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Located in a quiet corner of Kerala, Palakkad is home to one of the best preserved forts in the state.


For centuries the region was the scene for various invasions and the granite fort built by Hyder Ali of Mysore in 1766 exemplifies this turbulent past. The British influence reached here a few years later when the fortifications were taken over and modified in 1790.

Today Palakkad is a tranquil place to stay — a little off the beaten track, and a rewarding addition to a south India itinerary.

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    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Palakkad, and which use the best local guides.

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      Basket Weaving, Palakkad

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      Explore Palakkad

      Palakkad is an excellent place to experience the village life of Kerala. Traveling through the area as the local people do, by bicycle or on foot, you will stop to learn about rice planting, the skills of the potter or basket weaver, find out how to tap toddy — and perhaps even sample some of this local coconut brew!

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