Tourist Place in Palakkad

  • Fantasy Park

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    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

    Details & Background

    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...

  • Nelliyampathy Hill

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    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.

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  • Malampuzha Dam

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    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...

  • Kollengode Palace

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    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.

  • Jainamedu Jain Temple

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    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 Waterfalls

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    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

    Getting there

    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

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    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...

  • Sree Manappully Bhagavathy Temple

    Details & History

    Legend

    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.

  • Rock Garden

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    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...

  • Silent Valley National Park

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    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...

  • Mango Village

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    Muthalamada, a sleepy village in Palakkad bordering Tamil Nadu, is predominantly known for its vast stretch of mango farmsMuthalamada is the land of aromatic juice mangoes. The Palakkad village on the Kerala – Tamil Nadu border is famous for its 45,000 hectares of mango orchards, the largest mango producer in Kerala. With Rs.200 crore worth export each season, the mangoes from here reach the global markets first, much earlier before its competitors Peru and Venezuela make a move. The harvest...

  • Navara Eco Farm

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    Located on the banks of Chittur river in Palakkad is a unique farming venture that has undertaken the mission to bring back the fast losing significance of Navara, a grain considered to be of great value from a healthcare point of view. And at the helm of this one-man farming crusade is Mr. Narayanan Unny.

    Navara is a rice variety endemic to Kerala, mainly seen in the northern parts. The cultivation of this rice variety is recorded from 2500 years ago. Navara is widely used in...

  • Ottapalam

    Details & History

    Ottapalam is a quaint little town situated on the banks of the Bharatpuzha river. Blessed with the bounty of untouched natural beauty, this place serves as an abode for a large number of palm trees. Ottapalam finds many mentions in ancient history as it was the host site for many cultural events during the reign of the Zamorins of Calicut.

    The gently swaying palms against the blue skies of Ottapalam sure do make for a lovely sight to behold. Always bubbling with activity, this...

  • Kathakali and Classic Arts Academy

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    The Gandhi Seva Sadan Kathakali and Classic Arts Academy popularly known as "Kathakali Sadanam" is located in a panoramic, sprawling ten-acre campus of its own in Perur village in Ottapalam under the Palakkad district. This academy is dedicated exclusively to the training of the art of Kathakali, the renowned dance-drama which is so integral a part of Kerala's culture. It is the third of its kind in the state, the other two being the Kerala Kalamandalam and P.S.V. Natyasangham. The year 2003...

  • Choolanur Peacock Sanctuary

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    The first Peacock Sanctuary of India is located at Choolanur at about 30 km from Palakkad. The place is also called as Mayiladumpara, which literally means “the rock where peacocks dance”. This unique sanctuary is spread over 500 acres of forest area and is an abode of more than 200 peacocks. This sanctuary is within the Alathur Forest Range of Palakkad district. Other than peacocks, this sanctuary is an abode of over hundred species of other birds, medicinal plants and tropical forest. If...

  • Kanjirapuzha Dam

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    Nestle in Palakkad district is the scenic Kanjirapuzha dam. Built on the River Kanjirapuzha, a tributary of Thuthapuzha, it is about 13 kilometers away from Mannarkkad.The dam has a catchment area of 7,000 hectares and is constructed to meet the irrigation requirements of the region. The Vakkodan Hills and the densely covered forest known as Vettolachola make for the perfect surrounding. The water flowing from the dam through the three spillways is a fascinating sight. When the water levels go...

  • Mangalam Mam

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    Mangalam Dam, built across the Cherukunnath River, a tributary of the Mangalam River is a popular tourism centre in Palakkad. The beautiful Mangalam reservoir is surrounded by forest area with a lot of wildlife. Boating facility is also available here. The dam is located about 42 km south of Palakkad town near Vadakkencherry.

    Getting there
    Nearest railway station: Ottappalam Railway station, about 50 km
    Nearest airport: Coimbatore International...

  • Kalpathy

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    Kalpathy Ratholsavam
    Venue: Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple
    Location: Kalpathi
    District: Palakkad

    Want to lose yourself amid a joyous crowd and colourful spectacles? Then make sure you are at the Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple at Kalpathi in Palakkad for the renowned annual chariot festival; locally known as Ratholsavam.

    Kalpathi is a traditional Tamil Brahmin settlement in Kerala. The temple dedicated to Lord Viswanatha or Shiva is...

  • Kodikkunnu Bhagavathy Temple

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    The Kodikkunnu Bhagavathy temple or Kodikkunnu Ambalam is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. The word “kunnu” means hill in Malayalam language. Literally, Kodikkunnu temple would thus mean the temple situated on top of the hill called “Kodi”. Kodikkunnu is near to Pallippuram railway station.

    The legend has it that, some time in the past, there was a poor widow and three children living in a house, across the river. She used to tend cows and every...