Palakkad - the gateway to Kerala and a tranquil destination ideal for vacationing

Palakkad is an important city of Kerala. Being a part of "God's own country", Kerala's Palakkad is also a place of the re...

Palakkad is an important city of Kerala. Being a part of "God's own country", Kerala's Palakkad is also a place of the religious. Religion owns an immense significance in the culture of the city and the lives of the locals. Palakkad is a district headquarter and thus significant administratively. It is one of the most populated cities in the parent state (ranks seventh) and a cradle of art and culture. The city is also a major centre of religious learning and English education. The place is marked by a number of colleges and schools. To name, some include: Government Engineering College Sreekrishnapuram, Government College Chittur, Government Victoria College, Mercy College, Chembai Memorial Government Music College, and Basel Evangelical Mission High School.

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The city takes its name based on its geography. The meaning of Palakkad is the forest of Pala; Pala is a tree that is found in abundance in the region. The place is set neighboring the Palakkad Gap, which is a low mountain pass at the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The city is abundantly blessed with nature's wealth. The widening landscapes are capped with dense green forests, grasslands, swamps, marshy lands, etc. The Bharathapuzha River and its small and large tributaries bless the region. The jungles are home to a wide species of flora and fauna. It is a eco-tourism destination and the untouched natural beauty of the place generates huge tourist interest.

The climate remains pleasant almost throughout the year. The region experiences tropical dry and wet climate. The maximum recorded temperature is around 36 degree C during summer, which drops with the arrival of monsoon. The winter season is the most preferred time for Palakkad tourism as it is the time period when the weather is simply lovely. The Coimbatore International Airport is the nearest airport to the city. It is about 62 k.m. away and has connecting flights to all major Indian cities as well as international destinations. There are two railheads in Palakkad, making accessing the city by train convenient and easy. Besides, the city is well connected to Coimbatore, Kochi, Kollam, Thrissur, and Alappuzha via frequent buses and taxis services. The good thing is that there are a few 5 Star hotels in Palakkad in the close proximity to the bus stand. Offering a luxury filled stay to their guests, these hotels also have the advantages of good connectivity with the bus stand.

There are a number of tourist spots to start a tour of Palakkad with. The tourist attractions that one simply cannot miss when in the city are: Jainimedu Jain temple, Kalpathy, Palakkad Fort, Pothundi Dam, Walayar Deer Wildlife Sanctuary, Malampuzha Dam, Dhoni Waterfalls, Amman Temple, Manappullikavu temple, and Vadakkanthara Thirupurakkal Bhagavathy temple. The Palakkad Fort in particular is a chief tourist attraction of the city. It is an ancient fort built on the orders of Hyder Ali in 1766. It is significant historically as well as religiously.

Simply visit this beautiful, historic place in Kerala for a fun and relaxing vacation and pick from the best hotels in the city. The city has no shortage of hotels, of which the hotels near Palakkad railway station are quite popular amongst tourists.

Dimpy Roy is a travel writer working with an Online Travel Guide. She guides travelers to various resources where they can find best 5 Star hotels in Palakkad and choose the best one. 



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