Palakkad – Tourism Kerala https://www.tourtokeralam.com Kerala's Most Popular Tourist Spots Mon, 11 Nov 2019 02:46:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.1 https://www.tourtokeralam.com/pictures/2017/10/cropped-tour-kerala-32x32.png Palakkad – Tourism Kerala https://www.tourtokeralam.com 32 32 Kalpathy ratholsavam event date – cultural festival of palakkad district https://www.tourtokeralam.com/kalpathy-ratholsavam-palakkad/ https://www.tourtokeralam.com/kalpathy-ratholsavam-palakkad/#respond Fri, 11 Oct 2019 03:34:51 +0000 https://www.tourtokeralam.com/?p=2238 kalpathy ratholsavamKalpathy ratholsavam, the date of kalpathy ratholsavam Kalpathy is a early brahmin settlement at palakkad , the houses and culture the brahmin occurred here together known as agraharam, which is a sanskrit word. the peoples in the kalapthy are really migrated from tanjavur. the kalpathy agraharam is located at the banks of river bharathappuzha. kalpathy […]]]> kalpathy ratholsavam

Kalpathy ratholsavam, the date of kalpathy ratholsavam

kalpathy ratholsavam
kalpathy ratholsavam

Kalpathy is a early brahmin settlement at palakkad , the houses and culture the brahmin occurred here together known as agraharam, which is a sanskrit word. the peoples in the kalapthy are really migrated from tanjavur. the kalpathy agraharam is located at the banks of river bharathappuzha. kalpathy viswanatha temple is the nearest temple has the great prominence in the history of kalpathy. kalpathy chariot festival is world famous. the devotional festival is the main cultural attraction and pilgrim spot at kalpathy. kaplathy village located at the core of palakkad and this is the first heritage village in kerala. it sprawling an area about 23 hectares in palakkad district.

Date

14-11-2019 to 16-11-2019 at Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple is the Latest dates of Kalpathi Ratholsavam Palakakdu

radholsavam at kalppathi
radholsavam at kalppathi

Kalpathy ratholsavam is takes place at kalpathy viswanatha temple dedicate to lord shiva. raatholsavam means the chariot festival in malayalam. the annual festival is takes place usually in november. this will be lasts for 10 days. the highlight of the festival is the carting of huge carved temple structures in the chariot which holds by the elephants. a lot of pilgrimages all over india become the part of this cultural festival. the number of chariots is same as the day of celebration, there is a single chariot at first day and it remains as 10 at the last day of celebration.

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radholsavam palakkadu
radholsavam palakkadu

Kalpathy ratholsavam is the part of ancient culture in india and the devotional part too. the festival is initiate by the dhwajarohanam. the main festival are conducted in three days. kalpathy ratholsavam 2017 will be conduct in the middle of november the grand chariot festival is conduct in 14 november Tuesday to 16 thursday. palakakd is the nearest town which is 43 km away from the destination. which easily connect to other cities by buses and trains the nearest rail head is also situated at palakkad. Cochin international airport is the nearest airport to the destination located at a distance of 93 km

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Chulannur peafowl sanctuary located in palakkad – accessibility, and features https://www.tourtokeralam.com/chulannur-peafowl-sanctuary/ https://www.tourtokeralam.com/chulannur-peafowl-sanctuary/#respond Sat, 22 Sep 2018 01:43:59 +0000 https://www.tourtokeralam.com/?p=1530 Peafowl Sanctuary At ChulanurChulannur peafowl sanctuary, A rare bird sanctuary in india Chulannur peafowl sanctuary is a rare kind of museum which preserves more than 200 peacocks from the forest. chulanur peacock sanctuary known by K K Neelakandan who was the bird watcher in kerala. Induchoodan is the nick name of k.k neelakandan. he wrote the book about […]]]> Peafowl Sanctuary At Chulanur

Chulannur peafowl sanctuary, A rare bird sanctuary in india

Chulannur peafowl sanctuary palakkad
Chulannur peafowl sanctuary palakkad

Chulannur peafowl sanctuary is a rare kind of museum which preserves more than 200 peacocks from the forest. chulanur peacock sanctuary known by K K Neelakandan who was the bird watcher in kerala. Induchoodan is the nick name of k.k neelakandan. he wrote the book about the birds. birds of kerala is a famous book of him. choolannur is small village in palakkad district. this kind of museum is this only one all over india. this sanctuary i established in 14th march 1996 to remember the great ornithologist k k neelakandan.

