Palakkad also known as Palghat is a city in the state of Kerala at South India.
Pallakad hasa tropical wet and dry climate. Temperatures remain moderate throughout the year, with exception in March and April being the hottest months. A very high amount of precipitation is received in Palakkad, mainly due to the South-West monsoon. July is the wettest month, and the total annual rainfall is around 83 inches (211 cm).
A town close to Palakkad, Ottapalam known for its heritage & culture, is also known to have played host to various historical events. The main attraction here is the Chinakathoor Kavu Temple, where the annual Chinakathoor Pooram is held annually.
Located at a distance of 34 km from Palakkad, the town lies on the banks of Bharathapuzha or Nila river and is known to have been the birth place of great personalities like Sir. C. Sankaran Nair, K P S Menon, V P Menon and Shri K.R. Narayanan.
Dhoni is a quaint little village 15 km from Palakkad. The town shares its border with Western Ghats in the north. The main attractions here are the Dhoni waterfalls and forests of Western Ghats. Trekking is possible here and tourists have a good opportunity to explore the area’s natural landscape.
Dhoni Waterfalls is located around 15 km from Palakkad and around 34 km from Kollengode Town in Palakkad. An entry pass is required before entering the area. A fee of Rs.100/-(from Aug 15th 2016) will be charged per person. 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.
Kalpathy Temple in Palakkad is located on Kalpathy rivers and is a reminder of one of the oldest settlement of Tamil Brahmins in the this region. The temple is one of the 18 Agraharams of Palakkad District and dates back to the 15th century.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is approximately 3 km from Palakkad. The best time to visit the temple is during the annual 7-day chariot festival as thousands of deity come to the temple to offer their reverence. The main highlight of the Rath fair is the elaborately embellished Rath or chariot that is taken out for procession in stately grandeur.
Kanjirapuzha is a small town around 38 km from Palakkad. The main attraction here is the beautiful dam that is surrounded by hills offering panoramic views of the area. The evergreen forest of Vettilachola lies just behind the reservoir. The dam is abundant with fishes that are fostered by the fisheries department.
The Palakkad Fort is the most popular attraction in the area. A famous historical edifice, the fort was built by Haider Ali in the year 1776 and is noted for its granite structure.
http://www.mrbloggerak.com/travel-guide/tourist-places-in-palakkadThis is of the most preserved forts in Kerala. Besides admiring the archaeological structures of the fort, an evening walk here reveals some of the most exotic sceneries.
Tourists can go inside the fort and pay homage at the small yet significant Hanuman Temple located inside the fort. Lying close to the fort, between the fort and the Palakkad Town Hall, is an open ground which was then used as a stable for elephants and horses of Tipu Sultans army. Today, this ground is being used to stage cricket matches, exhibitions and public meetings.
The Jain Temple at Jainimedu is one of the prime attractions in Palakkad. Claimed to be more than 500 years old; the temple is 32 Feet long and 20 Feet wide and is known for its granite walls.
The temple has 4 divisions with images of Jain Thirthankaras and Yakshinis in three of them. Another attraction here is the Jain house, where the legendary poet Kumaranasan wrote his monumental poem Veenapoovu (The fallen flower).
Located in the central Kerala, Parambikkulam Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in South India. Parambikulam sanctuary is a tropical forest of about 290 sq km area with many species of wild animals, reptiles and birds. This forest is having the endangered species of costly trees – the Sandalwood, teak and Rose wood. There is a 360 year old teak tree named ‘Kannimari’ which is the oldest and largest teak wood tree in the world. This park is in between the Nilgiri mountain range and the Nelliyampathy Hill Station. This park is having only 2 -3 sparsely populated hamlets scattered across the park.
The Western Ghats is one of the World’s 34 Acclaimed Bio Diversity Hotspots. This wild life sanctuary is about 120kms from Palakkad town.
The sanctuary also holds the first scientifically managed teak plantation. Some of the other attractions in the sanctuary include Modern Nature Interpretation Centre, Salim Ali Art Gallery, Lake View Point and the Shola Forest. Adventurous lovers can also indulge in trekking and jungle camps.
A beautiful mosque located at a distance of 61 km from Palakkad, Pattambi Nercha is known for its annual feast held in the month of February. The feast is held in order to commemorate Aloor Valiya Pookunjkoya Thangal – a Muslim saint of South Malabar.
During this feast the whole town is lit up and traditional music ensembles like ‘Panchavadyam’ and ‘Thayambaka’ are taken out for processions during the night. Various traditional arts are performed on the banks of river Bharathappuzha.
It is an irrigation dam on the River Bharatha Puzha (Nila) with a garden and fantasy park. The garden and the dam are known as the Brindavan of Kerala. The dam, the tranquil water reservoir, the backdrop of the majestic mountain, velvety green lawn, the beautiful flowers etc will give a memorable experience after the visit. Boat ride facilities are available. The place is having an aquarium, snake park, toy train, Japanese garden, ropeway, telescopic tower, thread garden, amusement park and rock garden located inside the main garden.
This is a tropical evergreen forest, perhaps the only one in the Western Ghats, sprawling to about 90 sq km area. Thanks to the remoteness of the forest it is still pristine and untamed with vide varieties of plants and birds. Researchers are finding out new and new species every year. This forest is interspersed with mountains, valleys, rivulets and will expose us to the pristine natural beauty. This forest is home to some of the endangered species animals and birds like the lion tailed monkeys (macaque), Nilgiri langur, Tigers, Leopards, Bison, Elephants, bears, Malabar squirrels and so many varieties of deer etc.
It is one of the old dams in Kerala built in 1800 AD with a special jaggery and quicklime mortar. It is a very small dam with picturesque surroundings. It is an ideal place to enjoy the nature’s beauty and complete relaxation. It is at the foot of the Nelliyampathy. It is about 49 km from Palakkad and can also be used as a stopover place to Nelliyampathy.
It is one of the nicest place and atmosphere in Palakkad, Kerala.
This park is a reserved forest range in the Walayar Reserve Forest Range on the border of Kerala and Tamilnadu. These 100 acres of pristine forest is the habitat for deer and other wild animals. Elephant ride is the popular way to cover the park and to have a glimpse of the exiting wildlife of the park. This park is about 22 km from Palakkad. town.