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Palakkad (District)

   

Kerala District - Palakkad
 

About Palakkad

The district of Palakkad known as the granary of Kerala, is a land of valley, hillockos, rivers, forests, mountain streams, dams and irrigation projects. Situated at the foot of the Western Ghats, this is the gateway to Kerala from the north. Palakkad derives its name from the Malayalam words Pala (Alsteria scholaris) and Kadu (forest) which goes to prove that this place was once a beautiful stretch of forests covered with th sweet scented flowers of the Pala tree.

Palakkad
 

Palakkad Facts and Figures
Area : 4480 sq km.
Altitude : Above Sea Level.
Temperature : 2, 382, 235 (Census 1991)
 

How to Reach Palakkad
Air : Bearest Airport: Coimbatore (55km)
Rail : Palakkad Junction Railway Station ( 5 km from the city) is a major railhead of the Southern Railways.
Road : Palakkad is connected by an excellent network of roads to all the major cities in India.
 

In and Around Palakkad
Palakkad Fort
The old garnite fort situated in the very heart of Palakkad town is one of the best preserved in Kerala. It was built by Hyder Ali of Mysore in 1766. the Fot was taken over and modified by the British in 1790. It is now preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India.
 
Malampuzha Garden
This is famous picnic spot whih comprises a da and a beautifully landscape gardens, is situated on the lower hills of the Western Ghats. The garden has lush green lawn and cool pools fountains and pathways. The rose garden has over a hundred varities of the flower.
 
Pothundy
45 km from the Palakkad town. Situated on the way to Nellaimpathy the Pothundy Reservoir Complex is a charing location for picnics and half-day trips.
 
Kollengode
Located 19km from the Palakkad town. Kollengode or the abode of blacksmiths enshrines the pristine beauty pf rural Palakkad. The Kollenode Palace, the Vishnu Temple and the pot P.Kunhiraman Nair Memorail are worth visiting. Seethakundu and Govindamalai hills near Kaachankurichi are ideal for adventourous trekkers.
 
Nelliyampathy
40 km aouth of Menmara. This fascinating hill station is at a height of 467 to 1572 m above sea level. At least 10 hair pin bends have to be negotiated on the Ghats road that passes through the breathtaking evergreen forest of the Sahya Ranges.
Seethakundu at Nelliyampathy offers a panormic view of about one third pf Palakkad. This hill country is the delight of trekkers.
Siruvani
46 km north of Mannarkad and 48 km from Palakkad. The reservoir at Siruvani was built for Tamil Nadu by the Kerala Government to meet the drinking water requirements of Coimbatore. The gateways on either side of the road across the dam are typical of the Kerala and Tamil acrhitectural styles.
 
 

Wildlife in Palakkad District
Silent Valley National Park Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
 



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