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Malampuzha Gardens is one of the biggest tourist attractionsMalampuzha Dam of Kerala, bringing in lakhs of tourists from the state & other states every year. Malampuzha Garden is known as the Vrindavan of Kerala. The garden with lush green lawns, innumerable flower beds, glittering pools and fountains is surrounded by a mammoth Dam. The natural grandeur of the garden is enhanced by fresh water aquarium, snake park and children's park with a toy train. The water reservoir in the middle of lush green gardens is ideal for boating and fishing. Another item of interest in the park is the imposing concrete sculpture of Yakshi, done by the renowned Kanai Kunhiraman. There is a road train for amusement ride on the wheels Ropeway - Malampuzhaand telescopic tower providing a terrestrial view upto 40 miles. The first rock garden of South India,sculpted by world renowned Padmashree Nekchand of Chandigarh is also at Malampuzha. An amusement park is the latest addition to the long list of places to see at Malampuzha Gardens. Another major attraction is the Udankhatola - South India's only Passenger Ropeway.

Fly over the garden at 60 ft. height to have the best panaromic view of the beautiful gardens nestled below the blue mountains. Unique by nature, extremely safe and economical too, you are assured that this twenty minutes skyride will be an unforgettable experience.


Run by Neotech Amusements and Fantasy ParkResorts Ltd., the first amusement park of Kerala-FANTASY PARK-is at Malampuzha. Established in an 8 acre site on the main road and in close proximity to the Malampuzha Gardens, it has thrilling rides and a beautiful landscape with gardens and fountains. These fantastic rides catering to all age groups include Baby Train, Water Kiddy Ride, Mini TeleCompact and Battery Car which are meant for children. The rides like Oriental Express Train, Water Merry Go Round, Pirate Boar, Saya Trooper, Swing Slambob, Go Cart, Striking Car and Dragon Coaster that are meant for the entire family.

The landscaping of the park is done by Mr. Raghuraman of Chenai.

The first rock garden of South India,Rock Garden sculpted by world renowned Padmashree Nekchand of Chandigarh is also at Malampuzha. The most interesting feature in the making of this wonder garden is that whole place is made of unwanted and broken pieces of bangles, tiles, used plastic cans, tins and other waste materials.

The Snake Park located close to Malampuzha Bustand, is a major attraction for tourists and Snake lovers. Started in the year 1984, this state government owned park consists of several rare species of snakes like Forsten Cat snake, King cobra, and Brown vine Snake. Other species of snakes in the park are Indian Rock Python, Kraits, Trinket snake, Common Cobra, Monocled Cobra, and Spectacled Cobra, Rock pit Viper, , Wolf snake, and a variety of Vipers like Saw scaled viper, Rock pit Viper, Humb nosed pit viper and Russel viper. Some varieties of water snakes, American Green Iguana (Only one in Kerala), and crocodiles are also housed here


Malampuzha features a passenger ropeway - Passenger RopewayUdan Khatola- the first of its kind in India, designed to carry 400 passengers per hour in each direction from Hermit's End near the Government Guest House to the KTDC hotel at a distance of 625 metres and a height of about 60 feet above the gardens.

During the 20-minutes thrilling ride at an average height of around 60 feet, passengers can enjoy the best panoramic view of the beautiful gardens and the dam. Unique by nature, safe and economical, this ride is an unforgettable experience.

It is equipped with 64 chairs, each with a capacity for two persons. The special design of the chair ensures safe ride for passengers including children.

The drive station is located near the Guest House and the return station, where the tensioning arrangement is made, is located at KTDC Hotel end. In between eight towers, two attached to the station and six inside the garden have been erected which guides the rope. The ride is at a slow and passengers can embark and disembark conveniently while it is on the move. Alternative power sources using diesel engines havebeen provided to ensure uninterrupted operation. In addition, a separate drive arrangement with slow speed is provided to rescue the passengers trapped due to any mechanical fault. Spohisticated safety gadgets have been provided to ensure utmost safety of operation.


