Palakkad district is nicknamed "the granary of Kerala". It is the country's first "total electrified district". Capital Palakkad town lies near the Palghat Gap, a pass or natural depression through the Western Ghats ranges. Palakkad is one of the hottest places in Kerala. Nenamra-vallangi vela, Kalpathi ratholsavam, Chinakkathur Pooram, Vayilliamkunnu Pooram, Pattambi nercha are famous festivals.
Area: 4480 sql km, Population: 2382235, Literacy: 84.31%
Taluks: Palakkad, Mannarkkad, Ottapalam, Alathur, Chittur
Blocks: Alathur, Attappadi, Chittur, Kollengode, Kuzhalmannam, Mannarkkad, Malampuzha, Nemmara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Pattambi, Sreekrishnapuram, Thrithala
Municipality: Palakkad, Shornur, Chittur-Tathamangalam, Ottapalam
Parliament: Palakkad, Ottapalam, Alathur
Assembly: Thrithala, Pattambi, Shornur, Ottapalam, Kongad, Mannarkkad, Malampuzha, Palakkad, Tharoor, Chittur, Nemmara, Alathur
Bharathappuzha, Gayathri, Kalpathi, Kannadippuzha, Thutha, Bhavani
Chembai Memorial Music College, Government Victoria College
Instrumentation Limited, Kanjikkode
Indian Telephone Industries Ltd. Kanjikkode
Malabar Cements Limited, Walayar
The Metal Industries Ltd., Shornur
Chittur Co-operative Sugars Ltd., Menonpara
British Physical Laboratories Ltd., Palakkad
BPL Sanyo Limited, Palakkad
Power Systems and Projects Ltd., Palakkad
Tata Keltron Limited, Kanjikkode
Pre Cott Mills, Kanjikkode
Madras Spinners Ltd., Chullimada
Bhagavathy Textiles, Vannamada, Chittur
Carborandom Universal Ltd., Kanjikkode
Rallies India Ltd., Chullimada, Kanjikkode
Premier Breweries Limited, Kanjikkode
KEK Prestressed Concrets Ltd., Palakkad
Pre-Cot Mills C unit Walayar
Marico Industries, Development Area, Kanjikkode
ELGI Tyre and Treads Ltd., Kottayi
Rail Coach Factory(proposed)
Malampuzha Dam and Garden, Palakkad Fort, Nelliyampathy, Silent Valley National Park, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Air: Coimbatore air port 60 km.
Rail: Palakkad Junction is an important station on the Southern Railway. The trains coming from Tamil Nadu are diverted to north and south Kerala from Shoranur station in Palakkad District.The major railway stations are Palakkad Junction and Shoranur Junction. Click on station name for railway time table.
Salem Kanyakumari: Coimbatore - Walayar – Palakkad- Vakakkuncheri – Alathur – Thrissur (NH7)
Palakkad Kozhikode: Mannarkkad – Malappuram (NH213)
Palakkad Ponnani: Ottapalam – Pattambi
Palakkad Perinthalmanna: Olavakkod – Kongad – Cherpulassery (SH53)
Pollachi Thrissur: Kollangode – Nenmara - Vadakkuncheri
Thrissur 69, Thiruvanathapuram 383, Kozhikode 137, Munnar 226, Kottayam 218, Kanyakumari 471, Guruvayur 95, Ernakulam 160, Thekkady 293, Palani 108, Kodaikanal 149, Madurai 255, Coimbatore 45, Ooty 150