80 Kms away from Trichur. The district of Palakkad is a land of valleys, hillocks, rivers, forests, mountain streams, dams and irrigation projects. Situated at the foot of the Western ghats, this is the gate way of Kerala from the north. Palakkad derives its name from the Malayalam word Pala (aisteria scholars) and Kadu( forest) which means that this place was once a beautiful stretch of forests covered which the sweet scented flowers of the Pala tree.
Travel Attraction in Palakkad
Palakkad fort :
The old granite fort situated in the very heart of pallakad town is one of the best preserved in kerala. It was built by hyder ali of mysore in 1766. The fort was taken over and modigied by the british in 1790. It is now preserved by the archaeological survey of india.
Malampuzha garden :
12 km from Palakkad. This famous picnic spot which comprises a dam and a beautifully landscaped garden with a swimming pool, children's park etc is situated on the lower hills of the western ghats. There is an aerial rope way across the garden. There are frequent buses from Palakkad.
Travel Information :
Air : Nearest airport Coimbatore (55 kms)
Rail : Palakkad junction railway station (5 km from the city) is a major railhead of the southern railways.
Road : Palakkad is connected by excellent network of roads to all the major cities in india