Palakkad, also known as Palghat. It is a city and a municipality spread over an area of ​​26.60 sq km in the Indian state of Kerala.  It is the administrative headquarters of the Palakkad district. The city is located about  50 km southwest of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, 350 km north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram, and 66 km away from the north-east of Thrissur on the Salem-Kanyakumari National Highway NH 4 544. it is also known as the rice bowl of Kerala.

The 18th century Palakkad fort has sturdy battlements, a moat, and a Hanuman temple in its stronghold.  the 15th century Vishwanath Swami Temple, on the North river Kalpathi, is the main venue for the famous Ratholsavam chariot festival.

Malampuzha Dam

Malampuzha Dam is the largest dam and quantity located near Palakkad. In the background is a combination of masonry dams located in the picturesque mountains of the Western Ghats with a length of 1,849 meters and an earthen dam of 220 meters making it the longest dam in the state. The dam is 355 feet high and crosses the Malampuzha River, a tributary of the Bharathappuzha, the second-longest river in Kerala. There is a network of two canal systems serving the dam’s 42,090-hectare reservoir. 

Palakkad Fort

Palakkad Fort is an old fort located in the center of Palakkad city. In 1766 A.C.E. It was recaptured and magnificently rebuilt by Sultan Haider Ali and is one of the best-fortified forts in Kerala. 

Dhoni Waterfalls

Dhoni is located at a distance of about 15 km from Palakkad city in Kerala, India. Dhoni is named after a boat-shaped rock on one of Its hills, as the boat is called ‘Thoni‘ in Malayalam. Dhoni Waterfalls has located around 34 km from Kollengode Town in Palakkad. An entry pass is required before entering the field. A fee of Rs.100 will be charged per person(from 15 August 2016). To reach the falls, You have to walk 4 km from the bottom of the hill. The roads are not long, and water is flowing between the rocks on one of the roads.

There are no restrictions on carrying food on top. After reaching the top, one can enjoy the panoramic view of the falls and enjoy a bath in the cold water. Climbing over the rocks, one can experience the beauty of forests and are said to have leopards, elephants, and so on. However, capturing with them is rare. a 4 Km Walking can sometimes be dehydrating as it is a humid area and never climb a hill without resting as constant climbing will make you feel tired and kill the pleasure of trekking.

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