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۞ About Plakkad:

160 kms from Erankulam 80 kms from Malappawaram, 50 kms from Coimbatore. Palghat standin guard in a palaghut with its green paddy fields fading into the hazy blue mountains that from a backdrop palghat had a long history datin bak to the palecolihic period.
The palighat Rajas alld the Sekhasi varmans held away at one time jover the whole of modern palaghat. Alathure and Chitture taluks. The kingdom was also known as tarur Sarupam. The palghat Rajas were always under Constants military and political pressure from the Zamorin and it was on their request that Haider Ali invaded south Malabar in 1756 AD. The Raja became a pensioner of the English East India company after the establishment of British Supermacy.
In the past this land was known as paalakkattuseri Etymoloists trce the world paalakkuadu from paalainilam meaning dry area.

۞ How To Get There:

Air -
Nearest Airport : Kozhikode (36 kms)
Rail - Nearest main railway station is kozhikode (calicut).
Road - Malappuram is well connected to all the major towns in kerala. Karnataka and Tamilnadu by an excellent road network.

۞ Sight Seeing In Plakkad:

palakkad fortPalakkad Fort : Situated in the very heart of the town is the most beautiful and best preserved fort o Kerala. The sober silence of the granite walls reminds us of old ktales of valour and courage. It was constructed in 1766 by Hyder Ali o mysore in 1790 the fort was takan over and remodified by the British. The fort is protected db the Archeological Survey of India.





jain templeJain Temple of Jainimedu: Situated on the western border of palghat town and not far from the palghat Railway Station I a histori Jain Temple. The plae around the temple is known as Jainimedu. Ths one o the few plaes in kerala where the vestiges of Jainism have survied without substantial damage. The granite walls are devoid of decoration The 32 ft long 20 ft. Broad temple consists of four division ith images of jain Thirthankars and Yakshinis in three dof them. Kumaran asan wrote his monumental poem “Veenapooveri” at a jain houses here during his brief stay with his master sri Narayan guru.



Malampuzha: (10 kms from palghat, 50 kms from Coimbatore). The site Malampuzha River Project is one of those sports which a torists desires for rent and tranquit holiday the site lies in the bowl formed by the lower bills of the western Ghats. The extensive lake created by a high dam on the river and by the mountain spurs is ideal for a cruise for which ample facilities exist. There is a swimming pool and boating facilities in the canal and reservoir. A small garden is Japanese style landscope. So too does the marginal bridge across the canal. Another item of intrest is the park is the imposing concreat sculpture of Yakshi the divine anchantress, done by the renowned Kanikunhiraman.
 
 
 
 
 
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