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Hotel Indraprastha
Palakkad, Kerala.

This ancient fort town, which was once a beautiful stretch of forest covered with sweet scented flowers of the Pala (Alsteria Scholaris) tree is the Gateway to Kerala, God's own country. Also called the "Granary of Kerala" thanks to its endless paddy fields, Palakkad is also home to a host of rivers, dams and beautiful temples. Situated at the foot of the Western Ghats, Palakkad plays host to a variety of festivals and art forms that are unique and fascinating. Except for the fact that there are no beaches or sea coasts in Palakkad, the life and culture here is a representation of the life style of Kerala as a whole. There is more to Palakkad's history, culture, arts and a distinctive cuisine apart from its scenic beauty that qualifies it for a preferred destination.
Accessing Palakkad
Air: Nearest airport is at Coimbatore, 55 kms away. Kochi airport is a distance of 120kms.
Rail: Palakkad has a very prominent Railway station at Olavakkode which is linked to all major towns in India.

Palakkad Fort Situated at the heart of the town in all its splendour is the majestic Palakkad Fort. Built in 1766 by Hyder Ali of Mysore, this Fort was taken over by the British in 1790 and is one of the best preserved forts in Kerala. Also a must see is the small Hanuman temple that is believed to be as old as the fort.

Jain Temple:

The last vestige of Jainism in Kerala is reflected in the Jain Temple, which is at the western suburb of Palakkad town. This historic 32 feet long and 20 feet wide granite temple displays images of Jain Thirthankaras and Yakshinis. Legend has it that the temple was built about 500 years ago by a jain Head named Inchanna Satur for the Jain sage Chandranathaswamy.

Malampuzha GardensAt a distance of 10kms, surrounded by the mighty Western Ghats, this scenic picnic spot has a dam and beautifully landscaped gardens. With well laid out flowerbeds, pools, fountains and pathways, road train trips, boating and fishing facilities, Malampuzha also hosts South India's first Passenger Ropeway. Adjacent to the garden is South India's only Rock Garden which depicts the art forms and life-styles of Kerala in the distinctive style of the renowned architect Mr. Nek Chand that is remarkable and fascinating. The Snake Park is also adjacent to the garden and offers a variety of fare for the tourists. One can learn about the habitats of a host of reptiles that are on display.

About 5 mts drive from Malampuzha gardens is the Fantasy Park which is a delight to children and adults alike. At least 20 fun-filled rides and a host of computer games provide ample enjoyment for the whole family. No outing to Malampuzha is complete without a visit to Fantasy Park.

Thread Garden which is in the same compound is a wonder unsurpassed. Plants, flowers and even grass look so natural that one wonders whether they are real. Wound of thread without using needles this virtual garden is a feast for the eyes.

Nelliampathy: Through evergreen forests negotiating a dozen and odd hairpin bends on the Sahya ranges one can reach Nelliampathy. This hill station is ideal for trekking and also offers a bird's eye view of one-third of Palakkad from Seetarkundu, the highest peak. Scenic resorts, dams and orchards compete with each other to gain the adventurer's attention.

Kallekkulangara Temple:
The uniqueness of this temple is that a "pair of hands" is worshipped as the main deity. Legend has it that the Namboodiri was elated to see the goddess rising from water, but the goddess, in anger, refused to rise fully. Shivarathri Festival celebrated during February is a major attraction in this temple.
Dhoni Hills & Farms:

A trekker's delight this reserve forest area nestles a beautiful waterfall which can be accessed at the end of a 3 hour trek. Blessed with natural beauty, the hills also have other attractions and can be reached at a distance of 15kms from Palakkad town. The Dhoni Farm is an Indo-Swiss project for development of higher breeds of cattle and a tour of the farm is of educational interest

Kalpathy Temple & Village  Situated on the banks of the Kalpathy River, and dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is believed to have been built in 1425 AD. The annual Ratholsavam or "Chariot Festival" held at this temple in November is a major event in Palakkad and attracts devotees from all corners. The Tamil Brahmin villages adjacent to the temple have been declared a World Heritage site. A visit to these villages offer a glimpse of the cultural life that existed 1000 years ago.

