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11 ancient temples in palakkad that deserves to be seen.

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A sheer heaven on earth, Palakkad is a verdant land enclosed by misty mountains and precious evergreen tropical forests, that house beautiful rivers, rare birds, and animals. This picturesque destination offers an easy escape from the scorching summer heat of Kerala. The dreamy land Palakkad has several historical monuments and pilgrimage travel destinations that offer tremendous hope to the city to become one of the most preferred tourist places in Kerala . The famous ancient temples here are surrounded by virgin hills and luxuriant valleys, attracting a lot of visitors from around the world. Here’s a list of temples that one must definitely visit during their spiritual journey to Kerala.

Must Visit Ancient Temples in Palakkad, Kerala

  • Kalpathy Heritage Temple Complex
  • Thiruvalathur Randu Moorthy Temple
  • Sri Emoor Bhagavathy Temple, Kallekulangara
  • Sri Ramaswamy Temple (Dakshina Ayodhya), Karimpuzha
  • Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple, Kumbidi
  • Sri Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple, Palappuram
  • Sri Ayyappan Kavu Temple, Cheruppulasseri
  • Sri Thirupuraikkal Bhagavathy Temple, Puthur
  • Sri Manappulli Bhagavathi Temple, Yakkara
  • Sri Thirupuraikkal Bhagavathy Temple, Vadakkanthara
  • Sri Ramapuram Vishnu Temple, Vadakkanthara

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Kalpathy Heritage Temple Complex, Palakkad

Kalpathy Heritage Temple Complex Palakkad

The people of Palakkad love to visit this magnificent temple, which is known for its unique architecture, and design. It organizes the famous chariot festival Kalpathy every year, which is witnessed by thousands of tourists from around the country. Not only this, Kalpathy has the distinction of being the only Heritage Village in Kerala, proposed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. Upon visiting here, one can even plan a quick trip to Sri Visalakshi Sametha Sri Viswanatha Swamy temple to catch a glimpse into the life, culture, festivals and food of the famous Palakkad Brahmins. It is definitely one of the best places to visit in Palakkad.

How to Reach Kalpathy Heritage Temple Complex?

This temple is around 3 KM away from Palakkad City at Kalpathy. One can simply walk up to this temple from the main city or take a private taxi, or hire an auto rickshaw or any public transport to reach here.

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Thiruvalathur Randu Moorthy Temple, Palakkad

Thiruvalathur Randu Moorthy Temple Palakkad

The Thiruvalathur Randu Moorthy temple is popular for its grand architecture and sculptures, that are believed to be very old and have been discovered by Parsurama. This beautiful temple is dedicated to two goddesses – the passionate Mahishasuramardhini and the peaceful Annapurnneswari. It is spread over a large area and is protected by huge stone walls, with four main entrances facing North, South, East, and West. Visitors can come here between 5.30 am to 9.30 am on Saturday and Sunday and between 5 pm to 8 pm on all other days. The temple host a festival on the final day of Vrischika every year between November and December, and that’s when the entire city comes to life.

How to Reach Thiruvalathur Randu Moorthy Temple?

Thiruvalathur is around 7 KM away from Palakkad City on the Chittoor Road and can be easily accessed by public or private transport. Tourists can take a direct bus to reach this spot.

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Sri Emoor Bhagavathy Temple, Kallekulangara, Palakkad

Sri Emoor Bhagavathy Temple, Kallekulangara Palakkad

Also known as Hemambika Temple, this majestic structure has Goddess Hemambika as its chief deity, who is believed to have appeared in front of his devotee on the condition that her presence should not be disclosed to anyone. There is a legendary tale behind the name of the temple, according to which the idol worshipped here is an “upraised hand”. It is believed that Impressed by the prayers of her devotees, once the goddess Hemambika appear here, but when she saw a small crowd gathered here, she vanished immediately, and the people could only see her upraised hand. Since then, the temple is named as Sri Emoor Bhagavathy Temple and is counted among the most famous temples in Palakkad. Some people also say that the deity takes three forms in a day, i.e. of Saraswathi, Laxmi, Durga.

How to Reach Sri Emoor Bhagavathy Temple, Kallekulangara?

This beautiful temple is around 8 kms from the Palakkad City en route Malampuzha Dam. You can easily reach here using public or private transport.

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Sri Ramaswamy Temple (Dakshina Ayodhya), Karimpuzha, Palakkad

Sri Ramaswamy Temple (Dakshina Ayodhya), Karimpuzha, Palakkad

With Kunthipuzha river silently flowing on one side and lush green valleys of Palakkad spread on the other, the Karimpuzha Sree Ramaswamy Temple, is a place worth visiting. Situated in the Palakkad district, this temple has one of the rarest Sri Rama idols in India, which depicts the figure of ever sacrificing Lord Rama, who was seen on the shores of the Sarayu River before his ascent to heaven. It is believed that Lord Rama was accompanied by his ever-obedient companion Hanuman.

How to Reach Sri Ramaswamy Temple, Karimpuzha?

Around 36 KM away from Palakkad City is Sri Ramaswamy Temple, which is well connected with road to other nearby villages and towns. One can easily access this place by public or private transport.

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Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple, Kumbidi, Palakkad

Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple, Kumbidi, Palakkad

This is the oldest temples in Palakkad District India, which is believed to be the first ever temple consecrated by Parsurama around 4000 years ago. It is a popular tourist attraction in Palakkad, visited by hundreds of tourists every day. This majestic temple complex situated at Kumbidi, Palakkad District of Kerala, India. This Temple is believed to be the first temple in Kerala consecrated by Parsurama nearly 4000 years ago and it is one of the ancient Hindu temples in India.

How to Reach Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple, Kumbidi?

This magnificent temple is located around 80 KM away from Palakkad City and on Thrithala – Kumbidi Road, Palakkad District. It is easily accessible through public and private transport.

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Sri Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple, Palappuram, Palakkad

Sri Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple, Palappuram, Palakkad

Sri Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple is visited by a large number of people every day from all across the world and is located at Palappuram, which is around 5 km from Ottappalam, Palakkad in north Kerala. The temple is positioned in the center of a huge ground where the ‘Chinakkathoor Pooram’ festival is organized every year to pay respect to goddess Bhagvathy. Sri Chinakkathoor Temple has two shrines namely ‘Thazhekkavu’and ‘Melekkavu’, where the later shrine is known to be the upper one, which is believed to be older than the lower shrine, ‘Thazhekkavu’. The priests of these shrines come from traditional families of Kerala like ‘Kulangara Nair’ and ‘Namboothiri’.

How to Reach Sri Chinakkathoor Bhagavathi Temple, Palappuram?

This place is easily accessible from Palakkad City, which is only 40 km from here and is located near Ottapalam, Palakkad District. Regular bus service and taxi facilities make traveling easy.

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Sri Ayyappan Kavu Temple, Cheruppulasseri, Palakkad

Sri Ayyappan Kavu Temple, Cheruppulasseri, Palakkad

This ancient beauty is believed to be more than 1000 years old with great historical importance and is known to be a prime tourist attraction in Palakad. Also, known as Women’s Shabarimala / Malabar’s Shabarimala / Valluvanad’s Shabarimala, this temple is a very major Ayyapa Temple with main festivals like Mandala Pooja and Theeyattu. The main deities of this temple include God Ganapathy, Navagrahangal, Sree Brahma Rakshassu & Nagaraja. A large number of devotees gather at this temple during Sabarimala Pilgrim season from all over India.

