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By Air: Nearest airport: Coimbatore Airport (47 km/11/2 hrs), connected to Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Taxi charges Rs 1,500 approx By Rail: Nearest railhead: Olavakod Palakkad Junction (14 km/20 mins), connected to Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Bengaluru, Chennai and Delhi. Taxi Rs 350 By Road: Palakkad is on NH47 that links Salem to Kanyakumari via Coimbatore (47 km), Ernakulam (146 km), and Thiruvananthapuram (362 km). Bus Palakkad’s KSRTC Bus Stand (Tel: 0491-2527298) on the Shoranur Road has daily services from Thrissur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Coimbatore and Bengaluru.

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Tucked in the scenic Palakkad Gap in the Western Ghats, Palakkad stands as a conduit between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Though located within the official boundaries of Kerala, the more prominent local language here is Tamil as against Malayalam, pointing towards a confluence of cultures. Visit the 15th Century Kalpathy Agraharam to understand the Tamil Brahmin community in Palakkad. Or understand the origins of the Jain religion in Kerala at the Jain Temple in Jainimedu. Experience the region's tryst with a princely history at Tipu Sultan's Fort, built by his father, Hyder Ali in 1766. Explore the serene Malampuzha Dam and the surrounding lush gardens or just take a laid back boat ride on the reservoir.

This quiet town is the capital of Palakkad District — Kerala’s rice bowl and the gateway between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. A natural depression in the Western Ghats — the famous Palghat Gap — makes Palakkad perennially windy. Like a town that would rather be a village, it makes way for chariots during festivals and beams gloriously when the sunlight falls on its golden paddy fields. Like a village that wants to be a town, it loves airconditioned restaurants and amusement parks. There are the mesmerising beats of the panchavadyam sharing sound waves with film songs. Palakkad is home to a considerable number of Tamil Brahmins who settled here over centuries in agraharams, villages that preserve their unique way of life. They assimilated Kerala influences to produce a delicious cuisine. The many kaavus sprinkling the countryside actually hold much of the Palakkad experience.

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Lakshmi Padmanabhan
Lakshmi Padmanabhan
Place of Divine
Jul 02 2014
For the people who love spirituality and peace, this is one of the best places where they can be in sync with God and spiritualism. The place is full of temples from one road to another, with the old architecture and people tend to become nostalgic o ...... read more
Amit Debnath
Amit Debnath
Heritage Town
Jun 23 2014
Nice climate. Every half hour it rains. Hotel price is very cheap. Nice service, food. If you visit Palakkad always carry umbrella or raincoat. Palakkad is the main place to cover the tourist attraction like Athirapalli falls, Silent valley, Fort, Ne ...... read more