Peafowl Sanctuary Chulanur

has very friendly condition for the peacocks survived here , the another specialty of the sanctuary is the availability of valuable herbs which found at the garden. the actual location of the sanctuary called mayiladumkunnu.This open sanctuary is one of the interesting things in kerala, the preservation of peacocks is very important thing. peacock is the national bird of india since 1963. pavo christasas is the scientific name of peacock.

Distance from

visitors can reach at this sanctuary by trekking.the sanctuary is conserved by the forest department. there is no entry fee to visit chulannur peafowl sanctuary, which surrounded by the evergreen forests. morning and evening are the best time to visit the peacocks, because the number of peacocks are greater during this time. it sprawling over 200 hectares of blubbery forests.

Peafowl Sanctuary At Chulanur
Kerala State Peafowl Sanctuaries
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Chulannur bird sanctuary is a lesser known bird sanctuary in kerala, but the necessity of conserving the wildlife are very important for the stability of earth. the sanctuary located 30 km away from the palakkad town. many other birds also found in the sanctuary but the peacocks are the main attraction. palakkad railway station is the nearest station to the sanctuary. coimbatore railway station is located 55 km away from here.

  • Address: Peringottukurissi South, Kerala 678574, Phone number is – 04922206054
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Varikkassery mana location – a heritage home belong to valluvanad kingdom https://www.tourtokeralam.com/varikkassery-mana/ https://www.tourtokeralam.com/varikkassery-mana/#respond Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:27:55 +0000 https://www.tourtokeralam.com/?p=1040 Varikkasseri Mana DetailsVarikkassery mana, paradise of film makers at ottappalam Varikkassery mana, is a 112 year old mass tharavad in kerala, it purely built in the red stones available from the near by places, every malayalee is familiar with this house through some malayalam movies, when you seen it in the screen, you must have an excitement […]]]> Varikkasseri Mana Details

Varikkassery mana, paradise of film makers at ottappalam

Varikkasseri Mana Details
Varikkasseri Mana Details

Varikkassery mana, is a 112 year old mass tharavad in kerala, it purely built in the red stones available from the near by places, every malayalee is familiar with this house through some malayalam movies, when you seen it in the screen, you must have an excitement to visit here, the house located inside a building complex called nalukettu. krishnan thampuran is the architect of the mana, he also known as shilpi thampuran, he followed a foreign style to apply some components here. varikkasery mana ranked first position in appearing typical tharavd in malayalam cinemas. a beautiful portico is the main attraction of the house, first upon it welcomes you to into the house.

  • Devasuram , Aaraam Thampuran , Rappakal, Thooval Kottaram, Madampi etc are films as the main location of this place

Visiting hours

The house is face towards west direction, so that first you can reach at padinjattini, this was a place for performing arts of namboothiris lived here. a wide corridor is situated along with this. a central courtyard is focus there, this square structure is completely open aired, direct sunlight reached here. at the corner of padinjattini, there is a stair made with wooding. padinjattini leads to another temple structure called vadakkini. a holy pooja room present at the corner of vadakkini known as thevarappura.

Varikkassery mana film location
Varikkassery mana film location

History

The entrance to the thevarappura is strictly prohibited. the kitchen and food section is arranged in the east corner of the mana. and also here is a dining hall named oottupura to serve food for 50 peoples at a time.There is a pond and temple outside position of naalukettu. a pathayappura is also here it considered as an outer house. but it not an ordinary house it looks like a palace and made with teak wood, the primary aim was this house to store the rice collected from the paddies. varikkassery mana situated 6 km from palakkad. the nearest railway station is at shornur at a distance of 11 km.

