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Palakkad - The Destination

Palakkad

Palakkad, the land, which is one of the most fertile and thickly forested districts of Kerala is supposed to have derived its name from the 'Pala' tree and 'Kadu' meaning forest. The whole area is said to have been covered by 'Pala' (trees), in the past.

The district of Palakkad, which lies at the foot of the colossal Western Ghats, is a district thriving in mountains, forest and fertile valleys; rivers and mountain streams are rich in flora and fauna. Much of the area is made up of plains, scattered with a few hillocks. The plains are

so fertile and productive that the district is considered the Granary of Kerala.

Along with Idukki, Palghat is the other district in Kerala, which has the rare distinctive characteristic of not having a seacoast. Kerala's longest river Bharathapuzha flows through the district. During the summer, its wide sandy bed is dry except for some miles from its origin. Being too shallow and rocky for water transport, the Bharathapuzha has little commercial significance but holds a special place in the culture of the State.

Palakkad isn't just a natural grandeur at it's colorful best. What renders it more romance is its historical background. The great warrior Tipu Sultan left us an impressive Fort here. At the foot of the gigantic Western ghats, take a deep breath and loose yourself in green Palakkad.

Palakkad - Facts at a Glance

State : Kerala
Area : 4480 sq. kms
Temperature : 29°C - 39°C (Summers)
21°C - 30°C (Winters)
Language : Malayalam, English
Best Season : September - February
 
Attractions in Palakkad

Palakkad Fort - The Palakkad Fort is the most beautiful and best preserved fort of Kerala. Built in 1766 by Hyder Ali of Mysore, the fort was taken over and remodified by British in 1790. Martyr's Column and an open-air auditorium called "Rappadi" are there in the spacious Fort Maidan.

Kalpathi Temple - The Vishwanatha Swamy shrine (Kalpathy Temple), the oldest Shiva temple, is situated 3 kms from Palakkad.  The annual Ratholsavam or Chariot Festival here lasts for seven days.
Palakkad Fort

Dhoni
- Dhoni, a reserve forest, is 15 kms from Palakkad. The forest has among other captivating sights, a small but splendid waterfall. The site can be reached after a fairly long climb of 3 hours from the base of the Dhoni Hills. Dhoni is also known for its farmhouse, harbouring hundreds of cattle of Swiss variety in its lush green surroundings.

Malampuzha - Malampuzha is also known as the Vrindavan of Kerala. It exudes the charm of the harmony of nature, a perfect synchronisation of the grandeur of the mountains blending with the serenity of rivers. It is situated 10 kms from Palakkad.

There are lush green lawns, innumerable flowerbeds, glittering pools, fountains and avenues. There is a fresh water aquarium, Snake Park and a Children's park with a toy train which await the pleasure and delight of children. The reservoir is ideal for boating and fishing. The Garden house has a unit of Water sports also. A small garden in the Japanese style renders a touch of exotic charm to the landscape. So, does the hanging bridge across the canal.

Another item of interest in the park is the imposing concrete sculpture of Yakshi , done by the renowned Kanai Kunhiraman. The first Rock Garden emerged from the master creator Padmashree Nek Chand of Chandigarh, in South India is at Malampuzha.    
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