Here are the top 28 tourist attractions to see in Palakkad:

1. Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

Must visit 4.1 /5 View 12+ photos

46 kms
from city center
1 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Blooming with in rare varieties of medicinal plants, orchids and fauna, the Parambikkulam Wildlife Sanctuary is hailed to be one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in South India.

2. Silent Valley National Park

4.1 /5

46 kms
from city center
2 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

The Silent Valley National Park, with its lush green forests and beautiful views of the rich flora, is a popular destination for nature and wildlife lovers in Kerala. With its long, detailed history and the unique status of a Rain Forest, this national park is truly a sight to visit. The well-planned Safari and the beautiful stop-overs around the park only make a trip to this part of Kerala more worthwhile.

3. Palakkad Fort

Must visit 4.1 /5 View 10+ photos

3 kms
from city center
3 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

The Palakkad Fort in Kerala is a beautiful historical monument that has gently integrated its high walls with its surrounding green gardens. One of the most well-preserved forts in the state of Kerala, the Palakkad fort was built in the 1766 AD by Hyder Ali and is now a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. This picturesque fort is located in the heart of Palakkad town at the foothills of the Sahyadris range in a labyrinth of dense forests and crisscrossing cascading rivers. The mighty fort is spread over an area of 60,702 square meters and is immensely famous for its architecture, which displays the efficiency of the French craftsman. The magnificent fortress of Pallakad is an essential part of history, and its construction is majestic as well

4. Ottapalam

Must visit 4.1 /5

30 kms
from city center
4 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Situated on the banks of the Bharathapuzha River, or Nila, Ottapalam is a scenic town in Pallakad, also known as the 'land of palm trees'. Ottapalam claims a rich cultural heritage and has hosted quite a few historic events. Earlier, it used to be a major town of the erstwhile Valluvanad, during the reign of the Zamorins of Calicut.

5. Dhoni Hills

3.1 /5

4 kms
from city center
5 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Situated 15 km from Palakkad, this idyllic village on the border of Western Ghats on the Northern side is famous for the Dhoni Waterfalls and dense cover of Forests. Trekking is a much favoured activity in Dhoni.

6. Mangalam Dam

33 kms
from city center
6 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Mangalam Dam has been built on a tributary of River Mangalam and River Cherukunnapuzha for meeting the irrigation requirements in the region. The dam is a marvellous sight amidst dense forests. The wildlife thriving in the forest region can be spotted around the reservoir often. The region is quite a relief from the hustle and bustle of a city life and is a preferred picnic spot for many.

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7. Seethargundu Viewpoint

26 kms
from city center
7 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Seethargundu Viewpoint is a famous point in the region. It is located on a cliff and offers a stunning view of the surroundings making it a perfect attraction for nature lovers and photographers. The dense forests all around the point are home to monkeys and other wild animals which one can spot, if lucky.

8. Jain Temple, Palakkad

Must visit 3.5 /5

1 kms
from city center
8 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

More than 500 years old, the Jain Temple at Jainimedu is well known for its granite walls which are 32 feet long and 20 feet wide. Located on the south banks of River Kalpathy, this ancient temple is enshrined with the images of Jain Tirthankaras and Yakshinis.

9. Kalpathy Temple

3.1 /5

2 kms
from city center
9 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kalpathy Temple is a famous temple situated just 3 km away from Palakkad. The temple is mainly renowned for its 7-day Rath Yatra held in the month of November which draws devotees from across the country.

10. Kanjirapuzha

3.1 /5

27 kms
from city center
10 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Nursing a beautiful dam, Kanjirapuzha at 38 km from Palakkad, is surrounded by an evergreen forest of Vettilachola. The fisheries department runs a nursery near the dam which is quite popular among tourists.

11. Malampuzha Gardens

3.1 /5

6 kms
from city center
11 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Offering pedal boat-rides on an artificial canal, this garden lying on the edge of the Malampuzha Dam is famously known as Vrindavan of Kerala. It also houses the famous Yakshi Statue sculpted by the renowned sculptor Kanai Kanhiraman.

12. Fantasy Park

4 kms
from city center
12 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Fantasy Park is a themed amusement park in the region having a wide variety of exciting dry and water rides and slides to suit every age group and everyoneês choice. One of the most fascinating rides is the 16D Cine Magic Ride. Fantasy Park also has a Planetarium to titillate the curious minds, a food court for delicious delicacies and facilities to make the entire experience a memorable one.

13. Chinakkathoor Pooram

13 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

The Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple of Palappuram region of Palakkad district of Kerala witnesses an annual extravaganza of regional art forms and elephants in what is known as the Chinakkathoor Pooram festival. The festival is celebrated on the day of Makam star of Kumbham month in the Malayalam calendar, which will next fall on 19th of February, 2019. The festival is an absolute delight for the onlookers, which is available for everybody to join without paying any cost.

14. Pattambi Nercha

3.1 /5

51 kms
from city center
14 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Pattambi Nercha mosque is famous for its annual feast held in February, to commemorate Aloor Valiya Pookunjkoya Thangal. The shrine is situated 61 km away from Palakkad.

15. Malampuzha Dam

3.1 /5

7 kms
from city center
15 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Completed in 1955, the Malampuzha Dam feeds the largest irrigation system in Kerala with a network of canals with a capacity of 115.06 m. This reservoir has the Western Ghats towering over it. Boating and fishing facilities are also available for the visitors.

