Palakkad 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 Temple of
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.
(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.