Palghat



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Palghat district offers unlimited tourist attractions. Unlike the other forts of the country, the Palghat Fort, also known by the name of Tipus Fort was built to enhance communication between Palghat and Coimbatore. The fort is worth visiting because of its historical importance.It is also popular as a picnic spot, with a children’s park, an auditorium and a small museum in the fort.

Manappullikkavu is an important Bhagawathy temple in Palakkad considered to be 1200 years old. The idol here is believed to be “swayambhu” (self created) and is found on one side of the sanctum sanctorum. The Vela Festival is the main festival of the temple.

Gramam area of Palghat traces its origin based on a myth – that of a love story of a Kochi Prince who fell in love with a tribal girl in this place. He was banished from his kingdom and the brahmins of Kochi refused to formalise the ceremonies when he settled in Palghat. The prince did not give up and requested the brahmins from Tamil Nadu to oblige him. They did so and the couple settled down in Palghat. The area which their descendants inhabited and its surroundings came to be known as Gramam or Agraharam.

Malampuzha, an ideal picnic spot 14 km from Palghat, has something to offer to every kind of visitor. There is a wonderful rose garden with 100 species of roses for you to savour, a snake park with large variety of reptiles to send a chilly sensation down your body, a ropeway ride at a height of 60 feet to view the garden from above, a fancy park with as many as 20 ride options and a KTDC garden house offering pedal boat, motor boat, row-boat and water scooter for a trip round the reservoir.

The Silent Valley National Park is highly popular in the state of Kerala, said to be one amongst those that are untouched by the passage of time because of its topographical seclusion.The park is located on the Kundali Hills of Western Ghats, 65 km north east of Palghat.

54 km south of Palghat is Nellliyampathy, a hill station perched at a height of 4600 feet above sea level. The small town is perfect to soak in the magical beauty of grassy hills, coffee, tea and orange plantations. Moreover, there are also opportunities to explore the dense forests and sight some exotic animals.

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