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കൽപാത്തി രഥോത്സവം
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Meenvallam waterfalls, a beautiful tourist destination at palakkad https://www.tourtokeralam.com/meenvallam-waterfalls-palakkadu/ https://www.tourtokeralam.com/meenvallam-waterfalls-palakkadu/#respond Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:52:06 +0000 https://www.tourtokeralam.com/?p=3249 Meenvallam waterfalls locationMeenvallam waterfalls, location and best time to visit Meenvallam waterfalls is the spectacular beauty of the water source in palakkad district which attracts the visitors by the scenic beauty of this waterfalls together with the amazing view of nature. the state is rich with lot of waterfalls they are spread all over the place. there […]]]> Meenvallam waterfalls location

Meenvallam waterfalls, location and best time to visit

Meenvallam waterfalls is the spectacular beauty of the water source in palakkad district which attracts the visitors by the scenic beauty of this waterfalls together with the amazing view of nature. the state is rich with lot of waterfalls they are spread all over the place. there are less waterfalls in palakkad compared to thrissur in wayand. Dhoni is the nearest main waterfalls in the district. meenavallam is an amazing waterfall and literally means a basket of fish in malayalam.

Meenvallam waterfalls location
Meenvallam waterfalls location
  • Address: Kalladikkode-Meenvallam Road, Moonnekkar, Kerala 678591

Season

The scenic waterfalls is really originating from thupppanad river, is actually from the western ghats, so the water of meenvallam is so precious, western ghats spread over the eastern hill regions in kerala. this waterfalls is cascading down about at from a distance of 45 meter which flows through the dense forest. rock climbing is the prime attraction of the destination, it prefer climbing only in summer days, the rocks become slippery in rainy days. post monsoon season is the best time to visit. we know this district is more hot in summer, but the areas belongs to this kerala waterfall is provide a cool atmosphere in summer days. mannamada, ponpara and uppukalam are the small waterfalls adjacent to this.

ticket rates and entry time at Meenvallam waterfalls
ticket rates and entry time

Route

The destination is focused between mannarkad and palakkad. trekking is the tourist attraction offers here, peoples can reach at the waterfalls by trekking. there is only 2 km journey from koomankundu which is the valley of the waterfall, when you travel by your private vehicle you can park your vehicles at koomankundu. palakkad and mannarkad is the nearest towns with distances 28 and 22 km respectively, these two are also connect to other cities by buses. the nearest railway station is focused at palakkad is about 29 km. calicut international airport is the closest airport at a distance of 70 km.

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Attappadi village, the greatest tribal settlement in kerala at palakkad https://www.tourtokeralam.com/attappadi-palakkadu/ https://www.tourtokeralam.com/attappadi-palakkadu/#respond Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:37:46 +0000 https://www.tourtokeralam.com/?p=2982 attappadi palakkadAttappadi, a tribal settlement at the banks of bhavani Attappadi is a greatest tribal settlement in kerala, which blessed with the nature beauty. the village is covered with mountains, forests, water streams, rivers, temples etc. attappady is located at the north eastern side of palakkad near mannarkkad. the area is spread over an area about […]]]> attappadi palakkad

Attappadi, a tribal settlement at the banks of bhavani

attappadi palakkad
attappadi palakkad

Attappadi is a greatest tribal settlement in kerala, which blessed with the nature beauty. the village is covered with mountains, forests, water streams, rivers, temples etc. attappady is located at the north eastern side of palakkad near mannarkkad. the area is spread over an area about 745 sq km. attappady is one of the reserved forest in kerala located at the banks of the river bhavani, the feature of the river which flowing eastern direction from the state. bhavani river is originate from tamilnadu flowing through kerala and finally falls down to tamil nadu, which is a tributary river of kaveri.