How to Reach Sri Ayyappan Kavu Temple, Cheruppulasseri?

This place is around 40 KM away from Palakkad City and is located in Cheruppulassery of Palakkad district. Tourists can take taxis, buses, or their personal vehicle to reach the spot.

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Sri Thirupuraikkal Bhagavathy Temple, Puthur, Palakkad

Sri Thirupuraikkal Bhagavathy Temple, Puthur, Palakkad

Puthur Sri Thirupuraikkal Bhagavathy Temple is one of the most beautifully constructed temples in Palakad and is of great importance in the life of locals. People considered it to be one of the ancient and most powerful temples of Shakthi in the entire Malabar. The temple is dedicated to Bhadrakali, who is the main deity worshipped here. Lord Vishnu, Goddess Durga, and Lord Ganesha, are the other deities present here. This 100-year-old temple is only 2 km away from the town of Palakkad. Every year during the month of April, the temple administration organizes dance & musical festival, which is attended by many popular artists from all over India.

How to Reach Sri Thirupuraikkal Bhagavathy Temple, Puthur?

Palakkad city is located only 03 km away from this temple, which is situated in Puthur. Public transport like bus, taxi, etc. are available from Palakad to this temple.

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Sri Manappulli Bhagavathi Temple, Yakkara, Palakkad

Sri Manappulli Bhagavathi Temple, Yakkara, Palakkad

The massive beauty is dedicated to Sri Manappully Bhagavathi, who is the daughter of Lord Shiva and is named Bhadrakali. It is believed that she was born out of the sacred Jada of Lord Shiva during the Dakshayaga and so, the goddess is black in color with four hands, three eyes, and four big teeth. The temple priests dress the goddess beautifully and adorn her with several ornaments every day. Her idol is facing north and is made of the trunk of Jackfruit tree.

How to Reach Sri Manappulli Bhagavathi Temple?

Devotees can reach this temple by bus or car or through personal vehicle. It is located around 2 Km away from Palakkad City and is located in Yakkara.

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Sri Thirupuraikkal Bhagavathy Temple, Vadakkanthara, Palakkad

Sri Thirupuraikkal Bhagavathy Temple

Another ancient beauty, Sri Thirupuraikkal Bhagavathy Temple is considered to be one of the most wonderful temples of Palakkad, responsible for creation, existence and destruction of the world. It is one among the best temples of Goddess Durga, the presiding deity of Sri Thirupuraikkal Temple. Some people say that during the invasion of Tippu Malabar, many ancient structures were destroyed except this Temple, making devotees gain faith in the existence of the god here.

How to Reach Sri Thirupuraikkal Bhagavathy Temple?

This temple is located around 3 Km away from Palakkad City in Vadakkanthara, which is well-connected through public as well as private transport including bus and taxi.

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Sri Ramapuram Vishnu Temple, Vadakkanthara, Palakkad

Sri Ramapuram Vishnu Temple, Vadakkanthara, Palakkad

Sri Ramapuram is one of the most ancient temples of Kerala installed by Ramapuram Variath family around six centuries back. The most important feature of this temple is that the deity here, is installed in the ‘Shadadhara Prathishta’ (open ground), which is rare to find in Kerala. Other deities present here includes Ashtadikpalakas, Sapthamathrukkal, Mahaganapathy and Dhanwanthara. This temple is taken care by the Malabar Devasom Board, which is also responsible for organizing various events and festivals.

How to Reach Sri Ramapuram Vishnu Temple?

The devotees can travel for around 3Km from Palakkad City to reach this temple, which is located in Vadakkanthara in the Palakkad district. One can easily travel by public or private transport to reach their desired spot in the city.

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Here’s How to Reach Palakkad?

  • Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport (Approx. 55 Km)
  • Nearest Railway Station: Palakkad Junction Railway Station (Approx. 10 Km)

There are a lot of places to visit in Palakkad, but no destination is as attractive and fascinating as these majestic temples in Palakkad. So, if you are on a spiritual journey to this luxuriant city, don’t forget to visit the ancient beauties here, surrounded by imposing mountains and lush green landscapes. These temples have accredited to the religious tourism of Kerala in a lot of ways.

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Published: 14 Jun, 2021

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Are you looking for the places to visit in Palakkad ? Enjoy a momentous vacation in Palakkad as you explore the best of lush-green landscapes of Kerala! Palakkad is home to numerous exciting and refreshing places which makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala. All of these places have some of the most memorable and exciting experiences hidden in their lap. These places will make your whole travel experience cherishable. Check them out!

  • Palakkad Fort –  To Revisit History
  • Vadakkanthara Temple –  For Seeking Blessings
  • Dhoni Waterfalls –  The Magical Sounds
  • Malampuzha Dam –  Jaw Dropping Views
  • Nelliyampathy Hills –  Tranquility All Around
  • Silent Valley National Park –  Exotic Wildlife
  • Mangalam Dam –  For Refreshing Surroundings
  • Kollengode Palace –  For European Experience
  • Jain Temple Of Jainimedu –  Architectural Marvel
  • Kalpathy Heritage Village –  Cultural Insight
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  • Meenvallam Waterfalls –  The Rejuvenating Natural Wonder
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1. Palakkad Fort –  To Revisit History

Palakkad Fort is situated in the heart of Palakkad.

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The well-preserved Palakkad Fort features on all Palakkad sightseeing tours as it introduces guests to the history of Palakkad right from the rule of Zamorin to the Mysore Sultans and eventually the British. Built in 1766 A.D by Hyder Ali, it is also known as the Tipu Sultan Fort and is among the highest visited Palakkad tourist spots.

Distance from Palakkad: 4.4 KM

Location: Palakkad Highway, Kenathuparambu, Kunnathurmedu

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM

Entry cost: INR 15 per person

How to reach:  Palakkad Fort is well-connected with the city centre. One can easily take public transport to reach the destination.

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2. Vadakkanthara Temple –  For Seeking Blessings

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The Sree Vadakkanthara Bhagavathy Temple is one of the revered temples in Palakkad and even visited by devotees from neighbouring states. The temple is based on the legend of Kannagi and a major festival ‘Vela’ is conducted here every three years, meaning the next one will be! It’s one of the best places in Palakkad to observe Hindu rituals and festivities.

Distance from Palakkad:  2.6 KM

Location: Vadakkanthara, Palakkad, Kerala 678012

Timings: 4:30 AM to 12 noon | 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Entry cost: Nil

How to reach:  One can take the public transport available in Palakkad and reach the temple by road.

3. Dhoni Waterfalls – The Magical Sounds

Dhoni Waterfalls in Palakkad

Dhoni is a tiny hamlet near Palakkad and is best known for its natural wealth. Paying a visit to these falls is truly one of the magical things to do in Palakkad . The Dhoni waterfalls and the forest combined together offer a reprieve from the heat and humidity of Palakkad. It is one of the best places to visit in Palakkad for a day trip. The forest is a part of western ghats and is ideal for bathing. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Palakkad .

