is a land of palm trees and paddy fields. It's known to be rich in flora and
fauna. Palakkad is well known for having maintained it's customs &
traditions to an incredible degree of perfection. Many rivers that flow in
the Bharatapuzha, the life line of Kerala, arise from these mountains.
Palakkad has a long history dating back to Paleololithic period. A large
number of megalithic relics have been discovered from here.
Palakkad is consequential among Kerala's most picturesque districts, thanks
to its distinctive palmyra trees and extensive green paddy fields. Palakkad
has probably the biggest mountain pass in the world separating the two folds
of the Western Ghats on the border of Kerala with Tamil Nadu. Palakkad is a
melting pot of different cultures and ethnic denominations, enriching its
life, arts & culture.
Palakkad Fort :
The old granite fort situated in the very heart of
Palakkad town was built by Hyder Ali of Mysore in 1766.
Malampuzha Garden :
This famous picnic spot which comprises a dam
and beautifully landscaped gardens. Other Attracions are rock garden, aerial
ropeway across the garden, telescope tower, boating and fishing facilities,
swimming pool, fresh water aquarium and snake park.
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary :
Sprawled across 285 sq.km. this
Sanctuary is home to rare fauna. The oldest teak tree, Kannimari stands tall
here. Boating/cruising facilities are available at the Reservoir.