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About Palakkad As you head towards the west coast of India, you cut through the Western Ghatsnear the Palghat Gap to enter Kerala. Palakkad, the forest (kadu) of sweet scented Alstonia flowers (pala), greets you with its green paddy fields, coconut-lined skies and red earth. With an approximately forty kilometre stretch separating the two folds of the Western Ghats on Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, Palakkad is probably the biggest mountain pass in the world. 


Enriched with mountains, forests, valleys and rivers, this land is home to a rich flora and fauna. Historically, it dates back to the Paleolithic period; several megalithic relics have been found here. More recently, the Perumals and then the Utayavars ruled for several hundred years.




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