Distance from Palakkad: 15 KM

Location: Puthuppariyaram, Palakkad, Kerala 678591

Timings: 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Entry cost: INR 120 per person

How to reach:  One needs to trek amidst the dense jungles of the Western Ghats in order to reach the falls. The bottom of the hill can be reached by road by using the private or public vehicle.

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4. Malampuzha Dam – Jaw-Dropping Views

Malampuzha Dam

The Malampuzha Dam has become one of the best tourist attractions in Palakkad. Opened in 1955, this beautiful park and dam have manicured lawns and still waters perfect for a visit during the monsoons. It is the only one among Palakkad tourist spots to have a functioning ropeway.

Distance from Palakkad: 8KM

Location: Malampuzha Dam, Kerala 678651

Timings of ropeway:  10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Entry cost: INR 10 per person (children aged 3-12), INR 25 per person (adults)

Ropeway cost: INR 40 per person

How to reach:  The best way to reach this spot is either by taking a bus or an autorickshaw that are easily available in the city. One can also take their private vehicle.

5. Nelliyampathy Hills – Tranquility All-Around

visit Nelliyampathy Hills palakkad

About 60 KM from Palakkad lie the Nelliyampathy Hills, one of the far-off places to visit near Palakkad whose cloud-covered mountains are a delight! The well-laid road and beautiful scenery along the way including the Pothundy Dam and Palakkad Gap make it one of the best tourist places in Kerala for a one day trip.

Distance from Palakkad: 60 KM

Location: Nelliampathi, Kerala 678508

Timings: Entry restricted after 4:00 PM

Entry cost: INR 20 per person for Anangamala

How to reach:  The best and the most scenic way to reach here is by taking the roadways. One can either take a private vehicle or make use of the public transport that is readily available.

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6. Silent Valley National Park – Exotic Wildlife

Silent Valley National Park Tiger

The Silent Valley is one of the best places to visit in Palakkad and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rich biodiversity can be observed all along the national park including animals like elephants, tigers, lion-tailed macaques, and Malabar giant squirrels. The park is among the best places to visit near Palakkad for an eco-friendly holiday.

Distance from Palakkad: 55 KM

Location: Wildlife Warden, Silent Valley Division, Mannarkkad, Palakkad, Kerala 678582

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM

Entry cost: Nil | INR 25 for still camera | INR 1600 for Jeep | INR 200 for video camera

How to reach:  From Palakkad, one can go to Mannarkkad and then to Mukkali by making use of the private buses available

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7. Mangalam Dam – For Refreshing Surroundings

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The Mangalam Dam with its serene water and the blue ‘Nilgiri’ hills in the background is one of the most beautiful places in Palakkad. The dam has been developed to be among the top Kerala Palakkad tourist places with boating facilities and mesmerizing views of the sunset.

Distance from Palakkad: 45 KM

Location: Dam Road, Mangalam Dam, Kerala 678706

Timings: 10 AM to 7 PM

Entry cost: NIL

How to reach:  In order to reach the river Cherukunnapuzha, one can easily use the roadways. There are public buses and autorickshaws available. One can also take a private vehicle.

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8. Kollengode Palace – For European Experience

visit Kollengode Palace palakkad

An example of the unique Kerala architecture, the Kollengode Palace was built in 1904 by Raja Vasudeva for his daughter. This unique palace exhibits European influences considering its time period and has emerged as one of the top tourist spots in Palakkad. Department of Archaeology in collaboration with Palakkad Tourism maintains a museum inside these premises.

Note: Special permission is required to visit the museum and palace interiors.

Distance from Palakkad:  24 KM

Location: Kollengode Kunisseri Rd, Kollengode, Kerala 678506

Timings:  7 AM to 10:30 PM

How to reach: One can take the Pudunagaram Kollengode Road to reach this destination. There are buses and other public transport readily available in the city

9. Jain Temple Of Jainimedu – Architectural Marvel

visit Jain Temple of Jainimedu palakkad

An unlikely feature on the Palakkad tourist places list is the Jain Temple at Jainimedu that reflects how Jainism has managed to thrive in this tiny section of Palakkad. The interesting granite temple is one of the best places to visit in Palakkad to pay respect to Digambara and learn about Jainism.

Distance from Palakkad:  1.2 KM

Location: Jainmedu, Vadakkanthara, Palakkad, Kerala 678012

Timings: 7 AM to 10:30 AM | 5 PM to 8 PM

How to reach:  It is just 5 minutes away from Palakkad by road. One can easily make use of public transport or simply walk to the temple from the city centre.

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10. Kalpathy Heritage Village – Cultural Insight

visit Kalpathy Heritage Village palakkad

Kerala has a rich heritage of temple towns and Kalpathy is one such among the tourist places in Palakkad and Thrissur famous for its temple. The village has been declared the first heritage village in the state and all its existing buildings are preserved to maintain its sanctity. The 14th-century village is among the finest places to see in Palakkad especially during the Kalpathy Ratholsavam festival.

Distance from Palakkad: N/A

Location: Palakkad, Kerala

Timings: N/A

How to reach:  One can reach by making use of public transport including buses and taxis.

11. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary – For Animal Lovers

trees and mountains

Image Source Though this sanctuary is not in Palakkad and is located at a distance of 91 kilometres from the city. If you want to make a visit to the neighbouring areas, then this wildlife sanctuary will be a great idea. This sanctuary is well known around the world and therefore has been taken into consideration for getting selected as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is lying next to the popular Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Distance from Palakkad: 76 KM

Location: Thunakkadavu Dam, Anappady, Parambikulam Road, Kerala 678661

Timings: 7 AM to 6 PM (Entry closes at 4 PM)

Entry cost: INR 25 per person for Indians, INR 300 per person for foreigners

How to reach:  The best way is to take the road. One can take the road to Pollachi via Chittoor, then take the state road to the Sethumadai Checkpost, and reach their destination.

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12. Meenkara Dam – An Idyllic Picnic Spot

A scenic view from Meenkara Dam

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This dam is situated at a distance of 39 kilometres from Palakkad city. If you’re travelling with your family, then this is one of the best places to visit near the town of Palakkad, as you can plan a great picnic at this place. This dam has been constructed over the Gayathri River that meets the Bharathapuzha River. You’ll even get to witness the beautiful coconut and paddy fields.

Distance from Palakkad: 39 KM

Entry cost: INR 10 per person

How to reach:  This Dam is built across Gayathri River which is easily accessible by road. One can easily make use of the roadways to cover the distance between the two

13. Meenvallam Waterfalls – The Rejuvenating Natural Wonder

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Palakkad is 30 kilometres from these waterfalls. This is a five-step waterfall that is located at a close distance to Karimba town in the district of Palakkad. You can only reach till two steps of the waterfall and each of the five steps are 20-25 feet away from each other. You can come to these waterfalls for a refreshing day, as one can enjoy a great swimming or bathing session here!

Distance from Palakkad: 29 KM

Location: Kalladikkode-Meenvallam Road, Moonnekkar, Kerala 678591

Timings:  9 AM to 4 PM

Entry cost: INR 20 per person

How to reach:  The best way is to take the road to cover the distance. One can easily take the NH 966 and reach the falls.

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14. Chulliyar Dam – Picturesque Spot

Chulliyar Dam in Palakkad

This dam is situated in a picturesque location and this is why it is one of the most-admired places amongst the tourists. You can visit the glorious Nelliyampathy Mountains from here – an added intriguing factor to your visit to this place. This dam was established in the year 1960 across the Chulliyar River, which is a tributary of the Gayathripuzha River. This dam has been constructed nearby the Meenkara dam and Kollengode.

