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    Palakkad Fort - The large ground between the fort and the Palakkad Town Hall, popularly known as the Kota Maidanam, served as a stable for elephants and horses of Tipu Sultan's army. The garden is presently used for hosting exhibitions, public meetings, competitions and cricket matches. The Rappadi or the open air auditorium in the fort has been preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Palakkad Achchan, local ruler till the beginning of the 18th century, ruled over this fort for a long time. In 1757, he sent his soldiers to Haider Ali to seek help against an invasion threat by the Zamorins. However, Haider Ali strategically conquered the fort himself and ruled over it till 1790. Palakkad Fort, also known as Tipu's Fort among the natives, was constructed by Haider Ali in 1766. This old granite fort located near the centre of Palakkad Town is presently operational as a Taluk Office. The fort is spread over an area of around 60702.84 sq m and is known for its architecture that displays the workmanship of French engineers.

     

    Silent Valley National Park - Silent Valley National Park is situated in the Kundali Hills, along the Western Ghats. This park is surrounded by the Nilgiri Forests in the north and Nilambur Forests in the south. The Palghat Forests and Attappadi Reserve Forests are located on the western and eastern side of the park, respectively. This park is located at an average elevation of around 3600 ft above sea level. It provides a home to different animals like elephants, tigers and lion-tailed macaques. This park was threatened in the 1970's due the construction of a Hydel Power Project. Environmentalists protested on a wide scale and it led to the re-notification of the Silent Valley. Afterwards, it was raised to the status of a National Park in 1984. Later in 1986, the park was included in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve as its core area. This national park is home to 34 species of mammals, more than 150 species of birds and about 200 species of butterflies. Around 1000 species of flowering plants are found in the park, out of which, about 110 species belong to the family of orchids. Over 400 species of moths and 128 species of beetles can be spotted in the forest area.

     

    Fantasy Park - Fantasy Park, located around 6 km away from Palakkad, is the first amusement park of Kerala. Spread over an area of around 60702.84 sq m, the park is divided into three main areas namely the dry park, the wet park and the planetarium. Situated in the vicinity of Malampuzha, the park serves as an ideal weekend getaway and picnic spot. The park has been visited by over 50 lakh tourists since its inception in 1996. This park has rides for all age groups, from children to adults. The Baby Train Ride, Battery Car Ride and Water Kiddy Ride are some of the rides popular among children. The Oriental Express Train, Go Cart and Pirate Boat can be enjoyed by the whole family. The wet park has the Wave Pool, Malampuzha Falls and Water Blasters rides.

     

    Dhoni - Dhoni is a reserve forest area situated around 15 km away from Palakkad Town. The Dhoni Waterfalls and Vishwanatha Swami Shrine are the prime attractions located near this place.

     

    Jain Temple - Jain Temple is located in the western suburbs of the Palakkad Town. The area around the temple is known as Jainmedu. The Jain Temple is made up of granite and is 32 ft long and 20 ft wide. This temple enshrines idols of Jain Tirthankaras and Yakshinis. It is believed that the temple was constructed around 500 years ago for Chandranatha Swamy by Inchanna Satur, a Jain head. The temple is segmented into four divisions, out of which the first division has the idol of Chandranthan. The deities of Vijayalakshmi and Jwala Mohini are enshrined in the second division and the idol of Rishabha Nathan is kept in the third chamber of the shrine. Parshvanath and Padmavathi idols are enshrined in the fourth segment of this temple. It is believed that the main altar of the temple was once home to a community of 400 Jain families.

     

    Kanjirapuzha - Kanjirapuzha is a small town near Palakkad and is renowned for the dam that has been constructed across the nearby River Siruvani. The huge reservoir of the dam is a popular picnic spot.

     

    Kollengode Palace - Kollengode Palace, located 19 km south-east of Palakkad, is the prime attraction of Kollengode Town. The town derives its name from the Kollen blacksmith community that resides here. The palace represents the traditional architectural style of Kerala. It houses a large collection of murals from all over Kerala. This museum holds a display of well-preserved artefacts called Veerakallu or Hero Stones, which basically are the ancient stone engravings and sculptures of heroes. Different temple models, manuscripts on dry palm leaves and megaliths are also exhibited in the museum. Most of the artefacts exhibited in the museum have been recovered from the forests of Thrissur and Wayanad. The Shiva temple situated in Pudugramam, Pallkapandi Water Falls, Meenkara Dam, Pothundi Dam and Chinganchira are other attractions near the Kollengode Palace.

