Palakkad, which was also called Palghat is a town located in Kerala. It is also a municipality, and administrative headquarters of the Palakkad District. The majority of people in the city speak Malayalam, which is also the official language of the city. It lies 350 km away from Thiruvananthapuram and 42 km away from Coimbatore if distance is estimated on Salem-Kanyakumari National Highway NH 47.
Also referred as the "land of Palmyra trees"; many poems, stories and novels revolving the palm trees of the land have been penned down since now. Several steps have been taken by the district authority so far to protect the region’s palm trees. The average literacy rate in the region is 81%. The various languages spoken in Palakkad are Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English. Some of the tourist attractions of the place are Palakkad Fort, Jainimedu Jain Temple, Malampuzha Dam and Gardens, Kanhirapuzha Dam, Kollengode etc. According to 12th five-year plan, an IIT would be incorporated in Palakkad.
1,363 km2 (526 sq mi)
According to 2011 Indian Census, the population of the region is 2,810,892.
Malayalam and English
Climate & Geography
Owing to the presence of Palakkad Gap in the Western Ghats, Palakkad is also called gateway to the state of Kerala. The town is also bestowed with many rivers, both small and medium. These rivers in the city are also tributaries of the Bharathapuzha River. The city hosts a wet and dry climate, and the temperature in the city is usually high all year round. March and April are the hottest months of the year.
Though one can visit many places like Tippu's Fort, Rapadi, the Stadiums etc. by walking, the whole city cannot be explored by foot. One would have to board taxis, auto rickshaws or buses for the purpose.
Car/Taxi: The local taxis can be boarded at very inexpensive fares to reach any place in the region. One can also bargain the fare.
Bus: The city‘s bus network is reinforced by the KSRTC and many private operators. The fares are also very affordable.
Auto Rickshaw: Auto rickshaws are the cheapest transport option, and budget travellers can happily opt for this option. The fare can also be negotiated.
Shopping & Entertainment
Some of the important shopping places in the city are Jobys Mall, Big Bazaar Mall, Shopping Center, Hayath Shopping Mall etc. While in the city, one can purchase items like jewellery, shoes, cloths, watches etc. In the name of entertainment, the most popular option available to the natives is the various theatres sprawling in the city.