Siruvani DamConsidered to be Asia's purest water form, Siruvani river originates here. The dam was built for supplying water to Tamil Nadu by Kerala Government. The gateways on both sides of the road across the dam is testimony to Kerala and Tamil Nadu's architectural styles. The area also offers trekking potential to the more adventurous tourists

Thiruvalathur Temple:

A living tribute to the past masters of Kerala architecture, this temple stands testimony to the ravages of time. The glory of a by-gone era is reflected in the "Thrikkarthika" Festival held every year in December. The wood carvings are a marvel that transport us to another century.

Silent Valley National Park

Endless stretch of virgin forests, tress that almost touch the sky, lush green landscape, rare bounty of flora and fauna minus the chirping of the cicadas. Learn about the hunting habitats of the pythons and king cobras, join the lion-tailed macau as he begins his day, follow the course of the Kunthi river as she ambles down through the thick green foliage - that's the experience of Silent Valley. One of the last remnants of Tropical rain forests in India, the Silent Valley National Park is accessible only by foot (nearly 24kms) but is an unforgettable adventure of life time. Vehicular transport is available till Mukkali and from there begins the journey into the realms of the tropical forests.

Loknayak J.P. Smrithi Vanam & Deer Park:

Situates at Walayar 22kms from Palakkad on the Kerala - Tamil Nadu border, this park offers close encounters with deer. Elephant rides are also available

Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam

Far from the madding crowds, on the banks of the Bharatha Puzha river in Shornur, with an 86 year old tradition is Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam. Less commercialized and more genuine, the practitioners follow the footsteps of past masters of this timeless science. A visit to this sanatorium leaves one wondering about the centuries old Ayurvedic treatment methods and their importance in the growing world of modern medicine

Punarjani Guha, Mayiladum Para,

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary:The Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary at a distance of 105kms is home to rare varieties of animals and birds. Boating / Cruising is allowed in the Parambikulam Reservoir. There is a tree house in the reserve forest area of Thoonakkadavu [to be booked in advance] which is a delight to nature lovers. Also the oldest teak tree, Kannimari is found here in sanctuary.

Reception and lobby The coffee shop The Bar The Resturant

Reception and lobby

 Pleasent smiles will greet you at our reception to bid you a warm welcome. Apart from their normal functions our reception counter offers you services like Foreign exchange facilities, Safe deposit lockers, Internet browsing and Travel assistance

The Coffee shop

 Vegetarians, we understand your heart better than any one else. Coffee shop is our exclusive vegetarin restaurant with a separate kitchen to serve any thing that is vegetarian. Built with a touch of the traditonal Keralite architecture, to make you feel at home

The Bar

 When it is time to relax, there is no place in Palakkad like our cozy and relaxing bar. We serve you with a variety of alcoholic beverages and cocktails, and you can feel them oozing down your throat as you relax

The Restaurant

We believe, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and we work hard to win your hearts. Our multi-cuisine restaurant can boast of a menu with Chinese, Continental, Tandoori and Indian dishes. The homely atmosphere and the delicate treatment from an icing on the cake.



With a hot tropical climate. it is often a professional hazard for the hotel people of the town to provide a livable atmosphere for their guests. That is not the case with us. We provide you with state-of-art air conditioned rooms and suites with all the associated luxuries, and that may be one of the reasons why many of our guests keep coming back quite frequently

Conference hall

Organisations on the look out for a place to host their events and business meetings can choose from our two conferences halls with seating capacities ranging from 50 to 150 people and you can be sure your delegates will enjoy the time they spend here.

The Lawn services

And for those who love to live in symphony with nature, we have our special lawn service in the evenings where you can spend the whole evening with the stars shining brightly over your heads.

Other facilities
Safe Deposit,  Locker ,Internet & E-mail Browsing. Doctor on Call Book Shop, Foreign Exchange, Travel Desk, In-House Cable T.V.

( Room Rent + Bed-Tea + Breakfast )
( Room Rent + Bed-Tea + Breakfast + One Major Meal)

( Room Rent + Bed-Tea + Breakfast + Lunch + Evening Tea + Dinner)

Checkout Time 24 Hours(Luxury Tax 15% Extra) Extra Bed without meals
Economy Rs.100, Standard Rs. 200, Deluxe Rs.300


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