Distance from Palakkad: 34 KM

Location: Chulliyar River, Palakkad, Kerala

How to reach:  Board a bus, take an auto, or hire a car to reach the Dam. Covering the distance by road is the best way.

15. Attappady – Home To Lush Greens

Attappadi hills in day light

This tourist destination has been located at a distance of 66 kilometres from Palakkad and is considered to be the largest settlement in the state of Kerala. This area lies in the northeastern region of the district of Palakkad and features scenic highland terrains that are embellished with the tributaries of the Cauvery River. This place essentially has tribes as well as settlers that have come from Tamil Nadu as its inhabitants.

Distance from Palakkad: 64 KM

Location: Palakkad District, Kerala

Timings: 24 hours

Entry cost:  Entry is free | INR 25 for camera | INR 1600 for Jeep | INR 200 for video camera

How to reach:  For those travelling by road can take NH96 and Mannarkkad to reach Anakkatti.

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16. Siruvani Dam – Local’s Favorite

Siruvani Dam

Siruvani Dam is constructed across the Siruvani River in the thick forests of the Palakkad district in Kerala. This dam has been the main source of drinking water for Coimbatore city since 1927. The water is popular among the locals for its sweet taste and thus they take some of it while going for travelling also. The panoramic beauty of this place is captivating for any nature lover and is one of the top Palakkad points of interest.

Distance from Palakkad: 52KM

Location: Palakkad, Kerala 678014

Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM | Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Entry cost: INR 30 per person

How to reach:  Take Palakkad to Mannarkad road for 30 km and then from Palakkayam continue your journey for 10 km to reach the check post

17. Parambikulam Dam – Bird Watcher’s Paradise

Parambikulam Dam

Parambikulam Dam comes in the top ten embankment dams in the world. Surrounded by lush greenery, this place is frequently visited by bird-watchers. Besides this, it is now popular as a picnic spot among the family and also provides the facility of boating. While exploring the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, one can easily explore this place and click some postcard-worthy photos.

Distance from Palakkad: 95 KM

Location: Muthalamada South, Kerala 678508

Timings: 7 AM to 3 PM

How to reach:  The only way to reach here from Palakkad is by taking the road. One can take the Palakkad-Pollachi Road and then Parambikulam Road.

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18. Fantasy Park – Spot For The Little Ones

Fantasy Park

Just 6 kilometres away from the Palakkad Railway Station, Fantasy Park is a thrilling amusement and water park, making it one of the fun places to visit in Palakkad in one day . One can enjoy rides like a pirate boat, jumping horse, striking car, caterpillar, and many more. After having an exciting day, one can relax at the restaurant and savour some ice creams.

Distance from Palakkad: 5.5 KM

Location: 8/585, Malampuzha-I, Kerala 678651

Timings: 10 AM – 6 PM

Entry cost: INR 670 for adults | INR 500 for children | INR 450 for Senior Citizens

How to reach:  It is only 10 minutes away from Palakkad. The best way is to hire a taxi or take a private vehicle.

19. Rock Garden – The Best Out Of Waste

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Alike Chandigarh, Palakkad also houses a Rock Garden in the Malampuzha garden. The garden is full of figurines and statues that are made with waste materials like electricity fuse carriers, tiles, broken bangles, dishware, and other things. It is among the top places to visit in Palakkad i f you are planning a visit here with your family.

Distance from Palakkad: 8.4 KM

Location: Malampuzha-I, Kerala 678651

Entry cost: INR 30 per adult | INR 10 per child | INR 200 for foreigners

How to reach:    It is only 15 minutes away from Palakkad. The best way is to hire a taxi or take a private vehicle.

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20. Chittur Kavu Devi Temple – Home To Goddess Bhadrakali

Chittur Kavu Devi Temple

Situated just 6 kilometres away from the railway station of Palakkad, Chittur Kavu Devi Temple is a temple of Goddess Bhadrakali. It houses a Daruviraham that is 6 feet tall and is worshipped by devotees every day. The temple remains open on only two days – Tuesday and Friday. However, during the celebration of Navratri, it stays open for the devotees for 9 days. All the religious souls out there must include this temple in their list of places to visit in Palakkad for one day trip.

Distance from Palakkad:  17 KM

Location: Palakkad Chittur Rd, Anikode, Chittur-Thathamangalam, Kerala 678101

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM | Open on Tuesdays and Fridays

Entry cost: Free

How to reach:  Make use of public transport to reach the temple from Palakkad.

21. Ottapalam – Land Of Untouched Nature

Ottapalam

One of the quaint, little places to visit in Palakkad , Ottapalam is a village that has its floors covered in unspoiled nature. One can witness rows of towering palm trees when paying a visit to this beautiful town. Ottapalam is famed for its historic significance in the ancient tales of numerous cultural events that took place during the reign of Zamorins. The scenic beauty and picturesque views surely do act as a magnet for all the great photographers out there!

Distance from Palakkad: 35 km

Location: Palakkad district, Kerala

Timings: NA

Entry Cost: NA

How to reach: The best way is to reach by roadways. One can easily reach this destination by taking the private vehicle or buses that run regularly from Palakkad.

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22. Seethargundu Viewpoint – For Nature Lovers

Tall trees on the way to Seetargundu Viewpoint

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Those who seek some spellbinding views can consider Seethargundu Viewpoint which happens to be one of the beautiful places to visit in Palakkad . This famous point offers some jaw-dropping views that attract an extensive number of nature lovers and landscape photographers. One can also encounter some monkeys and other wild animals on their journey to the Viewpoint.

Distance from Palakkad: 60 km

Location: Nelliyampathy Hills, Palakkad, Kerala, South India

Entry Cost: Free

How to reach: The best way is to take a bus to Nelliyampathy. From there, one can hire a jeep to cover the remaining 5 km.

23. Kava Island – Nature Lover’s Paradise

Kava Island

Falling in the list of those tourist places in Palakkad for one day trip that is full of marvels of mother nature yet again Kava is a great destination. Attracting tourists who seek trekking and nature walk opportunities wherever they go, Kava is a scenic area that is surrounded by forest-clad hills on all four corners. From a serene lake to a dense forest, there’s plenty to see in this destination!

Distance from Palakkad: 12 km

Timings:  NA

Entry cost:  NA

How to reach: The best way to reach Kava is by taking the most scenic road. One can reach here through the road that surrounds the Malampuzha Gardens.

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24. Pothundi Dam – Oldest Irrigation Dams

Pothundi Dam

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One of the oldest tourist places in Palakkad , Pothundi Dam is a perfect example of the finest engineering in history. This Dam is famous for its core wall that is made out of quicklime and jaggery. Built across the River Padipuzha and Meenichiladipuzha, this reservoir is expanding over a total of 30 sq km in area. What makes it a must-visit is the breathtakingly beautiful backdrop that is sitting in its surroundings.

Entry cost: INR 20 for adults and INR 10 for kids

How to reach: One can either take a bus or a private vehicle to reach the Dam by road.

