A beautiful border town of Tamil Nadu and Kerala – Palakkad

Jul 25 11:40 2015 Dimpy Roy Print This Article

Palakkad is a peaceful town of Kerala, located at the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The town beckons visitors as it offers the best of both cultures. Here is a short description of Palakkad.



Palakkad is a small town located at the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The beautiful town of Palakkad has the essence of both the states. Palakkad is also known as the ‘Gateway of Kerala’. Palakkad is gifted with both the culture and the lifestyle of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This border town is also a district headquarter of Kerala and thus important administratively. Palakkad is a major centre of religious and English learning. Kerala being the most literate state of India,Guest Posting this small town also houses some of the major educational institutions of the state. As the confluence of the cultures of the two states emerge, Tamil is more widely spoken in Palakkad than Malayalam.

Palakkad is also known as Palghat. It is one of the famous states of Kerala and every year a good crowd of tourists from South India visit the place to see the temples, forts and landscapes. Palakkad is a booming tourist spot in Indian tourism map. It extends a warm welcome to all its visitors. For luxury-filled stay, Luxury hotels in Palakkad are there which provide superb facilities to its guests.


Palakkad has several small and medium rivers which are tributaries of the Bharathpuzha River. The largest dam is Malampuzha dam which is 12 km away from Palakkad. The town enjoys a moderate temperature throughout the year. But March and April are the hottest month and July is the wettest month. Winter is the best time to visit Palakkad. The lovely weather will make your tour wonderful. Palakkad town is located 350 km north of Thiruvanathapuram on Salem-Kanyakumari NH 47. Coimbatore International Airport is 62 km away which is connected with regular domestic and international flights. Frequent buses and taxis connect Palakkad with Coimbatore, Thrissur, Kochi, Kollam and Alappuzha.


There are a number of temples and devotees visiting the place throughout the year. Kanjirapuzha, Kalpathy Temple, Pattambi Nercha, Jain Temple, etc. are popular temples of Palakkad. There are several other tourist attractions in Palakkad. Palakkad Fort which was built in 1766 by Hyder Ali and also has a famous garden of artificial thread flowers and plants, Pothundi Dam, Malampuzha Dam, Dhoni Waterfalls, Walayar Deer Wildlife Sanctuary, Silent Valley National Park and Manappulikavu temple are some of the must-visit places in Palakkad. The 15th century Kalpathy Agraharam exhibits the life of Tamil Brahmin community in Palakkad. Kalpathy is the home of Tamil Brahmin over centuries and here you will find some amazing mix of cuisines of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


Palakkad is like a village that wants to be a town. With tourists visiting every year, the village has developed itself with all the modern infrastructures. On one hand the air-conditioned restaurants and amusement park and on the other hand the golden paddy fields. Palakkad perfectly beholds its history, culture and natural landscape. A beautiful place to visit for weekend trip, Palakkad has no shortage of hotels. Hotels in Palakkad are not very expensive rather it will smoothly fit your budget. If you are planning to visit during festivals do book rooms before reaching Palakkad.


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Dimpy Roy, a travel blogger, writes about best Hotels in Palakkad for frequent travelers. She writes about places to visit there, things to do, some Luxury hotels in Palakkad also.


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