Formerly called Palakkattussery; Palakkad is a city in Kerala that is rich with the ethnicity and tradition. It extends over 26.60 square kilometers and is visited by Indian as well as foreign tourists all year. People travel to the Manappullikavu Hindu temple and Jain places of worship in the city to soak in the culture and peruse through the age old architectural styles. The renowned Vadakkanthara Thirupurakkal Bhagavathy shrine devoted to Bhagavathy is also frequented by tourists.
The Primeval Palakkad Fort
Travelers can explore the age old Palakkad fort that was completed in the year 1766. Constructed on the order of Hyder Ali who was Tipu Sultan’s heir, the fort is an important part of the city’s heritage. It is well maintained to this day and showcases a shrine to the Hindu deity Hanuman.
Tourism in Palakkad
Jainimedu is the colossal Jain shrine stretching 32 ft in length and 20 ft in width. It sees thousands of devotees of the Jain Thirthankaras and Yakshinis each year. Out-of-towners can also head to the Dhoni waterfalls that are situated a short distance away and have a wonderful time exploring the virgin forests at the site. Since the city has a tropical weather that is a blend of wet and dry, winter is the best time to visit, so people can enjoy chilly but pleasant temperatures.
Visiting Kalpathy at the time of the yearly Ratholsavam festival gives travelers a great opportunity to be a part of the festivities and enjoy the renowned music celebration.