Palakkad is a rich agricultural area, located near to the Tamil Nadu / Kerala border and providing the easiest road access between the two states.

Palakkad - City Guide

Some wonderful bird - watching opportunities exist here, and there is top class accommodation in restored traditional homes nearby. Great opportunities also exist here for walks through village environs and it is a wonderful place to observe traditional life and agricultural practices in a relaxing atmosphere..

Major Attractions:

  • Palakkad Fort
  • Silent Valley National Park
  • Malampuzha Gardens
  • Nelliyampathy Hills
  • Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dhoni Forest Trekking
  • Kava View Point
  • Kalpathy Heritage Village & Temple Complex
  • Thiruvalathur Randu Moorthy Temple
  • Pothundi Dam and Reservoir
  • Mangalam Damv
  • Mayiladumpara Peacock Sanctuary

Climatic Condition:

Palakkad experiences intense heat and a rapid, uncomfortable rise in humidity from February to May, with temperatures potentially exceeding 35 degrees Celsius. Winter spans from November to March, featuring a minimum temperature of 22 degrees Celsius. The monsoon season occurs between June and October, bringing an average temperature range of 25 to 30 degrees Celsius.

Best Time to Visit:

November to March

How to Reach:

By Air:The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport, located approximately 62 Km away from Palakkad. From the airport, Palakkad is easily accessible by road.

By Rail: The nearest railway stations to Palakkad are Palakkad Junction Railway Station and Palakkad Town Railway Station, located at distances of 2.6 Km and 2.8 Km respectively. They are well-connected to all major cities and towns across the country.

By Road: Palakkad is well-connected by road to major cities and towns in Kerala and neighbouring states. State-run and private buses operate regular services to and from Palakkad.


1.What is Palakkad famous for?

Palakkad is known for its historical fort, vibrant festivals like Nenmara Vallangi Vela, scenic attractions such as Malampuzha Dam, and biodiversity hotspots like Silent Valley National Park that offers a diverse tapestry of cultural and natural experiences.

2.What are the things to do in Palakkad?

In Palakkad, you can explore the historic Palakkad Fort, witness the vibrant Nenmara Vallangi Vela festival, visit the iconic Malampuzha Gardens, go boating at Malampuzha Dam and trek through the scenic Silent Valley National Park, and indulge in the rich cultural heritage of this district in Kerala.

3.Is Palakkad worth for a family trip?

Yes, Palakkad is worth a family trip, offering a blend of historical attractions, natural splendours, and cultural experiences.

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