Rich in history and blessed with a natural beauty that is hard to replicate, the quaint hill station of Palakkad remains, even today, uncorrupted by the advent of modernity. Palakkad is an important hill station of Kerala and a must visit while planning a Kerala Tour. Once considered to be the stronghold of the Marathas, this picturesque district is even today one of the most important districts of Kerala being home to what can be arguably referred to as the largest mountain pass in the world in terms of area. It is also one of the leading influences in the arena of plantation in Kerala, with its soft, green undulating slopes yielding some of the richest plantations of spices like cardamoms and cloves as well as coffee and tea. Thus, if you are planning a trip to Kerala, make sure you consider a visit to Palakkad as an important part of your tour itinerary.
Some of the important tourist attractions of Palakkad include:
- Loknayak J.P. Smrithi vanam and Deer Park
- Mayilladumpara-Cholanoor Peacock Sanctuary
- Mangalam Dam
- Pothundy Dam
- Meenkara Dam
- Chulliar Dam
- Palakkad Fort
- Killikurrussi Mangalam
- Jain Temple of Jainmedu
- Chittur Gurumadam
- Silent valley
How to Reach Palakkad
Coimbatore is the nearest airport to the hill station of Palakkad and is located around 55 km from Palakkad.
Palakkad is one of the most important railway junctions of the Southern Railway in the subcontinent.
Palakkad is well- connected to almost all its neighboring districts by smooth roads and an efficient system of local transport. The region is also well- linked to several districts of Tamil Nadu by well- maintained motor-able roads. A number of bus services also provide service to the region, connecting Palakkad with a number of other cities like Trichur, Guruvayoor, Cochin, Calicut, Kottayam and Trivandrum. Palakkad is also well connected to the neighboring city of Ponnani.