Standing majestically in the heart of Palakkad is the ancient Palakkad Fort. One of the well preserved forts in South India, a visit to the location will take you through a tour of bravery and courage of the medieval era. This fort was built to honour the legendary King Tipu Sultan known as the "Lion of Mysore", due to his valour.
The fort is of unique tourism significance where the battle between British and the local Kings took place. The brick walled structure with strong fortresses is an architectural marvel you can revel in. The grounds of the fort were used as stables - Kota Maidan in the earlier times. The fort also houses a Hanuman Temple and a martyr's column, which attract number of tourists. The fort has scenic splendour and is an abode of natural beauty.