25. Thiruvalathur Randu Moorthy Temple – For Devotees Of Lord Shiva And Vishnu

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Another one of the tourist places in Palakkad for one day trip is the Thiruvalathur Randu Moorthy Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. This temple has a religious significance latched to itself, thus being of great importance to the Hindu culture. This temple is believed to have self-manifestation along with the fact of Lord Shiva possessing immense powers and Lord Vishnu balancing them.

Distance from Palakkad: 7 km

Location: Chittoor Road, Palakkad, Kerala

Timings: 5:30 AM to 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

How to reach: To reach this location from Palakkad, tourists can take the direct bus or travel by private vehicle.

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26. Chinakkathoor Pooram – Host Of The Most Vibrant Celebrations

Chinakkathoor Pooram

Another one of the religious places to see in Palakkad is the Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple. This temple is famous for the Chinakkathoor Pooram Festival that is celebrated on the day of Makam star of Kumbham month in the Malayalam Calendar. One can witness the most extravagant celebrations with beautiful processions, regional art forms and elephants.

Distance from Palakkad: 30 km

Location: Palappuram, Ottapalam, Kerala 679103

Timings: 5 AM to 10:30 AM and 5 PM to 8 PM

How to reach: The best way is to reach by roadways. One can easily reach this destination by taking the private vehicle or buses that run regularly from Palakkad

27. Yakshi Statue – Stone-carved Sculpture

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Yakshi Statue is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Palakkad. The statue is located in the beautiful garden of Malampuzha and is one of the most popular sites for picnics. The serene ambience and lush green ambience of the place is truly enticing. The stunning stone-carved statue is sculptured by the famous artist Kanai Kanhiraman.  

Distance from Palakkad: 7.7 km

Location: Malampuzha-II, Kerala 678651

Timings: 8 AM – 6 PM (Monday to Friday), 8 AM to 8 PM (Saturday & Sunday)

Entry cost: INR 25 for adults, INR 10 for children aged 3-12 years

How to reach:  You can board a bus from Palakkad or hire a taxi

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28. Kanjirapuzha – Refreshing Escape

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Kanjirapuzha is at a distance of nearly 33 kilometres from Palakkad. The dam is surrounded by lush green forests that make it one of the most serene escapes in the region. There is also an interesting nursery near the dam that is taken care of by the fisheries department. The place is a paradise for nature lovers and those who love to capture scenic beauty in their camera lens.  

Distance from Palakkad: 33 km

Location: Mannarkkad, Palakkad District, Kerala

Timings: 7 AM and 8 PM

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The best time to visit Palakkad is between November and February. If you want to capture the best experiences of Palakkad then you must plan your visit during the winter season. As there is hardly any rain during this time, you can enjoy local sightseeing. Summer months are quite hot and the region experiences high rainfall during the monsoon.  

Further Read: 10 Resorts In Palakkad For A Cozy Stay In The Pathway Of God’s Country

Surprised at the number of best places to visit in Palakkad? We had told you Palakkad would be a great place to learn about Kerala’s heritage and culture! Now book your trip to Kerala at once and experience this awesome destination firsthand.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Best Places To Visit In Palakkad

What are the top attractions to visit in Palakkad?

Some top places to visit in Palakkad are Palakkad Fort, Vadakkanthara Temple, Nelliyampathy Hills, Kollengode Palace, Fantasy Park, and more.

What is the best time to visit Palakkad?

The best time to pay a visit to Palakkad is anytime between December to February. The temperature hovers around 25.5°C during this time which makes the perfect ambiance for sightseeing and trying adventure activities.

Can I visit Palakkad during the current Covid situation?

Yes, you can surely plan a trip to this destination while abiding by all the government protocols. Remain masked at all times when going out, keepsanitizing your hands at certain intervals, and maintain a required social distance when in crowd.

How did Palakkad get its name?

It is believed that the name of Palakkad is derived from the Pala tree and kadu (forest). Notably, Palakkad became a part of Kerala in 1956.

What is special in Palakkad?

Palakkad is famous for an extensive number of things including forests, dams, and temples. It is known as the rice bowl of Kerala.

What can I buy in Palakkad?

There are many things to buy in Palakkad including peacock vilakkus, traditional bells, utensils, hanging villakus, and many more things.

Which airport is near Palakkad?

The nearest airport to Palakkad district is Coimbatore International Airport which is well-connected with all the major cities of the country.

Which are the best beaches near Palakkad?

Some of the most famous beaches near Palakkad include: 1. Kappad Beach 2. Beypore Beach 3. Cherai Beach 4. Alleppey Beach 5. Marari Beach 6. Mahe Beach 7. Nattika Beach

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Palakkad, a district in the picturesque state of Kerala , is a land of vibrant culture and deep spirituality. One of the many facets that make this region unique is its array of splendid temples, which stand as monuments to the rich traditions and profound beliefs of the people who call Palakkad home. In this article, we invite you to explore the spiritual and historical significance of these temples in Palakkad , each with its unique story to tell.

Palakkad's temples, set against the backdrop of lush greenery and rolling hills, play a significant role in the lives of its residents. They are not just places of worship but symbols of the region's cultural identity. These temples are a testament to the ancient history of this land, carrying stories from bygone eras.

So, come along on this journey with us as we uncover the Temples in Palakkad and get ready to learn about the history, culture, and spirituality that define this remarkable part of India.

List Of 15 Most Popular Temples In Palakkad | A Timeless Haven

While we dive into the intricacies of each temple, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the heritage of Palakkad. These temples provide a window into the customs and faiths of this region, where traditions passed down through generations continue to thrive.

  • Sri Manappully Bhagavathy Temple | A Mansion of Devotion
  • Sri Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple | Sacred Sanctuary
  • Sri Ramaswamy Temple (Dakshina Ayodhya) | Elegance in Stone
  • Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple | Of Devotion and Dedication
  • Sri Ayyappan Kavu Temple | Where Tradition Blooms
  • Sri Thirupuraikkal Bhagavathy Temple, Puthur | Goddess of Grace
  • Kalpathy Temple | A Heritage of Harmony
  • Jainimedu Jain Temple | An Oasis of Tolerance
  • Hemambika Temple, Kollengode | A Timeless Haven
  • Chittur Kavu Temple | Preserving the Past

1. Sri Manappully Bhagavathy Temple | A Mansion of Devotion

The historical temples in Palakkad, especially Sri Manappully Bhagavathy Temple, have been a place of unwavering devotion for generations. Its unique architecture, characterised by intricate woodwork, is a testament to Palakkad's temple heritage. The best time to visit is during the annual festival, a grand celebration of rituals and traditions that provides a spiritual retreat for all.

  • Timings: 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Nearby Attractions: Malampuzha Gardens, Malampuzha Dam, and Dhoni Waterfalls.  

2. Sri Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple | Sacred Sanctuary

Known for its mystical rituals and vibrant festivals, this temple is a sacred sanctuary for devotees. The temple's architecture, blending indigenous and regional styles, is a marvel to behold. Visiting the famous Chinakkathoor Pooram is a must for an unforgettable spiritual experience.

  • Nearby Attractions: Dhoni Waterfalls, Palakkad Fort, and Silent Valley National Park.

3. Sri Ramaswamy Temple (Dakshina Ayodhya) | Elegance in Stone

This elegant temple stands as a fine example of Palakkad temple architecture. It is often referred to as Dakshina Ayodhya due to its significance in the region. The best time to visit Palakkad temples is during the annual Utsavam, a time when the temple comes alive with festivities and traditions.

