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Palakkad, the land, which is one of the most fertile and thickly forested districts of Kerala is supposed to have derived its name from the 'Pala' tree and 'Kadu' meaning forest. The district of Palakkad, which lies at the foot of the colossal Western Ghats, has only midland and highland areas. Much of the area is made up of plains, scattered with a few hillocks. The plains are so fertile and productive that the district is considered the "Granary of Kerala".

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Palakkad Tourist Attractions
Palakkad Fort

ln the heart of Palakkad town, there is a well-preserved fort which dates back to 1766 A.D. It was built by Haider Ali of Mysore , supposedly to facilitate communication between Coimbatore and the West Coast.

Silent Valley National Park

The Silent Valley contains India 's last substantial stretch of tropical evergreen rain forests and it is perhaps the only vestige of a near virgin forest in the whole of the Western Ghats . Elephants, tigers, wild dog, flying squirrel and lion-tailed macaque are found here.

Udankhatola

Udankhatola - South India 's only Passenger Ropeway. Fly over the garden at 60 ft. height to have the best panoramic view of the beautiful gardens nestled below the Blue Mountains . Unique by nature, extremely safe and economical too, you are assured that this 20 minutes sky ride in Palakkad will be an unforgettable experience.

Kalpathy Temple

The Vishwanatha Swamy shrine, the oldest Shiva temple is situated 3 kms from Palakkad. The annual chariot temple is a gala event. The annual 'Ratholsavam' or Chariot Festival at Sree Viswanantha Swamy temple lasts for seven days.

 
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