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Topographically the district can be divided into two regions: the low land comprising the midland and the high land formed by the hilly portion. The soil is laterite in the hill and mid regions. Midland soil is thick with Coconut, Areca nut, Cashew, Pepper, Rubber and Paddy cultivation in abundance.
The district has a humid climate with a very hot season extending from March to June in the Western Part of the district; whereas it is less humid in the Eastern sector. The maximum amount of rains occurs during the South West Monsoon, which sets in the 2nd week of June and extends up to September. About 75% of the annual rain is received during the south west monsoon period. During the period from December to May, practically no rain is received. The temperature of the district ranges from 20 C to 45 C.
The language spoken by the people of the district is Malayalam; but Tamil which is next in importance is also common among the people in Chittur Taluk and Palakkad Taluk. Nearly 25 percent of the people speak Tamil and have it as their mother tongue. Konkani,Tulu and Kannada speaking families are also occasionally seen in the district.
The nearest airport is at Coimbatore , 55 km away.
To the south is Cochin Airport 160 km away.
Trivandrum International Airport is 382 km away.
Palakkad Junction Railway Station, 5 km from the city, is a major railhead of the Southern Railways.
Palghat is connected by good motorable roads to all the major towns of Kerala and neighbouring Tamil Nadu. There are long-distance KSRTC bus services to/from Trichur, Guruvayoor, Cochin, Calicut, Kottayam and Trivandrum. Inter-state services, including those of the Tamil Nadu governments Thiruvalluvar Transport Corporation operate buses from Chennai, Madurai, Trichy, Ooty, Palani and Pollachi daily.