The granary of Kerala
Palakkad (Palghat) lies on the highway linking Kochi with Coimbatore. Celebrated as the granary of Kerala, Palakkad district is a vast expanse of verdant plains interspersed with hills, rivers, mountains streams and forests.
There are homestays in rustic villages near Palakkad town which afford an opportunity to live in a real heritage home from where the surrounding countryside and lush paddy fields can be explored.
Special Places to Stay in Palakkad
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Kandath Tharavad ($$)
This majestic old home was one of the first to open its teak doors to guests. Your host, Mr Bhagwaldas, has a genuine desire to give his guests a true glimpse of the local life and culture.
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Things to see and do in Palakkad
Known as the granary of Kerala, Palakkad is a land of valleys, hillocks, rivers, forests, mountain streams and dams. The environs are beautiful, but the town has all the simple delights of a small village.
Try the famed Kanchipuram idlis made fresh by a family. Have some hot freshly brewed coffee. Check out if there are any festivals happening in the area. Nearby a well-preserved 18th century fort is a sight worth visiting.
But for the rest, Palakkad is a place which allows you to observe craftsmen at work and visit working farms.
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An opportunity to stay in some spectacular homes, get to know its welcoming people and savour its delicious home cooked food.
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