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Palakkad Fort

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.

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Kerala, India
Best time to visit Palakkad: 
Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
10.7639331°N, 76.6566415°E
Distance from Palakkad city center to Palakkad Fort
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Opening and Closing 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

Read traveller's reviews about Palakkad Fort..

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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