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.
has probably the biggest mountain pass in the world (30-40
Kms) separating the two folds of the Western Ghats on the border
of Kerala with Tamil Nadu. It is the chief granary of Kerala,
often called the Gateway of Kerala. Palakkad lies at the foot
of the gigantic Western ghats on the border of Kerala. Palakkad
is known for its historical background and the remnants of
Tippu Sulthan’s Fort. Palakkad district is situated in
the South West Coast of India. This district with mountains,
forests, and fertile valleys, rivers and mountain streams are
rich in flora and fauna.