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The land of Palmyras and paddy fields, Palakkad is a town and administrative headquarters of Palakkad district. It lies at the foothills of the Western Ghats on the border of Kerala. Palakkad is surrounded by mountains, forests and fertile valleys, rivers, and mountain streams. In fact, all this is what makes Palakkad a wonderful place to spend a holiday.

Palakkad is situated 80 km north east of Trichur and 50 km south west of Coimbatore.  Historically, the region dates back to the Paleolithic period. According to recent historical records, the Perumals and later Utayavars ruled the region for several hundred years. In 1757, the Raja of Palakkad invited Hyder Ali of Mysore to free the land from the Zamorin. Haider Ali and later his son Tipu Sultan stayed on to rule the regi + more about Palakkad


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