16. Attappadi

33 kms
from city center
16 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Lying on the foothills of the Silent Valley National Park, located in the Palakkad district of Kerala- is Attappadi. It lies at a distance of 38 kms from Mannarkkad. This place is a perfect vacation getaway if you are a nature lover. It is also a great place to be for those who appreciate wildlife. Attappadi is one of those pleasantly beautiful locations you surely do not want to miss. Most of this magnificent and alluring village town of Kerala comes under government protection as the Reserve Forest area. Attappadi is a perfect amalgam of mountains, forests, rivers and has a hilly terrain. Thus it is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Kerala. Not only is Attappadi associated with nature’s beauty, but it is closely related to religion as well. People here have deep seated belief in Lord Murugan. The inhabitants of this region are mainly tribal people, who have been the natives of this area for a long time. If Anthropology interests you, a visit to this place is definitely a great catch.

17. Kava

9 kms
from city center
17 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Kava is a scenic region surrounded by hills covered in dense forestation with a serene lake. The picturesque site is a treat to nature lovers who visit often for nature walks and treks. The chirping birds, the cool fresh air and the lush greenery make the experience of exploring the attraction an enchanting one.

18. Kannimara Teak

41 kms
from city center
18 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Kannimara Teak is a part of the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. Tourists can access the plantations by safari rides or by trekking through the thrilling trekking trails. The stunning plantations have some of the oldest teak trees found in the world and are often visited by the wildlife thriving in the sanctuary.

19. Pothundi Dam

27 kms
from city center
19 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

One of the oldest irrigation dams in India, Pothundi Dam is a stunning engineering marvel that has a core wall made of quicklime and jaggery. The dam is built across River Padipuzha and River Meenichiladipuzha forming a reservoir that expands over an area of 30 square kilometres. The serene surroundings of the dam with hills in the backdrop of the reservoir is a breathtaking sight.

20. Thiruvalathur Randu Moorthy Temple

6 kms
from city center
20 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Thiruvalathur Randu Moorthy Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Devotees believe that the idols are self-manifested and hence, the place is considered to have religious importance for the Hindus. Lord Shiva is believed to possess immense powers and Lord Vishnu helps to balance these powers. The temple also has idols of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Parvati and Sri Ayappan.

21. Siruvani Reservoir

20 kms
from city center
21 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Located on River Siruvani, Siruvani Dam was opened in 1984 to supply drinking water to Coimbatore. The reservoir formed by the dam is called Siruvani Reservoir. The serene water body amidst dense natural vegetation makes it a captivating attraction for tourists.

22. Yakshi Statue

6 kms
from city center
22 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Yakshi Statue is a famous attraction in the Malampuzha Garden and a beautiful touch to the serene beauty of the garden. It is a stunning stone-carved piece of art created by a famous sculptor named Kanai Kanhiraman.

23. Attapadi Reserve Forest

42 kms
from city center
23 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Attapadi Reserve Forest is a protected forest area in a valley of the Nilgiri Hills expanding over an area of 250 square kilometres. The region is famous for the breeding the Attapadi Black goats. The beautiful reserve borders the Silent Valley National Park and serves as an informal buffer zone.

24. Nelliampathy

28 kms
from city center
24 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

If you see the mist floating in the air and a pleasant aroma of coffee teasing your nostrils, a chain of majestic mountains peaking from all around and a wonderful weather relaxing your nerves, then you are not dreaming, you are in a small beautiful hill station of Kerala known as Nelliyampathy.

25. Kollengode Palace

19 kms
from city center
25 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

 Kollengode Palace, located in Palakkad, Kerala is one of the few places that best represent the natural beauty of the village of Kollengode. It is a traditional shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu and flaunts authentic Kerala and European architectural styles. This prime attraction of Kollengode town is definitely a must-visit for those who want to see the true beauty of Palakkad. 

26. Meenvallam Waterfalls

18 kms
from city center
26 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

A magnificent 5 step waterfall in Kerala, Meenvallam Waterfall is one of the top 10 places to be in Palakkad. People often visit this place for a couple of hours, taking in the gushing water that falls from over 100-125 feet. Also known as Meenvallom, this waterfall is a great attraction especially during the winter and is definitely a sight not to be missed. 

27. Vadakkanthara Temple

1 kms
from city center
27 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

Dedicated to Goddess Karnaki, who finds mention in the Tamil epic Silapathikaram as a vengeful wife and a legendary woman, the Vadakkanthara Thirupuraikkal Bhagavathy Temple is the only temple in Kerala that celebrates the goddess in her complete idolic form. Apart from its religious reverence, the Temple is known for its sprawling architecture exemplifying the beautiful traditional Kerala architecture.

28. Meenkara Dam

29 kms
from city center
28 out of 28
places to visit in Palakkad

The Meenkara Dam is one of the reservoirs built under the Gayathri river project. The dam was completed in the year 1964 and is built across the river Meenkara, which is a tributary of the Bharathapuzha river. The earthen dam itself is about 934 meters long, 18.9 meters tall. The dam is used mainly for irrigation purposes, supplied to the whole Palakkad district through a network of canals.

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