attappady
attappady

The forest range belongs to nilgiri biosphere reserve along with western ghats, it shows its greater beauty to the forest area.There are many tribals settled in the village includes irulas, mudugas, kurumbas etc. they are lived in the traditional home made with cheap natural raw materials available from the forest. there are many traditional art forms and music is conducted by the tribes at the forest especially some festival days. the tribes of attappadi worship a great mountain peak which served as the deity for the villagers in the name of lord shiva.

which known as malleswaran. the huge statue of lord shiva worship by the tribes and the shivarathri festival is celebrated in a grand way. there is an ayyappan temple at agali. Malleswara peak is the tourist attraction for the visitors and also the tributary rivers of kaveri is found at this village. There is also a space for the goat farm which has the special breed of goats known as attappadi black. palakkad is the nearest town which is 40 km away from attappady and having both the rail head and the bus station. Coimbatore is the nearest airport in tamil nadu state at a distance of 60 km from palakkad.

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Vellinezhi and olappamanna, the cultural part of kerala tourism https://www.tourtokeralam.com/vellinezhi-and-olappamanna/ https://www.tourtokeralam.com/vellinezhi-and-olappamanna/#respond Wed, 11 Oct 2017 03:15:16 +0000 https://www.tourtokeralam.com/?p=2244 Vellinezhi and olappamanna manaVellinezhi, the cultural background of palakkad Vellinezhi is small beautiful village blessed with some geographical features of palakkad. the beautiful vellinezhi is located at the banks of kunthi river. which is a tributary to bharathapuzha , the second largest river in kerala originate from the silent valley national park at palakkad. vellinezhi is located 35 […]]]> Vellinezhi and olappamanna mana

Vellinezhi, the cultural background of palakkad

Vellinezhi and olappamanna mana
Vellinezhi and olappamanna mana

Vellinezhi is small beautiful village blessed with some geographical features of palakkad. the beautiful vellinezhi is located at the banks of kunthi river. which is a tributary to bharathapuzha , the second largest river in kerala originate from the silent valley national park at palakkad. vellinezhi is located 35 km from ottappalam. these regions are always the favorite place for the film makers. vellinezhi is the village which has a prominent place to promote the traditional art kathaklali. it is the traditional form of kerala and got the world attention by some unique features of this art form, there are many artists belong to this village who take part in this art form.

Olappamanna mana is a ancestral home of traditional brahmin family belong to this village including several families. the mana is an ancient feudal mana they appreciate the kathakali. there is installed a school for training kathakali, rather than many other attractions are focused at this village including rig veda instituiton, brahmaswam mutt. the mana is the home of art and literature. the great poet subrahmanya nampoothiripad who known by the pen name olppamanna. he was one of the family member of this family. olappamanna maana can be seen in some films. the mana is maintained by the trust of the family.

Olappamanna mana iin vellinezhi is the ancient mana which is 300 years old one and is built by pure kerala stylle architectue. the kerala building architecture is a great wonder to the world, the architects from other countries are always interested in the kerala style of architecture especially nalukettu model and the wood carvings etc. the building of olappamanna mana is the combination of eight strictures. palakkad is the nearest town having both the rail head and the bus station.

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Lakkidi kunchan smarakam, the memorial dedicate to kunchan nambiar https://www.tourtokeralam.com/lakkidi-kunchan-smarakam/ https://www.tourtokeralam.com/lakkidi-kunchan-smarakam/#respond Wed, 11 Oct 2017 03:12:04 +0000 https://www.tourtokeralam.com/?p=2242 Lakkidi kunchan smarakam locationKunchan smarakam, the memorial dedicate for preserve the art form ottanthullal Kunchan smarakam is the memorial which dedicate to the great poet kunchan nambyar who gave the contributions in the modern literature. the memorial is located at lakkidi in palakkad at the banks of bharathappuzha and 30 km away from the town. kunchan nambyar is […]]]> Lakkidi kunchan smarakam location

Kunchan smarakam, the memorial dedicate for preserve the art form ottanthullal

Lakkidi kunchan smarakam location
Lakkidi kunchan smarakam location

Kunchan smarakam is the memorial which dedicate to the great poet kunchan nambyar who gave the contributions in the modern literature. the memorial is located at lakkidi in palakkad at the banks of bharathappuzha and 30 km away from the town. kunchan nambyar is the creator of the kerala art ottan thullal. the art form is actually says the social backgrounds of a society by adding some comedy. kunchan nambyar is the ranked in one of the poet in old trinities including kunchan, thunchan and cherysseery. kunchan nambiar born in this place and his birth home is served as the memorial his birth house called kalakkath killikurissi bhavanam.

