"Granary Of Kerala"

A City in Kerala, India

Interest Measure for Palakkad

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

Best Interests at Palakkad

Best to enjoy with


How is the weather at Palakkad


Height(Altitude) of Palakkad from sea level:  269 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  10.7882494°N, 76.6551517°E
Ecosystem:  Plain  

Food, Culture and Language at Palakkad

Food Availability:  Indian, South Indian 
Regional Language:  Malayalam
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

Know the best time to visit Palakkad

Why travel Palakkad?

Celebrated as the granary of Kerala, Palakkad is a vast expanse of verdant plains interspersed with hills, rivers, mountain streams and forests. The gateway to Kerala from the north, a 40 kilometre break in the mountains known as the Palakkad Gap gives access to this land situated at the foot of the Western Ghats. The pass acts as a corridor between Kerala and neighbouring Tamil Nadu and played a major role in the trade contacts between east and west coasts of peninsular India. Deriving its name from the Malayalam words Pala (Alsteria scholaris) and Kadu (forest), this place was once a beautiful stretch of forest covered with the sweet-scented flowers of the Pala tree. A potpourri of Tamil and Kerala culture, some of the finest Carnatic musicians hail from this region which continues to be a largely agrarian society.
Add to favorite 

8 Places to visit and Things to do in Palakkad

Malampuzha Dam and Garden at Palakkad

Malampuzha Dam and Garden

Malampuzha, a little township on the foothills of the Western Ghats takes its name from the River Malampuzha. Nurtured by this tributary of Kerala's longest river, the Bharathapuzha, Malampuzha is a lush green town is a major tourist attraction for its trekking trails and the large irrigation dam. Around the reservoir of the dam are beautiful gardens and amusement parks. Boating facilities are available on the lake. Other attractions in the Malampuzha garden are the beautiful rock garden, the fish-shaped aquarium, the snake park, the ropeway which takes you on an aerial tour of the park, and the gigantic Yakshi (an enchantress) sculptured by Kanai Kunhiraman, a renowned sculptor of Kerala.
Expenses - ₹25
Time needed - 3 hours
Silent Valley National Park at Palakkad

Silent Valley National Park

#Wildlife Sanctuary
The Silent Valley National Park 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 National Park is the core of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Despite its name, the Silent Valley (the clamour of Cicadas is conspicuously absent here) is a rich storehouse of biodiversity. It is a true Garden of Eden for students of life sciences, professional scientists and field biologists.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours
Jeep Safari, Silent Valley National Park at Palakkad

Jeep Safari, Silent Valley National Park

Silent Valley National Park is full of surprises. One can become a part of a number of activities here. Jeep safari is the most sorted out things to do in Silent Valley National Park. Apart from this, the sanctuary houses a four-storey watch tower. Visitors are allowed to climb up the tower. The view from the tower is mesmerizing, as one can see only the vast expanse of lush greenery on all sides including the path of River Kunti. Trekking is yet another activity to do in this forest area. By trekking a little far from the watch tower, one reaches a swinging bridge over the Kunti River from where one can easily see tortoise resting on the banks of the river.
Expenses - ₹1600
Time needed - 5 hours
Palakkad Fort at Palakkad

Palakkad Fort

#Archaeological Site
The Palakkad Fort , also known as Tipu's Fort , stands in the heart of Palakkad town. One of the well preserved forts in south India, Tipu's Fort was constructed in 1766 AD and is today a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. The sober majesty of the laterite walls of the fort reminds one of the old tales of valour and courage.
Expenses - ₹5
Time needed - 2 hours
Dhoni Hills at Palakkad

Dhoni Hills

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. You have to walk 4 km from the bottom of the hill to reach the waterfalls. The roads are not tarred, and one can see water flowing down between the rocks on the way up. No restrictions for carrying food to the top. Upon reaching the top, one can see the lovely view of the waterfalls and enjoy a bath in the cold waters. With a climb up the rocks one can feel the beauty of the jungles and it is said to have leopards, elephants and so. However, encountering them is rare.
Expenses - ₹20
Time needed - 5 hours
Kalpathy Temple, Palakkad at Palakkad

Kalpathy Temple, Palakkad

Kalpathy Temple( Sri Visalakshi Sametha Sri Viswanatha Swamy temple ) is a very old attraction of Palakkad. Heritage Gramam (village) attractive temples. One has to visit this Gramam at least once if you are happens to be in Palakkad. This village is famous for its brahmin traditional agraharas (House) and for the Ratholsavam ( Chariot pulling ) one of the famous festival in Kerala held in the month of November every year.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours

Map of Palakkad and Places to visit in Palakkad

load map of Palakkad and places to visit
Click to load the map
Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016