Palakkad



Palakkad lies at the foot of the Western Ghats on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. Coimbatore is just 50 km away from Palakkad. The district known for its historical background has the remnants of the fort of Tipu Sultan. Lined with mountains, forests, rivulets and mountain streams, Palakkad is where you will find nature at its natural best.

Palakkad is a land of palm trees and paddy fields. Rich in flora and fauna, Palakkad has probably the biggest mountain pass in the world (30-40 Kms) separating the two folds of the Western Ghats on the border of Kerala with Tamil Nadu.

The soil is fertile and is favourable for agriculture. The district is even described as the granary of the state of Kerala. Palakkad also has many dams and irrigation projects such as Walayar, Malampuzha, Pothundy, and Parambikulam.


Fact File  
Area 4480 sq kms
Population 26,17,072 
Best time to visit August to February
Temperature   20 – 45 Degree Celsius
STD Code 0491