The kunchan smarakam was opened fro the visitors since 1976, there is theater arranged for performing the thullal which is called kalitthattu, a library and a museum is arranged in the memorial. There was an interesting story behind the born of thullal in 17th century, during the time of performing chakyarkoothu in the stage of ambalappuzha, he falling in asleep and became ashamed of it by the others, he determined to make a new solo dance form to show contemporary issues, he create such a wonderful art form and got the appreciation. the story line of the dance is thullal pattu, kalyanasougandhikam is the great thullal pattu created by kunchan nambyar.

the costumes of this dance form is well presrved in the museum. here also have the facility for training thullal.
Kunchan smarakam is administrated by government of kerala. navarathri festival s celebrated here in a gran level. the festival is usually comes under gregorian month may in every year. may 5th is the thunchan day. ottappalam is the nearest town which is 3 km away from the destination have both railway station and bus station. cochin international airport is 97 km away from lakkidi.

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Silent valley national park, untouched forest region along with western ghats https://www.tourtokeralam.com/silent-valley-national-park/ https://www.tourtokeralam.com/silent-valley-national-park/#respond Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:59:30 +0000 https://www.tourtokeralam.com/?p=2057 Silent vally parkSilent valley, location and geographical details Silent valley national park is the largest national park n kerala, having the evergreen beauty in kerala which located along with nilgiri biosphere reserve and western ghats. the beautiful vegetation is sprawling an area about 237.52 sq km. the national park is the second established inn kerala in palakkad […]]]> Silent vally park

Silent valley, location and geographical details

Silent vally park
Silent vally park

Silent valley national park is the largest national park n kerala, having the evergreen beauty in kerala which located along with nilgiri biosphere reserve and western ghats. the beautiful vegetation is sprawling an area about 237.52 sq km. the national park is the second established inn kerala in palakkad district. silent valley was popular as sairandhrivanam in myths. the pure water holding kunthippuzha is flowing through this national park, which is the less populated river in kerala. This park is established in 1984 by the former prime minister indira gandhi. but the park is inaugurated by rajiv gandhi. and it declared as buffer zone in 2007.

Silent valley national park
Silent valley national park

Silent valli is popular in kerala as the amazon of kerala, because of the tropical evergreen forests and blessed biodiversity. robert white was suggests the name for the national park as silent valley. the river thootahppuzha is originate from silent valley. silent valley is known as the place for playing space of human culture. this is the home of many varitey species, rich of flaura and fauna. it believes that the valley still silent because there are no crickets in the valley. government released the postal stamps during the celebration of 25th anniversary of silent valley national park in 2009.

Some areas of the park is strictly prohibited for the visitors. there are more than 1000 species of flowering plants, animals, birds, reptiles etc. the park is situated 2000 meter above from the sea level. the climate of this regions are very comfortable so that all over the year is the best time to visit. when you travel 140 km from destination you can reach at the nearest airport at kozhikode and coimbatore airport is only 100 km from the destination. the nearest possible railway station at palakkad which has a distance about 58 km

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Pothundi dam, the second earth dam in kerala on aylambuzha river https://www.tourtokeralam.com/pothundi-dam-palakkadu/ https://www.tourtokeralam.com/pothundi-dam-palakkadu/#respond Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:55:03 +0000 https://www.tourtokeralam.com/?p=2063 Pothundi dam palakkadPothundi dam, constructed by following a special method Pothundi dam is located at the small village of palakkad district, it is the second earth dam constructed in kerala. pothundi dam is located at the pothundi village which solve the irrigation purposes of the villagers lived in the village. this is one of the ancient irrigation […]]]> Pothundi dam palakkad

