Palakkad city is a gateway to Kerala from the North. Tours To Palakkad features among one of the ancient places in Kerala. Palakkad is replete with many places of considerable tourist interest. Therefore your Kerala Palakkad Tours travel is bound to be an eventful one. The city of Palakkad is well linked with almost all the main cities and states of India. There are all means of proper transportation to and from the entire part of the nation. Airways, railways and roadways operate regularly here.
The history of Palakkad dates back to the Paleolithic age. The land was conquered by the Perumal rulers in the first millennium AD. The land was further divided into smaller divisions by the Perumal governors. Palakkad has also been mentioned by the Malabar Manual as one of the Malabar regions. The town has also been host to a war fought by the King of Palakkad in 988 AD to stop the invading army of King of Kongunadu at Chittur. This land of legendary significance has evolved as a tourist attraction in the 21st century.
Palakkad City Major Tourist Attraction
Palakkad Fort :
Chittur Gurumadam :
Kalpathy Temple :
Silent Valley national park –
Udan khatola –
Melampuzha Dam –
Popularly referred to as the Vrindavan of Kerala, this place is the perfect example of the beauty and grace that is manifest when the loftiness of the mountains blends harmoniously with the tranquility of the rivers. The verdant fields, the beds of flowers, the sparkling pools and the fountains enhance the appeal of the place.
Tours To Palakkad features among one of the ancient places in Kerala. Palakkad is replete with many places of considerable tourist interest. Therefore your Kerala Palakkad Tours travel is bound to be an eventful one
Festivals of Palakkad
Palakkad is also a place of temple festivals. The temples that dot the landscape of Palakkad have carved their own niche’ in the arts & culture of this region.
Kalpathy Car Festival (Kalpathy Ratholsavam)
Kalpathy Viswanatha swamy temple is the oldest Siva temple in Malabar. It was build around 1425 AD. by Kombi Achan, the then Raja of Palakkad. Kalpathy Car Festival is based on vedic Tamil Brahmin culture. The main centre of the festival is Kalpathy Sree Viswanathaswamy temple.
Pattambi Nercha : Pattambi Mosque, situated 61 km from Palakkad, is a witness to the annual feast that falls in the first week of the month of February. About 70-80 tuskers line up for the festival, which is a true marveling sight to experience. A number of tourists and worshippers from across the globe throng this place. The ambiance that changes entirely from a serene mosque to a gala event is a spectacular phenomenon to capture. At dusk, the whole town is lighted beautifully, followed by the beginning of the festivities with traditional musical emerging from traditional instruments, like ‘Panchavadyam’ and ‘Thayambaka’. Various art forms are displayed by professional traditional performers on the banks of River Bharathappuzha.
Manappullikavu Vela is a major festival held every year at the Manappullikkavu Bhagavathy Temple. It is believed that the temple is about 1200 years old. It is different from other Bhagavathy Temples by way of rites and rituals. Namboodiries, that is, the Kerala Brahmins perform the daily rituals according to tantric traditions. Both Saiva and Vaishnava traditions are observed in the poojas.
Nenmara Vallengi Vela
Nenmara-Vallengi Vela is a renowned festival of Palakkad attracting people from far and wide. It is held annually on the Pooram day of the Malayalam month Meenam. The Festival starts with the hoisting the sacred flag.
Shopping in Palakkad
The markets in Palakkad offer the right option for people to shop. There is a big bazaar that sells items like traditional bells, peacock villakus, thooku or hanging villakus, nilavillakus and utensils. Other items to be shopped for can be Travancore saris, souvenirs and jewellery.
Palakkad, being a small town in Kerala, offers not many but few and good hotels that suit the budget of any tourist. These hotels are well furnished and have air conditioned rooms with attached bathrooms and other services. They are set in an environment that instills peace and relaxation. Some of the budget hotels here are:
The nearest airport for this city is the Coimbatore Airport at a distance of about 55 km from the city. The airport of Cochin is another nearer Airport for this city and it is 160 km south of the city. Common railway station for this city is the Palakkad, Ottapalam and the Shoranur. These stations provide good access to this city from all over the nation. Bus, taxi and other roadway services do operate with remarkable importance. With so many natural endowments to flaunt, your Palakkad travel is bound to be a memorable one.