Palakkad, a dazzling jewel in the emerald necklace of Western Ghats, is blessed with great scenic splendor and abundant natural resources. Situated at the foot of the magnificent Western Ghats; a cornucopia of exotic flora and fauna, Palakkad conjures to life a blissful paradise of lush green valleys, verdant hills and picture postcard scenery. Palakkad, with its mist covered rolling hills, wild flowers blooming in tropical wilderness, green paddy fields set against an azure sky and kids frolicking and playing in the streets offer a perfect rural escapade to unwind your body and soul.
PALAKKAD FORT, also known as Tipu's Fort among the natives, was constructed by Haider Ali in 1766. This old granite fort located near the centre of Palakkad Town is presently operational as a Taluk Office
Today you can visit Silent Valley national park is the last known region that is untouched by man. Scientists value the rich biodiversity of this place and take pains to keep it this way. The Kerala Silent Valley wildlife sanctuary has got its name due to the absence of the noisy cicadas. The Silent Valley Park is rich in flora and fauna and is home to many animals and birds.
Later visit attappady, may we reiterate, this is not a tribal tour, just a drive to a slightly different region. It is situated on the north-eastern side of the district of Palakkad and spread over an area of 827 sq. kms and has the largest tribal settlement. The place consists of mostly hilly highland terrain, fed by the tributaries of the River Cauvery. It is of great interest to anthropologists, as this is the habitat of many tribes like the 'irolas' and 'mudugars'.
This festival is celebrated in the memory of sutar who built the temple 500 years ago at Jainamedu near Palakkad town.
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, a continuation of the Anamalai sanctuary of Tamil Nadu, spreads over an area of 285sq.km. The wildlife includes elephant, bison, gaur, sloth bear, wild boar, sambar, chital, crocodiles and a few tigers and panthers. Thunakadavu is the headquarters of the sanctuary. The forest department has a rest house and a treetop house those are available for tourists. Boating can be arranged in the lake at Parambikulam.