  • Timings: 4:30 AM to 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Nearby Attractions: Malampuzha Gardens, Dhoni Waterfalls, and Tipu Sultan Fort.

4. Panniyur Sri Varahamurthy Temple | Of Devotion and Dedication

This temple is a testament to the dedication of its devotees. It is known for its historical significance and the architecture that reflects Palakkad's temple heritage. Devotees and history enthusiasts alike will find this temple captivating. The best time to visit is during the temple's annual festival.

  • Nearby Attractions: Malampuzha Dam, Tipu Sultan Fort, and Palakkad Fort.

5. Sri Ayyappan Kavu Temple | Where Tradition Blooms

This temple is a thriving centre of tradition in Palakkad. Its architecture showcases the unique blend of styles that define the region. The best time to visit is during the temple's annual festival, which provides a glimpse into the cultural richness of Palakkad. Also, Palakkad temple entry fees are often zero, so you can travel under budget.

  • Nearby Attractions: Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Malampuzha Dam, and Dhoni Waterfalls.

6. Sri Thirupuraikkal Bhagavathy Temple, Puthur | Goddess of Grace

Dedicated to the goddess of grace, this temple holds immense significance. The temple's architectural beauty and the surrounding natural landscapes make it a must-visit. The best time to visit is during the annual festival, when the temple resonates with devotion and festivity.

  • Timings: 5:30 AM to 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Nearby Attractions: Palakkad Fort, Silent Valley National Park, and Malampuzha Gardens.

7. Kalpathy Temple | A Heritage of Harmony

This temple in the historic Kalpathy village is not only known for its splendid architecture but also for its role in preserving Palakkad's cultural heritage. The best time to visit is during the Kalpathy Ratholsavam, a grand chariot festival that attracts devotees from far and wide.

  • Timings: 4:30 AM to 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Nearby Attractions: Kalpathy Ratholsavam, Malampuzha Dam, and Palakkad Fort.

8. Jainimedu Jain Temple | An Oasis of Tolerance

An emblem of religious tolerance, this Jain temple is a hidden gem of history in Palakkad. The temple's unique architecture reflects Jain traditions and is a testimony to the multicultural fabric of the region.

  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

9. Hemambika Temple, Kollengode | A Timeless Haven

This temple is a timeless haven of spirituality in Palakkad. Its serene ambience and stunning architecture draw visitors seeking spiritual retreats in Palakkad. The best time to visit is during the temple's annual Utsavam, a period of devotion and cultural celebration.

  • Nearby Attractions: Malampuzha Gardens, Dhoni Waterfalls, and Kollengode Palace.

10. Chittur Kavu Temple | Preserving the Past

This temple is a guardian of Palakkad's cultural heritage. It is known for its historical significance and traditional architecture. The best time to visit is during the annual Pooram, a vibrant festival that offers a glimpse into the past and present cultural traditions of Palakkad.

  • Timings: 4:30 AM to 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Nearby Attractions: Malampuzha Gardens, Palakkad Fort, and Dhoni Waterfalls.

11. Anangan Pathinettu Temple | Mystique in the Mountains

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More than 500 years old, the Jain Temple at Jainimedu is well known for its granite walls which are 32 feet long and 20 feet wide. Located on the south banks of River Kalpathy, this ancient temple is enshrined with the images of Jain Tirthankaras and Yakshinis. Devotees visiting in large number feel an air of spirituality and austerity in the temple.

2. Kalpathy Temple, Palakkad

Kalpathy Temple, Palakkad

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kalpathy Temple is a famous temple situated just 3 km away from Palakkad. The temple is mainly renowned for its 7-day Rath Yatra held in the month of November which draws devotees from across the country.

3. Vadakkanthara Temple, Palakkad

Vadakkanthara Temple, Palakkad

Dedicated to Goddess Karnaki, who finds mention in the Tamil epic Silapathikaram as a vengeful wife and a legendary woman, the Vadakkanthara Thirupuraikkal Bhagavathy Temple is the only temple in Kerala that celebrates the goddess in her complete idolic form. Apart from its religious reverence, the Temple is known for its sprawling architecture exemplifying the beautiful traditional Kerala architecture.

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Palakkad, also known as Palghat, is a city in Kerala that sits at the base of the Nilgiris and is often referred to as the state’s “entry point”. The Palakkad Gap is a narrow mountain pass that links the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu . It’s historically significant, and the monsoon rains make it a lush, green paradise. We’ve compiled a list of some of Palakkad’s top attractions, from ancient temples to breathtaking waterfalls.

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List of the 10 Best Tourist Places to Visit in Palakkad:

1. silent valley national park.

Silent Valley National Park, Kerala

The diverse animal life of Silent Valley National Park has earned it a reputation for excellence. Numerous local endangered species find haven in the area. The deep forests of the nearby rainforest are ideal for the preservation of a variety of animal species.

The national park is readily accessible by road from the city center and is open every day of the week except Fridays when it is closed for maintenance. The park is 46 kilometers away. A safari may be taken in the garden between 8 AM and 5 PM.

The price of admission for an adult is 50 Rs. A jeep ride into the park costs about Rs 1,600 and may accommodate up to 5 people. There may be additional fees of Rs 150 for a tour guide, Rs 200 for a video camera, and Rs 25 for a still camera.

2. Dhoni Waterfalls

Dhoni Waterfalls Palakkad Kerala

Dhoni is a small village close to Palakkad that is well-known for its abundant natural resources. Visiting these waterfalls is a lovely way to spend time in Palakkad. The Dhoni waterfalls and surrounding forest provide welcome relief from Palakkad’s oppressive heat and humidity.

It’s an excellent destination for a day trip from Palakkad. The western ghats forest is a popular spot for a refreshing soak. If you visit Palakkad, you must see this waterfall.

3. Kava Viewpoint

Kava Viewpoint Palakkad Kerala

Another stunning sight, Kava Viewpoint, may be seen just beyond the Malampuzha Dam. Located in the heart of the fertile Western Ghats, Palakkad is one of India’s least explored regions. You may find peace at Kava Viewpoint, but the area comes alive again during the monsoon season.

To take in the verdant surroundings of the surrounding mountains, go to the Kava Viewpoint. There are many reasons to return to this location, not the least of which is the opportunity to take stunning selfies in the lush, scenic environment. Kava is where the first rain cloud originates. Therefore locals refer to it as “the womb of the raincloud.” From that vantage point, the jade and emerald mountains seem to go on forever.

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4. Siruvani Reservoir

Siruvani Reservoir Palakkad Kerala

Siruvani Reservoir is one of Palakkad’s most impressive sights because of its location between rolling hills and verdant vegetation. The state of Kerala constructed the Dam to provide the city of Coimbatore with potable water.

It’s possible to find friendly people who will gladly act as guides if you follow the bank to a tiny tribal community. The Dam’s spectacular gateways are designed like Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

5. Mangalam Dam

Mangalam Dam Palakkad Kerala

The Mangalam dam provides irrigation for the city of Palakkad, which is surrounded by lush evergreen trees and rolling grassland hills. Tourists flock to the Dam for a peaceful view of the tranquil lake.