     

    Kottayi - Kottayi is a small village located around 15 km away from Palakkad in the Alathur Taluk. The Kottayi Junction in Koottumukku and the Kottayi High School are the main landmarks of the destination. It is in Chembai, a small village near Kottayi, that the renowned Carnatic singer, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, was born. In his memory, the village hosts the annual Chembai Parthasarathy Ekadasi Music Festival during the months of February and March. Kottachantha is a village located in the vicinity of Kottayi. It is believed that Haider Ali, the erstwhile sultan of Mysore, planned to build a fort at Kottachantha before it was built at Palakkad. The huge area of land in this village was used as a market place by natives during ancient times and relics of the same can be seen at the site. Since the establishment of the marketplace, the area is known as Kottachantha, which is a combination of two different words, namely Kotta meaning fort and Chantha meaning market. It is also believed that the name of the site is derived from Kottayilekkulla Vayi, meaning the way to the fort.

     

    Siruvani - Siruvani is a town located west of Coimbatore City. The town is renowned for the Siruvani Waterfall formed by the Siruvani River. The waterfall, situated in the vicinity of the Western Ghats, can be easily reached by the road that leads to the Alandurai, Perur and Mathampatty. The Siruvani River is popular for having the second sweestest water in the world. Tourists visiting the site can also head towards the Aliyar, Palar River, Sholiyar and Anaimalai Hills that lie in its vicinity.

     

    Thenkurussi - Thenkurussi, located around 14 km away from Palakkad, is a small village near Koduvayur. The prime attractions of the village are the Shiva Temple, Thayankavu Temple and Elamannam Sankara Narayana Swami Temple. The village is visited by many during the celebrations of Navratri, Ayyapanvilakku, Shivaratri, Uthradam and Thiruvonam. The Elamannam Sree Sankara Narayana Swami Temple at Elamannam is another popular attraction near Thenkurussi. The idol enshrined at the temple is a combined form of Lord Shankara and Lord Vishnu. Mahashivaratri and Aarattu are the major festivals celebrated in the temple. Festivals like Utsavam, Udayasthamana Pooja, Navratri and Ayyappan Pattu are also celebrated in the temple. Tourists visiting the shrine also head towards Nemmara Village that is popular for its Nemmara Vela Festival, held annually in the month of April.

     

    Kalpathy Temple - Kalpathy Temple, also known as the Kalpathy Viswanatha Swamy Shrine, is considered as the oldest existing Shiva temple in the Palakkad region. The annual Chariot Festival and a gala event that lasts for seven days attract many to the temple.  The shrine was constructed by Kombi Achan, who was the King of Palakkad in 1425. Influenced by the Vedic Tamil Brahmin culture, the temple organises an annual Kalpathy Car Festival. The last three days of the car festival feature decorated temple chariots that are drawn through the streets of Palakkad. The Tamil Brahmin villages, now declared as World Heritage Sites, are frequented by tourists.

     

    Chittur Garumadam - Chittur Garumadam is popularly known as the home of Thunchath Ezhuthachan, the author of Adhyatma Ramayana. It is believed that the author spent the last days of his life in the region. His memorial at the site is the prime attraction of this location. In the house of Thunchath Ezhuthachan, his belongings such as a stylus, wooden slippers and a few old manuscripts can be seen.

     

    Pattambi Mosque - Pattambi Mosque is renowned for the Pattambi Nercha, which is the annual feast organised at the shrine. The feast is organised in the memory of Aloor Valiya Pookunjikoya Thangal, a Muslim saint of Malabar. The mosque organises a colourful procession comprising 100 elephants, colourful floats and traditional music at the time of the feast.

     

    Thiruvalathoor Shiva Temple - Thiruvalathoor Shiva Temple lies south of the destination and is renowned for its wooden work and stone sculptures. It is believed that the temple was completed in just one night. Mahashivaratri and Kartik Poornima are the main festivals celebrated at the temple.

