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(Palakkad is also known as Palalkkad)
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State: Kerala
District: Palakkad District
Famous for/as: Temples
Languages: Malayalam, English
Best Season: Dec - Feb
Weather: Summer 32 to 38°C, Winter 17 to 30°C
Altitude: 84 m
Pincode: 678 xxx
STD code: 491
Palakkad, a town located in the Palakkad district of Kerala lies in a depression in the Western Ghats called the Palgat Gap. It is the place where the state of Kerala is connected to the state of Tamil Nadu.

There are many small villages that are located in and around the place and in many of these villages the language spoken is Tamil as opposed to the main language of the state which is Malayalam. These villages are a good place to visit and experience a quintessential Tamil Brahmin life. Some of the villages that are located in the region are, Old Kalpathy, New Kalpathy, Noorani, Thirunellai, Chatapuram, Tharekadu and many others.

Some of the important places that can be visited in the region are the Palakkad Fort, Silent Valley National Park, Pothundy Dam, Jain Temple, Malampuzha Dam, Parambikulam , Walayar Dam, Dhoni Waterfalls, Atapaddy, Punarjani Guha, Pariyanempatta Bagavathi Temple, Srikrishnapuram, Punnakudi Mahavishnu Temple and a few other places.

There are numerous local festivals that are celebrated in the area and the temples are decorated during this period. Some of the festivals are the Padur Vela, Pudduseri Vedi, Tharakad Sivan Koil Siva Rathry and many others.
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Destinations in this region: Malampuzha


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Moving with the wildlife at the Silent Valley in Kerala

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Nov 07, 2011
The dense rainforests of the Silent Valley is one of the few preserves that have been left practically untouched by man and modernization. Surrounded by hills, the inaccessible nature of the Silent valley has proved to be its blessing.

Kalpathi Ratholsavam of Kasi Vishwanatha Temple in Kerala

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Nov 07, 2011
Kalpathi Sri Vishwanatha Swamy Temple is considered to be as revered in divinity to the Kasi Vishwanatha Temple. The temple’s car festival, known as Kalpathi Ratholsavam, attracts a huge number of devotees each year.

Ayurveda in Kerala

  by Afia Ahmad  on Dec 23, 2010
Kerala is the most popular destination for Ayurveda in the world. Come to Kerala and pamper yourself in the relaxing and healing regimes that is sure to refresh your mind and senses.


Palakkad offers many vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian restaurants that operate from 9 in the morning till 10 in the night. The most popular vegetarian restaurants where tourists can enjoy lip smacking south Indian breakfast to multi-cuisine options are Hotel Ashok Bhavan on Sultanpet and Hotel Kapilavasth on Melamuri Pudur Kottayi Road.

For authentic non vegetarian Kerala style dishes in Palakkad, tourists should go to Hotel Hariharaputhra Vilas on G.B.Road and Taj Hotel on Akhil Complex. For quick, cheap snacks and bakery items, tourists can go to K.R.Bakery and Restaurant on Gandhi Bazaar Road and Indian Coffee House on Melamuri Pudur Kottayi Road.


Palakkad offers a few options for shopping to its tourists. The town is popular for having many jewellery stores and a Big Bazaar, also known as Valiya Angadi, selling traditional bells, peacock vilakkus, thooku or hanging villakus, nilavillakkus and utensils. While in Palakkad, tourists should also buy the famous Travancore sarees and Kerala souvenirs.


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