Palakkad Hill Station

Palakkad in Kerala, South India gets its name from a combination of two words 'pala' that means 'a tree' and 'kadu' that means 'a forest'. Clearly the name itself indicates the extent of natural beauty and picturesque charm that is all pervading in Palakkad in Kerala, South India.

Palakkad is also known as Palghat and lies on the foothills of the Sahayadri ranges, at a distance of 80 kilometers to the northeast of Trichur in Kerala, South India.

Palakkad hill tours to Kerala, South India unfolds a scented world of orange, cardamom, cashewnut and coffee plantations that very obviously contribute to the pleasing natural beauty of this hill station in Kerala, South India.

While on Palakkad hill tours to Kerala, South India you discover the pleasant fact that this region is rightly known as the 'Granary of Kerala' as the soil and climate in this part of Kerala, South India is perfect for paddy plantations.

While Palakkad hill tours to Kerala, south India you must visit the interesting tourist attractions located in this part of Kerala, South India. Some of these are: Nelliampathy, Dhoni Hills and Silent Valley. There are quite a few places near Palakkad in Kerala, South India that are ideal for excursions while you are on Palakkad hill tours. Some of these excursion sites are: The ancient temple at Thiruvalathoor, Malampuzha Garden, the memorial to Thunchath Ezhuthachan, who authored the Adhyatma Ramayana and the Vishwanatha Swamy shrine.

Some of the important tourist attractions of Palakkad include:

* Malampuzha
* Dhoni
* Loknayak J.P. Smrithi vanam and Deer Park
* Mayilladumpara-Cholanoor Peacock Sanctuary
* Kanhirapuzha
* Mangalam Dam
* Pothundy Dam
* Meenkara Dam
* Parambikulam
* Chulliar Dam
* Attappady
* Nelliyampathy
* Palakkad Fort
* Killikurrussi Mangalam
* Kottayi
* Jain Temple of Jainmedu
* Thiruvalathoor
* Chittur Gurumadam
* Silent valley
* Meenvallam
* Siruvani

How to Reach Palakkad

By Air

Coimbatore is the nearest airport to the hill station of Palakkad and is located around 55 km from Palakkad.

By Rail

Palakkad is one of the most important railway junctions of the Southern Railway in the subcontinent.

By Road

Palakkad is well- connected to almost all its neighboring districts by smooth roads and an efficient system of local transport. The region is also well- linked to several districts of Tamil Nadu by well- maintained motor-able roads. A number of bus services also provide service to the region, connecting Palakkad with a number of other cities like Trichur, Guruvayoor, Cochin, Calicut, Kottayam and Trivandrum. Palakkad is also well connected to the neighboring city of Ponnani.