Palakkad also called Palghat, It is the Palakkad District’s administrative headquarters, a natural paradise with deep mountains, the Palakkad connects the Kerala and Tamilnadu border.
Palakkad has a warm, humid tropical climate. During the year the temperatures stay mild. Palakkad is also known as the rice bowl of Kerala. The name Palakkad derives from a merger of two Tamil words, Pala tree, and Kadu (forest). In 1956 Palakkad was made a part of Kerala. Here we bring you the Best Places to visit in Palakkad with natural and goddess beauty.
10 Best Places To Visit In Palakkad 2020
Here, for your holiday with your family, I will explore the best natural place in Palakkad. As one of Kerala’s most popular tourist destinations, Palakkad is full of natural secret surprises. These locations will make your unforgettable travel experience.
1. Palakkad Fort (Tipu Sultan Fort)
Palakkad Fort is an old fort which is recaptured and rebuilt grandly by Sultan Hyder Ali in 1766 A.D. It was also known as one of the best-preserved forts in Kerala. Palakkad Fort is famously called as Tipu Sultan Fort. It is the highest visit tourist place in Palakkad District.
Nelliampathi is another thick forest with cloud-covered mountains, It is a hill station 60 kilometers from Palakkad surrounded by tea and coffee plantations that are delightful to watch. It has the most spectacular scenery like the Pothundy Dam along the way. There’s one day trip we can cover this area.
3. Malampuzha Dam
Malampuzha Dam is one of the largest reservoirs in Kerala. It was located 10 km from Palakkad town. It was the only one among Palakkad tourist places to have a ropeway. The dam has an amusement park, boating facilities, rock garden.
4. Dhoni Waterfalls
Dhoni is a small village near Palakkad which is best known for its natural richness. Paying a visit to those falls is truly one of Palakkad’s beautiful things to do. The combined Dhoni waterfalls and forests give a break from Palakkad’s heat and humidity. It is one of the best places to visit during a day trip to Palakkad. The forest is a part of western ghats and is ideal for swimming. It is one of Palakkad ‘s loveliest waterfalls to spend time with your family.
5. Silent Valley National Park
Silent Valley National Park is situated on the slopes of Nilgiri. This national park is one of the last undisturbed tracts of mountain rain-forests in South Western Ghats. This national park has a few rare flora and fauna species, and the largest lion-tailed macaque population. For an eco-friendly vaccination trip, the park is among the best places to visit near Palakkad.
6. Seethargundu Viewpoint
I will suggest the Seethargundu Viewpoint as one of the best places to visit in Palakkad and the one who wants jawdropping viewpoints. Such points of view primarily attract landscape-structured photographers or nature lovers.
7. Meenvallam Waterfalls
The abundant beauty is the gift of nature to humanity. Meenvallam waterfalls are in the vicinity of Kalladikode, a city in Palakkad. The waterfall in the Western Ghats originates from the Thuppandu River. It is important to note that the waterfall is designed step-by-step from a height of 5 meters to 45 meters. Thus you may tell in Meenvallam there are about 5 waterfalls. This waterfall is the perfect spot to swim or take a dive.
8. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
This sanctuary is not located in Palakkad and is 95 kilometers from town, but definitely worth the trip. When you observe wildlife in their natural habitat it will be a truly memorable experience. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary has a wide variety of species including 39 species of mammals, 16 species of amphibians, 268 species of birds, 47 species of fish, 124 species of butterflies, 1049 species of insects, 61 species of realities and countless varieties of flora and fauna, making this forest a wildlife paradise.
9. Kalpathy Heritage Village
The first heritage village in Kerala, Kalpathy Heritage Village, also known as the Kalpathy Agraharam, is. It is a village of Brahmin and deeply immersed in spirituality. The influence of an ancient Hindu community is felt in the air because there are so many temples constructed many years ago, big as well as small ones.
The famous temple of Viswanathaswamy was built around 1425 AD. The ancient Ratholsavam is conducted in Kalpathy Heritage Village each year. In the vicinity of the temple, you’ll find several learned scholars.
10. Kava Island
Kava is a perfect destination to fall into the list of those tourist places in Palakkad for a one-day trip full of wonders of mother nature once again. Attracting visitors searching for trekking and nature walking opportunities wherever they go, Kava is a beautiful area surrounded on all four corners by hills covered in trees. From serene lake to thick woodland, this destination offers plenty to see from nature!
I recommend you come between November and February (winter season) if you want the best experience while visiting Palakkad. Since this time we can hardly expect any rain, so without interrupt, you can see the most beautiful sightseeing.
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