Palakkad. District Capital: Palakkad. Population 2617072. Area. 4480 Sq.Km. Boarders: East- Tamil Nadu. South & West Thrissur District. North – Malappuram. Main Rivers – Bharathappuzha, Kannadi, Kalpathi, Chittoor, Bhavani, Siruvani, Gayathri, Thoothapuzha. Tourist season: From September to February. Assembly Constituencies. Thrithala, Pattambi, Ottappalam, Sreekrishnapuram, Mannarkadu, Malampuzha, Palakkad, Chittoor, Kollamcode, Kuzhalmandam, Allathur. Thaluks – Ottappalam, Mannarkadu, Palakkad, Chittor, Alathoor. Municipalities. Palakkad, Chittoor, Shornur, Ottappalam, Thathamangalam.Main Tourist Centrers -Tippu Sultan Fort. Build by Hyderali, known as thr Fort of tippu Sultan is situated in the town. Tourism information Centre is near this fort.
Palakkad is a land of palm trees and paddy fields. It's known to be rich in flora and fauna. Etymologically Palakkad is derived from the words Pala and Kadu. Pala, (Alstonia scholaris) is a tree with sweet scented flowers and Kadu meaning forest. Pooram festivals are colorful shows of Valluvanadan culture in Kerala state India. Valluvanad was one of the early administrative divisions of the Chera kingdom.