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Well known as a grove abounding in peacocks,the name is perfectly justified.Malyiladumpara is 7 km from Kottayi and 30 km from Palakkad. This place is also known as Choolanoor Peacock Sanctuary.The peacock sanctuary is dedicated to preserving the majestic peacock in its natural habitat which is fast becoming extinct.
The wild life sanctuary, spread over an area of 272 km., lying in the western ghats, is about 125 km. from Pollachi, south of Palghat town. It provides a scintillating view of rare wild animals. There is an array of dams and reservoirs in the area. Boat cruises are provided in the Parambikkulam forest by the forest authorities. The place is also famous for its teak plantations. The giant and the oldest Teak tree "Kannimari" stands here.Some of the most sited animals are Bonnet macaque, Lion tailed macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Gaur, Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Civet, Bear, Elephant, Nilgiri Tahr, Spotted Deer and Wild Boar. The rest house of the State Forest Department at Thoonakkadavu, Thellikal, Elanthode and a tree house at Thoonakkadavu offers lodging facility.It is in the midst of this wild life sanctuary that Salim Ali, ornithologist started his much acclaimed studies on birds way back in the 1920 s.
Palakkad Fort in the town, is the most beautiful and well-preserved fort of Kerala. The sober silence of the granite walls reminds us of the old tales of valor and courage. It was constructed by Hyder Ali of Mysore An ancient Hanuman temple is situated within the fort, which is as old as the fort. in 1766. In 1790 the fort was taken over and remodified by the British. The existing fort is now being protected by the Archeological Survey Of India.
Silent valley is a magnificent gift of nature, a unique preserve of tropical rain forest and a treasure house of rare and nearly extinct flora and fauna. It has an almost unbroken ecological history. The valley preserves its pristine glory with minimal degradation.
One of the ancient temples in Kerala, it is said that the construction of this temple was done by devas, under the supervision of Viswakarma, the holy architect.
One of the finest natural falls,Meenvallam has a great variety of fauna and flora and is a welcome relief for travelers from their busy schedules to the lap of mother nature.