Palakkad Tourist Destinations
Palakkad is known as rice bowl of Kerala. There are many attractions in Palakkad. Read to know more about Palakkad tourist destinations.
Palakkad district is a renowned district in the state of Kerala. It is also known as the granary of Kerala and Rice bowl of Kerala. This district is bordered by Malappuram district in the north-west, Thrissur district in the south-west, Nilgiris district in the northeast, and Coimbatore in the east. This district was previously known as Palakkattussery. It is the gateway to Kerala due to the presence of Palakkad gap in the Western Ghats. The climate of this district is quite pleasant except in the summer season. This place is blessed with many small and medium rivers which are the tributaries of Bharathapuzha River. The official language of this district is Malayalam which is frequently and widely spoken. Some of the prominent Palakkad tourist destinations are Palakkad Fort, Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary, silent valley national park, Malampuzha dam garden, Dhoni, Nelliyampathi etc. The name of this district has been derived from two Malayalam words i.e. Pala (Alsteria Scholaris) and Kadu (forest).
How to ReachOne can reach Palakkad district by all means of transport. It is properly connected to all the major cities and towns of the state.
This district has a medium grade network of roads. Salem – Kanyakumari national highway 47 and Palakkad – Kozhikode national highway 213 run through this district.
The district has two railway stations i.e. Palakkad town and Palakkad junction. Out of these two, Palakkad junction is the important one.
Coimbatore international airport is the nearest one which is located at a distance of 60 KM away from this place. Other nearest airports are Calicut international airport (103 KM away from this district) and Cochin international airport (111 KM away from this place).