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Palakkad (Palghat) Fort in Palakkad

·  Summer: March-May (32°C - 38°C)
·  Winter: December-February (17°C - 30°C)
   Monsoon: June-November 

Best time to visit:  December-February

Opening Time: 09:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  Nil
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  INR 20
Video Camera:  INR 50
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  Nil
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  INR 20
Video Camera:  INR 50
An old but one of the best preserved forts in India, Palakkad Fort flaunts historical charm and unique grandeur. Also known as Tipu’s Fort, it was built in the 18th century by the ruler of Mysore Hyder Ali and later fell into the hands of the British. Today, it boasts of strong walls and bastions and stands as a landmark of the region.

Among the highlights of the fort is its Kota Maidanam which earlier serves as the royal stable for elephants and horses. The pillared hall within the premises hosts a small museum which exhibits stone carvings and sculptures from the bygone era. An open-air auditorium called Rappadi and a children’s park called Vatika are among other attractions at the fort.

One may also visit the Hanuman Temple inside the fort. Well-known for its invincible defence system, the fort is surrounded by water and luxuriant greenery. The town has many other attractions, including temples, heritage buildings, dams, parks and gardens, in its close vicinity.  

Road: Well-maintained roads connect the town of Palakkad with Coimbatore and other popular cities of the region. State transport buses and taxis offer regular connectivity between these destinations. The fort is located in the heart of the city.

Railway: Palakkad Town Railway Station is only about 2.5 km. from the fort. Local transport options like cabs, taxis and auto-rickshaws offer hassle-free transit between the two points.

Airway: Those travelling by air can reach Coimbatore Airport which is about 60 km. from the fort. Direct taxis can be hired from the airport or you may choose to travel in ST buses from Coimbatore to Palakkad.