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January 09, 2016
DT: Palakkad view points for tourists !!
1.Palakkad fort:- Palakkad Fort:- Fort dating from 1766, built by Hyder Ali of Mysore. In 1784, after a siege which lasted eleven days, the British Colonel Fullerton stormed the Fort. Later it fell into the hands of the Zamorin’s troops, but was recaptured by the British in 1790.This well-preserved fort is also known as Tipu's (Tipu Sultan, son of Hyder Ali) Fort. Today there is a functioning jail and Hanuman Temple in the fort grounds.
2.Jainimedu Jain Temple of Jainimedu:(Situated on the western border of Palakkad town and not far from the railway station, this is an historic Jain Temple. The area around the temple is known as Jainimedu. This is one of the few places in Kerala where vestiges of Jainism in Kerala have survived without substantial damage. The granite walls are devoid of decoration. The temple, 32 feet (9.8 m) long and 20 feet (6.1 m) wide, consists of four divisions with images of Jain Thirthankaras and Yakshinis in three of them. Kumaran Asan wrote his monumental poem Veena Poovu (the fallen flower) at a Jain house here during his brief stay with his master Sri. Narayana Guru)
3.Kalpathy:(One of the 21 Agraharams of Palakkad District on the banks of the Kalpathy river, famous for its annual Ratholsavam (Temple car Festival) and annual music festival. One of the oldest settlements of Tamil Brahmins in Kerala, it dates back to the 15th century. These Brahmins speak both Malayalam and Tamil.)
4.മലമ്പുഴ ഡാം Malampuzha Dam and Gardens:-(Situated about 8 km from Palakkad Town, Malapuzha Dam was completed in 1955 and is the largest reservoir in Kerala. The spot is also known for its scenic beauty and sprawling gardens. It is one of the major attractions in this part of Kerala. Kava : kava is a beautiful part of Malampuzha Dam where people used to go there for watching.)
5.നെല്ലിയാമ്പതി Nelliampathi :-(A prominent hill station in the Western Ghats, it is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Palakkad. Nelliampathi is surrounded by tea and coffee plantations)
6.പറമ്പികുളം കടുവ സങ്കേതം Parambikulam Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary :- (A 391 square kilometres protected area in Chittur taluk in Palakkad district, established in 1973. It is in the Sungam range of h