The district of palakkad known as the granary of kerala, is a land
of valleys, hillocks, 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 the sweet scented flowers of the pala tree.
Area - 4480 sq. Km
Population - 2,382,235
Air - Nearest Airports Coimbatore (55 kms)
Rail - Palakkad junction railway station (5 km from
the city) is a major railhead of the southern railways.
Road - Palakkad is connected by excellent network of roads to all
the major cities in india.
Places to visit :
Palakkad Fort - The old granite fort situated in the
very heart of pallakad town is one of the best preserved in kerala.
It was built by hyder ali of mysore in 1766. The fort was taken over
and modigied by the british in 1790. It is now preserved by the archaeological
survey of india.
Malampuzha Garden - This famous picnic spot which
comprises a dam and beautifully landscaped Gardens, is situated on
the lower hills of the western ghats.
Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary - 110 kms from palakkad
: sprawled across 285 sq. Km the parambikulam wildlife sanctuary is
home to rare wild animals. The rest houses of the state forest department
at thoonakkadavu, thellikkal and anappady offer accommodation. A tree
house in the reserve forest area in thoonakkadavu has to be booked
in advance. The oldest teak tree, kannimari is found here.
Nelliyampathy - 40 kms from south of nenmara: this
fascinating hill station is at a height of 467 to 1572 m above sea
level. At least 10 hair pin bends have to negotiated on the ghat road
that passes through the breathtaking evergreen forests of the sahya
ranges. Seethakundu at nelliyampathy offers a panoramic view of about
one third of palakkad. This hill country is the delight of trekkers.
Other Excursions :
» Mangalam dam (50 km)
» Thrithala (75 kms)
» Siruvani (48 kms north of palakkad)
» Ottappalam (35 kms)
» Lakkidi (30 kms)
» Kollengode (19 kms).
Honeymoon Tour Packages
The overwhelming tranquility and the myriad colours of various
beautiful sights of Kerala give a breathtaking experience that
rejuvenates our minds and bodies. Kerala happens to be an ideal
destination for nature lovers and a perfect getaway from the
chaotic city life.It has also emerged as a major honeymoon spot
in India. Our effort is to bring you face to face with the adoring
beauty of Kerala. In this we take a move ahead and offer a wide
range of tour packages, for the honeymoon couples.
Kettuvallams, the stitched boats are the traditional
house boats of Kerala. They provide the best way to experience
the colourful backwaters of Kerala. The Kettuvalloms of
Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet
in length. The traditional house boat, the indispensable
part of the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, was mainly
used in Travancore and Kochi and in the Minicoy Islands
in olden times.
The rich and glorious Kerala cultural heritage is
reflected in the vibrant Kerala festivals that mirror
the ancient traditions, customs, beliefs and faiths of
the people of Kerala, South India.The festivals of Kerala,
South India are annual occasions that are celebrated for
commemorating religious occasions. Some of the popular
Kerala festivals are Onam, Vishu, Mahasivarathri, Asthami
Rohini, Thiruvathira, Pooram Festival and Thrissur Pooram.
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