Pothundi dam, constructed by following a special method

Pothundi dam images
Pothundi dam images

Pothundi dam is located at the small village of palakkad district, it is the second earth dam constructed in kerala. pothundi dam is located at the pothundi village which solve the irrigation purposes of the villagers lived in the village. this is one of the ancient irrigation projects in kerala and the second earth dam which built in 19th century. when you say about the pothundi dam there must be mentioned about the wall of the dam, there is unique feature for this walls which is made with a rare combination. jaggery and the quick lime are the secret of the wall architecture of this dam.

Pothundi dam palakkad
Pothundi dam palakkad

there are many fisheries projects launched in the reservoir of the dam. it don’t have a concrete core. this feature is very rare in the world. The pothundi dam is built on meenichiladipuuzha and the padippuzha which are the tributary rivers of aylambuzha river.there is a popular festival conducted on the shores of the reservoir nemmara vallengi vela festival. nelliyambathy is a poluar hill in kerala which known as the ootty of poor’s which is located very adjacent to the destination and the dam provides a best top view to see the scenic beauty of nelliyambathy hills in palakkad district, the green lush of the hills attracts the visitors very much.

Boating in the reservoir is the very interesting one the batings in the reservoir is well arranged by the tourism department. think about it, this will also the source of drinking water of some panchayaths of pothundy, they are strongly affected by the dry condition some times. palakkad is the nearest major city to the location at a distance of 42 km which hold both the railway station and the bu station. calicut international airport is the nearest airport to the spot

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Poomullly mana, traditional ayurvedic treatment center at palakkad https://www.tourtokeralam.com/poomullly-mana-palakkad/ https://www.tourtokeralam.com/poomullly-mana-palakkad/#respond Sun, 17 Sep 2017 15:31:59 +0000 https://www.tourtokeralam.com/?p=1379 Poomullly mana palakkadPoomully mana, traditional illam to train Ayurveda Poomully mana is traditional namboothiri illam in palakkad which is more than 500 years old, they are one of the richest brahmin illam in kerala. poomully family was very expert in arts and sciences, they are a very powerful family in malabar, they got attention not only by […]]]> Poomullly mana palakkad

Poomully mana, traditional illam to train Ayurveda

Poomullly mana palakkad
Poomullly mana palakkad

Poomully mana is traditional namboothiri illam in palakkad which is more than 500 years old, they are one of the richest brahmin illam in kerala. poomully family was very expert in arts and sciences, they are a very powerful family in malabar, they got attention not only by samoothiris at kozhikode but also the kings of travancore. the mana is very famous in ayurvedic treatments. they also give the prominence to yoga, kalari and music. sri poomully neelkandan namboothiripad was the aram thamburan of the family,he was a legend in ayurvedic treatments. raman namboothiripad of this family, he was an excellent musician and also the student of great chembai vaidya natha bhagavathar it shows the evidence of musical and cultural heritages of this family.

The architecture of poomully mana is actually follows a traditional kerala style, the poomully mana is now hosts as an ayurvedic center and a museum also, it exhibits the traditional documents relate to Ayurveda and the library which includes the great books by the practitioners lived here. the mana turned as an ayurvedic center since 1997. now it is the place for protecting kalari, yoga and Ayurveda together as heritage center. very rare equipment used in malabar and kerala also exhibited in the museum.

Traditional ayurvedic treatments are carried out here daily except sunday. it also conducted a training center for practicing kalari, yoga and the folk art forms, people who want to know more about heritage of kerala, poomully mana will be as suitable option for them. shornur is the nearest railway station is about 24 km away from poomully, calicut international airport, which is the closest airport to the mana. here it is easily connect the buses from pattambi station. the center is administrated by the trust of poomully family.

Peringode Post, Peringod-Vavannuor Road, Palakkad, Nagalassery, Kerala 679535

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