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    Indraprastha Hotel, Palakkad

    English Church Rd

    Indraprastha Hotel, Palakkad Operating a 24-hour front desk to welcome guests at all hours, Hotel Indraprastha is located in Palakkad. Free WiFi access is available in all areas. Each room here will provide you with a fl

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    Tripenta Hotel, Palakkad

    Near Malampuzha Dam

    Tripenta Hotel, Palakkad Offering a year-round outdoor pool and spa centre, Hotel KPM Tripenta is situated in Palakkad. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free priv

    3,130.00 Avg/night

    Kairali Hotel, Palakkad

    Mankavu

    Kairali Hotel, Palakkad offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    4,500.00 Avg/night

    Gazala Inn, Palakkad

    Near Head Post Office

    Gazala Inn, Palakkad Located in the heart of Palakkad Town within walking distance of shopping and business areas, Gazala Hotel provides simple, air-conditioned rooms. The hotel has 2 dining options, a tour desk and free

    4,500.00 Avg/night

    Fort Palace Hotel, Palakkad

    West Fort Road

    Fort Palace Hotel, Palakkad Hotel Fort Palace is situated in Palakkad, which lies at the foot of the gigantic Western Ghats on the border of Kerala. The property is at a distance of 67.6 km from Coimbatore International

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    Green Park Hotel, Palakkad

    Manjakulam Road

    Green Park Hotel, Palakkad Hotel Green Park is where hospitality explores a yen meaning at the Fort City of Palakkad. Conveni- ently located on the main road near KSRTC & private Bus Stand & walk able distance from Town

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    Sri Chakra International, Palakkad

    Krishna Gardens-Perivusala

    Sri Chakra International, Palakkad offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This p

    5,500.00 Avg/night

    Kapilavasthu Hotel, Palakkad

    Shornur Road,

    Kapilavasthu Hotel, Palakkad offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This propert

    3,500.00 Avg/night

    KPM International Hotel, Palakkad

    Press Club Road

    KPM International Hotel, Palakkad KPM Regency, a Leisure cum business class hotel with three stars located at press club road, Palakkad. KPM regency is one of the professionally run hospitality venture of KPM group is si

    3,640.00 Avg/night

    Soorya City Hotel, Palakkad

    Sudevan Road

    Soorya City Hotel, Palakkad Soorya a fast growing business group is presently in the service sector. Started in 1990 with business in woven sack trading, has diversified its business activities to various related and unr

    2,140.00 Avg/night

    Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel, Palakkad

     Ferokh-Palakkad Highway

    Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel, Palakkad KTDC Tamarind Mannarkkad is a budget property, located 105 km from Coimbatore International Airport, 34.8 km from Palakkad Railway Station. The hotel is equipped with an encore of impec

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    Soorya Continental, Palakkad

    Soorya Junction

    Soorya Continental, Palakkad offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This propert

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    Kanoos East Fort Resort, Palakkad

     Kunathurmedu

    Kanoos East Fort Resort, Palakkad Offering internet access (chargeable), Kanoos East Fort Resort is situated at a distance of 1 km from Palakkad Fort and 6 km from Palakkad Junction (Railway Station). This budget accommo

    1,500.00 Avg/night

    Elegance Hotel, Palakkad

    By-pass Road

    Elegance Hotel, Palakkad Hotel Elegance is situated in Palakkad, often called the gateway of Kerala, as it lies at the foot of the picturesque Western Ghats. Guests can arrive at the property by Coimbatore International

    5,500.00 Avg/night

    Soorya Regency, Palakkad

    Coimbatore Road

    Soorya Regency, Palakkad Soorya Residency is situated in Palakkad, which lies at the foot of the gigantic Western Ghats on the border of Kerala. The property is at a distance of 68.2 km from Coimbatore International Airp

    3,500.00 Avg/night

    Chanakya Hotel, Palakkad

    Beside Royal TVS Motors

    Chanakya Hotel, Palakkad Featuring ample car parking space, Hotel Chanakya designed in white is an ideal retreat in Palakkad. Enjoying mouth-watering delicacies served at an in-house restaurant is the best way to end the

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    ATS Residency, Palakkad

    Yakkara Branch Road

    ATS Residency, Palakkad offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    5,630.00 Avg/night

    Vision Nature Resort, Palakkad

    Varagampadi Village

    Vision Nature Resort, Palakkad Vision nature resort is a categorized three star resort with 40 full well equipped guest rooms located very close to the tribal hamlet of vargampadi Ooru of sholiyoor Grama panchayat of att

