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'''Palakkad''' [http://palakkad.nic.in] is in north [[Kerala]] in [[India]].
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'''Palakkad''' [http://palakkad.nic.in] is a city that administers a district of the same name in north [[Kerala]] in [[India]]. Palakkad lies near a wide low gap or pass in the [[Western Ghats]] mountain ranges that separates [[Kerala]] from [[Tamil Nadu]]. Consequently the district is a major conduit for travel between the two states.
  
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==Understand==
 
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Palakkad is 4,480 square kilometres and the population is 2,617,072.
 
Palakkad is 4,480 square kilometres and the population is 2,617,072.
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Palakkad is known for its historical background and the remnants of Tippu Sulthan’s Fort are still maintained.   
 
Palakkad is known for its historical background and the remnants of Tippu Sulthan’s Fort are still maintained.   
  
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==Talk==
 
Malayalam is widely spoken language as the rest of Kerala. However Palakkad is close to the Tamil Nadu border and people understand and speak Tamil well. You won't be very far from a person who speaks perfect English or Hindi just in case you need one.
 
Malayalam is widely spoken language as the rest of Kerala. However Palakkad is close to the Tamil Nadu border and people understand and speak Tamil well. You won't be very far from a person who speaks perfect English or Hindi just in case you need one.
  
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* <see name="Government Victoria College" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">More than a century old, established by British during colonisation.</see>
 
* <see name="Government Victoria College" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">More than a century old, established by British during colonisation.</see>
  
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===Malampuzha===
 
===Malampuzha===
The famous tourist spot of Malampuzha is situated just 8km away from Palakkad.
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===Other places around Palakkad===
 
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* <see name="Ayalur Temple" alt="" address="Ayalur" directions="33 km from Palakkad, bus for every 30 minutes" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Car festival during winter</see>
 
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* [[Silent Valley National Park]]
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* [[Nelliyampathi]], a hill station in the [[Western Ghats]], 60 km from Palakkad.
 
* [[Parambikulam]] &mdash; wild life sanctuary and boating
 
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Revision as of 20:33, 21 January 2010

Palakkad [1] is a city that administers a district of the same name in north Kerala in India. Palakkad lies near a wide low gap or pass in the Western Ghats mountain ranges that separates Kerala from Tamil Nadu. Consequently the district is a major conduit for travel between the two states.


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Understand

Palakkad is 4,480 square kilometres and the population is 2,617,072.

Palakkad is the land of Palmyras and Paddy fields. It is the chief granary of Kerala, often called the Gateway of Kerala. Palakkad lies at the foot of the gigantic Western ghats on the border of Kerala. This district with mountains, forests and fertile valleys, rivers and mountains streams are rich in flora and fauna.

Palakkad is known for its historical background and the remnants of Tippu Sulthan’s Fort are still maintained.

Talk

Malayalam is widely spoken language as the rest of Kerala. However Palakkad is close to the Tamil Nadu border and people understand and speak Tamil well. You won't be very far from a person who speaks perfect English or Hindi just in case you need one.

Get in

By plane

The nearest airport is the domestic airport at Coimbatore 50 km away. The nearest international airport is in Kochi. There are three airports in 2-3 hr travel distance (Kochi, Coimbatore and Calicut).

By train

Palakkad is well connected and one of the railway divisional headquarters. Serviced by rail from all major cities in India like Hyderabad, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata.

By bus

You can also reach here by bus from big cities like Kozhikode, Mangalore, Kochi, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Mumbai, Coimbatore. However there is no direct bus from Hyderabad.

By car

Palakkad is well connected to other cities Chennai, Kozhikode, Ooty, Palani, Kodaikkanal, Kochi, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Madurai by road. National Highways NH 47 and NH 217 pass through Palakkad.

Get around

  • Bus - Palakkad is well networked by public bus transport. The state runs KSRTC and many private operators operate bus services.
  • Autorickshaw - This is cheap way of transportation between attractions.
  • Taxi - Local taxis are also available at cheap rates. You will have to bargain.
  • Walk - Many attractions in Palakkad like the Tippu's Fort, the Open air Auditorium called "Rapadi", the Stadiums etc are walkable.

