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Palakkad Fort in Palakkad

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.

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Kerala, India
Best time to visit Palakkad: 
Time Needed:
2 hours
76.6566415°N, 10.7639331°E
Distance from Palakkad to Palakkad Fort
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Opening Timings:

Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Overall Rating:4.5

  '5' out of 5
"See the old mango tree in the inner courtyard. Also notable, astonishing and one of a kind thing is that there is a jail inside this fort.. an actual working jail inside the tourist spot... "
  '5' out of 5
"This is not built by tipu it's actually built by King of palakkad but later given to tipu by maharaj "
  '4' out of 5
"The top attraction of Palakkad town. Built by Tippu Sultan, the fort stands strong and well preserved even today. The Hanuman Temple inside the fort is pretty famous and gets crowded on week ends. There's about 3 kms of walkaway for people to take a walk on, the areas are well preserved by the Mulcipality and its a free walk, timings apply. Inside the fort you can roam around on the ramparts, there's the Dist Supply Officers office and also the Palakkad Prison. Worth half a days excursion, best time is in the mornings or evenings."
  '4' out of 5
"visiting this place will give you a great relaxation and also there are a lot of historical things ready to be added to your knowledge in this place.The fort is knwon as Tipusulthan's fot palakkad."
  '4' out of 5
"A short walk from anywhere in the city. Worth a visit to see the moat and walk around the fort walls. There's actually a police station inside the fort ! There's a children's park nearby and a well laid jogging path taking you around the moat in the surrounding grounds. "

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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 4, 2016