Weekend Trip to Palakkad, Kerala
- Scenic Beauty
- Temples and Pilgrim
Summer 32 to 38°C
Winter 17 to 30°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Bangalore: 410 kilometers / 6 h ,11 m
Best Time To Visit
Nestled in the Palakkad district of Kerala, in the Western Ghats known as the Palgat Ghat, Palakkad is the state which serves as a connection between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. There are various small villages in and around Palakkad. The interesting thing is that the natives of these villages speak Tamil instead of their main language ‘Malayalam’. These villages are the best place to visit and experience typical Tamil Brahmin life. Some popular villages that are located in the region are Noorani, Chatapuram, Tharekadu, Thirunellai, Old Kalpathy and New Kalpathy. Some important tourist places that you can visit include Palakkad Fort, Pothundy Dam, Jain Temple, Malampuzha Dam, Dhoni Waterfalls, Parambikulam, Walayar Dam and Srikrishnapuram. There are numerous local festivals that are celebrated in the area such as Tharakad Sivan Koil Siva Rathry, Padur Vela and Pudduseri Vedi.
How to Reach Palakkad
Palakkad Junction is the nearest railhead to Palakkad. The railway station is frequented by trains that arrive from many parts of the state and other important cities as well. Auto Rickshaws ply between railway station and Palakkad.
Coimbatore Airport is the nearest international airport to Palakkad. It is located around 49 kilometers away from the place. Taxi cabs are the best option to reach Palakkad from Coimbatore airport.
The National Highway 7 and National Highway 47 connect Bangalore and Palakkad. If you are travelling in a group via road, the journey will take around 6 hours from Bangalore to Palakkad. Government and private buses are available between Palakkad and different parts of the state.