A few Jain Temples exist in Kerala, and this one of them. The temple is built in granite and said to be 500 years old. The temple is said to be built by a Jain Sage and has carved Idols of the Jain Thirthankeras and Yakshinis.


At a distance of 19 km from Palaghat lies the age old village Kolengode. The popular places of the village are the Vishnu Temple, Kolengode Palace and the natural beauty.

The trip to Palakkad would also give you opportunity for Ayurvedic Spa and Wellness treatment. You can be sure, by indulging in wildlife safaris and boating trips you would regain your lost energy and the body and mind will be ready for a fresh start.

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