Palakkad, nicknamed as “the granary of Kerala” and “Rice bowl of Kerala”, has many tourist attractions to be captured and visited. Some of the famous temples here are the Lakshminarayanan Temple, Ganapathi Temple, Ayyappan Temple, Bagavathi Kavu Temple and the Shiva Temple. The most popular festival here is the Navratri which is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm for 9 days and it has its own colors in this region which certainly varies from other parts of the nation. Another festival called the Chariot(Theru) brightens the district during the month of May.
The district is rightly proud of the best preserved fort of Kerala, known as the Palakkad Fort and can be seen right at the heart of this land. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is another adventurous place of interest and should not be missed if you are going for tourism there. A ravishing blend of a dam, fresh garden and amusement parks along with boating facility on the reservoir is not less than a complete package and Malampuzha dam garden offers you that!
If you haven’t been to Ooty and are instead planning a trip to Kerala, then we have some good news for you. Yes! Nelliyampathi, also known as the Ooty of Kerala is a hill station here, situated about 80 km away from Palakkad, that will give you a very close feel if not equal! Silent Valley National Park, Siruvani, Dhoni, Kollengode palace, Chittur Garumadam memorial are some other vital tourist’s destinations you would love to explore!