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Palakkad Travel Guide

Palakkad, also known as Palaghat, is a well-known city of Kerala state. Famed as the 7th most populated city in the state, it was named as Palakkattuchery in the ancient times. Since this town lies in the depression of the Western Ghats, it is quite close to the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Although the main language is Malayalam, influences of Tamil can be seen in the language and traditions in its villages. During your visit to Palakkad, make it a point to visit the beautiful neighbouring villages such as Old and New Kalpathy, Tharekadu, Noorani, Chatapuram and Thirunellai.

Every year, a decent number of tourists visit this place in India to enjoy a relaxing vacation, to avail the benefits of Ayurveda, to explore the popular ancient monuments and temples, to admire the picturesque beauty and indulge in much more.

How To Reach Palakkad

By Air

The nearest international airport to Palakkad is in Coimbatore that is located at a distance of about 49 km from the town. Reaching by air to Palakkad is the best option. Once at the airport, you can hire taxi services to reach reach Palakkad that might cost around INR 800 for the trip.

By Train

Palakkad has 2 railway stations, the Palakkad Junction being the main  one. It is well-connected with several parts of Kerala and other important cities of India through regular trains. In order to reach your preferred destination, you can hire an auto rickshaw, available outside  the railway station.

By Road

Both state-run and private buses are available from several parts of Kerala for Palakkad. Buses are available from Coimbatore. The government bus is the cheapest option but are crowded most of the  times. You can get on-board a private bus from Kochi and Kozhikode. The price depends on the distance and whether it is an AC bus or non-AC.

Hotels in Palakkad


Address: Near DPO Office, Palakkad, Kerala


Address: Olassery - P O Kodumbu, Palakkad Dist, Palakkad , Kerala - 678551


Address: Robinson Road near Press club, Palakkad, Kerala


Address: Palakkad, Kerala - 678732

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