6. Jain Temple Of Jainimedu

Jain Temple Of Jainimedu Palakkad Kerala

The Jain Temple at Jainimedu is a surprising addition to the Palakkad tourist attractions list, and it is a testament to the success of Jainism in this relatively remote area of the state.

The fascinating granite temple is a great venue to learn about Jainism and pay respects to the Digambara community while in Palakkad.

7. Rock Garden

Rock Garden Palakkad Kerala

Rock Garden, which was opened in 1996, is one of Palakkad’s most popular tourist destinations, drawing in excess of 25,000 visitors annually. You can’t visit Palakkad without stopping at Rock Garden, located within a kilometer of the Malampuzha Dam. Impressive mosaics, sculptures, and other works of art were planned and developed by the Late Nek Chand, who also created the famous Rock Garden in Chandigarh .

Mosaic sculptures of humans, animals, and deities were crafted from discarded materials such as pottery shards, electrical components, glass bangles, bathroom tiles, wash basins, and bicycle frames.

One may also find bird tunnels, cottages, and shelters in case of rain. The park’s main attractions include its depictions of Kathakali, Theyyam, Kalaripayattu, Thiruvathirakali, the Mahabali tale, a regal procession of monarchs in a palanquin, and a boat race. The enormous mountains in the background set the scene and make the park seem spectacular.

8. Pothundi Dam

Pothundi Dam Palakkad Kerala

Pothundi Dam, one of Palakkad’s most famous landmarks, is a masterpiece of ancient engineering. The core wall of this Dam, built of quicklime and jaggery, is a local landmark.

This reservoir spans 30 square kilometers as it is constructed over the rivers Padipuzha and Meenichiladipuzha. The spectacular beauty of the scenery in the area makes it a must-see.

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9. Thiruvalathur Randu Moorthy Temple

Thiruvalathur Randu Moorthy Temple Palakkad Kerala

Make a pilgrimage to the Thiruvalathur Randu Moorthy Temple if you’re searching for spiritual solace and the gods’ favor. The temple is one of the 108 Durga temples blessed by the goddess and was discovered by Lord Parashurama. It has been recorded that Parsurama’s disciples built the temple in about 12 days.

The shrine’s primary deities are the Hindu goddesses Annapurneshwari and Mahishasura Mardini. The massive boulders on all sides of the temple’s 2-hectare compound serve as a formidable barrier. The city of Thiruvalathur comes back to life on the Karthika day of Vrischika, making that day the best time to visit the temple dedicated to Randu Moorthy.

10. Kanjirapuzha

Kanjirapuzha Palakkad Kerala

Kanjirapuzha is located around 33 kilometers from Palakkad. There is no better place to find peace than at the Dam, encircled by verdant trees.

The fisheries division also maintains a fascinating nursery next to the Dam. This location is a photographer’s dream and a haven for people who like the outdoors.

Best Time Visit Palakkad

Traveling to Palakkad during November and February is ideal. Planning a trip to Palakkad in the winter will allow you to take advantage of the region’s top attractions and activities. You may take advantage of the dry weather and sightseeing around town. The area sees heavy rains during the monsoon and sweltering temperatures throughout the summer.

From a distance, Palakkad may appear like any other little town in India, but up close, you’ll notice that it’s a pristine village untouched by modernization and that its golden paddy fields shine like the sun itself. Your senses will be fully satisfied after a trip to this tropical paradise.

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Pristine dense forests, lush paddy fields, gushing waterfalls and rich history come together to make Palakkad, lying at the foot of the Western Ghats in Kerala, a fascinating tourist destination. Popularly known as the granary of Kerala, this fertile stretch of land is where several legendary battles were fought against the British regime and where nature is at its bountiful best. The dense forests of Palakkad shelter gorgeous species of flora and fauna and just cruising through the various reserves, national parks and bird sanctuaries is an experience not easily forgotten.

From the mesmerising Mayiladumpara Peacock Sanctuary, where you are likely to find one or more peacocks dancing in their glorious splendour, to the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, where tigers prowling to water holes is a common sight, Palakkad lets you observe nature at close quarters. The place derives its name from the Malayalam words pala (a kind of tree) and kadu (forest), and history says it was once a spectacular forest covered with the sweet-scented flowers of the pala tree.

Palakkad has a rich history. According to William Logan, the author of the Malabar Manual, the Pallava dynasty of Kanchi (275 CE- 897 CE) might have invaded Malabar in the 2nd or 3rd century AD. One of their headquarters was a place called ‘Palakada’, which could be the present-day Palakkad. In 1757, the Zamorin of Calicut invaded Palakkad and the Raja of Palakkad sought the help of Hyder Ali of Mysore. After Hyder Ali helped the raja win, the land of Palakkad passed into the hands of the rulers of Mysore, Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. This history lives on in the Palakkad Fort, which has witnessed several battled between the Mysore kings and the British.

A 40-km break in the mountains, known as the Palakkad Gap, gives access to Palakkad. It is through this pass that many settlers came to the land and the spice trade flourished. This multicultural influence is evident in its temples and palaces. Even today, Palakkad is a potpourri of various cultures, and some of the finest Carnatic musicians hail from this region.

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The nearest airport is Peelamedu Airport, 43 km away from Palakkad.

Regular buses to Palakkad from other major cities of the country are easily available.

Palakkad is well-connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.

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At a distance of 3 Kms from Palakkad Railway Station, Manappullikavu Devi Temple is a powerful and ancient temple located in Durga Nagar, Palakkad city. The temple is very close to NH47. Dedicated to Goddess Shakthi, this temple is 1200 year old with rich history. The temple is different from other Bhagavati temples by way of rites and rituals. Namboodiries, the Kerala Brahmins, carry out the every day rituals according to tantric traditions. Both Saiva and Vaishnava traditions of worship are observed in the rituals. Though the temple has a swayambu idol (self created), the main idol was installed at a much later date. The temple celebrates its main festival - The Manappullikavu Vela Festival in the month of March. Timings: 6 AM to 10.30 AM & 5 PM to 7 PM.

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Introduction to Palakkad

Palakkad is a beautiful city located in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is also known as Palghat. The city is famous for its lush green landscapes, serene backwaters , and rich cultural heritage. Palakkad is a great destination for tourists who want to explore nature, history, and traditional Kerala lifestyle.

Location and Geographical Features

Palakkad is situated at the foothills of the Western Ghats mountain range, which adds to its scenic beauty. The city is surrounded by mountains and forests, making it a perfect getaway for nature lovers. It is also known for its many rivers, including the Bharathapuzha River, which flows through the city and adds to its charm.

History of Palakkad

Palakkad has a long and fascinating history that dates back to ancient times. It has been influenced by various dynasties and cultures over the centuries. One of the notable historical landmarks in Palakkad is the Palakkad Fort, which was built by Hyder Ali, the ruler of Mysore , in the 18th century. The fort has played a significant role in the region’s history and has witnessed many battles and events.

The city has also been a center of trade and commerce due to its strategic location. It has been a melting pot of cultures, with influences from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and other neighboring regions. This cultural diversity is reflected in the architecture, cuisine, and traditions of Palakkad.

Palakkad is blessed with a diverse geography that includes mountains, rivers, forests, and plains. The Western Ghats mountain range forms a natural barrier to the east, while the plains extend to the west. The fertile plains are ideal for agriculture, and Palakkad is known for its lush paddy fields and coconut groves.