    6,190.00 Avg/night

    Revathy Homestay, Palakkad

    Koduvayur Road Kinassery

    Revathy Homestay, Palakkad offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    The Kududs Emerald, Palakkad

    Mannarkkad

    The Kududs Emerald, Palakkad offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This propert

    3,500.00 Avg/night

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    Palakkad Fort - The large ground between the fort and the Palakkad Town Hall, popularly known as the Kota Maidanam, served as a stable for elephants and horses of Tipu Sultan's army. The garden is presently used for hosting exhibitions, public meetings, competitions and cricket matches. The Rappadi or the open air auditorium in the fort has been preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Palakkad Achchan, local ruler till the beginning of the 18th century, ruled over this fort for a long time. In 1757, he sent his soldiers to Haider Ali to seek help against an invasion threat by the Zamorins. However, Haider Ali strategically conquered the fort himself and ruled over it till 1790. Palakkad Fort, also known as Tipu's Fort among the natives, was constructed by Haider Ali in 1766. This old granite fort located near the centre of Palakkad Town is presently operational as a Taluk Office. The fort is spread over an area of around 60702.84 sq m and is known for its architecture that displays the workmanship of French engineers.

     

    Silent Valley National Park - Silent Valley National Park is situated in the Kundali Hills, along the Western Ghats. This park is surrounded by the Nilgiri Forests in the north and Nilambur Forests in the south. The Palghat Forests and Attappadi Reserve Forests are located on the western and eastern side of the park, respectively. This park is located at an average elevation of around 3600 ft above sea level. It provides a home to different animals like elephants, tigers and lion-tailed macaques. This park was threatened in the 1970's due the construction of a Hydel Power Project. Environmentalists protested on a wide scale and it led to the re-notification of the Silent Valley. Afterwards, it was raised to the status of a National Park in 1984. Later in 1986, the park was included in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve as its core area. This national park is home to 34 species of mammals, more than 150 species of birds and about 200 species of butterflies. Around 1000 species of flowering plants are found in the park, out of which, about 110 species belong to the family of orchids. Over 400 species of moths and 128 species of beetles can be spotted in the forest area.

     

    Fantasy Park - Fantasy Park, located around 6 km away from Palakkad, is the first amusement park of Kerala. Spread over an area of around 60702.84 sq m, the park is divided into three main areas namely the dry park, the wet park and the planetarium. Situated in the vicinity of Malampuzha, the park serves as an ideal weekend getaway and picnic spot. The park has been visited by over 50 lakh tourists since its inception in 1996. This park has rides for all age groups, from children to adults. The Baby Train Ride, Battery Car Ride and Water Kiddy Ride are some of the rides popular among children. The Oriental Express Train, Go Cart and Pirate Boat can be enjoyed by the whole family. The wet park has the Wave Pool, Malampuzha Falls and Water Blasters rides.

     

    Dhoni - Dhoni is a reserve forest area situated around 15 km away from Palakkad Town. The Dhoni Waterfalls and Vishwanatha Swami Shrine are the prime attractions located near this place.

     

    Jain Temple - Jain Temple is located in the western suburbs of the Palakkad Town. The area around the temple is known as Jainmedu. The Jain Temple is made up of granite and is 32 ft long and 20 ft wide. This temple enshrines idols of Jain Tirthankaras and Yakshinis. It is believed that the temple was constructed around 500 years ago for Chandranatha Swamy by Inchanna Satur, a Jain head. The temple is segmented into four divisions, out of which the first division has the idol of Chandranthan. The deities of Vijayalakshmi and Jwala Mohini are enshrined in the second division and the idol of Rishabha Nathan is kept in the third chamber of the shrine. Parshvanath and Padmavathi idols are enshrined in the fourth segment of this temple. It is believed that the main altar of the temple was once home to a community of 400 Jain families.

     

    Kanjirapuzha - Kanjirapuzha is a small town near Palakkad and is renowned for the dam that has been constructed across the nearby River Siruvani. The huge reservoir of the dam is a popular picnic spot.

