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.