The climate in Palakkad is tropical, with hot summers and moderate winters. The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall, which rejuvenates the land and maintains its greenery throughout the year.

Getting to Palakkad

Palakkad is well-connected by road, rail, and air, making it easily accessible for travelers. The city has its railway station, Palakkad Junction, which is a major railway hub in Kerala. It is served by regular trains from various parts of the country.

Palakkad is connected to major cities like Kochi , Coimbatore , and Thrissur through a network of highways. The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport, located about 55 kilometers away, which offers domestic and international flights.

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Palakkad, nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Kerala, offers a plethora of enchanting tourist spots that cater to nature lovers, history enthusiasts, and wildlife aficionados alike. Here are some of the top tourist places in Palakkad that you shouldn’t miss during your visit:

1. Dhoni Waterfalls

Dhoni Waterfalls is a breathtaking cascade nestled amidst verdant forests and rolling hills. Located about 15 kilometers from Palakkad town, this scenic spot is a paradise for trekkers and nature enthusiasts. The trail leading to the waterfall is adorned with lush greenery and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The crystal-clear waters of Dhoni Waterfalls make it an ideal spot for picnics and relaxation.

2. Kalpathy Temple

Kalpathy Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is renowned for its exquisite architecture and spiritual significance. Situated in the quaint village of Kalpathy, about 3 kilometers from Palakkad town, this temple attracts devotees and tourists alike. The annual Ratholsavam (chariot festival) celebrated here is a vibrant cultural extravaganza that showcases the rich heritage of Kerala.

3. Kanjirapuzha

Kanjirapuzha is a scenic reservoir nestled amidst the majestic Western Ghats, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills, Kanjirapuzha is a perfect spot for boating, fishing, and enjoying leisurely walks along the banks. The tranquil ambiance and stunning vistas make it a must-visit destination in Palakkad.

4. Malampuzha Dam

Malampuzha Dam is a major tourist attraction in Palakkad, known for its picturesque surroundings and recreational facilities. The dam is adorned with beautifully landscaped gardens, amusement parks, and a ropeway that offers panoramic views of the dam and its surroundings. Boating in the reservoir and exploring the nearby Malampuzha Gardens are popular activities for visitors of all ages.

5. Ottapalam

Ottapalam is a charming town located on the banks of the Bharathapuzha River, known for its cultural heritage and scenic beauty. The town is dotted with historic landmarks, including the famous Kairali Theatre, which is renowned for its traditional Kathakali performances. Ottapalam also hosts the annual Nercha festival, a colorful celebration that showcases the vibrant culture of Kerala.

6. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers, offering a chance to witness diverse flora and fauna in their natural habitat. Spread across the lush Western Ghats, the sanctuary is home to a variety of wildlife species, including elephants, tigers, leopards, and rare birds. Guided safaris, trekking trails, and eco-tourism programs allow visitors to explore the sanctuary’s pristine wilderness responsibly.

7. Pattambi Nercha

Pattambi Nercha is a famous religious festival held annually at the Pattambi Mosque, attracting devotees and tourists from far and wide. The festival is a vibrant celebration of communal harmony and includes colorful processions, traditional music, and cultural performances. It offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich religious and cultural heritage of Kerala.

8. Silent Valley National Park

Silent Valley National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a treasure trove of biodiversity located in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The park is renowned for its pristine tropical rainforests, rare flora, and fauna, including the endangered Lion-tailed Macaque. Trekking trails, guided tours, and wildlife spotting make Silent Valley National Park a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and conservationists.

Best Time to Visit Palakkad

The best time to visit Palakkad is during the winter months, from November to February, when the weather is pleasant and conducive for outdoor activities and sightseeing. During this time, the temperatures are relatively cooler, making it comfortable for travelers to explore the city’s attractions and enjoy its natural beauty.

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Shopping and Souvenirs

Palakkad offers a unique shopping experience, with vibrant markets and bustling streets showcasing traditional handicrafts, textiles, and local products. Some of the must-buy souvenirs and items to explore while shopping in Palakkad include:

  • Handloom Fabrics: Palakkad is known for its exquisite handloom fabrics, including Kerala sarees (Kasavu sarees) with golden borders, traditional mundu (dhoti), and vibrant cotton fabrics adorned with intricate designs. These fabrics make for elegant souvenirs and gifts.
  • Spices: Kerala is famous for its aromatic spices, and Palakkad is no exception. Visitors can purchase a variety of fresh and authentic spices such as cardamom, pepper, cloves, cinnamon, and turmeric from local markets. These spices not only add flavor to dishes but also make for delightful culinary souvenirs.
  • Wooden Handicrafts: Explore the intricately carved wooden handicrafts crafted by skilled artisans in Palakkad. From decorative items like wall hangings, sculptures, and furniture to traditional utensils and kitchenware, these wooden artifacts reflect Kerala’s rich craftsmanship and cultural heritage.
  • Coconut Shell Products: Kerala is renowned for its innovative use of coconut shells in crafting various products. Visitors can find an array of eco-friendly items such as coconut shell bowls, spoons, lampshades, and jewelry. These unique souvenirs showcase the sustainability and creativity of Kerala’s artisans.
  • Ayurvedic Products: Palakkad is home to several Ayurvedic centers and shops offering natural herbal remedies, oils, beauty products, and wellness items. Travelers can purchase authentic Ayurvedic products made from medicinal herbs and plants, promoting health and well-being.

Nearby Destinations

While visiting Palakkad, travelers can also explore nearby destinations that offer additional attractions and experiences:

  • Coimbatore: Located just across the border in Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is a vibrant city known for its textile industry, temples, and picturesque landscapes. Travelers can visit attractions like the Marudamalai Murugan Temple, VOC Park and Zoo, and the serene Kovai Kondattam water park.
  • Nelliyampathy: Nestled in the Western Ghats, Nelliyampathy is a hill station renowned for its lush greenery, tea plantations, and panoramic views. Visitors can enjoy trekking, camping, and exploring waterfalls like Seetharkundu and Palagapandi Estate.
  • Thrissur: Known as the cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur is famous for its temples, festivals, and art forms. Travelers can visit attractions like the Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur Zoo, and the iconic Thrissur Pooram festival known for its grandeur and traditional performances.
  • Athirappilly Waterfalls: Located near Thrissur, Athirappilly Waterfalls is one of the largest waterfalls in Kerala and a stunning natural attraction. Travelers can enjoy the scenic beauty, take boat rides, and explore the nearby Vazhachal Waterfalls and Charpa Falls.

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Here, you will get to feed these gentle giants, understand their daily routines, and even capture these moments with them. The guides are knowledgeable, sharing insights into elephant conservation and the importance of ethical interactions. Elephant Junction also offers an educational journey into the lives of elephants, promoting wildlife conservation. With various packages, from short visits to full-day adventures, it is a place where memories are made and awareness is raised.

Kadathanadan Kalari Center

One of the most interesting Thekkady tourist places is Kadathanadan Kalari Center – a place famous for enjoying Kalaripayattu martial arts, the traditional self-defence practices of Kerala.The place emanates an air of culture and historical heritage of Kerala. It is designed to ensure the safety of guests – as well as enjoying the performance of the martial arts. You can also learn martial arts at different levels here – basic, intermediate and advanced.

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