Planning to head away to a place to feel nature at it’s best in this COVID-19 pandemic? Then a trip to Palakkad district should definitely be on cards. With only 52 confirmed coronavirus cases, the district is the best place to drive you out of your isolation at home.
Palakkad district is an area with large fertile land, rich in animals and plant life, surrounded massive scenic beauty. Also known as Palghat, the city is surrounded misty mountains and evergreen tropical forests. Palakkad has been gaining the attention of tourists for its adventurous and dazzling spots. Here are a few places that you should visit when you travel to Palakkad.
1. Seethargundu Viewpoint
Located on a cliff, Seethargundu viewpoint is a famous natural point in the region. Offering peace and a fascinating view of the environment, the place will make you fall in love with nature. Apt for wildlife photography, the place is best for tourists fond of jungle visits.
2. Dhoni Waterfalls
Named after Dhoni village, Dhoni waterfalls is located around 15kms from Palakkad town. This waterfall is heaven for people who are in search of a soothing place. From kerplunk of the rocks to getting your feet wet in cold and fresh water, every small detail of this place will bring you closer to mother earth.
3. Tipu Sultan Fort
If historical locations are your interest area then Tipu Sultan Fort (also known as PALAKKAD FORT) is a must visit place for you. It is a great historical destination among the best preserved forts in south India. There is a small sanctuary in the fort known as Anjaneya swamy temple devoted to Lord Hanuman. There is also a sub jail located within the fort. Even if you are a person who isn’t interested in historic places, the walls of the fort will make you keen to know about their history. It is a good spot for clicking snapshots too.
4. Silent Valley National Park
Silent Valley National Park is one of the largest national parks of India, spreading across 92sq kms and has been declared as UNESCO old heritage site. On visiting you’ll witness a charismatic view of nature and might encounter most exotic, rare and endangered species. It is also home to a wide range of local and migratory birds.
5. Sri Emoor Bhagavathy Temple
Any sacred place is always full of positive vibes and environment. Sri Emoor Bhagavathy temple is one of the best and religious places of Palakkad district. It is also known as Hemambika temple and is situated around 8km away from Palakkad city. The temple is devoted to goddess Hemambika who is believed to have appeared in front of her devotee on the condition that her appearance shouldn’t be disclosed to anyone. But when she appeared she saw a small crowd gathered; she vanished immediately and people could see her upraised hands only. The temple is surrounded trees and a beautiful pond and on visiting, makes you cheerful.