     

    Kollengode Palace - Kollengode Palace, located 19 km south-east of Palakkad, is the prime attraction of Kollengode Town. The town derives its name from the Kollen blacksmith community that resides here. The palace represents the traditional architectural style of Kerala. It houses a large collection of murals from all over Kerala. This museum holds a display of well-preserved artefacts called Veerakallu or Hero Stones, which basically are the ancient stone engravings and sculptures of heroes. Different temple models, manuscripts on dry palm leaves and megaliths are also exhibited in the museum. Most of the artefacts exhibited in the museum have been recovered from the forests of Thrissur and Wayanad. The Shiva temple situated in Pudugramam, Pallkapandi Water Falls, Meenkara Dam, Pothundi Dam and Chinganchira are other attractions near the Kollengode Palace.

     

    Kottayi - Kottayi is a small village located around 15 km away from Palakkad in the Alathur Taluk. The Kottayi Junction in Koottumukku and the Kottayi High School are the main landmarks of the destination. It is in Chembai, a small village near Kottayi, that the renowned Carnatic singer, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, was born. In his memory, the village hosts the annual Chembai Parthasarathy Ekadasi Music Festival during the months of February and March. Kottachantha is a village located in the vicinity of Kottayi. It is believed that Haider Ali, the erstwhile sultan of Mysore, planned to build a fort at Kottachantha before it was built at Palakkad. The huge area of land in this village was used as a market place by natives during ancient times and relics of the same can be seen at the site. Since the establishment of the marketplace, the area is known as Kottachantha, which is a combination of two different words, namely Kotta meaning fort and Chantha meaning market. It is also believed that the name of the site is derived from Kottayilekkulla Vayi, meaning the way to the fort.

     

    Siruvani - Siruvani is a town located west of Coimbatore City. The town is renowned for the Siruvani Waterfall formed by the Siruvani River. The waterfall, situated in the vicinity of the Western Ghats, can be easily reached by the road that leads to the Alandurai, Perur and Mathampatty. The Siruvani River is popular for having the second sweestest water in the world. Tourists visiting the site can also head towards the Aliyar, Palar River, Sholiyar and Anaimalai Hills that lie in its vicinity.

     

    Thenkurussi - Thenkurussi, located around 14 km away from Palakkad, is a small village near Koduvayur. The prime attractions of the village are the Shiva Temple, Thayankavu Temple and Elamannam Sankara Narayana Swami Temple. The village is visited by many during the celebrations of Navratri, Ayyapanvilakku, Shivaratri, Uthradam and Thiruvonam. The Elamannam Sree Sankara Narayana Swami Temple at Elamannam is another popular attraction near Thenkurussi. The idol enshrined at the temple is a combined form of Lord Shankara and Lord Vishnu. Mahashivaratri and Aarattu are the major festivals celebrated in the temple. Festivals like Utsavam, Udayasthamana Pooja, Navratri and Ayyappan Pattu are also celebrated in the temple. Tourists visiting the shrine also head towards Nemmara Village that is popular for its Nemmara Vela Festival, held annually in the month of April.

     

    Kalpathy Temple - Kalpathy Temple, also known as the Kalpathy Viswanatha Swamy Shrine, is considered as the oldest existing Shiva temple in the Palakkad region. The annual Chariot Festival and a gala event that lasts for seven days attract many to the temple.  The shrine was constructed by Kombi Achan, who was the King of Palakkad in 1425. Influenced by the Vedic Tamil Brahmin culture, the temple organises an annual Kalpathy Car Festival. The last three days of the car festival feature decorated temple chariots that are drawn through the streets of Palakkad. The Tamil Brahmin villages, now declared as World Heritage Sites, are frequented by tourists.

     

    Chittur Garumadam - Chittur Garumadam is popularly known as the home of Thunchath Ezhuthachan, the author of Adhyatma Ramayana. It is believed that the author spent the last days of his life in the region. His memorial at the site is the prime attraction of this location. In the house of Thunchath Ezhuthachan, his belongings such as a stylus, wooden slippers and a few old manuscripts can be seen.

     

    Pattambi Mosque - Pattambi Mosque is renowned for the Pattambi Nercha, which is the annual feast organised at the shrine. The feast is organised in the memory of Aloor Valiya Pookunjikoya Thangal, a Muslim saint of Malabar. The mosque organises a colourful procession comprising 100 elephants, colourful floats and traditional music at the time of the feast.

     

    Thiruvalathoor Shiva Temple - Thiruvalathoor Shiva Temple lies south of the destination and is renowned for its wooden work and stone sculptures. It is believed that the temple was completed in just one night. Mahashivaratri and Kartik Poornima are the main festivals celebrated at the temple.

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