See

Palakkad

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  • Government Victoria College. More than a century old, established by British during colonisation.
  • Manapullikaavu Hindu Temple.
  • Chittur Gurumadam.
  • Dhoni.
  • Kanhirapuzha Dam.
  • Kollengode. Beautiful green lands, the great Palace of Kollengode Kovilakam.
  • Kottayi.
  • Lakkidi.
  • Malampuzha Garden.
  • Nelliyampathy.
  • Palakkad Fort.
  • Tippu's Fort.
  • Siruvani.
  • Thiruvalathoor.
  • Elappully (Para).

Malampuzha

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The famous tourist spot of Malampuzha is situated just 8km away from Palakkad.

  • Garden.
  • Snake Park.
  • Aquarium.
  • Rope way.
  • Rock Garden.
  • Loknayak J.P.Smrithi Vanam.
  • Deer Park.

Mayilladumpara

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  • Cholanoor Peacock Sanctury.
  • Kanhirapuzha Dam.
  • Mangalam Dam.
  • Pothundy Dam.
  • Seetharkundu water falls, (Near Nelliyampathy).
  • Meenkara Dam.
  • Chulliar Dam.
  • Killikurrussi Mangalam.
  • Meenvallam.
  • Siruvani.
  • Attappady Ghats.

Other places around Palakkad

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  • Ayalur Temple, Ayalur (33 km from Palakkad, bus for every 30 minutes). Car festival during winter
  • Nellikulangara Temple, Nemmara (28 km from Palakkad).
  • Meenkulathhi Amman Temple, Pallasena (15 km from Palakkad).
  • Tripallavoor siva temple, Pallavur (20 km from Palakkad).
  • Kakkayur siva temple, Kakkayur (15 km from Palakkad).
  • Hemambika/Emoor Bhagavathi temple and Siva Temple, (Near Olavakkode, 7 km from Palakkad).
  • Kakkayur Kottamala Ayyappa temple, Kakkayur (15 km from Palakkad). The giant walls of this temple is at least 1 1/2 times taller than an elephant, built of stones unbelievable in size. There are no stone quarry nearby from where this has could have been taken. These stones are laid one on top of another without any sealing in between. They have been standing like that for centuries just on gravity. Also on the walls are writings in some very old language.
Pothundy
  • Pothundy Dam, (On the way to Nelliyampathy, 38 km from Palakkad). It is a reservoir built across Ayalur river as an irrigation project in 1968. It provide water to Nenmara and Ayalur villages. It is in a valley just below the Nelliyampathy Hills.

Do

  • Nemmara Vela. April 2nd/3rd every year. A traditional Indian festival.
  • Chinakathur Pooram. Every March-April. A spectacular festival.
  • Kalpathi Rathotsavam. Celebrtated during December every year. Colourful Temple car festival.
  • Kunissery Kummatti. In March/April every year (on Punartham of Meenam). A traditional Indian festival.
  • Alampallam Radhotsavam. April. The biggest Chariot in Kerala.
  • Chittur Konganpada. Usually in March. The celebrations commemorate the victory of the Chittur Nairs over the militia of nearby Konganadu during 918 AD. It is said that there was constant fight in the Palakkad region between the Kerala kingdoms on the western side and the princely state of Konganad on the eastern side of the Western Ghat mountains. On the third day of the Konganpada festival 101 rounds of the kathina vedi (ironpipe crackers) commemorates the historic victory. Later, there is a kolam procession of little boys dressed as girls carried on the shoulders of men. At night men engage in mock fights wearing buffalo head masks to symbolise the dead buffaloes of the Konganpada (Kongan militia).

Eat

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  • Hotel Sri Chakra. Veg and non-veg.
  • Hotel Indraprastha. Veg and non-veg.
  • Fort Palace Hotel. Veg and non-veg.
  • Hotel Ashok Bhavan. Vegetarian.
  • Hotel Royal Treat. Veg and non-veg.
  • Hotel Kapilavasthu. Vegetarian.
  • Hotel NoorJehan. Authentic Kerala style Muslim dishes.

Sleep

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