Palakad , Kerala

Description

Palakkad is the gateway to Kerala due to the presence of the Palakkad Gap, in the Western Ghats. Malayalam is the generally spoken language in Palakkad as it is the official language. The town is blessed with many small and medium rivers, which are tributaries of the Bharathapuzha River. Of the number of dams in Palakkad district, the largest Malampuzha dam is 12 km from Palakkad town.

Kalpathy one of the 21Agraharams of Palakkad District on the banks of the Kalpathy river, famous for its annual Ratholsavam (Temple car Festival) and annual music festival. 

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Malampuzha Dam

Malampuzha Garden is the Vrindavan of Kerala. Malampuzha exudes the charm of the harmony of nature a perfect synchronization of the grandeur of the mountains blending with the serenely of rivers. It is 12 kms from Palakkad. There are lush green lawns, Innumerable flower beds glittering pools, fountains and avenues. There is a fresh water aquarium. A 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 ports. A small garden in the Japanese style gives a touch of exotic charm to the landscape.


Palakad Fort

 Palakkad Fort, situated in the Palakkad Town, is the most beautiful and best preserved forts in Karala. The sober silence of the granite wall reminds the old tales of valour and courage. It was constructed in 1766 by Hyder Ali of Mysore and his son Tippu Sulthan. In 1790 the fort was taken over and re-modified by the British East India Company. The fort is protected by the archaeological Survey of India. The fort was situated in the middle of Palakkad Gap with an area of 15 acres.


Parambikkulam

Parambikulam wild life sanctuary extends over an area of 280 sq.kms.It is 110 kms away from Palakkad via. Pollachi.The oldest and highest teak tree “Kannimari Teak”is situated here. Three Dams were constructed on the hill top.


Mayiladumpara

Myladumpara Choolannur Peacock Sanctuary is 30 kms. away from Palakkad. It is well known as a grove abounding in Peacocks.


Kottayi

 It is 15 kms away from Palakkad. Kottayi is the native place of the Late Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar, the doyen of Karnatic Music.


Nelliyampathy

Nelliampathy Hills are extremely fascinating and offer an easy escape from the soorching summer of Palakkad. About 75 kms from Palakkad is this cool hill resort. The height of the hills ranges from 467 metres to 1572 metres.

The 1000 metre high waterfall is one of the major attractions. Seethargundu got its name from the legend that Sita Devi, during the vanavasa period with Sri Rama, took a bath here. During Deepavali, a large number of devotees gather here.

 

 


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