(Also known as Palaghat )

Kerala | India
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Palakkad is categorised as Heritage

Photo Courtesy Rajesh Kakkanatt
Ayurveda Meal at Kalari Kovilakom
Palakkad Jain Temple (Photo Courtesy: Me haridas)

Reasons to Visit
  • Palakkad is the last city in Kerala before entering Tamilnadu towards Coimbatore (55 kms) and home to some Ayurveda resorts and homestays.
  • Palakkad area is green and surrounded by dam, national parks and is good for bird watchers.
Access Information

Palakkad has 3 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Wellness Resort2

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1 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Palakkad

Getaway (1-3 nights)1

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List of Holidays for Palakkad


  • Palakkad Experiential Getaway (2 Nights)

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Palakkad has 4 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Coimbatore Airport and PalakkadRs. 2112

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Coimbatore to Neliampathy day visit and backRs. 4107

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Calicut and Drop to PalakkadRs. 4224

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Coimbatore Railway Station and PalakkadRs. 2112

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Services Rates Starting From
Cultural Tourism Package (A Day with the Masters)Rs. 1112

11 Travel Ideas listed for Palakkad. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Bird watching Ex-Palakkad
  • Experiences in Kerala
  • Guruvayoor and Thrissur Pilgrimage
  • Kerala Homestay / Small Owner managed stay Experience

Stay Ideas

  • Ayurveda / Yoga / Meditation centric Stays in Kerala and South India
  • Kandath Tharavad – Experiential Homestay
  • Olappamana Mana – An Experiential Homestay

Festivals linked to Palakkad (Kerala)

  • Chinakkathoor Pooram
  • Kalpathi Ratholsavam
  • Nenmara Vallangi Vela
  • Pariyanampetta-Pooram

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Jainimedu is one of the few ancient Jain temples in Kerala near Palakkad railway station.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    Vadakkanthara Thirupurakkal Bhagavathy temple is a popular Bhagavathy temple in Palakkad town
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    Sri Visalakshi Sametha Sri Viswanathaswamy temple popularly known as Kasi Viswanathaswamy Temple is a renowned Hindu temple in the Kalpathy near Palakkad. Kalpathy is often referred to as Dakshina Kasi (Varanasi of the South). It is the site of the annual Kalpathi Ratholsavam which is one of the most renowned temple festivals of Kerala.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    A Tipu Sultan era fort (dated 1766) and now a functioning jail having a Hanuman Temple in the fort grounds.
    Heritage Site
    Situated about 8 km from Palakkad Town, Malapuzha Dam the largest reservoir in Kerala. The spot is a local picnic spot and visited for its scenic beauty.
    Lake or Riverside
    Reservoir, Dam
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Sri Ayyappankavu Temple is at 16 km from Palakkad. A popular festival is held annually here in November.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Nallekavu Ayyappan Temple is a renowned temple at 17 kms from Palakkad surrounded by a pond on three sides
    Temple or Holy Place
    Chulanur is famous for peacocks and is declared as the peacock sanctuary, only peacock sanctuary perhaps in entire India.
    Bird Watching
    Pothundi Dam is an irrigation dam. It is unusual as its one of the rare dams where cement concrete is not used in its construction. The dam is visited enroute Nelliampathy Hills.
    Lake or Riverside
    Reservoir, Dam
    Mangalam Dam is set at about 45 kms from Thrissur and Palakkad surrounded by waterfalls, rubber, pepper, coffee and tapioca plantations in the area.
    Lake or Riverside
    Reservoir, Holy Lake or Holy River
    Kalamandalam Deemed University of Art and Culture, is a major centre for learning Indian performing arts. Kalamandalam imparts training in classical dance and theatre forms like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Kudiyattam, Thullal, Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, and Nangiar Koothu, besides the traditional orchestra called Panchavadyam. Training is also given in various percussion instruments like chenda, maddalam and mizhavu.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Cultural Centre
    Nelliampathi is a hillside hamlet 60 km from Palakkad. The area is surrounded by tea and coffee plantations and is renowned for Bird watching. About 215 species of birds and 90 species of butterflies have been recorded in these hills. Drive to Nelliampathi is via Pothundi Dam and includes several exhilarating Hairpin bands.
    Activity, View Point
    Valley Views, Bird Watching
    The Elephant Camp is located in Punnathur Kotta, at a distance of 3 km from the Guruvayur Temple. This Elephant Camp is one of its kinds in the world and is considered to be one of the largest elephant sanctuaries housing around 60 elephants. Most of the elephants are trained to participate in major processions and daily temple rituals. This camp is visited by several tourists every year. The rituals of Gajapooja (Worshipping Elephants) and Anayoottu (Feeding Elephants) are observed here
    Elephant Experience
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Dhoni is renowned for Dhoni Waterfalls and is a popular trekking spot
    Adventure, Natural Wonders
    Trekking, Waterfall

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Chandranagar4 kms from city centre on the Coimbatore Highway where business hotels catering to local business travellers and transit travellers are situated.Business-
City CentreA busy area where business hotel catering to local business travellers are situated.Transit/Business-
Kairali5 kms east of the town centre and home to Kairali Ayurvedic Resort, one of the first and most renowned Ayurveda resort in Kerala.Getaway1
KollengodeA rural area 25 kms South of Palakkad and home to Kalari Kovilakom, a celebrated Ayurvedic wellness retreat from CGH.Getaway1
ThenkurussiA rural area 11 kms South of Palakkad and home to Kandath Tharavad, an experiential homestay.Getaway1
VellinezhiA quiet village 40 kms west of Palakkad Getaway-
KanhirapuzhaA plantation area 40 kms north of Palakkad around Kanhirapuzha DamGetaway/Experiential-
KanjirapuzhaKanjirapuzha is an area 35 kms from Palakkad in Western Ghats where nature centric getaways are located.Getaway/Experiential-
Nearest Airport in Palakkad
  • Peelamedu Airport ( CJB ) , Coimbatore-55 Kms
Railway Stations in Palakkad
  • Palakkad ( PGT ), Palakkad
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