Palakkad Official Website

Dr. P. Suresh Babu IAS
District Collector

Sri. Pratheesh Kumar IPS
District Police Chief

A Few Words About Palakkad

The Land of Palmyrahs & Paddy Fields

Palakkad is one of the fourteen revenue districts of Kerala and has no coastal line. The district opens the state to the rest of the country through the Palakkad Gap widening 32 to 40 Kms. Its geographical position, historical background, rural natural, educational status, tourist attractions and above all, the development activities that are carried out, are wide and varied. The district is one of the main granaries of Kerala and its economy is primarily agricultural. The district is also the land of Palmyrahs.

At present the palakkad district consists of 2 revenue divisions, 6 taluks and 157 revenue Villages. There are 7 Muncipalities, 13 block panchayats and 88 village panchayats in district. The District Police Office is situated in near by the collectorate. District headquarter is at Palakkad Town. read more

Tourism Highlights of Palakkad

  • Malampuzha

    The famous picnic spot, which comprises of a dam and beautifully landscaped gardens, is situated on the lower hills of the Western Ghats.Penetrated with lust lawns, flower beds and fountains, the key attraction include a rose garden and an aerial ropeway.

  • Nelliyampathy

    This fascinating hill station is at a height of 467 to 1,572 m above sea level. This hilly village is the delight of trekkers. Location: 65 Km from Palakkad (Palakkad-Nemmara of Trichur – Vadakkenchery – Nemmara route) 25 Km deviation from Nemmara

  • Silent Valley

    Silent Valley National Park (40 km northwest of Mannarkkad) The 89.52 national park is believed to be the sole surviving bit of evergreen forest in the Sahya Ranges. The peculiarity is that it is even devoid of the chirping of cicadas’.

  • Tippu's Fort

    Palakkad Fort: (Open 0800-1800 hrs) The old fort situated in the very heart of Palakkad town.It was built by Hyder Ali of Mysore in 1766 and later taken over and modified by the British in 1790. It is now preserved by Archeological Survey of India.


A Few Words About


Celebrated as the granary of Kerala, Palakkad is a vast expense of verdant plains interspersed with hills, rivers, mountain streams and forests. The gateway to Kerala from the North, a 40 kilometer break in the mountain known as the Palakkad Gap give access to this land situated at the foot of the Western Ghats.

Assets of Palakkad