The 2,000-years-old Jain temple at Jainmedu is the remnant of what was once a thriving community of diamond traders. Four hundred Jain families lived here, with 24 wells, each dedicated to a tirtanker, till Tipu's invasion drove them to Wayanad. Descendants of one family are the keepers of its fascinating history. It is an impressive, silent monument overhung with trees and heavy with the weight of centuries.
At the Malampuzha dam, visit the snake park, and the beautiful nursery near the bus parking lot.
is 24 kms from Palakkad
catchment lake of the dam lies in a single stretch. An evergreen forest,
the 'Vettilachola', provides the backdrop to a lake surrounded by hillocks.
During the rains, the mist-draped mountains create a picturesque landscape.
is 15 kms from Palakkad
village is the native place of the late Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar,
the doyen of Carnatic music.
Peacock Protection Centre
in Chulannur is situated 22 kms away from Palakkad town and 5 kms from
Peringothukrish, is also famed. It is here the peacock protection center
is located. Kunjan Nambiar Smrudhi forest is also here.
at Nelliampathy offers a fantastic view of the valley below. The 1000 meters
high water falls is one of the major attractions. Legend has it that during
the ‘vanavasa', Rama, Sita and Lakshmana had lived here. Seetharkundu got
its name from the legend that Sita devi during the vanavasa period with
Rama, took a bath here.
is 97 kms from Palakkad )
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is a reservoir of tranquil greenery ensconced
in a valley between the Annamalai ranges of Tamil Nadu and the Nelliampathy
ranges of Kerala.
Smirthivanam and Deer Park
and Deer Park are located at Walayar reserve forest which has an area of
100 acres. One can see here deer and other animals roaming about in their
natural habitat. This is situated 22 kms away from Palakkad town in Palakkad-Coimbatore
road. Here facilities for elephant riding are also available.