Fantasy Park is an amusement located at Malampuzha in Palakkad district. The park is located in the enchanting backdrop of the mountain ranges of Malampuzha with the majestic mountain peaks of the Western Ghats overlooking it.The park is developed by Neo Tech Amusements and Resorts (P) Ltd and bagged the award for "Best Innovative Tourism Product in the State - 1998" instituted by Kerala Tourism. The park is said to entertain an average of one thousand visitors a day.
Palakkad Fort, also known as Tipu's Fort among the natives, was constructed by Haider Ali in 1766. This old granite fort located near the centre of Palakkad Town is presently operational as a Taluk Office. The fort is spread over an area of around 60702.84 sq m and is known for its architecture that displays the workmanship of French engineers.
Palakkad Achchan, local ruler till the beginning of the 18th century, ruled over this fort for a long time. In...
From the town of Nenmara in Palakkad district, the cloud-caressed peaks of the majestic Nelliyampathy Hill ranges are a sight to behold. The height of the hills ranges from approximately 467 m to 1572 m and it has an extremely calming effect on all who view it. To reach Nelliyampathy, one has to take the road starting from Nenmara that proceeds to the Pothundy Dam. There are about 10 hairpin bends that have to be negotiated on the way to Nelliyampathy.
The idea for a dam in the Malampuzha region to boost agriculture started from the second decade of the 20th Century. However, it was only after India's independence on 27th of March 1949, that the then Public Works Minister, Sri. M. Bhaktavatsalam laid the foundation stone for the project. Palakkad was a part of the Madras Presidency during those times. The dam was constructed in record time, and on October 9th1955, the then Chief Minister of Madras, Sri. K Kamaraj, inaugurated the dam. The...
Palakkad, known as the granary of Kerala, is a land of palms and paddy fields. And Kollengode enshrines the pristine beauty of rural Palakkad. The village gets its name from the blacksmith (Kollen) community who live here.
The Kollengode Palace built in the traditional architectural style and a shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu are the major attractions here.
Seethakundu and Govindamalai near Kaachankurichi are ideal locales for adventure trekking.
Situated on the western suburbs of Palakkad town, not far from the railway station, this historic 32 feet long, 20 feet wide granite temple displays images of the Jain Thirthankaras and Yakshinis. Located on the southern bank of the Kalapathy River, the region around the temple, known as Jainamedu or Jainimedu, is one of the few places in Kerala where the vestiges of Jainism have survived. Palakkad was once home to a community of 400 Jain families, but only a few families remain today. It is at...
Dhoni hills in Palakkad is popular picnic spot with a small and beautiful waterfall. It takes a three hours trek from the base of the Dhoni hills to reach this reserve forest area.
Entrance fee: Rs. 100 per head
Nearest railway station: Palakkad, via Olavakkode – Dhoni Rd, about 12 km
Nearest airport: Coimbatore International Airport, about 78 km and Calicut International Airport, about 101 km
The Heritage Park at Velliyamkallu in Thrithala, Palakkad district is a nice place to take your kids out in the evening. The park is extremely close to the recently built Velliamkallu bridge cum regulator and affords beautiful views of River Nila (aka Bharatapuzha).
Hundreds of people flock to the park every evening to enjoy the cool breeze coming from the river and soak themselves in the beauty of Velliamkallu. Most visitors are families or youngsters. The park has several...
According to the legends, once a demon named Neelan started disturbing the people and became a menace to them. The people complained about the demon to Lord Parasuraman. Lord Parasuraman prayed to Lord Siva and asked his help to kill the demon. and he in turn sought a remedy from Lord Siva. Lord Siva sent Bhadra Kali to Akamalavaram to kill Neelan. After killing Neelan, Kali became Manappulli Bhagavathy showering prosperity to her devotees.
Malampuzha Rock Garden, maintained by the District Tourism Promotion Council, Palakkad, is the first-of-its-kind in South India. The Rock Garden was inaugurated on 7th January, 1996 in a building constructed by the District Nirmithi Kendra, Palakkad.
This impressive collection of artwork is conceived and designed by Renowned Sculptor Padma Shri Neck Chand Saini, the creator of India's first Rock Garden located in Chandigarh.
What makes this garden distinct...
The Silent Valley National Park with an area of 237. 52 sq km is located in the Northeastern corner of Palakkad district. It rises abruptly to the Nilgiri Plateau in the North and overlooks the plains of Mannarkkad in the South. Extremely fragile, a unique preserve of tropical evergreen rain forests which is a veritable nursery of flora and fauna, some of which are found nowhere else in the world.
The core of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is the Silent Valley National Park. Despite its...