This is a marvellous and astounding work of art created by years of mere hard work of several labourers, using only embroidery colour threads and without the aid of needles or any special devices. Designed by Mr. Antony Joseph, the Thread Garden has an abundant collection of charming life-like models plants and flowers exquisitely arranged and housed in a large indoor glass chamber built very close to Fantasy Park, Malampuzha.


Palakkad Fort, situated in the town close to Fort Maidan, Tippu's Fortis the best-preserved fort today in Kerala. It was constructed in 1766 by Hyder Ali of Mysore. For him, it served as an advance post for securing his communications with Coimbatore and the West Coast. In the 18th Century, the Raja of Palakkad had to face severe threat from the invasions of the Zamorin of Calicut. To counter this, he sought the the help of the Mysore Faujidar, Hyder Ali, for a reward of 12,000 Veerarayan panam. Immediate to this development, the Zamorin promised Hyder a sum of Rupees 12 lakh and thus the attack was cancelled.

However, the Zamorin did not keep his promise and Hyder Ali attacked Malabar. The Zamorin, with the help of the British, attacked the fort, and defeated Hyder Ali. On November 15, 1784. After 11 days of war with Mysore, the British army under Colonel Maitland and Colonel Fullerton captured the fort and returned it to the Zamorin. Taking advantage of the situation, Tippu Sultan's soldier's returned to capture the Fort. Due to a delay in the arrival of help despatched by Colonel Fullerton, the Zamorin abandoned the Fort. On 1792, February 22, according to the Sriranga Pattanam Treaty, Tippu ceded the fort to the British. They renovated the Fort in European style.

Today, this Fort, popularly known as Tippu's Fort, is one of the protected monuments in Palakkad town. It is square in shape, with walls of immense thickness and with strong bastions at all four corners and in the middle. The old draw bridge has since been replaced by a permanent one.


Across the lush green fields, two kms. from Chittur town on the banks of river, Sokanashini, an old building where Thunchath Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, regarded as the father of Malayalam language, lived in the 16th century. People call it Gurumadom and it is here that he transcreated the two great Sanskrit epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, for the common people with the subtle and meaningful mingling of Sanskrit and Dravidian streams of the then prevailing language and literature. Ezhuthachan evolved an altogether new texture for the Malayalam language. As the story goes, Thunchath Ezhuthachan, on his way back from his sojourn in Tamil Nadu, had a stopover here with his disciples. The tranquility of the place made him settle down here for the rest of his life. Occupied by Tamil Brahmins, who perhaps are the descendents of the disciples of the Acharya, the gramam still has an old look and on both sides of the building are temples of Sree Rama and Siva. The street with long arrays of Agraharams has all the charm of antiquity that we should love to preserve.At the Gurumadom, a Srichakra and a few idols worshipped by him, the stylus, the wooden slippers and a few old manuscripts are exhibited. It is on Vijayadasami day that the memorial gets the maximum number of visitors with hundreds of children brought here for a ritualistic initiation into learning.


One of the few existing Jain temple in Kerala is at Jainmedu, near Palakkad town It is built on the shores of the Kalpathy River in Vadakkanthara. According to legend,one Sutra (head of the Jains) built this temple 500 years ago for the Jain sage, Chandranatha Swami.

This temple constructed with granite walls devoid of any decorations, comprises four divisions and is 32 feet height and 20 feet wide. The Idols installed in these four divisions are Chandranathan ( first Division ) Vijayalakshmi, & Jwalamohini, ( in second division) , Rishabha Nathan (in third division )and , Parswa Nathan and Padmavathi (in fourth division) respectively. The Jains who came here from Mysore fled from this place during the invasion of Tipu Sultan.


Kalakkath Kunchan Nambiar represents an golden age of Malayalam literature. He was the native of Killikkurisimangalam in Palakkad. Today, the Kunchan Smarakam is a national monument and is governed by a committee appointed by the Government.

A three-year course on Ottanthullal, Seethamkan Thullal and Parayan Thullal was started with the help of artistes attached to this monument. The smarakamcelebrates Navarathri festival with much pomp and grandeur. Every year, May 5th is celebrated as Thunchan Day. A library and an auditorium are attached to this monument.

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